CHARO FOO TAI WEI & WINNIE HO
- Charo Foo Tai Wei | Jin Gu Bang (The Golden Stick Ritual)
Exploring her family’s Taoist past, Charo revisits different healing rituals that she experienced throughout her life. In this work, she shares the suffering caused by the cohabitation of buried languages that have tugged at her for a long time: on one side, the rational shên yùn; on the other, Butoh. Risking a meeting of these two forms is akin to mixing water and oil. If the task is impossible, the pursuit remains rich and surprising. Jerky forward thrusts, an inner quest embodied in a series of selfless movements within a soundscape that takes the spectator on a spiritual journey.
- Winnie Ho | aWokening
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 – the wok energy – which gives Cantonese cuisine its distinct taste. How can the body become both the cook and the recipe? By sensorially examining the methods and the materials used in Cantonese cuisine, she aims to listen to, to connect and move intimately with the external: material, space, and audience.