MAKE BANANA CRY
Make Banana Cry is a critical and destabilizing dance performance questioning Asian stereotypes and the transmission of cultural identity. The work confronts western perceptions of the ‘Asian Fantasy’ in a durational parade drawing on the background of the diverse cast of Canadian artists.
As aesthetic embodiments of ‘Asian-ness’ become more predominant in Western art and pop culture, the artists share a desire to reflect on these representations and explode the mechanisms that create these categorisations within today’s appropriative landscape.
Visual Installation - Dominique Petrin Collaborators / Performers - Ellen Furey, Hanako Hoshimi-Caines, Dana Michel, Simon Portigal
Produced in collaboration with - MAI (Montreal, Arts Interculturels)
‘THE CROWD’S DISCOMFORT IS PALPABLE AND THE MESSAGE IS STRONG: WE ARE CONFRONTED WITH THE SHEER EXHAUSTION THAT COMES FROM A LIFETIME OF CARRYING THE WEIGHT OF FETISHIZATION.’
– DANCE CURRENT
Fierce Festival Birmingham UK 2019
Nottdance Festival Nottingham UK 2019
Gallerie D'Uqam Montreal 2018
M.A.I Montreal 2017