On “Black Girl Linguistic Play”, Simon Cheng

It is the first time in my life to watch a dance show like this. It is not too long or too short (1 hour), and there is even a Q&A section at the end of it (which is kind of subjective for the “what do you think” and “correct”). But the performance itself is pretty hardcore—it is an art to let audience be involved into a (almost) speechless and plotless (at least not explicitly) dance. The performances have amazing skills in dancing, and I could get the point that this is about the revival of the childhood. However, some questions are hoovering around my mind as I watch through it—what is the meaning of chalks and mirrors (although it is already answered in Q&A part)? And is there a deeper meaning of the graffiti on the wall of one of the platforms? My personal understanding to the latter question is that the graffiti serves a better representation of the childhood playground environment than just a performing stage.

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