Lucky Ping-Pong Dragon Karaoke is a collective of performances created by 4 pan-Chinese artists, each of whom presents two pieces to play with the subjects of identity, consumption and objectification.
They adapt the format of karaoke, in which audience members choose their favorite songs to sing along with. Similarly, in their ‘Karaoke’, audiences are invited to choose whom they fancy and which piece(s) they would like to see in sequence, from a pool of 8 diverse performances mixed of serious and comedic content, varying from cabaret, live art, 1-to-1 engagement, spoken words and videos.
Gasp-C (Golden arches & silver pan Chinese) is a not-so-old pan-Chinese performance group includes BURONG, Howl Yuan, Mengting Zhuo and Zhiyue Hu. Having been making their own work for a long time, they come together with a collective intention to challenge and play with the representation of ‘Chineseness’.