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Non-Dance Dance Club (No one can ever dance in the same club twice)

Non-Dance Dance Club (No one can ever dance in the same club twice)

This immersive installation is a play on vulnerability, awkwardness, and untold cultural prejudices in social spaces like a dance club where bodies strange to one another convene, as it takes the form of a dance club or dance floor in order to act as a kind of open forum on the topic. It features an instructional video that mixes found pop-culture footage, contemporary choreography and vernacular dance clips.

The subtitle of this project, “No one can ever dance in the same club twice,” is inspired by Heraclitus’ quote “You could not step twice into the same river.” Nature is change, and the relationship between the self and its surroundings are always changing. Similarly, in this installation, a flow of bodies contributes to the fluctuating quality of multiple human movements. This project is dedicated to all the first-time dancers, awkward dancers and non-dancers out there—as well as those who dance outside the norm.

Call Again would like to thank the Bata Shoe Museum for venue support. Henry Heng Lu would also like to acknowledge the generous support of the Ontario Arts Council through its Exhibition Assistance program for this project.

Non-Dance Dance Club (No one can ever dance in the same club twice)

Non-Dance Dance Club (No one can ever dance in the same club twice)

Non-Dance Dance Club (No one can ever dance in the same club twice)

Non-Dance Dance Club (No one can ever dance in the same club twice)

Non-Dance Dance Club (No one can ever dance in the same club twice)

This immersive installation is a play on vulnerability, awkwardness, and untold cultural prejudices in social spaces like a dance club where bodies strange to one another convene, as it takes the form of a dance club or dance floor in order to act as a kind of open forum on the topic. It features an instructional video that mixes found pop-culture footage, contemporary choreography and vernacular dance clips.

The subtitle of this project, “No one can ever dance in the same club twice,” is inspired by Heraclitus’ quote “You could not step twice into the same river.” Nature is change, and the relationship between the self and its surroundings are always changing. Similarly, in this installation, a flow of bodies contributes to the fluctuating quality of multiple human movements. This project is dedicated to all the first-time dancers, awkward dancers and non-dancers out there—as well as those who dance outside the norm.

Call Again would like to thank the Bata Shoe Museum for venue support. Henry Heng Lu would also like to acknowledge the generous support of the Ontario Arts Council through its Exhibition Assistance program for this project.

Non-Dance Dance Club (No one can ever dance in the same club twice)

Non-Dance Dance Club (No one can ever dance in the same club twice)

Non-Dance Dance Club (No one can ever dance in the same club twice)
Non-Dance Dance Club (No one can ever dance in the same club twice)
Non-Dance Dance Club (No one can ever dance in the same club twice)