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WINNIE HO

Winnie Ho is an interdisciplinary dance performance artist and curator who was born in Hong Kong, and currently resides in Montreal.

Her work embraces multiple disciplines including immersive installations, sculpture and dance. Weaving in various materials onto her body and inventing queer folklore/mythologies have been the fore-front of her dance making practice.

Presently, she is working with notions of grief, pleasure and play as both a personal ceremonial practice and a public performance. Winnie was awarded the Laureate of the Power Prix 2022 scholarship award at La Centrale Gallarie Powerhouse in Montreal. She was also the recipient of the 2017 Danceweb Scholarship Program at Impulstanz Festival in Vienna.

Her passion of working in experimental and DIY structure and spaces has lead her to create immersive installations and performances at Ponderosa Festival in Stolzenhagan, Germany, MIX Festival in New York City, Out There Festival in Portugal, VIVA Festival, Articule Gallery and La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse in Montreal.

Her latest solo work aWokening was premiered at Danse-cité in 2023. aWokening is an immersive sensorial experience of sound, smell and touch over metallic landscapes.

WINNIE HO - Awokening - October 4, 2024 - Maison de la culture du Plateau-Mont-Royal, Montreal, Canada -
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  • Maison de la culture du Plateau-Mont-Royal, Montreal, Canada
  • October 4, 2024
WINNIE HO - Awokening - November 7, 2024 - Maison de la culture Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Montreal, Canada - 20:00
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  • Maison de la culture Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Montreal, Canada
  • November 7, 2024
  • 20:00
WINNIE HO - Awokening - November 9, 2024 - Maison de la culture Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montreal, Canada -
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  • Maison de la culture Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montreal, Canada
  • November 9, 2024

Awokening

How does one reconnect with one’s roots once settled in a new land? Winnie dives into her estranged and distant relationship with Hong Kong, her birthplace, by moving through the complexities of her diaspora and her queerness. She explores a traditional Chinese cooking instrument, the wok, and immerses herself in wok chi (鑊氣), the wok energy, which gives Cantonese cuisine its distinct taste. By sensorially examining the methods and the materials used in Cantonese cooking, she aims to listen and re-connect intimately with her ancestry.

Credits
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Credits:
Winnie Ho — Choreography and performance
Moe Clark — Sound design
Nien Tzu Weng — Lighting design
Darah Miah — Lighting assistant
Thea Patterson, Sasha Kleinplatz — Dramaturgy consultant
Angie Cheng, Justin de Luna, Geneviève Allard, Nate Yaffe, Lari Jalbert — Outside eyes

Video — Kinga Michalska | Soundtrack — Moe Clark
Images — Vanessa Fortin, David Wong
Partners and supports for creation — CCOV, Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique, MAI | Montréal, arts interculturels, Mainline, Maison de la Culture, Studio ED, Studio 303, CanAsian Dance, Accès Asie, Tangente, CanDance, Théâtre Aux Écuries, La Centrale
The creation of this work was made possible thanks to the financial support of: Conseil des Arts du Canada, CanAsian Dance, Tangente.
A coproduction Winnie Ho & Danse-Cité