Chong Leong NgMalaysia
Grants Awarded2006 | Theater | United States
to study and participate in theater activities, pursue research on ritual and performance, and observe the relationship of theater and audience in the United States
"Few tasks are more like the torture of Sisyphus than housework, with its endless repetition: the clean becomes soiled, the soiled is made clean, over and over, day after day. The housewife wears herself out marking time: she makes nothing, simply perpetuates the present … Eating, sleeping, cleaning – the years no longer rise up towards heaven, they lie spread out ahead, grey and identical. The battle against dust and dirt is never won."--Simone de Beauvoir
The performance combines with percussion, physical movement, little perspective and little humor inspired by daily chore with tears and laughter.
Grantee: Chong Leong Ng