Around the World: Contemporary World Showcase with Dance of Asian America, Virtual Film Screenings with Houston Cinema Arts Society and Japan Society, and More
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Asia Society at Home
Each week, we'll share a variety of videos, articles, webcasts, and more from around the web — all curated by the Asia Society Texas Center staff to reflect the broad interests and goals of our mission. In this digest, immerse yourself in music, dance, and more by innovative performing artists.
Murmur 2.0, Aakash Odedra Company
Revisiting the Middle East premiere of this work, presented during the NYUAD Arts center's first season in February 2016, Aakash Odedra Company filmed this performance at The Place in London. Set to an evocative score by Nick Wells, Murmur 2.0 reveals the tension that exists between the rational world we live in and the richness of our imagination. It explores Aakash's battles with dyslexia and how the world around him responded to his perceived disability, as well as how misconceptions of dyslexia can be revealed through visual design, light, sound, and movement.
The performance, streaming live on Wednesday, November 11, will be followed by a live Q&A with Aakash Odedra discussing the process and creation of the work. The panel will also answer questions posted by the audience. The stream begins 11 a.m. Central Time.
Houston Cinema Arts Festival
The 12th annual Houston Cinema Arts Festival takes place November 12–22 virtually and at drive-ins across Houston. HCAF 2020 will feature over 40 documentary and narrative films, short film blocks, Q&A's, dance performances, DJ sets, and workshops showcasing art and artists from across the globe.
H-E-B Presents: Contemporary World Showcase
Dance of Asian America (DAA) presents Contemporary World Showcase, featuring talented DAA dancers as well as amazing dance companies showcasing a world of cultures and dance genres for an extraordinary virtual Dream Stream performance. Featured companies include: Revolve Dance Company, NobleMotion Dance Company, Ad Deum Dance Company, Infused Performing Arts, Creative Minds Collaborative, Texas Ballet Theatre, and HSPVA.
Tune in virtually Saturday, November 14, at 7 p.m. Central!
Japan Society Virtual Cinema | Fall 2020
Japan Society is pleased to present a slate of online film offerings on view through its virtual cinema through November. Titles include three new releases by documentary filmmakers from the U.S. and Japan, including Linda Hoaglund's Edo Avant Garde, Tokachi Tsuchiya's An Ant Strikes Back, and Ema Ryan Yamazaki's Koshien: Japan's Field of Dreams. The series will also feature two partial retrospective film series, Tomoyasu Murata: Stop Motion Master and Three by Ryusuke Hamaguchi.
Business and Policy programs are endowed by Huffington Foundation. We give special thanks to Bank of America, Muffet Blake, Anne and Albert Chao, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, Nancy Pollok Guinee, and United Airlines, Presenting Sponsors of Business and Policy programs; Nancy C. Allen, Chinhui Juhn and Eddie Allen, and Leslie and Brad Bucher, Presenting Sponsors of Exhibitions; Dr. Ellen R. Gritz and Milton D. Rosenau, Presenting Sponsors of Performing Arts and Culture; Wells Fargo, Presenting Sponsor of Education & Outreach; and Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas), Presenting Sponsor of the Japan Series. General support of programs and exhibitions is provided by The Brown Foundation, Inc., The Hearst Foundation, Inc., Houston Endowment, Inc., the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance, McKinsey & Company, Inc., National Endowment for the Arts, Texas Commission on the Arts, Vinson & Elkins LLP, and Mary Lawrence Porter, as well as Friends of Asia Society.
About Asia Society at Home
We are dedicated to continuing our mission of building cross-cultural understanding and uplifting human connectivity. Using digital tools, we bring you content for all ages and conversations that matter, in order to spark curiosity about Asia and to foster empathy.
About Asia Society Texas Center
With 13 locations throughout the world, Asia Society is the leading educational organization promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among the peoples, leaders, and institutions of Asia and West. Asia Society Texas Center executes the global mission with a local focus, enriching and engaging the vast diversity of Houston through innovative, relevant programs in arts and culture, business and policy, education, and community outreach.
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