Water + Im/migration explored various connections between water and migration, with specific attention to lineage and immigration. The group included artists and organizations with a long history of serving Chinese communities through classes, workshops, and performances. The collaborative team investigated their working relationship with bodies of water and im/migration through traditional and contemporary opera, music, dance, and theater practices which engaged public school students, Chinese seniors of the local community center, and the public. The dance instructor for the PS42 After-School Dance Program was Connie Procopio.
Water + Im/migration
2014 / 2015 // iLAB Residency
Sites: Lower East Side Waterfront/performance histories of water and movement in Chinese Opera forms
Principal Collaborators: Carolyn Hall, Dian Dong, Emily Teng, HT Chen, Lu Yu, Megan Kendzior, Michael Leibenluft, Shirley Luo