Conceived & Choreographed & Performed by Rourou Ye
Projection & Lighting & Video designed by Rourou Ye
Videoed by: Silu Hu
Cosey Fanni Tutti, Tzusing, Arca
The work was selected to Workup 4.0, an artist performance & residency program that held by Gibney Dance Center.
more information to https://gibneydance.org/event/work-up-4-2/2018-03-09/
3/24/2018 @BAAD!ASS Women Festival (Version 2)
3/10/2018 8pm Workup 4.2 @ Gibney Dance (Version 1)
3/9/2018 8pm Workup 4.2 @ Gibney Dance (Version 1)
6/27/2017 8pm Crossing Boundary @Dixon Place (Work-in-Progress)
Phantom Duet uses video and handheld flashlight to address the fallout of my experience with objectification and fetishization after relocating to the US from China. The work dances through multiple gazes on the self: the shadow cast by the handheld flashlight on my body, the images of myself projected on video, and my dancing body itself. The imagery is alternatingly dark and bright, with mood fluctuating from seduction to contentment, lust to sorrow, pain to healing. In performance, I attempt to implicitly empathize with members of the audience who may have similar lived experience.