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Jen Shyu's 'Solo Rites: Seven Breaths,' Directed by Garin Nugroho

Jen Shyu. (Miranda Lichtenstein)

Please note: This event is being held at Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue (at the corner of 3rd and Atlantic Avenues) in Brooklyn, NY.

Jen Shyu: Composition, vocals, dance, Taiwanese moon lute, piano, gayageum, er hu, East Timorese lakadou
Garin Nugroho: Director
Danang Pamungkas: Choreographer
Kristen Robinson: Set and Props Designer
Solomon Weisbard: Lighting Designer
Maria Hooper: Costume Designer

This solo performance — that of a woman living simultaneously in multiple cultures and "projecting her ancestry" through contemporary monologue — reveals a personal journey of loss and redemption made universal through the exploration of loss that plagues our modern world — loss of tradition, loss of habitat and loss of public spaces. Sonic, visual, and visceral rites and reflections are found discovered by pilgrimage through Taiwan, East Timor, Indonesia, Vietnam, and South Korea.

Prolific, uncompromising, and renowned Indonesian film and stage director Garin Nugroho (Opera Jawa, Under the Tree, Daun di Atas Bantal) will direct Shyu's solo ritual, breathing his distinctive vision for celebrating the exhilarating and sacred into the work.

Discount code: asiasociety01


Event Details

Wed 28 May 2014
8:00pm - 10:00pm

509 Atlantic Avenue (at the corner of 3rd and Atlantic)
Brooklyn, NY

Roulette and Asia Society members/students/seniors $15 (discount code at left); nonmembers $20