The Dancing-Sexing Body

This article is originally published on Anomaly. The dancing-sexing body terrorizes the fantasy of an asexual beauty that the concert dancing body aspires to. The concert dancing body purges itself of sex, of the mundane, of the fleshy, and literally of flesh, in order to attain the precarious status of (white) Art, that which is […]

No Manifesto, Another One (2018)

No to the natural No to the ephemeral No to the neutral No to the habitual No to politics (but not the political) No to the authentic (but not the personal) No to new aesthetics (but not the experimental) No to polemics (but not the radical) No to the division between process and product No to […]

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 […]

The Colonizer as Decolonizer// The Colonized as the decolonized: Jérôme Bel on choreographing as an act of resistance in the nineties.

This excellent post is written by one of my friends Emily Barasch. This is the first time I experiment with guest-blogging, and with my role as an editor because after I was first approached by Emily, it felt important to expand my singular perspective on this blog as Cult Plastic gains momentum. If you are […]

Racism at Impulstanz

For those who do not know already, I have been spending the past month in Vienna Austria, fully immersing in Impulstanz Dance Festival, dancing/ watching dances/ talking about dances fifteen hours a day, seven days a week. A contemporary dance festival that is unmatched in its scale globally, Impulstanz prides itself in its progressivity and […]