Arts Picks: Susie Wong's video installation, OMM's semi-staged The Valkyrie and Cantonese opera classics

Chinatown's Chinese New Year celebrations include a concert which will offer a selection of popular Cantonese opera excerpts.
Chinatown's Chinese New Year celebrations include a concert which will offer a selection of popular Cantonese opera excerpts.PHOTO: TUNG ON OPERA
Artist Susie Wong has filmed women dancing and created an immersive video installation.
Artist Susie Wong has filmed women dancing and created an immersive video installation.PHOTO: SUSIE WONG

Artist Susie Wong flips that Internet meme of people dancing like no one is watching on its head to explore gender stereotypes and how female dancers are framed by the male gaze in this solo exhibition.

She says she was inspired by a scene in The World Of Suzie Wong (1960) where the title character dances while two White men watch her: "I then began to look out for how dances, in which women perform, were enacted in various films after that."

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