Work It! was a project bringing together female performing artists from Asia and Europe whose work revolves around the gendered depiction of the body on stage. For 10 days in November 2012, these artists met in Kuala Lumpur to share their artistic practice, create new networks and explore their diverse understandings of feminism.
- Cynthia Ling Lee (Taiwan/USA)
- Rita Natalio (Portugal)
- Donna Miranda (Philippines)
- Joavien Ng (Singapore)
- Cuqui Jerez (Spain)
- Doris Uhlich (Austria)
- Naomi Srikandi (Indonesia)
- Mia Habib (Norway)
- Geumhyung Jeong (Korea)
- Un Yamada (Japan)
- Margarita Tsomou (Greece/Germany)
- Mislina Mustaffa (Malaysia)
2 nights of sharing their work and perspectives
Program A: 8.30pm, Friday 9 Nov
Program B: 8.30pm, Saturday 10 Nov
Venue: The Black Box, MAP @ Publika, Solaris Dutamas
How do you perform a woman onstage? How do you negotiate how a society regulates work, power, sex and truth? What is creativity’s reaction to convention? And how will women thrive in the performing arts in the current global climate?
The Work It! public showing tackled these questions with theatre, dance, music and good old fashioned women’s wit.
Entry by donation at the door
RM 20 regular, RM 15 for students, seniors & MyDance Alliance members.
Q&A session with the artists following the performance.
Work It! Open Studio
The focus of the Work It! project is on the week of closed-door studio sessions for the participants at Rimbun Dahan, in which they will be sharing and developing their arts practice with each other. For one afternoon only, join the artists in an open studio session to get a taste of the Work It! project. All practicing artists, in visual or performing arts, and both male and female, are invited to attend.
2-5pm, Wednesday 14 November 2012
The Dance Studio at Rimbun Dahan
Free entry, but attendance is limited, so please register by emailing email@example.com with your name, phone number, and brief bio.
Work It! Panel Discussion
At the conclusion of the 10-day project, the participants of Work It! will present a public panel discussion to discuss the process of the closed-door discussions at Rimbun Dahan and to share their findings.
2-5pm, Saturday 17 November 2012
Annexe Central Market
Work It! was co-produced by Bilqis Hijjas of Rimbun Dahan, Anna Wagner (Germany) and Fumi Yokobori (Japan).
Public performance venue sponsor