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Winnie Ho

aWokening

Dates

September 2022, 21 — 25

Venue

Agora du Cœur des Sciences

Practical Informations

Dates
Sept. 2022, 21 - 7.30 pm
Sept. 2022, 22 - 7.30 pm 
Sept. 2022, 23 - 7.30 pm, post-show talk back 
Sept. 2022, 24 - 7.30 pm
Sept. 2022, 25 - 3 pm, offered with live audio description

Get to
175 av. Président-Kennedy (between Saint-Urbain street and Jeanne-Mance street) 
Montréal, QC H2X 3P2

Box office
Danse-Cité : (514) 525-3595 
https://danse-cite.org/billetterie

Rates
Regular : 28 $ | Discounted : 24 $ |
Blind and visually impaired person : 20 $* | Accompanying person (for spectators with a disability) : 0 $ (*Only available Sept., 25)

Accessibility
Accessible in wheel chairs
The performance on Sunday 25 September is offered with live audio description for blind and partially visual impaired people. 

Duration of the show
60 minutes

Show notes
Partial nudity

Post-show talk back
Friday 23 September 2022

Description

How does one reconnect with one’s roots once settled in a new land? Winnie dives into her estranged and distant relationship with Hong Kong, her birthplace, by moving through the complexities of her diaspora and her queerness. She explores a traditional Chinese cooking instrument, the wok, and immerses herself in wok chi (鑊氣), the wok energy, which gives Cantonese cuisine its distinct taste. By sensorially examining the methods and the materials used in Cantonese cooking, she aims to listen and re-connect intimately with her ancestry.

Team

Winnie Ho — Choreography and performance 
Moe Clark — Sound design 
Nien Tzu Weng — Lighting design 
Darah Miah — Lighting assistant 
Thea Patterson, Sasha Kleinplatz — Dramaturgy consultant
Angie Cheng, Justin de Luna, Geneviève Allard, Nate Yaffe, Lari Jalbert — Outside eyes 

Video — Kinga Michalska | Soundtrack — Moe Clark  
Images — Vanessa Fortin, David Wong

Partners and supports for creation  — CCOV, Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique, MAI | Montréal, arts interculturels, Mainline, Maison de la Culture, Studio ED, Studio 303, CanAsian Dance, Accès Asie, Tangente, CanDance, Théâtre Aux Écuries, La Centrale 

The creation of this work was made possible thanks to the financial support of: Conseil des Arts du Canada, CanAsian Dance, Tangente.

A presentation Danse-Cité
A coproduction Winnie Ho & Danse-Cité

Artistic intent

‘My creative process involves sensorial stimulation and embodiment of materials, which have been inspired by my on-going research and relationship to my queer identity, Chinese diaspora and notions of pleasure and play. I explore these topics by connecting to my Chinese culture, and specifically, aiming to merge the technique and methods of Cantonese (Southern China) cooking into my diasporic research and dance-making process. 
I’m curious to embody concepts such as braising 燉, steaming 蒸, pan-frying 炒, marinating 醃 and wok-chi 鑊氣 — the flavour, tastes, and essence imparted by a wok which is a specialized iron pan exclusively used in Cantonese cooking. By sensorially examining methods and materials used in this cuisine, I aim to connect, listen and move intimately with the external: material, space and audience.’ — Winnie Ho 

 


About the artist

Evening Program

Images

Team

Acknowledgements by the artist

Acknowledgements by Danse-Cité