Wong Wei's Gamble
Wong Wei's Gamble is a new four movement musical work by Francis Wong that will feature the composer, shamisen performer Tatsu Aoki, and dancer/choreographer Lenora Lee. WWG will memorialize the story of Wong Wei, the composer's grandfather, a professional jockey and business manager who dared to open up the International Racecourse of Tianjin in northern China during the Japanese occupation of World War II - the once active course had been closed by the occupiers - as a means to provide employment and entertainment for the city during this dark period. In a move that risked being labeled a "collaborator".
Festival Central, Bldg A, Fort Mason Center (View)
2 Marina Boulevard
San Francisco, CA 94123