May 12, 2021
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La MaMa LiveTalks: Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

La MaMa LiveTalks:

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Hosted by Maura Nguyen Donohue

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In recognition of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, artists from across the diaspora will hold an intergenerational dialogue about maintaining personal and artistic practices of resiliency and resistance prior to and during the pandemic. Set against the backdrop of the rise in anti-Asian violence, in particular, the murder of six women of Asian descent in Atlanta, GA, the group will touch on hidden American histories, the “model minority” myth, and how dance and performance serve as a vessel for challenging and changing stereotypes of Asian and Asian American women. The event is curated and moderated by Maura Nguyen Donohue. Artists include Yoshiko Chuma, Sophia Gutchinov, Potri Ranka Manis, Paz Tanjuaquio and Sugar Vendil. The evening will include links to resources and ways to support the local AAPI community.

Part of 2021 La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival

The show is produced under the following program(s):

La MaMa LiveTalks

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La MaMa LiveTalks are conversations with artists, activists and thought leaders from around the country and around the world who join in discussions about art and life in time of crisis. La MaMa will continue to use emerging technologies to create a new venue for artistic expression that questions how art can function and how we as a society can survive challenging periods of history.

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