23 - 25 february 2023
with harbor, dance returns to one of its earliest contexts and pays homage to the vital connection between dance and ritual through a watery, autobiographical lens. employing dance, sound and visual installation, it is underscored by the lived experience of my maternal grandmother whereby she was forced to cross a sea, fleeing a japanese invasion of her birth home in guangzhou to singapore. in understanding my own body as a medium within the continuum of an extended ancestral legacy, harbor questions the memory of displacement, migration and violence passed on through generations.
by and with jee chan, seow mok jee, hilà lahav, chong li-chuan, stefan pente and gretchen blegen.
a production by jee chan in co-production with tanzfabrik berlin. supported with the einzelprojektförderung of the berlin senate department for culture and europe. residency support from tanzfabrik berlin, dance nucleus (singapore), goethe-institute singapore and the national arts council, singapore.