Sold out critically acclaimed season at Malthouse Tower Theatre for Dance Massive 2015.  Toured to China Shanghai International Arts Festival RAW!Land October 2015.  Toured to Bendigo Confucius Institute December 2015.     Choreographed & Performed by Victoria Chiu in collaboration with Kristina Chan  Performed in Shanghai with Hsin Ju Chiu  Composed and Performed - Mindy Meng Wang  Electronic Music - Ma Haiping  Lighting Designer - Bosco Shaw  Lighting Realisation - Adam Hardy  Paper Artist - Benja Harney  Costume Design - Harriet Oxley  Assistant Director - Roland Cox  Writer - Lian Low  Dramaturge - Jana Perkovic & Felix Ching Ching Ho     DO YOU SPEAK CHINESE?   Artfully exploring the connection between physicality, language and race, the performance   plays with the many ways our bodies speak for us and combines the body’s translation of foreign   semiotics, sights and sounds to create a poetic, moving, sculptural, drea  mscape of what it’s like for the body and mind to be   on a journey and discovery of dual identities.     I am an Australian artist based in Melbourne and my father was a Chinese immigrant to Australia in 1965. I am proud of my Chinese heritage. However, I do not speak a Chinese language and the closest thing I have to a Chinese cultural ritual is the odd Chine  se dinner in Melbourne’s Chinat  own. Nonetheless, people often see me as Chinese. Growing up in Australia with Chinese ancestry I have felt the challenge of not being able to adequately articulate the complexities of my heritage. The historical disconnections to my cultural identity have led me on a creative, artistic journey to discover my Chinese roots through the contemporary moving body.       SUPPORTED BY   Victorian Government through Creative Victoria, Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, Multicultural Arts Victoria, Melbourne Festival, China Shanghai International Arts Festival, Malthouse Theatre, Footscray Community Arts Centre, Confucius Institute, Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, Dance Massive and Playking Foundation Asian Performing Arts Travel Grant.
       
     
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 Sold out critically acclaimed season at Malthouse Tower Theatre for Dance Massive 2015.  Toured to China Shanghai International Arts Festival RAW!Land October 2015.  Toured to Bendigo Confucius Institute December 2015.     Choreographed & Performed by Victoria Chiu in collaboration with Kristina Chan  Performed in Shanghai with Hsin Ju Chiu  Composed and Performed - Mindy Meng Wang  Electronic Music - Ma Haiping  Lighting Designer - Bosco Shaw  Lighting Realisation - Adam Hardy  Paper Artist - Benja Harney  Costume Design - Harriet Oxley  Assistant Director - Roland Cox  Writer - Lian Low  Dramaturge - Jana Perkovic & Felix Ching Ching Ho     DO YOU SPEAK CHINESE?   Artfully exploring the connection between physicality, language and race, the performance   plays with the many ways our bodies speak for us and combines the body’s translation of foreign   semiotics, sights and sounds to create a poetic, moving, sculptural, drea  mscape of what it’s like for the body and mind to be   on a journey and discovery of dual identities.     I am an Australian artist based in Melbourne and my father was a Chinese immigrant to Australia in 1965. I am proud of my Chinese heritage. However, I do not speak a Chinese language and the closest thing I have to a Chinese cultural ritual is the odd Chine  se dinner in Melbourne’s Chinat  own. Nonetheless, people often see me as Chinese. Growing up in Australia with Chinese ancestry I have felt the challenge of not being able to adequately articulate the complexities of my heritage. The historical disconnections to my cultural identity have led me on a creative, artistic journey to discover my Chinese roots through the contemporary moving body.       SUPPORTED BY   Victorian Government through Creative Victoria, Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, Multicultural Arts Victoria, Melbourne Festival, China Shanghai International Arts Festival, Malthouse Theatre, Footscray Community Arts Centre, Confucius Institute, Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, Dance Massive and Playking Foundation Asian Performing Arts Travel Grant.
       
     

Sold out critically acclaimed season at Malthouse Tower Theatre for Dance Massive 2015.

Toured to China Shanghai International Arts Festival RAW!Land October 2015.

Toured to Bendigo Confucius Institute December 2015.

 

Choreographed & Performed by Victoria Chiu in collaboration with Kristina Chan

Performed in Shanghai with Hsin Ju Chiu

Composed and Performed - Mindy Meng Wang

Electronic Music - Ma Haiping

Lighting Designer - Bosco Shaw

Lighting Realisation - Adam Hardy

Paper Artist - Benja Harney

Costume Design - Harriet Oxley

Assistant Director - Roland Cox

Writer - Lian Low

Dramaturge - Jana Perkovic & Felix Ching Ching Ho

 

DO YOU SPEAK CHINESE?

Artfully exploring the connection between physicality, language and race, the performance plays with the many ways our bodies speak for us and combines the body’s translation of foreign semiotics, sights and sounds to create a poetic, moving, sculptural, dreamscape of what it’s like for the body and mind to be on a journey and discovery of dual identities.

I am an Australian artist based in Melbourne and my father was a Chinese immigrant to Australia in 1965. I am proud of my Chinese heritage. However, I do not speak a Chinese language and the closest thing I have to a Chinese cultural ritual is the odd Chinese dinner in Melbourne’s Chinatown. Nonetheless, people often see me as Chinese. Growing up in Australia with Chinese ancestry I have felt the challenge of not being able to adequately articulate the complexities of my heritage. The historical disconnections to my cultural identity have led me on a creative, artistic journey to discover my Chinese roots through the contemporary moving body.

 

SUPPORTED BY

Victorian Government through Creative Victoria, Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, Multicultural Arts Victoria, Melbourne Festival, China Shanghai International Arts Festival, Malthouse Theatre, Footscray Community Arts Centre, Confucius Institute, Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, Dance Massive and Playking Foundation Asian Performing Arts Travel Grant.

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Images from Malthouse Tower Theatre for Dance Massive 2015

Photography by Gregory Lorenzutti

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Images from China Shanghai International Arts Festival RAW!Land

October 2015

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PREVIEW - Do You Speak Chinese? premiere season Malthouse Tower Theatre March 2015 for Dance Massive
       
     
Do You Speak Chinese? Trailer of Shanghai performances October 2015

Do You Speak Chinese? China Shanghai International Arts Festival RAW!Land