Dancing Along, a video installation (SIngapore Art Week)
Please join me to attend the opening reception of Dancing Alone (Don’t Leave Me). an immersive video installation of solitary women dancing freely, evoking imagery of dance halls in the Protected content and 60s. Referencing a line from the filmThe King and I — “No woman would dance alone while a man is looking at her.” — the exhibition alludes to the consumed representations of women in media that are re-enacted in the everyday.
The artist and curator is Suzy Wong. The dancers in Wong’s videos evoke both the desire to be freed from these tropes and at the same time to themselves consume by reinforcing them through the culturally infusive practices of a modern society. Through dance, she is both empowered and subjugated.
This event is part of Singapore Art Week.
Echoing Susie Wong’s Dancing Alone, guest DJ Zai Tang will be playing Kwek Mambo, an eclectic selection of local and regional music from bygone eras, as well as sonorous offerings from places further afield. Put on your dancing shoes and prepare for some pop yeh yeh, rock Khmer, molam magic, Sumatran sublimation, indigenous ingenuity and much more!
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