Kim-Sanh Châu / Equivoc'

BLEU NÉON

Available to tour for seasons: 2027-28, 2026-27, 2025-26, 2024-25, 2023-24

Photo credit

Performer(s) in the photo: Kim-Sanh Châu

Photographer: Kinga Michalska

Creation

2022

Length

50 min.

Number of interpreter(s)

1

Target audience(s)

Adult, Families, All Audiences

Keyworks

Artist said of diversity, Contemporary, Indoors, Mediation available, Official selection Parcours Danse 2023, Webcast

Description

In a distant, fictional Vietnam, the echoes of pop music on cassette tape reverberate against the sounds of modern Vietnamese rap. Châu Kim-Sanh inhabits this space, metamorphosing through bodily states generated by the presence of coloured neon lights. Of this evening blue erupts a purpleness: “bầu trời màu tím xẩm” – an uncertain translation. Eyes closed, the neon haze returns her to the sensation of her ancestral land. Saigon, like many cities in South-East Asia, is flushed with these vivid lights. Here, embodied memory and the imaginary take a ride on a Honda Dream II motorcycle, across a humid sky whose wetness whips the face.

This solo is performed in its entirety from the squat position – a typically Asian posture. Audio recordings bespeckle the choreography, navigating between fantasized nostalgia, loss of language and sexual objectification – all three widely experienced by Asian diasporic populations. In Southeast Asia, rap culture is increasingly popular – giving a voice to a population marked by silence. Rap here is a prayer.

Choreographer(s)

Kim-Sanh Châu

Credits

Choreography & performance : Kim-Sanh Châu
Music : Hazy Montagne Mystique, JONAIR and Rắn Cạp Đuôi Collective
Rehearsals : Louise Michel Jackson
Dramaturgy : Be Heintzman Hope
Mentoring : Nguyen Kim Phuong, Chuong ‘Lil Waterboi’ Trinh, Vladimir ‘7Starr’ Laurore
Technic and Lighting : Jon Cleveland

Contact

Kim-Sanh Châu
514 995-7981
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