Make Banana Cry is a critical and destabilizing theatrical performance questioning Asian stereotypes and the transmission of cultural identity. The work confronts western perceptions of the ‘Asian Fantasy’ in a durational theatre parade drawing on the background of the diverse cast of Canadian actors.
As aesthetic embodiments of ‘Asian-ness’ become more predominant in Western art and pop culture, the performers share a desire to reflect on these representations and explode the mechanisms that create these categorisations within today’s appropriative landscape.
With a unique theatrical design by visual artist Dominique Petrin.
Visual Installation – Dominique Petrin
Cast – 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
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.