“She says, sh-sh-shh…. tiān hēi hēi. My little china girl, do–do-do-doo”
A raw and slanted portrait of the Asian female lived experience, That ch*nk in y/our armour offers an unsettling and playful exploration of memory, stereotype and the silent truths that lay beneath the skin.
Choreography and Peformance: Pam Tzeng
Created and Performed with: Su Lin Tseng and Jamie Tognazzini
Dramaturgy and Mentorship: Lee Su-Feh
Rehearsal Assistant: Linnea Swan
Lighting Design: Nicole Olson Grant-Suttie
Sound Design: Pam Tzeng & Krzyzstof Sujata
Costumes: Bianca Manuel and Ping Tzeng
Commissioned by CanAsian Dance, Toronto.
CanAsian Dance KickStart Festival, September 2018, Toronto
Springboard Performance Fluid Fest, October 2018, Calgary
Made possible with the support of Calgary Arts Development, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Canada Council for the Arts, DJD Dance Centre and W&M Dance Projects.
Thanks to Sasha Ivanochko, Nicole Charlton-Goodbrand, Meghann Michalsky, Sylvie Moquin and Chantal Wall for their contributions to research and early creation of this work.
Photo credits: Bon Adriel A. and Francesa Chudnoff