dance theatre of real people
CURATED BY NIE XIAOYI
Photographs of the real are born in Wang Mengfan’s dance theatre of real people. However, they have developed into different forms from theatrical photographs or films. After the shoot and edit with the music, the final works even represents more the essence and aura of the dances than the original documentation. Works of the real also shares documentary photograph’s concern of everyday life and longing for an ideal person. The initial desire of Wang’s dance theatre of real people is to encourage common people to step into the theatre and become real individuals through dancing. We can see in theimages and videos of ‘the real’ that how commonpeople loosen their cultivated bodies in the dance theatre and finally present their original beauty and dignity after wiping off the applied styles from the society.