YI ZHAN CHA
A tele-immersive experience of meditative rituals for quieting minds.
Inspired by Chinese tea ceremony and Zhuang Zhou’s philosophy.
The meaning of a decent woman is set by this patriarchic society. For generations, women have been expected to dance in the same choreography; however, underground, many of us fight to break the pattern and to change the design.
This performative drawing solo is inspired by Chinese calligraphy.
‘女‘, the Chinese word for woman, contains three strokes. It has to be written in the set order, as women are told to perform in certain patterns.
The performer embodied the writing and transformed it into dancing. Through the repetitive movements, she undergoes a negotiation between the outside world and herself.
Presented by Vera Yun Lee and Ruby Chang.