Makisig Akin


Digging deeper into the layers of identities, we explore how to be in together in our difference.

In response to the increase of Asian hate crimes arose from the pandemic, Asian / LOVE follows the storyline of queer artists of Asian descent by turning around the focus from blaming to treasuring. It researches identity, displacement, and belonging through highlighting the parallels between fish and human migration. What might we learn from fish migration about how we can accept others and celebrate our differences? Asian/LOVE includes ancestral practices of grief work, celebration, storytelling, and the gifts of acceptance through an intimate queer journey of dance, song-ness, and connection.

Direction / Choreography: Makisig Akin
Performance: Makisig Akin, Inky Lee
Music: Inky Lee
Research collaboration: Ryuta Iwashita

Length: 50-60 minutes
Language: English

Funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media in the NEUSTART KULTUR programme, DIS-TANZEN aid programme of the Dachverband Tanz Deutschland. Funded by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media within the program NEUSTART KULTUR.
With support by a residency grant from What You See Festival, Utrecht, Netherlands