The bitter pasts, which have been difficult to talk about, of victims from war were kept as secret for so long. Years after, Ama, who used to be comfort women, shows great tenacity and respectable courage just like reed, they turn all the pains in life into tender strength.
How to judge the inequality of power between genders? The twisted humanity of offender and the painful experience of victims, how should all this be memorized?
For past twenty years, Taipei Women’s Rescue Foundation has put a lot of efforts to take care and accompany former Taiwanese comfort women, allowing the traumas to proceed in a different way. Inside Out Dance Theatre creates this performance based on the space of AMA museum, in combination of the showpieces in the exhibition and the creation of Ama during their art therapies. This site-specific performance would take place in different areas of the museum, providing a new experience for the audience to re-understand this history, which is not supposed to be forgotten.