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Mi Gran Obra

    To quote David Espinosa, "Mi Gran Obra is what I would do if I had an unlimited budget, the largest theatre in the world, 300 actors on stage, a military orchestra, a rock band, animals, cars and a helicopter."   Mi Gran Obra (My Great Work) is

Presence

    The lecture-performance Presence by visual artist and theatre maker Royce Ng is concerned with the concept of ‘presence’ in technology. It is the subject matter of the piece but is also enacted through the staging of the work. Performed remotely into a physical space, the

Queen Zomia

    Queen Zomia traces the histories of opium through the figure of Olive Yang, the bisexual, cross-dressing warlord who controlled the illicit opium and heroin trade in the Golden Triangle. Collaborating with Kuomintang soldiers left over from the Chinese revolution or the CIA, she deeply influenced

Ghost of Showa

    Ghost of Showa looks at the spectres that haunt the economy of modern East Asia and the darkly ambiguous legacy of opium in the development of the Asian state. The piece moves between a narration of the colonial bureaucrat, prime minister and war criminal Nobusuke Kishi's life and

Kishi the Vampire

    Kishi the Vampire narrates the life of Japanese bureaucrat, colonial administrator, economic planner, war criminal, prime minister and Nobel Peace Prize winner Nobusuke Kishi as a vampire story. Kishi’s long life, sexual corruption, greed and disregard for human suffering make him the perfect amoral protagonist

Republic of Dance

    Republic of Dance is articulated around the massive phenomenon of public square dancing in China. This type of dance mixes different Chinese dance styles, from folklore and traditional practices to modern national canons, aerobics, pop music, and selfie culture. The piece is a documentary in

CHINAME

    The Shanghai-based artist duo Xiao Ke ✕ Zi Han attempts to create a temporary contact zone for ‘Chinese’ identity by researching different regions and collecting on-location documentary portraits of common people. “Our name is given, yet we try to explain who we are.” How is

Happy Island

    Behind Happy Island lies a joint venture between La Ribot and the Portuguese inclusive dance company Dançando com a Diferença. On the island of Madeira where they have settled, Henrique Amoedo and his dancers live with open doors: anyone can come and go as they