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2023 camping asia - Portraits in red

2023-11-19 - 2023-11-20

Portraits in red investigates the concept of the prevailing beauty standards and challenges the perception of the human body. Both the dominance of the beauty and fashion industries in Europe and the US, as well as their capitalization and globalization of a homogenized standard of beauty serve as the springboard for the research of the piece. This work examines conflicting ideas, issues, and challenges associated with the politics of the body. These conflicts arise from a deep-rooted desire to conform and assimilate into a culturally, racially, and socially biased Western mold of beauty. 

Being born into a bi-cultural Kenyan American family and having lived on three continents - Africa, North America, and Europe, Wanjiru Kamuyu continues to be intrigued by each society's general perception of beauty and the controversies surrounding body image. Based on the 2013 reconstruction of her 2005 solo work Spiral, Kamuyu re-explores the same concept and this time in collaboration with choreographer/dramaturge Robyn Orlin. Kamuyu's attention to the notion and definition of beauty is coupled with the historical and current pervasive objectification, hypersexualization and exoticization of the human body. Her body, being both female and African, serves as the focal point of inquiry in the work.

Kenyan American|Wanjiru Kamuyu

A Kenyan native currently residing in Paris, France, is an associate artist at Theater L'Onde in Vélizy, France, and a Live Feed artist at New York Live Arts in the US. As a performer, she has collaborated with numerous artists in both the US and Europe, including Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Bill T. Jones, Robyn Orlin, Emmanuel Eggermont, and Jean-Paul Goude, among others. Kamuyu also performed in both television and Broadway musicals, including The Lion King (Paris) and FELA! (UK and Equity European and US tours). 

Kamuyu founded the dance company WKcollective in 2009, which is an associate company of the creative production agency camin aktion in Montpellier, France. Her choreographic projects have toured the US, Africa, Asia, and Europe. Choreographic commissions include musicals, theater, and dance. She also serves as artistic consultant and choreographic assistant for various dance projects. 

While on tour, she offers master classes and workshops for both professionals and the general public. Kamuyu holds an MFA (Master of Fine Arts) in Performance and Choreography from Temple University (Philadelphia, PA). She has served as Visiting Guest Professor at Mills College (USA) and is currently core faculty for University of South Florida’s Dance in Paris semester and summer programs.  

photo by Jennifer Jones

2023_CA_資料夾/售票節目/我是紅/in red artist by Jennifer Jones

Choreographer and Performer: Wanjiru Kamuyu 
Dramaturge: Robyn Orlin 
Music (original composition): Nate May 
Music (original and arrangement): LACRYMOBOY 
Costume: Robyn Orlin 
Lights: Cyril Mulon
Photography: Stephane Choucan

Presenter: Taipei Performing Arts Center
In Partnership with CN D
Supported by CHANEL

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2023.9.15(Fri.)12:00──9.22(Fri.)12:00 Member pre-sale

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2023.9.22 (Fri.) 12:00 Official launch of sales Member Offers

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【Campers Early Bird Special
Register or log in on the Taipei Performing Arts Center official website, go to "Member Area ➠ Coupons," enter the discount code "CAMPERS" to redeem two 15% off coupons for camping asia programs and one 15% off membership fee coupon. After redemption, you can directly proceed to seat selection and ticket purchase on "OPENTIX" or purchase a paid membership plan on the TPAC website. 
Redemption period: From 9/22 to 10/22.

【Cross-industry Benefits】
* Eslite Members: 8% off ticket purchase.
* Cardholders of Taishin Bank, Cathay United Bank, E. Sun Bank, and Taipei Fubon Bank: 8% off ticket purchase.

【Group Ticket Discounts】
* 20 or more tickets in a single order: 20% off.
* 50 or more tickets in a single order: 25% off.
* 100 or more tickets in a single order: 30% off.

【Other Discounts】
* Disabled individuals and their necessary companions (limited to 1 person) enjoy 50% off (please present disability certificate at entry).
* Senior citizens aged 65 and above enjoy 50% off (please present valid identification at entry).

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