A minimalist dance that utilizes Jenga blocks as an interactive object. Through the dance the artist seeks to convey her experience as a foreign artist who relocated to New York City. She wants to address how she was confronted with setbacks while pursuing her artistic dreams, and how she was bombarded with feelings of loss, failure, loneliness and alienation. RSVP here!
ABOUT ROUROU YE
Born and raised in China, Rourou Ye is a female choreographer, dancer and filmmaker. She practiced Chinese Dance for 15 years before she began concentrating on contemporary art and choreography. She seeks to deeply examine the human experience through her work and sees the process of creating art as a way to grow and better understand life. Rou is strongly inspired by visual images, and her filmic sensibility is highlighted in her choreographic approach. Her current choreography focuses on the subject of feminism, which includes exploring female sexuality, individual identity, and disordered psychology in the capitalized, commoditized, patriarchal society. Ultimately, her goal is to create works that provide her audience with new perspectives on life that are not regular and mundane. She enjoys incorporating other art mediums into her work to enrich her dance expressions as she seeks to change the way of viewing live performances. Her work has been shown at Dixon Place, Gibney Dance, Sarah Lawrence College, Hudson River Museum, Murmur Gallery, China Dance Forward (Hong Kong), Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Shanghai Concert Hall, Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center, Beijing Dance Festival, and Minsheng Art Museum.