Dancing My Truth

Dancing my Truth

Michelle Boulé, Yoshiko Chuma, Parijat Desai, Thea Little, Eiko Otake and Muna Tseng

Six female Asian American choreographers explore deep-seated ideas in Dancing My Truth, part of Asia Society’s Asian in America series. Each of the women reflects different backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences across generations, though all are contemporary. They present short dance pieces interspersed with conversations about the personal interpretation of 'my truth' through dance.

About the artists: 

Michelle Boulé is a Brooklyn-based dance artist. Her work has been presented by the River to River Festival, American Realness, and The Met Breuer (with Okkyung Lee), and has toured internationally. She is the creator of the full-length works: The Monomyth (2017), White (2015), and WONDER (2013).

Yoshiko Chuma is the artistic director and choreographer of The School of Hard Knocks, USA and of the Daghdha Dance Company, Ireland. Born in Osaka, Japan, she has lived in the United States since 1978. Chuma has created more than 50 full-length company works, commissions and site-specific events for venues across the world.

Parijat Desai is a Lester Horton award-winning choreographer/dancer who creates hybrids of contemporary movement, Indian classical dance, theater, and other forms. She is ever curious to find ways to build bridges across movement languages with communities in NYC and beyond.

Thea Little investigates the intersection of performance art, dance-theater, and experimental music with solo and group works. A self-taught, composer, she writes music for her own works as well as for other choreographers. She is a National Sawdust Artist-in-Residence in the 2018–19 season.

Eiko Otake was born and raised in Japan, and is now based in New York. She is a movement-based interdisciplinary artist and performer who, from 1972 until 2014, worked with Takashi Koma Otake in the performance duo Eiko & Koma. This award-winning duo performed in theaters, museums, and outdoor sites worldwide.  

Muna Tseng was born and raised in Hong Kong, educated in Canada and came to New York to continue her dance career with Jean Erdman and Joseph Campbell at the Theater of the Open Eye. She is a choreographer acclaimed for her seamless fusion of Asian aesthetics with Western cross performance ideas and is a dancer celebrated for her eloquence and passion. 

This spring, Asia Society presents Asian in America, a series of conversations, performances, and celebrations exploring the Asian and Asian American experience in the United States.

Event Details

Thu 30 May 2019
7:30 - 9 p.m.

Asia Society
725 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10021

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