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.
H.T. Chen & Dian Dong, Chen Dance Center is a recognized leader in dance and a leading Asian American arts institution. CDC realizes its mission to provide moving experiences in the Asian American and contemporary dance through H.T. Chen & Dancers (a touring modern dance company) and the year-round, community-based performing arts School and Theater.