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Keyword: performing arts

Multimedia: Critics Laud Asia Society's Shwe Man Thabin Event as 'Rare Taste of Myanmar's Culture'

Members of Shwe Man Thabin perform at Asia Society New York on April 11, 2015. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
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"Audience members lingered in their seats, dazed, even after the performers had bowed and waved goodbye," remarked the New York Times after a sold-out performance at Asia Society New York.

Multimedia: Celebrated Troupe Brings Myanmar's Performance Tradition to New York

An evening of zat pwe presents a panoply of music, song, dance, drama, and comedy. (Rachel Cooper)
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Learn about zat pwe — a traditional Myanmar performance form combining music, dance, and theater into a unique variety extravaganza  — ahead of three Asia Society New York events this weekend.

Interview: 'Spinnin' Memory,' Khmer American Rapper Teaches a Traumatic History

Rapper Prach Ly. (Courtesy of the artist)
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In 2000, 21-year-old Khmer American rapper praCh (Prach Ly) recorded his first CD, which told the story of Cambodia’s killing fields, in his parents’ garage. It became the #1 album in Cambodia. Fifteen years later, Ly reflects on his journey.

Video: Polymathic Performing Artist Vijay Iyer Wants His Listeners to 'Feel Cared For'

Jazz pianist, bandleader, and composer Vijay Iyer on The Charlie Rose Show on March 16, 2015.
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The jazz pianist, bandleader, and composer, who has a longstanding relationship with Asia Society, discussed his new album on the Charlie Rose Show last week.

Interview: Meet Wu Tong, China's Musical Polymath

Wind virtuoso Wu Tong performs at Asia Society New York on March 19, 2015. (Courtesy of Wu Tong)
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Get to know Wu Tong — a master of the sheng, a Chinese wind instrument; a founding member of Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble; and the frontman for Lunhui, a pioneering rock band — ahead of his March 19 performance at Asia Society New York.

Multimedia: Emerging Chinese Composers Bring Local Sounds to Global Stage

Wu Shuang in Qin Yi's multimedia work
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Up-and-coming Chinese composers Sam Wu, Qin Yi, and Zulan made their U.S. debuts on Asia Society's stage with three eclectic works in Shanghai/New York: Future Histories.

DJ Spooky Goes 'Future Forward' in Two-Part Homage to Nam June Paik

Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky performs two pieces inspired by Nam June Paik,
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Ahead of his October 25 Asia Society performance, the composer and mixed-media artist describes how Nam June Paik has inspired his own work, and how he sees himself as extending Paik's legacy into the 21st century.

Video: DJ Spooky Engages with Nam June Paik's Legacy in 'Paik Variations I-III'

Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky (L) and Rami Seo on kayagŭm (R) performing 'Paik Variations I-III' at Asia Society New York on Sept. 8, 2014.
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Watch: hypnotic highlights from Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky's collaboration with choreographer/dancer Jonah Bokaer. Miller returns to Asia Society New York this Saturday, Oct. 25, for further Paik-inspired investigations.

Interview: Director Educates Himself, and Audience, with Classical Dance Documentary

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Sumantra Ghosal discusses how he made his film about dancer/choreographer Malavika Sarukkai, who brings a contemporary sensibility to traditional Bharatanatyam. Screening and in-person appearances at Asia Society New York on Sept. 21.

Star Singers, Fast-Growing Repertory Reflect China's Booming Interest in Western Opera

Soprano Ying Huang, who created the leading roles in new works such as Tan Dun's
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With jet-setting artists and a trail of co-productions from Salzburg to Bayreuth, China's opera craze is big news for New York or Chicago or San Francisco as much as Beijing and Shanghai.