The Chrysler Museum of Art Brings Singapore to Norfolk with a Film by Sarah Choo Jing

Chrysler Museum of Art, August 14, 2020

The Chrysler Museum of Art will transport visitors to Singapore with Art of the Rehearsal, on view Sep. 17, 2020–Jan. 31, 2021. The three-channel video work of Singaporean artist Sarah Choo Jing explores the myriad ethnic communities that make up the city-state of Singapore through traditional forms of dance. The film places viewers in a row of low-lying homes and shops on an empty street. As the music plays, dancers perform in front of doorways, behind doorways in shadow, on the street and on rooftops. Each individual is from a different ethnic group: Malay, Chinese and Indian.