The photo that reclaimed AAPI history in America.
Modern dance and multicultural theater
"We need more shows like this" - Greg Choy
“Where are your roots? Here are ours." - Wan Zhao
"A combination of theater, dance, and photography.” - Bob Lee
Modern profiles of Asian Americans
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“I have never seen this combination of theater, dance, acting, and photography.”
- Bob Lee, May 4th, 2014
Gen, the Root. Gen is a devised, contemporary art performance piece. It is an interdisciplinary performance by bringing poetry, dance, music, visual arts, and multimedia through stories of Asians’ journey and life living in America. This show will be a journey through history of ancestors starting from today in the 2014 all the way back to the first Chinese arrived in America in 1840s. It’s being told from four Asian woman’s emotional expression and perspective in their normal day-to-day life. Poems and songs from the work Yellow Pearl will be interjected and weaved into the stories of the women in a way that hopefully can be related by audiences as they learn the story of each woman.