Jacqueline Hoàng Nguyễn’s exhibition at Skånes konstförening closes on October 17 with a performance with the dancer and choreographer Khamlane Halsackda. Nguyễn’s work, Presence in Absentia: 3 Disappearing Portraits, consists of large-scale family photographs drawn in colored sand, an exploration of love, kinship, and power in the face of colonial violence, history, and the unyielding force of time. In this performance, created by Nguyễn in dialogue with Halsackda, the dancer will sweep away the portraits.

Khamlane Halsackda is a choreographer, performer and director. He graduated from The Rambert School of Ballet & Contemporary Dance in London in 1998 and was employed by Richard Alston Dance Company. Since, he has worked for numerous international dance companies, as well as for operas and films. His own dance theatre and social comment-based performances are focussed on creating discussion and debate around identity and what this could mean. His latest production is The Rights of Spring (2021) co-directed with Maria Stamenkovic Herranz. Halsackda is a member of Nya Rörelsen (The new movement), a collective of choreographers based in Malmö.

Curator: C. Grace Chang