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.
Michael Leibenluft is a New York-based theater director and instructor who has worked with Target Margin Theater, The Civilians, 59E59 Theaters, and the Drama League. He frequently directs projects in China as well, including recent work at the Shanghai Theatre Academy, the Shanghai Dramatic Arts Center, and Drum Tower West Theater in Beijing.