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Taiwan Festival: Chou Kuan-Jou - Tomato Tickets

The Coronet TheatreLondon
A playful, provocative and experimental exploration of gender issues

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Following a hugely successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2022, gifted dancer-choreographer Chou Kuan-Jou presents Tomato, a playful, provocative and experimental exploration of gender issues.

Created by Chou Kuan-Jou for herself and two other performers, not to mention a few ripe and shapely red fruit, Tomato is a unique experience. Lust and desire take centre stage in a canny, capricious combination of live performance and live-camera documentation. This enticingly tasty work is an absurdly funny expression of Chou’s ongoing interest in gender issues from a feminist perspective. Here, private manifestations of sexuality receive a rib-ticklingly public spin. Ideal for anyone curious about seriously tongue-in cheek, cross-art form exploration.

Throughout 2021, the short version of Tomato was toured in Taiwan by the Chiayi New Style Choreography Platform. The extended version was selected for Edinburgh Fringe Festival Taiwan Season in 2022, receiving critical acclaim, the Bobby award from Broadway Baby, and the LUSTRUM award from Summerhall.