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The Intervention of Loneliness (Lockdown Edition) takes place at the boundary between reality and imagination, distancing and intimacy, isolation and togetherness. Presented at da:ns festival 2019 as a work-in-progress, the original The Intervention of Loneliness explored the potential of slow dance as a tool of empowerment against systemic loneliness and the human disconnection we experience today.
Developed from an earlier public intervention, Dance with Me, where Ming Poon travelled to different cities asking strangers on the street to slow ...
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Internet, Mobile & Hotline:
24 Sep 2020, 9am to 17 Oct 2020, 6pm
Approximately 1 hour 15 minutes
- This Zoom performance is optimised for viewing on a personal computer. Please join the online performance using a laptop or desktop computer by 7.45pm (Singapore time) on 16 & 17 Oct, Fri & Sat, 8pm.
- Latecomers will not be admitted after 8pm. The admission age for this performance is 16 years and above.
- As this is an audience-collaborative performance, please read the Performance Guidelines before joining this online performance.
- All performances will be recorded for archival and marketing purposes.
About Ming Poon
After starting his career as a professional dancer in 1993, Ming Poon began developing his artistic practice as a choreographer in 2010. He creates choreographic interventions that invite spectators to exercise agency in creating change. Interactive by design, his works usually take the form of collaborative performances, public interventions and one-to-one encounters. His performance strategy centres around vulnerability, care, peripherality and failure. Ming Poon’s practice is also influenced by the Buddhist concept of interdependence and care, Judith Butler’s resistance in vulnerability, Augusto Boal’s theatre of the oppressed and Nicolas Bourriaud’s micro-utopias.
Ming Poon’s works have been presented at Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay (Singapore), The Substation (Singapore), English Theatre Berlin, International Performing Arts Center (Berlin, Germany), Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin, Germany), Scenario Pubblico, Centro Nazionale di Produzione della Danza (Catania, Italy) and Südpol (Luzern, Switzerland).