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Queen Me

Tua-Tiu-Tiann International Festival of Arts

Black Beauty

2017

Curator: Yu Cheng-Ta

Artists: Meoku Meoku, Sun Phitthaya Phaefuang, Martin Lorenzo de Mesa, Daniel Kok, Henry Tan, Betty Apple

Audiences at Queen Me will feel like they’re at a party, but there is a serious undercurrent to this performance. The artists hope to launch a discussion regarding the body and the politics of display in the tourism and entertainment industry, and compel us to view these issues in the context of modern society under a global capitalist system. The guest performers, who all work professionally as entertainers, will draw from personal experience to create unique expressions through movement. In looking at the intersection of culture, tradition, gender and body symbols, the performance encourages us to ask: In an age overwhelmed by digital media, how do we maintain a sense of uniqueness as we ponder life and the meaning of existence?

Queen Me

Black Beauty

2017 ©Zito Tseng