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Face to Face

April 20 – 30, 2022
Photo by Ivy Wang

Show Credits

Concept, choreography and performance by: Naishi Wang
Created and performed with: Lukas Malkowski
Concept and video design: Ivy Wang
Assistant Video Designer: 
Henry Mak
Music and sound design:
Wen Yang Ho
Lighting Designer: Chris Malkowski
Outside Eye: Ginelle Chagnon
Costume Designer: Adam X
Stage Manager: A.J. Morra

Management and Representation: Dance Umbrella of Ontario
Co-Producers: Festival TransAmériques, Citadel + Compagnie
Funders: Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council, Canada Council for The Arts and FTA – Festival TransAmériques.

Part of the Bright Nights series

Co-produced by Festival TransAmériques


Face to Face
Choreographed by Naishi Wang


In an effective conversation the following elements are involved: changes in facial expression and tone, body movements and gestures – all expressed in a face-to-facemanner. But what about online? Are you really going to kiss me when you send a kiss emoji?

Face to Face is a conceptual dance/body theatre duet created and performed by Naishi Wang with Lukas Malkowski. Exploring the complexity of human emotions in real space by looking at emoji characters in cyber reality, the work seeks to find connections through nonverbal forms of communication.

Run time is approximately 60 minutes.

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