Social Studies explores the concept of antagonism in performance and the broader social realm.
In Social Studies, the ritual of theatre is reversed. Choreographer Shian Law subverts the action of entering and exiting to complicate the signifiers that suggest a performance is underway. The work blurs the relations between the stage and seats, the performers and spectators, command and obedience, and virtuoso and pedestrianism. Social Studies unsettles the hierarchical order of performance to create a democratic assembly of bodies
2017 / Metro Arts – Works in Development