HELPIN 2 DO STUFF WITH A DANCE

Performance, 2017

National Theatre Wales, Artist Playground,

Hwacheon, South Korea.

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Can we create performances that don't require being looked at all the time, but which might engage a desire for collective participation?  How can these performances support and  help care for a situation, rather than disrupt or intervene?  

 

A viral performance of sounds and gestures drawn from the local environment, which are pleasurable to perform, contructed collectively and circulated viraly like a meme, repeating and transforming as they pass from body to body, becoming a new language, not yet understood, by a future community not-quite-here-yet.

 

To spread this new language like a virus we visited librararies, cafes, the river, the rice feild, the community centre and the kareoke bar.

 

 

Video Documentation of Artist Playground Residency 

 

Publication:

Owen G. Parry, 'Ahhh Jinjha...', Artist Playground, ed. by National Theatre Wales and Tuida Performance Group, 2018.