英梅慢游记

英梅慢游记

Duration:

11 May 2022 – 28 May 2022
Location

Photographer:

Dustin Lynn

Live Performance

A co-creation by the Marina Abramovic Institute and Royal Theatre Carré Amsterdam, No Intermission is a 7-day performance project comprised of 10 newly commissioned participatory performances and a new iteration of The Abramovic Method, lead by Marina Abramovic.

In No Intermission, the boundaries between the performer and public are blurred, and the entirety of the theater will operate as a collective performative experiment. All the spaces in the Carré will be activated by performance, from the central stage, the basement, the foyer, the corridors, to the cafes.The public will be invited to freely move through the space to experience the works.

​​PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: Carla Adra, Abel Azcona, Dante Buu, Yingmei Duan, Mauricio Ianês, Miles Greenberg, Maria Herranz, Anthony Huseyin, Yiannis Pappas, Ana Prvaćki

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Since 2005, both interaction and collaboration have been central themes in Yingmei Duan’s performance art. At Carré, Duan will present “Yingmei in Wonderland,” a series of performances, which will change each day or multiple times a day, focused on interaction with audiences, the other artists, and the theater space. Through seemingly simple actions, Duan will embody different characters, exploring forms of encounter and play to evoke a sense of innocence, nostalgia, absurdity, and humor.

Returning to her childhood enjoyments, Yingmei plays “Sandbag” games with audience. 

Wearing a flower patterned dress Yingmei speaks to a small rabbit “Little Secret”.

In “Fountain” a naked Yingmei moves around the space slowly holding a vase which has sounds coming from it. 

Yingmei brings the audience’s imagination and fantasy to her adventurous journey through life in “Flying Luggage”.

Singing various improvised melodies like “Do Re Mi Fa Sol La Si Do” to people and objects, then slowly “Passing By”.

Yingmei appears making uncomfortable noises at audience in “Clown”.

In “Globe” a crazy Yingmei appears with messy makeup and plays with a small earth globe.

In “Happy Yingmei” Yingmei passes on different “wishes” to people and these are all related to Love, help and understanding.

Yingmei talks to audience about her lucky life in “I’m the luckiest Person in the World”.

in “Biography” Yingmei shares the life stories of her personal objects and films with audience and “Knowing more about each other”.

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