Drawing on her family roots in Shanghai, choreographer Victoria Chiu interrogates how the contemporary body can illuminate different attitudes towards family – and why families make the often difficult decision to move their home across borders.
Melding contemporary dance, video and live music from Chinese and Australian artists, this evocative collaboration begins like the sharing of a story and unfolds as a contemplation of our connections in the present. Four dancers explore the spaces between death and new life, influenced by the resilience passed down from their female ancestors.
What Happened in Shanghai by Victoria Chiu
Dates: 21-24 Feb, 2020
Time: 8.30pm (1 hr duration)
Location: Abbotsford Convent, North Magdalen Laundry
Address: 1 St Heliers St, Abbotsford
Tickets: $23 - $25 plus booking fees