We're lacing up our runners once again in a new staged version of Chase Scenes. Featuring myself, Hilary Anne Crist, and Alexandra Elliott as three women running for their lives. We're looking forward to being part of Canada Hub at the Edinburgh Fringe! We are a go for TWENTY-FOUR shows!! Scotland here we come!
Special Winnipeg Send-off show Sunday July 22nd at Video Pool Media Arts Centre. Details to come!
Hotel Room / Only the Dead Wear Shoes to Bed
The morbidity of the title comes from a line in the Italian neorealist film Ossession. A drifter running away from the mess he has stirred up in a small town is advised to take off his shoes before sleeping. In 'Only the Dead Wear Shoes to Bed', a woman luxuriates in the paramaters of a standard double queen room. For the audience it is slowly revealed that the room is an idyllic imagined refuge from the world outside, pre apocalyptic, warstricken, and blazing from environmental disaster. Playing with the absurdity of clinging onto this clean, privileged, environment of clean white sheets and room service against the raging reality outside. On a ship of fools, the dining room string section dressed in their best formal attire play the Titanic out.
Created and Performed by Ming Hon
Projection & Videos in Rooms by jaymez
Promo Video by INNERVISION
Music 'Pillow Talk' by SYLVIA
Show Reel by Ming Hon
Music 'Since I fell for you' by Kool Blues
Made possible by Synonym Art Consultation and WALL to WALL Mural and and Culture Festival & Forth Projects
DESTROY SHE SAID -Pt 1
Created + Directed by Mia van Leeuwen
Featuring Natasha Torres-Garner, Tanja Woloshen, Ming Hon
Outside Eye: Praba Pilar
Lighting: Steve Hunnie
Assistant SM: Tammy Klos
Video Shot by Kayla Jeanson
Edited by Ming Hon
Song "Misty Blue" by Dorothy Moore
Was thrilled to revisit this work and edit a highlights reel for the magnificent MIA VAN LEEUWEN. This work was life giving for me. Hope there's a PART DEUX one day....
Me running for my life everynight in Chase Scenes #1-58 at SummerWorks.
Thanks to all the audiences, staff, and volunteers at the festival, we had a labouriously good time. To my cast, Hilary Bergen, Hilary Crist, and Trevor Pick, y'all were sensational. jaymez for being the man behind the curtain, a true wiz. Here's what the media had to say:
Hot Child in the City.
It's Offishall, we are headed to the 6.
We are pleased to be presented as part of their Special Presentations Series.
SummerWorks Performance Festival runs August 4-14th.
You can buy advance tickets here.
Friday August 5th 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday August 6th 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sunday August 7th 8:45 PM - 9:45 PM
Tuesday August 9th 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday August 10th 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday August 12th 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
Saturday August 13th 7:45 PM - 8:45 PM
All shows are at : Artscape Sandbox
301 Adelaide Street West, Toronto
The newest Chase Scenes #1-58 teaser here:
Monday June 27th 8pm
at The Rachel Browne Theatre in Winnipeg's Contemporary Dancers.
A Fundraiser Showing of Chase Scenes #1-58 in preparation for SummerWorks in Toronto.
We need your support in short. Please visit the DONATE page. Incredible Auction of a original KAREN ASHER print featuring Ming.
Until then we'll be doing our mad dash life or death sprints!
the unofficial title for 'I'll have what she's having'.
two days spent writing (stealing scripts), shooting, and editing in a comfy little diner booth at The Tallest Poppy produced this: https://vimeo.com/161728323
I couldn't be more SATIsFIED!! Chloe Chafeman and Andrew Eastman of Synonym Art consultation and Talia syrie, you are making magic in this world. all the staff at The Tallest, you were spectacular. Thanks for making so many PERFECT sunny sides up for me! and of course jaymez without whom this would have never ever even worked in 1 million wishes.
Well I have to say i'm pretty addicted to this whole video/film thing. Stay tuned for more upcoming adventures on screen...
F for FAKE.
F For Food.
F for Fools.
F for film.
March 30th & 31st I will be artist in residence at The Tallest Poppy curated by Synonym Art Consultation. I'm going with my gut here in that the magnificent Talia SYrie Is going to keep me deliciously well fed for two days in a cozy little booth table. I will fake being a filmaker, Fake Orgasms, shoot and edit a little art short titled 'I'll have what she's having.'. come by, Visit, have a coffee, eat some damn fine chicken, be Rob Reiner's Mom. and then.......
APRIL FOOLs DAY The poppy/Synonym hosts the official First Fridays After-party!
11pm : a screening of my new vid + a mini live performance by yours truly alongside visuals by a Freshly Inked jaymez, then dranks, Snacks, and Dance PArty with Soul FUnk Disco Djs TIGAFUNK & G-MA FEELGOOD.
F is for Fun Fun Freaky Fun.
A new performance work presented at RAW ALMOND this winter!
Jan 21-22, 2016 - HAPPY AT THE SAD
The SAD is a restorative Seasonal Affective Disorder Clinic. This evening at RAW ALMOND hosts diners to an immersive food experience alongside performance. A collaboration between performance artist and choreographer Ming Hon and creative scientist Dr. Irwin Adam of Future Food Studio. Featuring members of Nova Dance and other guest dancers.
Tickets for RAW ALMOND sold out in less than 24hrs this year so lucky you if you got those golden tickets. Should be a pretty magical night!
Seema Goel responds to my show Chase Scenes #1-58. Will be published in aceartinc.'s annual Paperwait in December.
"Ming Hon's Chase Scenes #1-58 is a visceral performance and cinematic journey which grabs the viewer by the throat and whispers jokes into their ear" - Seema Goel