Asian Improv aRts is pleased to support 2018 Music Day presented by InterMedia September 30

InterMusic SF presents

SF Music Day 2018

Sunday September 30, 12-8pm

War Memorial Veterans Building

401 Van Ness Ave. at McAllister, San Francisco CA 94102

Admission Free

Listen local at the eleventh annual SF Music Day, the Bay Area’s free daylong music festival in downtown San Francisco, presented by InterMusic SF. SF Music Day celebrates a sweeping panorama of music of our region, with nearly 40 ensembles performing over eight hours — from string quartets to jazz combos, new music pioneers to chamber groups steeped in musical sounds from across the globe. Come with open ears, to experience all that the Bay’s vibrant music community has to offer. Visit intermusicsf.org for festival schedule and to browse the full list of music ensembles.

This year's program features:

  • A special performance by the Jon Jangtet featuring Angela Wellman, Francis Wong, Gary Brown, and Deszon X. Claiborne
  • "Japanese American Home Movies to Light," by Mark Izu with Brenda Wong Aoki
  • Hammond organ player Brian Ho playing a set of original music with his trio.
  • Pianist Motoko Honda leading her quartet Simple Excesses in a set of cinematic jazz compositions.

Info:

https://www.intermusicsf.org/sfmd

Video:

https://youtu.be/38qQEivUWmM

Facebook event:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1877917932510895/

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Lenora Lee Dance Beneath The Surface October 6 - 14, 2018

 

Asian Improv aRts and API Cultural Center present

The World Premiere of

 
Beneath The Surface

A new underwater, multimedia experience by Lenora Lee Dance

Saturday, 10/6 – 8:30pm

Sunday, 10/7 – 6:30pm & 8:30pm

Saturday, 10/13 – 8:30pm

Sunday, 10/14 – 6:30pm & 8:30pm

Performances will begin on time, please arrive early.

Lenora Lee Dance (LLD) celebrates its 11th Anniversary Season with the World Premiere of Beneath The Surface, LLD’s first underwater, multimedia experience premiering in a two-week run 10/6 – 10/14/18. Beneath The Surface serves a meditation on forgiveness, reconciliation, and redemption, speaking to the power of individuals to transcend.

Audiences are reoriented for a unique perspective that merges memory, contemporary reality, and social commentary, experiencing epic storytelling inside an underwater world.

SUGGESTED PARKING:
Portsmouth Square Parking Garage
733 Kearny (between Clay & Washington)

ADMISSION:

There are a VERY LIMITED number of tickets available. Purchase your tickets early!

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

Arts Patron – $60 (reserved seating & invitation to VIP celebration with the cast on 10/22/18)

General Admission – $40

Seniors 65+, Students with Valid ID – $30

For more info: www.LenoraLeeDance.com
For questions or high resolution images, email LenoraLeeDance@gmail.com, (415) 913-8725

We encourage guests with special needs or questions to contact us in advance. 

WHEN
October 07, 2018 at 6:30pm - 7:30pm
WHERE
YMCA of San Francisco Chinatown Branch
855 Sacramento St
San Francisco, CA 94108
United States
Google map and directions
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Stories in Motion in Collaboration with Chinatown Community Development Center

Special series of performances in CCDC housing July 19, 24, and 26!

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Don't miss Boxes June 29 and 30 - a new interdisciplinary work by Melody Takata

Not knowing who we are could be wonderful. Is personal identity a "box"? Referencing the work of writer Kobo Abe, this new interdisciplinary collaboration from Melody Takata explores the investment in identity in today’s racialized and technology-driven existence. In this pursuit, Boxes brings together a multi-dimensioned ensemble drawing on artistic languages from traditional Japanese culture to the avant garde visual, media, and sound arts. Featuring musician/dancer Melody Takata, saxophonist Francis Wong, tuba player William Roper of Los Angeles, bassist, shamisen, taiko artist, and filmmaker Tatsu Aoki of Chicago, Taiko and Visual Artist Kioto Aoki of Chicago, and Grandmaster of the nagauta (kabuki style) shamisen Chizuru Kineya of Tokyo.

Admission free. Seating is limited so please reserve by going to https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3470786

Boxes is a presentation of Japan Week/SF 2018.

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Jon Jang to premiere Pledge of Black/Asian Allegiance May 19

Asian Improv aRts is proud to announce that renowned composer, pianist, and bandleader Jon Jang will premiere his newest work The Pledge of Black/Asian Allegiance at the 120 year old Buddhist Church of San Francisco (BCSF) on May 19, 2018 at 8 pm. Located in San Francisco’s historic Japantown neighborhood, BCSF’s address is 1881 Pine St. Tickets: $20 general $10 for BCSF members. For tickets visit: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3405264

For more detailed information visit: http://www.asianimprov.org/jon_jang_s_pledge_of_black_asian_allegiance

Dr. Amanda Kemp (Photo by Nick Gould)

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ImprovisAsians 2018! - April 18 - 20

Asian Improv aRts in association with the Sound and Social Justice Commons and San Francisco State University Creative Music Studies

Presents

ImprovisAsians 2018!:

April 18 - April 20, 2018

San Francisco State University

Creative Arts Building

1600 Holloway Ave.

San Francisco, CA

ImprovisAsians! is an annual series of performances and discussions at San Francisco State University exploring the connection between the performing arts and community-building. All events are free!

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Performativities I

A program of duo and solo performance by

 

SFSU Professors Hafez Modirzadeh and Francis Wong (saxophones)

Ramin Zoufonoun  (solo Persian piano)

SFSU Professor John Carlos Perea (Native American flute) and Shura Ng Taylor (guzheng)

 

1:10 pm to 2 pm

Knuth Hall, SFSU Creative Arts Building

Admission Free and Open to the Public

 

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Friday, April 20, 2018

 

Performativities II

A program of interdisciplinary works featuring

 

SFSU Professors Wesley Ueunten (sanshin and voice), John-Carlos Perea (bass), and Francis Wong

Melody Takata (taiko)

Lenora Lee Dance

 

1:10 pm to 2 pm

Knuth Hall, SFSU Creative Arts Building

Admission Free and Open to the Public

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World Premiere of Within These Walls - A multimedia immersive dance experience by Lenora Lee Dance

Asian Improv aRts, API Cultural Center, Chinese Historical Society of America, and Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation present the World Premiere of

Within These Walls

A multimedia immersive dance experience by Lenora Lee Dance

At the Angel Island Immigration Station, San Francisco Bay

Saturdays & Sundays, September 9th, 10th, 16th & 17th

11am-12pm & 12:30-1:30pm

For more information: http://www.asianimprov.org/within_these_walls_lenora_lee_dance_at_angel_island

Photo of Johnny Nguyen, by Robbie Sweeny

Click here for Tickets, Transportation & Details

 

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30th Anniversary Season rolls along with June 16-18 events

Dancer Yi-Ting Hsu to be featured June 17 in Asian Improv Nation/"Reconciliations"  Photo by Jason Lam

We said our 30th Anniversary season will be our busiest and most ambitious to date. With our June 14-16 events we are continuing to bring our offerings to the public in this already banner year. Please consider attending the following upcoming Asian Improv productions!

Suna: New interdisciplinary work from Melody Takata

Friday, June 16, 2017 at 08:00 PM
Tateuchi Hall in San Francisco, CA

2017 Japan Day Festival

Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 01:00 PM
Japan Center Mall Peace Plaza in San Francisco, CA

Asian Improv Nation/“Reconciliations” at 2017 Japan Day Festival

Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 02:30 PM
Japan Center Mall Peace Plaza in San Francisco, CA

Jangtet at the Bayview Opera House June 17

Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 06:30 PM
Bayview Opera House in San Francisco, CA

Jon Jang Jangtet with Amanda Kemp

Sunday, June 18, 2017 at 05:30 PM
SFJAZZ Center in San Francisco, CA
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Upcoming Asian Improv 30th Anniversary Events!

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Save the dates: ImprovisAsians 2017!

Asian Improv aRts in association with the Sound and Social Justice Commons and San Francisco State University Creative Music Studies

Present

ImprovisAsians! 2017

March 13 - March 17, 2017

San Francisco State University

Creative Arts Building

1600 Holloway Ave.

San Francisco, CA

ImprovisAsians! is an annual series of performances and discussions exploring the connection between the performing arts and community-building. All events are free!

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