Fri, Feb 02|
Dance Mission Theater
Invisibility / Convergent Waves: EP
Celebrate Lenora Lee Dance's 15th Anniversary Season with two world premieres confronting the realities of U.S. immigration policy and the work toward reform.
Time & Location
Feb 02, 2024, 8:00 PM – Feb 04, 2024, 2:00 PM
Dance Mission Theater, 3316 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA
About the event
Lenora Lee Dance announces two world premiere works marking its 15th Anniversary Season, In Visibility and Convergent Waves: EP. Both works use dance, narrative storytelling, video and archival images to impart the lived experiences of migrants and justice workers as they fight to change the policies that both historically and currently criminalize immigrants and separate families.
Location: Dance Mission Theater, 3316 24th Street San Francisco, CA 94110
Friday, February 2 at 8 pm
Saturday, February 3 at 8 pm
Sunday, February 4 at 2 pm
Tickets: $25 - $60
Co-presented by Asian Improv aRts and API Cultural Center
ABOUT THE WORKS
In Visibility is an immersive piece inspired by the organizing to stop the prison to ICE detention pipeline in California. The 15-minute work opens the evening, making use of Dance Mission’s common spaces: the lobby, hallways, studio and stairway, focusing on the separation of families and mass detention of immigrants as forms of incarceration. It serves as a meditation on reconciliation and restorative justice, speaking to the power of individuals and communities to transcend.
Convergent Waves: EP (45 minutes) highlights experiences of Chinese and Latin American migration in El Paso,TX and Ciudad Juárez, Mexico over the decades and as Title 42 came to an end in May 2023. The piece is narrated through the voices of those living in these cities for generations, as well as those working on the ground providing resources and support for the individuals and families crossing the border.
Lee’s deeply researched work is the culmination of hours of interviews conducted among organizers, performers, community members, families and individuals with various points of contact with the immigration complex in California and El Paso.