In Focus: Jen Shyu

 

HOUSTON, August 21, 2014 — Born in Illinois, 2014 Doris Duke Impact Award recipient Jen Shyu is an experimental jazz vocalist, composer, multi-instrumentalist, dancer, and educator.

On September 26, 2014, Shyu visits the Texas Center for the Southwest premiere of her innovative and engaging one-woman production, Solo Rites: Seven Breaths — a personal journey of loss and redemption discovered by pilgrimage through Taiwan, East Timor, Indonesia, Vietnam, and South Korea.

In these videos, Shyu discusses her roots as a dancer, growing up in Peoria, Illinois, and the nature of her work as an Asian American artist.

 

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