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  • with cinder, ash to ember

    Evenings, Performances, and part of Thursday Nights

    Mar 28

    Free with museum admission

    6—7:15 PM

    Samsung Hall

    with cinder, ash to ember features new choreographic works by Jory Horn, Yi-Ting (Gama) Hsu and Hien Huynh inspired by their mothers. The three pieces will focus, respectively, on reincarnation, rebirth and the transmigration of refugees; the bond between mother and child separated by distance; and the merging of embodied memories and imprinted experiences with unspoken and recovered history. Co-presented by Asian Improv aRts, API Cultural Center and Lenora Lee Dance.  

    About the Artists
    Jory Horn combines Cambodian culture and dance as a means  to address challenges and celebrations of the Cambodian American community. The Cambodian art form has survived through living dance masters Chayra Burt, Chey Chankethya and Prumsodun Ok, a true testament to the strength and resilience of the Cambodian people. Horn holds a B.A. in dance from CSU Sacramento.  

    Yi-Ting (Gama)
    Hsu was born and raised in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, and has trained in ballet, modern dance, Chinese martial arts, Chinese folk dance, Tai-chi initiation, composition, choreography and improvisation. Hsu received her B.F.A. from University of Taipei of the Arts. She moved to San Francisco in 2015 and has danced with Hsu Chen Wei Production, Les Petites Choses Production, David Harrera Performance Company, Lenora Lee Dance, Alyssandra Katherine Dance Project, Epiphany Dance Theater and Kinetech Arts. www.gamahsu.com

    Born in Da Nang, Vietnam, Hien Huynh migrated with his family to Oakland, California, at age three. Through embodied practices, Hyun endeavors to seek understanding of consciousness to deepen awareness and open heart for human compassion. He is honored to have performed in the works of Lenora Lee Dance, Kim Epifano, Robert Moses’ Kin, Kinetech Arts, PUSH, Deborah Slater Dance Theater, Christy Funsch & Nol Simonse, The MoveMessenger(s) and punkkiCo.

    Alan Yip has had an interest in the Classical Chinese arts since childhood. With teachers in the United States and China, he has been a disciple of the foremost masters of the guqin, erhu, and court-style painting. Alan teaches in the Bay Area and at the University of California, Davis. A long time lover of nature and plants, he holds degrees in horticulture and botany. alanyip.art  

    Chinchin Hsu
    is a native of Kaohsiung, Taiwan, who loves to move, create, share, eat and listen to stories. She has trained in ballet, various modern techniques, Tai Chi, Chinese martial art and improvisation. Chinchin graduated cum laude and received her BFA from New World School of the Arts. In 2008, Chinchin moved to San Francisco and has worked with ODC, KUNST- STOFF, Anne Bluethenthal and Dancers, Tanya Bello, Kara Davis, Lenora Lee, LEVYdance, Katie Faulkner, Christy Funsch and Margaret Jenkins Dance Company. Outside of studio time, Chinchin is an artist mentor with Performing Arts Workshop serving various youth communities in the Bay Area. Thanks to her husband and family for their support through time.

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Thursday Nights are supported by Wells Fargo.

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