Annie MingHao Wang "had my mouth"

Thursday, January 18, 2024

Constantly shifting between renewing dualities of being and place, “had my mouth” is a performance that asks, how do we use dance to actively build protected spaces? Derived from choreographer Annie Wang’s personal and physical inquiries into the human invocations of animal energies within Chinese culture, the work pulls specific inspiration from the lion dance and martial arts. Beyond their role as entertainment, these movement forms were historically practiced as covert training in self-defense as protection against oppressive governmental systems. “had my mouth” furthers this stance by referencing the diverse influences of martial arts in the U.S., especially NYC’s house dance scene, to convey the timeless search for protection through self-expression.

This performance is general admission with tiered ticket pricing. All are welcome!