2-1-24; "had my mouth" a dance performance, soon in NYC

Annie MingHao Wanghad my mouth” (World Premiere) Thursday, January 18, at 8pm and Saturday, January 20, at 5pm Abrons Arts Center Playhouse

Constantly shifting between renewing dualities of being and place, had my mouth is a performance that asks: How do we use dance to speak and to build protected spaces? Derived from choreographer Annie MingHao Wang’s personal and physical inquiries into the human invocations of animal energies within Chinese culture, the work pulls specific inspiration from the lion dance and martial arts. Beyond their role as entertainment, these movement forms were historically practiced as covert training in self-defense as protection against oppressive governmental systems. had my mouth furthers this stance by referencing the diverse influences of martial arts in the US to convey the timeless search for protection through self-expression. 

Performed by Catherine Chen, Ching-I Chang, and Annie MingHao Wang

Music by Eldar Baruch


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