Around the World: At-Home Prompts with Kronos Quartet, Live Show with Yo-Yo Ma, and More
Tuesday, June 2, 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 Asia Society Texas Center staff to reflect the broad interests and goals of our mission. On Tuesdays, immerse yourself in music, dance, and more by innovative performing artists.
Video and Participatory Project: Kronos Makes Sounds with Stuff (And You Can Too!)
Kronos Quartet recently went on a sonic scavenger hunt with composer and educator Danny Clay, and they have created a set of prompts for you to do the same in your own space! Clay describes the project: "A few days after the shelter-in-place order began in San Francisco, Kronos reached out for a simple, fun creative project that could be done from home. I asked them to go on a scavenger hunt around their houses to find different types of sounds, and then I built a short video collage from the noises they discovered. Special guest appearances from Olivier, Cowboy, Jasmine, and Beethoven.
Video: Houston Ballet at Home with Aoi Fujiwara
As a part of their ongoing series Houston Ballet at Home, you can go behind the scenes with Aoi Fujiwara, a Houston Ballet Demi Soloist, to see how she has been keeping active with social distancing.
Livestream: The Yo-Yo Ma Show with Mo Willems & Yo-Yo Ma
Learners of all ages are invited to grab some paper and something to draw with and join Mo Willems (Kennedy Center Education Artist-in-Residence) and world-renowned musician Yo-Yo Ma, to explore ways in which different art forms can inspire each other. The show, which aired live May 31, can be watched any time to join in the creative fun!
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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.