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Ming Poon with Aw Yeong Peng Mun
Shadowy flower, fragrant beauty. (花影芳姿) – Constructing Chinese femininity through Nan Dan (男旦)

Sonntag, 18. September 2022

Graphic: Hung Kieu

2–4.30 pm
Workshop with Aw Yeong Peng Mun

5–6.30 pm
Artist talk with Ming Poon and Aw Yeong Peng Mun

from 6.30pm
LILIAN serving Laksa noodle soup

 

We are pleased to invite you for a public workshop and conversation between our current fellow Ming Poon and the internationally acclaimed, Singapore-based Nan Dan (男旦) teacher and performer Aw Yeong Peng Mun. Following the talk, the Berlin-based Singaporean pop-up kitchen LILIAN will serve Laksa noodle soup in our courtyard.

Access: Free entry. Our space is accessible by wheelchair. No registration is necessary to attend the artist talk, however, the capacity for the workshop will be limited – please register in advance via register@kuenstlerischeforschung.berlin

This is a BAW Connect Event #berlinartweek

 

Ming Poon works with applied choreography, using it as a tool to interrogate, disrupt and re-organise the social and political relationality of the body in time and space. In particular, he is interested in the potential within the body of the weak/peripheral to resist and disrupt hegemonic structures, using choreographic strategies that involve decolonisation, vulnerability, care, queerness and failure. He sees his works as choreographic interventions and social experiments, which are created using ethnographic methodology and experimental design. They usually take the form of collaborative performances, public interventions and intimate encounters.

Aw Yeong Peng Mun is a Singapore-based, internationally acclaimed Nan Dan (男旦) teacher and performer. the only male Huadan in Singapore who has been given recognition by Madam Hong Xian Nu, the celebrated Cantonese opera master from China, for emulating and incorporating her style of singing into his own. He has eventually come to be associated with the classic repertoire of Hong Xian-Nu, while still maintaining his own unique rendering of the Huadan role. Peng Mun specialises in the Qingyi role (virtuous and chaste woman), which emphasises singing technique and graceful movements. His most notable roles are those of tragic female protagonists, such as Jiu Kwei-Ying in “Thrashing the Sea God” and Wang Bao-Chuan in “Peng Kwei bids his wife farewell”, among others. He has performed in China, Japan, Malaysia, Egypt, London, Russia and Canada on various occasions.

LILIAN is a Berlin-based pop-up kitchen: “Coming from Singapore, the founder started LILIAN with the main goal of sharing Singaporean food with the world. Singapore is a migrant nation, a juxtaposition of traditional and modern, an amalgamation of global culinary influences, resulting in a delicious and flavourful culinary mélange. Come experience the inclusion of our nation’s diversity in our food. Come as you are.”