Wen Hui

I am 60

Erbstücke Performance 2022/23

In her solo piece “I am 60”, the pioneer of independent Chinese dance theater Wen Hui uses images and film footage to trace her own history and that of her female family members, their injuries, imprints and strengths. Wen Hui tells of these discriminations, but also of movements of female emancipation, especially in the Golden Age of Chinese cinema in the 1930s, when female characters were not just beautiful décor, but fighters in their own right. In “I am 60”, historical film clips meet private documents, statistical facts and interviews meet personal memories. In between, Wen Hui moves lightly, dance-like, almost like a blade in the wind. She brings together the present and the past and gives space to the experiences of women of different generations.