Lenora Lee Dance - 5th Anniversary Season
Lenora Lee Dance
5th Anniversary Season
Passages: For Lee Ping To (2010) - excerpt
The Escape (2012)
with Kei Lun Martial Arts & Enshin Karate, South San Francisco Dojo
featuring media design by Olivia Ting, music by Francis Wong, text by Genny Lim,
and videography directed by Tatsu Aoki / shot by Ben Estabrook & Eric Koziol
Friday & Saturday, October 12th & 13th, 8pm
Sunday, October 14th, 3:30pm
(panel discussion after 10/13 performance)
Dance Mission Theater
3316 - 24th St @ Mission, SF, CA 94110
Venue info: www.dancemission.com
Admission: $15-25 in advance online, $20-25 at the door
Note: for ages 16 years and older
Info: www.LenoraLeeDance.com or email Lenora@asianimprov.org
These 5th Anniversary performances share a breadth of Lenora's large scale interdisciplinary work. This newest piece "The Escape" completes a trilogy of works addressing key experiences in the Chinese American narrative. "Passages: For Lee Ping To" (2010) tells the story of Lee's grandmother's immigration through Angel Island during the era of the Chinese Exclusion Act. It utilizes historical documents as source material and includes transcripts of Lee Ping To's interrogation during her incarceration on the island. "Reflections" (2011) delves into the experiences of 3 generations of men in their search for a sense of place in American society. It addresses the struggle for dominance and survival, the pursuit of wisdom, and ultimately the quest for peace.
"The Escape" is inspired by stories of women who had become vulnerable upon arrival into the U.S. during the early 20th Century. The project seeks to shed light on the experiences of these women in the context of the social history of the period for Chinese in America as well as for women in the society as a whole with the struggles and achievements of the 20th Century Women's Movement, which took on such issues as child labor and human trafficking.
These works were developed through the support of Asian Improv aRts, API Cultural Center, Chinese Historical Society of America Museum, Cameron House, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach, Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation, Asian Women's Shelter, Asian Anti-Trafficking Collaborative, San Francisco Department on the Status of Women, and the CounterPULSE Artist Residency Commissioning Program. The Escape is part of a larger commissioned work to be performed at the de Young Museum as part of their 2013 Artist Fellows program.
Also supported by Zellerbach Family Foundation, San Francisco Arts Commission, California Arts Council, Grants For the Arts/SF Hotel Tax Fund, WKK Donor-Advised Fund, San Francisco Foundation, and Individual Donors.
Photo by Robbie Sweeny
Graphic Design by Olivia Ting
Dance Mission Theater (View)
3316 24th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
|Minimum Age: 14|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|