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.
Posted by Francis Wong · October 15, 2013 10:23 PM
Asian Improv aRts is extremely pleased to be a community partner with the de Young Museum for the premiere of these powerful new works from Lenora Lee Dance! They are the product of an unprecedented and wonderfully rich collaboration of artists and organizations that the de Young blog has dubbed a "collaboration nation". To get more of an idea of the depth of the upcoming work read the de Young blog by clicking here. For details on the upcoming shows and how to get tickets click here or visit our Calendar.
Posted by Francis Wong · October 15, 2013 12:30 PM
We are now into our 26th Annual Season! Thanks again everyone for your support in our 25th Season. We have already co-presented shows at the San Francisco Dance Film Festival September 14 (the dance film “Reflections” by Lenora Lee and Olivia Ting), and the Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive September 20 (Francis Wong Unit plus special guests perform Diaspora Tales #2: 1969). Still coming up will be special presentations at the de Young Museum November 8-9 (premiere of Lenora Lee Dance’s The Escape and Rescued Memories: New York Stories and performance of Francis Wong's Trio SF), and Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California November 18 (Genryu Arts 18th Anniversary Concert). In addition, we are continuing our arts education programs at Alice Fong Yu, Clarendon, and Redding Schools in the San Francisco Unified School District. Please make it to one of the shows! Your support and involvement continues to inspire us to keep doing the work!