Movement research questions:
What is my relationship with my stomach? Before pregnancy / after pregnancy
What is my relationship with my midwife (doula/ mak bidan)?
How does it feel being massaged by my midwife?
What if the mid-wife’s role is replaced by the individual self/ suami/ husband/ partner/ loved one?
‘Lenggang’ is a movement gesture learnt in Malay folk dance. There is a similarity in the swaying of the arms, hips and body of the dancer with the rocking or swaying do the abdomen.
Performance score of Lenggang Perut
Bodies as protest
Self-Touch as necessary pleasure
One body inviting another body
Visual 1: Massage
7 kain batik
Rocking of the abdomen
Horizontal body (lying down on the floor)
Rolling the coconut to predict (if the mata face the woman, it’s a boy)
Visual 2: Mandi bunga
Both partners / two bodies/ husband and wife
Washing each other
Woman kemban, men kain sarong
Visual 3: Makan berdulang
(Eating from the same tray)
Both husband and wife / bodies clad in same colour or similar cloth
Drink from the same cup
Eating from the same plates
End by bersalam-salaman (handshake)
What am I interested to do next?
I am interested to deepen this movement research and develop this into a full-length work
Work with collaborator in my movement research
Interviews with some questions or have a chat about experience and knowledge of Lenggang Perut, prenatal and postnatal massage.
My intention / niat for this movement research is to bring awareness and ask questions to our community about lenggang perut
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