Around the World: Short Film 'Kapaemahu,' Alley Theatre's 2021 Free Digital Season, Silkroad Ensemble Performance, and More
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
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.
Asian American Playwrights Featured in Alley@Home Free Spring Digital Season
The Alley Theatre's spring digital season celebrates Alley All New Alumni and Houston writers, including short plays Man. Kind. by Don X. Nguyen, For Steve Wozniak, on His 67th Birthday written by Jihae Park, and the interactive play for students, Oskar and the Shockingly Bad Internet Connection by Matt Ackels and Prince Gomolovilas.
Man. Kind. and For Steve Wozniak, on His 67th Birthday are available April 9 – July 4, 2021, when you register online for free viewing:
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Oskar and the Shockingly Bad Internet Connection is available to stream to classrooms for free through June 2021.
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Short Film Kapaemahu
Kapaemahu reveals the healing power of four mysterious stones on Waikiki Beach — and the legendary dual male and female spirits within them. The first Hawai'ian film to be shortlisted for the Academy Award for Best Animated Short, it did not make it to the final round of nominations. But Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu's film is nevertheless a beautiful and groundbreaking illustration of a Hawai'ian third-gender legend in a short, 8-minute format.
Homayoun Sakhi — Nowruz Mubarak سال نو مبارک تان باد
Celebrate the Persian New Year with a brief performance by Homayoun Sakhi on the Rubab and Izmarai Arif on Tabla.
Silkroad Ensemble at the UMassAmherst Fine Arts Center
Members of the Grammy Award-winning Silkroad Ensemble present highlights from their 20+ year trajectory, including original compositions and traditional repertoire with global reach. The performance will be immediately followed by a live Q&A featuring Silkroad artists and special guests, in which they will cover everything from their musical influences to the future of the genre-bending, border-breaking social impact arts organization.
The webcast streams April 29, 2021, at 6 p.m. Central. Tickets are available for $12.
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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.