Para Site is pleased to present Princess Studies: Fantasy, Work and Happiness, a work in progress and discussion withon Tuesday, 8 December, 7 pm as part of Para Site’s ongoing Hong Kong’s Migrant Domestic Workers Project.
FollowingHong Kong premiere of Macho Dancer in 2014, she was invited to participate in Para Site’s International Art Residency (PSIAR) in 2015 to investigate the migration of labour and economy of performance in Hong Kong’s mainstream service industry, a research trajectory she has previously tackled in the early 2000s. In Hong Kong, one of the moments of intersection between labour and performance occurs in amusement parks, which employ a large number of Philippine professional dancers as entertainers.
In the final phase of her research,collaborates with dancer to manifest her research on physical gestures, props, and body language employed by entertainers in these mainstream amusement parks. In her performance, examines and deconstructs the intricate programming of the body used to convey an environment of constructed happiness, attainable desires, and reassured wellbeing. The performance is followed by a discussion with on her performance and research.
The event is free of charge, though seating is limited, so please register your participation through Eventbrite.
The first phase ofparticipation in PSIAR took place in June 2015 and was generously hosted by Spring Workshop.
research residency and presentation are made possible through support from the .