Thinking and Talking about Arts and Culture in Southeast Asia

Does politics age as well as dance? [Malaysia]

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“From 1–3 September 2017, the Chinese Malaysian dance community in Kuala Lumpur witnessed a historic event at Damansara Performing Arts Centre: the Malaysian premiere of ‘Boy Story’. Dancers Loo Jay Jen, Ong Yong Lock, Aman Yap Choong Boon, Ix Wong Thien Pau, Goh Boon Ann and Chou Shu Yi performed the work choreographed by Yuri Ng from Hong Kong. Of the six performers, all but one are Malaysian and have performed in this iconic dance before, in various incarnations across its twenty-one year history. The odd one out is Chou Shu Yi, who is more than a decade younger than his fellow dancers, and also Taiwanese by nationality. …”

Grey Yeoh reviews “Boy Story” questioning the clarity of its inherent politics, for Critics Republic.

 

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