Monday, July 27, 2015

The Coffin is Too Big for the Hole 棺材太大洞太小


Synopsis

Any standard does violence to the individual insofar as it ignores the complexity of being human. Seeking solace in the suppression of heterogeneity, in the containment of diversity, the authority congratulates itself for its mastery on trivial things.

Standardisation, if anything, is imposed to satisfy the libido of power and control. In Malaysia, how often is someone penalised for not conforming to an expectation, for being different, and simply for being herself or himself? They said our idea is too seditious for the country, our narrative is too dissimilar to the official history, our multiplicity is too burdensome for the statecraft, and our questionings, too big.

Based on Kuo Pao Kun's The Coffin is Too Big for the Hole written in 1984, Nyoba Kan revisits its absurdism in a Malaysian context. What happen when the coffin of your late grandfather cannot fit into the hole especially dug for it? One body. One coffin. One hole. One Malaysia? Perhaps, it is time to subvert Kuo's polemics: Is not the hole too small for the coffin? Is not our standards too oppressive? And our laws and regulations, too restrictive? Rhetorical questions nonetheless, they point to a conundrum between a country and its people.






1. Free Performance

14(Sat) & 15.8(Sun) 3pm
The Boulevard, Publika


2. 21(Fri) & 22.8 (Sat) 8pm

Black Box, MAP
RM68(adult)
RM48(student,senior and disabled)
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Enquiry :
Kiea Kuan Nam 012-6560812
Lee Swee Keong 012-300 8255

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Half Man, Half Ghost 《半人半鬼》 图像纪实




14.08 Fri — 01.09 Tue
11-00am – 8.00pm
(Closed on Mondays)
Aku Cafe & Gallery
1st Floor
8 Jalan Panggong, KL
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Enquiries
03-28 57 68 87
Wing
012-300 8255
Lee Swee Keong
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《半人半鬼》是:青蛇与法海的暧昧对话;梁山伯与祝英的告别对话;慈禧与紫禁城的权势对话;真纱与多襄丸的情欲对话;是舞踏与观众的时光对话;也是摄影师、平面设计师、书法家与寿板舞踏手的多层次对话,化成了海报里的图像,让七情六欲禁锢在斑驳的色彩里。现场将出售限量版海报,收入将充作年度《寿板舞踏祭》活动经费。
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This is a dialogue : the ambiguous dialogue between Green Snake and the Monk; the Butterfly Lovers’ farewell; Empress Dowager Cixi’s power dialogue with the Forbidden City; the pillow talk between Tajomaru and the Samurai’s wife; the dialogue between Butoh and its audience. This is also a multilevel discourse among photographers, graphic designers, calligraphers and Nyoba Kan’s members throughout all these years — culminating in the compelling posters shown. A fund raising exhibition for Nyoba Kan to continue its creative journey.











Sunday, July 12, 2015

2015 Nyoba Kan International Butoh Fests寿板舞踏祭

8th Nyoba Kan International Butoh Fest 2015
14 - 23 August 2015

Exhibition . Workshops . Site Performance . Highlight Performance

Collaboration with local & oversea artists.

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