The Asian/Pacific/American Institute at New York University and Asia Society present
THE ESCAPE AND RESCUED MEMORIES: NEW YORK STORIES
By Lenora Lee Dance with Kei Lun Martial Arts & Enshin Karate, San Mateo Dojo
THURSDAY, MAY 8, 2014 · FRIDAY, MAY 9, 2014 · 8pm
725 Park Avenue
General Admission & Asia Society members: asiasociety.org/new-york/events/upcoming
A/P/A Institute members: www.apa.nyu.edu/events
Directed by A/P/A Institute at NYU Visiting Scholar LENORA LEE, the interdisciplinary performance works The Escape & Rescued Memories: New York Stories are engaging and heartfelt pieces in which dance, martial arts, film, text and music collide in a visual and aural landscape, a meditation on women being propelled into the unknown by courage and faith to risk their lives and everything they have for freedom. Performed by an Asian American cast of 10 dancers and martial artists from San Francisco and New York City, these works utilize the interplay between live performance and film. Read on... http://www.lenoraleedance.com/2014/03/new-york-premiere-may-8-9-2014-at-asia-society/
The Francis Wong Unit featuring Wong, Karen Stackpole, John-Carlos Perea, and guest Yangqin Zhao will perform 3 - 3:30 pm and 4 - 4:30 pm on Saturday May 3 in Joice Alley between Clay and Sacramento around the corner from the CHSA Museum at 965 Clay St. as part of festivities including dragon dancing, dumpling making, line dancing, and games that day to kick off Asian Pacific American Heritage Month 2014 in San Francisco Chinatown. Read on... http://www.chsa.org/event/joice-alley-celebration-cameron-carnival/
Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 08:00 PM
Berkeley Arts - Ben Goldberg (clarinet) and Francis Wong (saxophone), veterans of the Bay Area Creative Music Community over the past three decades, bring together intertwined and parallel musical histories and language into a evening of spontaneous discourse. For more information on Berkeley Arts visit http://www.berkeleyartsfestival.com/
ImprovisAsians! is an annual series of performances and workshops at San Francisco State University exploring the connection between the performing arts and community-building. This year’s program will focus on preserving living cultural legacies in the arts. ImprovisAsians 2014 is sponsored by Asian Improv aRts in association with the School of Music and Dance, and American Indian Studies. All events are free and open to the public!
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 12:00 PM
The Institute for Diversity in the Arts presents
Performing Art in the Digital Age
Join IDA for an artist talk with acclaimed Bay Area artists: dancer/choreographer Lenora Lee, musician/composer Francis Wong, and videographer Eric Koziol. Having recently collaborated on Rescued Memories: NY Stories, a multidisciplinary work which was recently presented at the de Young Museum, the artists will discuss their interdisciplinary collaborative process and both the benefits and challenges of incorporating digital technologies and new media into the performing arts.
Open to the public. Lunch will be provided.
Lenora Lee continues to be busy pursuing the work! She is featured on a podcast by the Women's Media Center launched on December 14. To listen click here.
On Tuesday December 17th, the film "Escape", a collaboration with film director Tatsu Aoki, will screen at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. Click here for info.
Stay tuned of course for details of the New York Premiere of Lenora's works The Escape and Rescued Memories: New York Stories May 8-9, 2014 at the Asia Society. Read more...
Photo: Robbie Sweeny
Our sister organizations Asian Improv Arts Midwest and Tsukasa Taiko in Chicago will be holding Taiko Legacy 10 and Reduction December 21-22, 2013 at the Museum of Contemporary Art. This 10th Annual presentation is a huge accomplishment and AsianImprov aRts heartily congratulates AIR Midwest and Tsukasa Taiko. Click here to read more...