Pleasure in Racialization-Sexualization: The Body is a House (2017) – Narcissister

This article is first published in UrbanApa’s Blackness and the Postmodern.  Foreword I am an emerging choreographer and performance theorist, born/raised in Vietnam, currently studying and working in the U.S. My current scholarly research interest lies at the intersection of choreography and pornography, where I look into pornography’s mobilization of bodies and affects in a prescriptive […]

Remnants of Colonization and Whiteness – Cecilia Bengolea & François Chaignaud: DFS (2017)

 The dance floor burns red-hot when Jamaican dancehall clashes with European ballet in this new piece by the dazzling dream team, Cecilia Bengolea and François Chaignaud. Musically speaking, the Kingston sounds distilled from reggae fuse with the magic of English Renaissance madrigals […] -Excerpt from the program note DFS is a proposition of intercultural exchange, appearing […]

On Blackness – Ligia Lewis: minor matter (2016)

Blackness is certainly not an easy topic to write about, especially for an author who is not black himself. I have watched Ligia Lewis’ minor matter three times since January but I have been very hesitant to analyze it, because it is important for black writers and black activists to be at the center of the discourse […]