The Surgical Self Analysis

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If there is one essential element to contribute a strong performance on stage, the relationship with scene partners will be my primary concern. With all the advises from different professors, I am always instructed to put my scene partner as the priority in any circumstances. The philosophy of this technique provokes the basic practice in human relationship. One does not hold the authority unless the others allow you to, it is like a king will not be a king unless the community allows you to do so. That being said, what makes Hong Kong an interesting character? It is the freedom that we receive from both British and China. Hong Kong will not be able to develop its unique identity if there are too many restrictions. Trace back to the policy …show more content…
Political ideologies have always been the driving force to define cultural practices, and these beliefs will affect the social performance. In The Surgical Self, Auslander discusses about the performance of medical body: ‘Medical body is the ideal form of art to present one’s identity, in which the body is transforming through the technological and mediatised culture’ (Auslander,55). In response to Auslander’s idea, Hong Kong is the transforming body where its identity is shaping by the worldwide perspective. When there are mixed opinions toward Chinese culture, HK citizens amplify some practices to strengthen their identity as Hong Kongese, also isolate themselves from the mainland. How can the audiences identify Hong Kongese and mainland Chinese? The most efficient way will be study through …show more content…
There are many incidents that showcase the conflict between Hong Kongese and Chinese, and the latest one happens during the FIFA World Cup Qualification Stage football match. In Soccer and Society, Lee addresses on the relationship between sport and nationalism. ‘Research in sociology of sport suggests that sport is a form of national self-awareness and self-understanding, and sporting success is a source of national pride’ (Lee, 193). Generally speaking, national sport provides the platform for Hong Kong to perform itself as a nation. Without any significant approaches to project the pride of Hong Kongese, national sport becomes an obvious option. Since Hong Kong is recognized as an independent region politically, we are eligible to participate in any national sport event. In fact, it is a historical moment to witness Hong Kong national team goes against China, especially when we are capable to hold a 0 – 0 draw from both matches. This is a competition of honor, also a performance to declare our own identity. Chapple and Kattenbelt have stated the essential element in theatre, ‘Theatre can happen in anywhere and any art forms as long as the performers and audiences are present at the same time, in which they also employ the same semiotic code in one space’ (Chapple and Kattenbelt,20). Therefore, I believe the display of football stadium has

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