For generations, migrants have travelled far and wide and experienced indescribable uncertainty. In the 1960s, Enoch Cheng’s grandfather boarded a ship and sailed from Hong Kong to South Africa. Taking this family history as a hint, the show weds film, mythology, natural history, Chinese and South African pop music, and the physicality of Xiqu (Chinese opera) and African dance, to tell a story of fluid and embodied identities. The audience puts on a headphone to imagine his grandfather’s migratory sojourn, as well as the past and present lives of different species, in order to perceive a light into the future of survival.
Performers: Phumlani Life Mndebele, Hsu Po-ang