Andrew Tay & Stephen Thompson - Make Banana Cry

© Richmond Lam

Aug 4 2024
MuseumsQuartier Wien, Museumsplatz 1
Vienna 1070
Phone: +43.1.523 55 58
Price: 28 Euro, Reduced: 23 Euro
Sunday, August 4, 2024
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Don’t be surprised when a cowboy rides past on a plastic chicken and starts “shooting” with his trash picker, and the upsetting earworm Y.M.C.A. makes a brief auditory appearance. Because this subversive procession of bodies, things and materials makes fun of our pop culture, which considers itself universal and is all too often worshipped blindly. Make Banana Cry’s masters of ceremony are Andrew Tay, the current director of the Toronto Dance Theatre, and Stephen Thompson, who danced with Trajal Harrell and won a bronze medal at the World Figure & Fancy Skating Championships, among other things. Cleverly styled and coded in line with the demands of contemporary art, their parade, memorably executed by six performers, serves to bewilder the Western-influenced gaze on representations of “Asianness” and to dispense with stereotypes.

Austrian Premiere

4.8.2024, 21:30
6.8.2024, 21:00

Duration: 60 Min
Price: 28 Euro
Reduced: 23 Euro

In English.
Recommended from the age of 10.