Choreographer: Menghang Wu
Dancers in alpha: Vivian Corey, Isabelle Johnston, Grace Koenig, Luyan Li
Music: Ólafur Arnalds
On view at Hopkins Hall Gallery
Moss Cyan is an interdisciplinary Dance research project, featuring reenactment of poems, embodying visuality and sound. Choreographer Menghang Wu is interested in exploring the poetics of repetition in movement. Through her work with ancient Chinese poetry, Wu challenges the presentational style of dance and experiments with how to process sensuality and how to make sound visual. She found a potentiality of a livable future from the poems GaunJu and Jianjia in The Classic of Poetry (also translated as Shijing). Inspired by posthuman and queer ecology, she interprets the agency of objects and the integration of human beings and nature in the work. Through experimentation, she hopes to inspire more creative solutions under precarious and vulnerable planetary conditions.
This in-person showing of Moss Cyan is presented in partnership with Urban Arts Space's Hybrid Arts Lab, a multi-venue learning lab that experiments with how art is imagined, made, viewed, and understood.