Jereh Leung presents an intimate nude duet, a dialogue between lighting design, rational behaviour and human skin.
From the beginning, the audience is invited to witness Sun’s microscopic foreground performance. Expanding the ribcage outwards, and slowly, charged with sexual tension and desire; embodying the anatomical effects the human body goes through in advance of the rational and conscious desire for sex; set against a background of light and an exact representation of time with a clock on the wall.
The cold that creeps in with a thousand cuts is a confessional statement.
Laboured to explore the intimacies and sexual desires between two naked men. The performance unfolds unhurriedly while Sun becomes fully naked- creating intimate and arousing images with his beautiful body. On one hand, Sun appears sensually replenished, beautifully empowered through the detailed and glowing light, revealing the most intimate parts of his bare, and hairless body, on the other hand, he examines the most feminine viewpoints of sexuality in a male body.
Hiding genitals while exhibiting his stripped body through a dance that grows of still images into a wider section of ‘vogue’ and daring dance material. Anchored against the stillness of Jereh Leung he seems submissive, particularly when the two finally touch leaving the audience’s stimulated if not aroused.
The cold that creeps in with a thousand cuts settles itself into a more physical and tangled duet, an exchange of manipulation takes centre stage, alternated with sharp falls on the floor, supported by cumbersome and beautiful lifting – liberating both performers into more intimate avenues of sexual and sensual experiences.
Finishing in the shadows of the room, the question lingers in the air; are we humans or are we flesh?
The cold that creeps in with a thousand cuts is on at Maya Dance Theatre’s studio – No 2 Kampong Kapor Road. 26th and 27th of August at 8pm.