36 Questions/Cookie Cutter/Beckon
Katerina Wong's 36 Questions asks its audience on a journey of self-reflection, examining what it means to find intimacy with another human. By answering psychologist Arthur Aron's 36 questions, which he theorized makes any two strangers closer, this work brings a critical eye towards how we form judgments and relationships in the present-time and explores the power of vulnerability. / ka.nei.see collective presents a collection of short world-premiere dances as well as excerpts from its recent sold-out production Cookie Cutter. These vignettes coalesce dichotomies in space, manufactured moments, childhood laughs, rawness, and freedom within boundaries to express familial love, recycled ideas, and unapologetic beauty. / Beckon unravels the complex territory between our bodies, our voices and our desires, portraying the divergent experiences of catcalling and cruising. Through a series of vignettes,Beckon portrays the dehumanized, colonized effect of catcalling, and experience where silence and grateful acceptance of a compliment is the expected reaction.Beckon also brings to light the subversive cruising culture that, for gay men, is a necessary means to communicate in an oppressive society.Beckon presents the very different ways in which women and gay men have developed behaviors in response to the dominant heterosexual male voice.
Fleet Room, Fort Mason Center (View)
2 Marina Boulevard
San Francisco, CA 94123