CREATED BY WAELI WANG IN COLLABORATION WITH THE DANCERS
COMPANY MASHUP CONTEMPORARY DANCE COMPANY
MUSIC LUCY RAILTON, ÉLIANE RADIGUE, SILVER MT. ZION
DANCERS | SHELBY DAVIS, NICOLE HAGEN, STEPHANIE HECKERT, CATALINA JACKSON-URUEÑA, MEGAN KENSON, JOANNA PFIEFFER, MEGAN PICAS, ABIGAIL RUZ, SANDY STRANGIS, (COCO WILLIAMS)
Chaos. Fog. Weight. Echoes of war, borders, violence, shifting meaning, concealing, and healing are explored in this work inspired by my grandmother who smuggled medicine across China during the Second Sino-Japanese War. We find the duality of feeling delicate and wild, continually breaking, and unfolding histories of my matrilineal family.
An excerpt of a journal entry in the creation process:
I am still unfolding stories / I do not want to press my mother /
It already lives in us / Gaping wounds of lost family / Where are they?
MashUp Contemporary Dance Company. Choreographic Residency 2022.
Funded in part by a grant from the California Arts Council.
Stomping Ground L.A., restaged for proscenium, 2022.
Gilroy Studio Space, in-the-round, 2022.
PHOTOS BY KELLY MUSTAPHA & WAELI WANG