Para Site is pleased to present a performance programme as part of the exhibition Ten Thousand Rooms of Yearning. Sex in Hong Kong featuring performances by artistson Saturday, 26 July, 2014, and Macho Academy, a public intervention by on Sunday, 27 July, 2014.
Performed for the first time in Hong Kong, SoftMachine: Rianto and Macho Dancer look into the traditions of historical and contemporary erotic dance genres.
SoftMachine: Rianto is a documentary performance by Singaporean artiston Indonesia dancer , who mastered the cross-gender dance repertoire at a very young age. The performance explores the tensions between the traditional and the contemporary, the masculine and the feminine, as well as the urban and the rural.
In Macho Dancer,crosses gender boundaries by performing a dance usually reserved for young men in Philippine nightclubs catering both to a male and a female clientele. Given its specific movement vocabulary and physicality, macho dancing is an economically motivated language of seduction, using notions of masculinity as body capital. transcendence of gender specificity challenges the audience’s perception of sexuality and questions the use of one’s body as a tool for social mobility.
Performances by artists
Jul 26, 2014
Multimedia Theatre (M1060), L1, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre,
City University of Hong Kong, 18 Tat Hong Avenue, Kowloon Tong
Macho Academy, a public intervention by
Jul 27, 2014
Open space outside Hong Kong City Hall,
5 Edinburgh Place, Central
This performance programme is co-organized with School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong and the intervention is co-organized with The Isabela Federation – Hong Kong.