Around the World: Works by Sky Hopinka and Simon Liu, Unit Souzou, Lucky Chow Cook-Along
Tuesday, May 12, 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.
Film Screening and Q&A: Memory Strata: Works by Sky Hopinka and Simon Liu
Houston Cinema Arts Society and PSA (Pleasure.Style.Attitude) present a week-long virtual screening of seven films by two contemporary experimentalists whose work exist at the juncture of personal expression and cultural memory. Sky Hopinka's films explore the spiritual and aesthetic traditions of First Peoples within the U.S., while Simon Liu's work delineates the richness and anxiety of diaspora existing between the U.S., the U.K., and Hong Kong.
The films will be available for free viewing on Vimeo with registration beginning Sunday, May 10, at 10 a.m. through Saturday, May 16, at 10 p.m. Register now »
Join a live virtual Q&A with both Hopinka and Liu, moderated by programmer Michael Sicinski on YouTube Live on Wednesday, May 13, at 7 p.m. Join the Q&A »
Livestream Performance: Constant State of Otherness by Unit Souzou
Unit Souzou will showcase their unique blend of Japanese folk dance and drumming traditions as they translate their newest work, Constant State of Otherness, into a virtual event with Washington, D.C.-based Dance Place. The performance will be a multi-layered taiko theatrical project exploring the feelings of isolation, alienation, displacement, and otherness that come from not having an easy sense of belonging, both as a physical place and an emotional space. Co-Directors Michelle Fujii and Toru Watanabe will share their creative journeys and inspirations, from past projects to recent works and events, inviting viewers into their evolving process to create a new space for community, storytelling, and performance.
View the free performance on Saturday, May 16, at 5:30 p.m. CT. A rebroadcast will air on Sunday, May 17, at 5:30 p.m. CT.
Virtual Cook-Along Series: Lucky Chow
Join Danielle Chang for a cook-along and live viewing of season 4 of Lucky Chow, a celebration of the Asian American experience through the lens of food broadcast on public television stations throughout the United States. The series will feature personalities from this newest season, with the first virtual event on Sunday, May 10, and continuing every Thursday evening, May 14 – June 11.
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, United Airlines, and Wells Fargo, 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 and Wells Fargo, Presenting Sponsors of Performing Arts and Culture; and Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas), Presenting Sponsor of the Japan Series. General support of programs and exhibitions is provided by The Brown Foundation, Inc., The Hearts 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
Though Asia Society is temporarily closed, 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.