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A-Squared Asian American Performing Arts Festival 2018
7:00 PM - 11:59 PM Links Hall
Date: November 08, 2018 to November 08, 2018
Where: Links Hall, 3111 N Western Ave, Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60618
Phone: N/A
Event Type: Arts & Theater, Food & Dining, Festivals & Fairs
Ticket Price: N/A
Co-presented by A-Squared Theatre, Asian Improv Arts Midwest and Links Hall, the A-Squared Asian American Performing Arts Festival 2018 features three evenings of the art of contemporary performance by American artists descended from the Asian diaspora, including dance, music, performance art, theatre, and more! Plus, the annual sight/sound and taste installation, "Borders"-- a pop-up dining experience featuring a delectable fusion of Southeast Asian cuisines. Featured performers/works include: -Irene Hsiao ("After Tang Chang"): Ethnically Chinese, nationally Thai poet and painter Tang Chang distilled writing to its emotional and physical impulses, ritualistically copying over words until they formed landscapes and geometric forms, stripping calligraphy down to the abstract trace of the body on canvas. Dancer Irene Hsiao takes the energetic impulses he leaves behind in his work and reads them as a score for movement, embodying these traces in our space and time, considering questions such as, what is the difference between writing and painting? When does the mark erase? How Chinese is this work? What does it mean to write, again and again, "person"? -Stir Friday Night! (TBA) -A-Squared Theatre featuring Preston Choi, Carol Ann Tan (title and other performers, TBA) -Helen Lee (TBA) -Mai Sugimoto (TBA) -Natya Dance Theatre (TBA) Curated by Hope Kim and Cary Shoda. "Borders" sight/sound and taste installation curated by Giau Truong. Company Info: A-Squared Theatre was founded in December 2006 by a collective of Asian American theatre artists based in Chicago. As an Asian American theatre company, A-Squared Theatre provides opportunities for Asian American theatre artists to develop and showcase their work and talent by staging stories that accurately depict the Asian American cultural identity and experience. A-Squared's productions and readings also educate the general public on issues relevant to the Asian American community, s
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