Fierce Festival 2019 / Birmingham, UK / 15 – 20 October

Andrew Tay & Stephen Thompson (Montreal)

Make Banana Cry

Saturday 19 October 2019Sunday 20 October 2019

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Chamberlain Square
Birmingham, B3 3DH United Kingdom
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Presented in partnership with Birmingham Museums. With thanks to the High Commission of Canada in the United Kingdom for its support.

75 mins
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Make Banana Cry

Credit Claudia Chan Tak

Make Banana Cry is a critical and destabilizing dance performance questioning Asian stereotypes and the transmission of cultural identity. The work confronts western perceptions of the ‘Asian Fantasy’ in a durational parade drawing on the background of the diverse cast of Canadian artists.

As aesthetic embodiments of ‘Asian-ness’ become more predominant in Western art and pop culture, the artists share a desire to reflect on these representations and explode the mechanisms that create these categorisations within today’s appropriative landscape.

Visual Installation - Dominique Petrin Collaborators / Performers - Ellen Furey, Hanako Hoshimi-Caines, Dana Michel, Simon Portigal Produced in collaboration with - MAI (Montreal, Arts Interculturels)

‘The crowd’s discomfort is palpable and the message is strong: we are confronted with the sheer exhaustion that comes from a lifetime of carrying the weight of fetishization.’

– Dance current

Fierce Says

This is a hugely generous and laugh out loud funny fashion catwalk show set within a beautiful installation by Dominique Petrin. We’re thrilled to welcome both Andrew and Stephen back to Fierce who previously presented Fame Prayer / EATING in 2017 and Culture, Administration & Trembling in 2015 respectively.

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Saturday 19 October 2019

3.30pm

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Waterhall

£13 – £11

Sold out!

Sunday 20 October 2019

12.00pm

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Waterhall

£13 – £11

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