This past Sunday, I got the amazing chance to dance in Brooklyn artist Jen Liu’s art performance titled The Red Detachment of Women. We performed at The Whitney Museum of American Art in the Susan and John Hess Family Theater. Days before the event, the tickets to the show in this petite 170-seat theater were SOLD OUT!
The performance critiques the standardized movements of women’s bodies in Chinese propaganda ballets of the Cultural Revolution and of workers in contemporary meatpacking plants. I was really glad to get the experience of performing in a well-known venue on themes like the Cultural Revolution and workers’ rights in China. For these are topics that people back home care about greatly. I am also very excited to slowly get back to dancing after graduating college. Now that I have started, it is impossible to stop!