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!
WHERE: New People Cinema, 1746 Post St., San Francisco’s Japantown
A one-day film series held in conjunction with the Bay Area Day of Remembrance, commemorating the 72nd anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066, which set the wheels in motion to forcibly relocate some 120,000 persons of Japanese ancestry into American concentration camps during World War II.
Screenings • DVD Sales • Discussion with Filmmakers • Free Refreshments
Admission (By Feb. 21, 2014)*: $18 for all films / $6 per film block
Day of Tickets: $24 for all films /$8 per film block ($18/$6 for Nichi Bei Foundation Members/Students)
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.
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...
Lenora Lee Dance posted today a preview of the upcoming projection mapping design that will be part of the Saturday November 9 performance in Wilsey Court at the de Young Museum. Be there to experience the enhanced scale made possible through the performance in Wilsey.
This is from Karl's website describing Taglish, which will be performed October 25 at APAture '13...
TAGLISH: New Album from Karl Evangelista/Grex Taglish is a new work from Bay Area guitarist/composer Karl Evangelista and art rock outfit Grex--an album of original Filipino-American music that is staggering in scope and strangeness.
Inspired by Evangelista's family experiences, Taglish is an exploration of the multifaceted nature of both contemporary music and 21st century immigrant culture. The project synthesizes jazz, American song, 20th century experimentalism, and Filipino folk melody into a sound that is at once universal and starkly personal. Centered around Evangelista's duo Grex and featuring trailblazing saxophonist/Asian Improv aRts cofounder Francis Wong, renowned electric bassist/multi-instrumentalist John-Carlos Perea, and Bay Area drumming dynamo Jordan Glenn, Taglish is a genuinely multicultural, trans-idiomatic work.
Composer, guitarist, and bandleader Karl Evangelista will be a featured artist in Kearny Street Workshop's APAture '13: A Window into the Art of Emerging Asian Pacific American Artists on Friday, October 25, 2013. Asian Improv Creative Director Francis Wong will be in the Karl's ensemble and had this to say, "I am really excited for Karl, he is an important new voice on the scene. And thanks to Kearny Street Workshop, which brought us the historic Asian American Jazz Festival for so many years, for continuing to promote and present young APA artists!" Click here for more info.