Cool Asian Mum's Guide-To-Life

Born out of having to move back into her mum’s house due to the impacts of COVID, Cool Asian Mum’s Guide-to-Life directed by Amy Zhang, explores the life lessons and old Chinese wives’ tales compulsively passed down to Amy by Huika Li, her Chinese mother.

Lessons like – “What exercises gives you a long life?”, “How to have a good garden”, and “What’s the key to happiness?”

Concept by Amy Zhang

Video work featuring: Jackson Garcia and Feras Shaheen

Performed by: Amalina Batriyia and Jackson Garcia

Music: Jackson Garcia (mastered by Matt Gray)

Initial video work supported by City of Sydney

Cool Asian Mum’s Guide-to-Life has been supported by Supercell: Festival of Contemporary Dance through The Makers Program – a commissioning project assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body; the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland; the Regional Arts Development Fund which is a partnership between the Queensland Government and City of Gold Coast to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland; and proudly supported by HOTA Home of the Arts. This project has also been developed with support from Metro Arts and Mad Dance House.

Photos by Kia Kova

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