LETTER TO MY FATHER is a beginning – the first steps in choreographer Apple Yang’s journey back to her adolescence, and are-examination of her relationship with an ambitious, authoritarian but loving father. Growing up as the only child in a high ranking military family, Apple was taught military discipline and martial arts, usually the preserve of chinese boys.
Accomplishment brought paternal approval but the dawning of sexuality led to inner confusion and outer conflict. Overwhelmed by constraints Apple Yang emigrated to the UK as a teenager to encounter a life on the edge between Asian and Western culture. In Letter to My Father she explores the recovery and development of her own feminine individuality.
CRUSH explores the forbidden fruit of infidelity, exploring the complex human behaviour driven by love and lust. Share the thrill excitement and anticipation of that next encounter and plunge into the depths to confront the inner conflicts. The piece dissects the excitement, motives, risks and consequences of infidelity in a breathless and passionate display of thrilling dance.