Every week, participants are welcomed with a question before they enter the class. These questions require them to choose between “Leader” or “Follower”, “Black” or “White”, “Straight” or “Queer”. Through 50/50, Loo Zihan hopes to encourage his participants to think more deeply about their identities, and inspire them to explore and discover more about themselves through the history of Lindy Hop.
Last week, 50/50 was featured in The Business Times, Arts and Entertainment section. As elaborated by Helmi Yusof, these were the questions which acted as the impetus of this piece of work. Read on more, to find out Zihan’s journey of self-discovery through Lindy Hop.
I want the audience to think critically about the information that is put to us, to investigate and interrogate our own lives, to resist passivity.
– Loo Zihan, TheatreWorks’ Associate Artist
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The Business Times, Arts and Entertainment 11 Dec 2015, Friday by Helmi Yusof.