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EXPANSIONS // HORIZONS 35 Years of Asian Improv aRts, Community Solidarity, and Revolutionary Artmaking

June 28, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Presented by Asian Art Museum with Asian Improv aRts, API Cultural Center & Lenora Lee Dance

For 35 years, Asian Improv aRts (AIR) has been at the forefront of the Asian American movement – advancing artists, activism, and culture on a national level. Come join us for two unique programs of music, dance, and film, bringing the next generation of AIR artists from across the country alongside AIR pioneers, as we celebrate this historic milestone and look forward to the future with radical imagination. This event will also mark the retirement of co-founder Francis Wong as Creative Director with a short ceremony recognizing his contributions.

Featuring performances and work by:

  • Kioto Aoki (taiko / percussion), Chicago
  • Tatsu Aoki (taiko / shamisen), Chicago
  • Karl Evangelista (guitar), Bay Area 
  • Marina Fukushima (dance film), Bay Area 
  • Ben Goldberg (clarinet), Bay Area 
  • YiTing (Gama) Hsu (dance), Taiwan / Bay Area 
  • Hien Huynh (dance), Bay Area
  • Christopher Lam (Vietnamese Monochord – ?àn B?u), Bay Area 
  • Jacqueline Lam (Vietnamese zither – ?àn Tranh), Bay Area 
  • William Roper (tuba), Los Angeles 
  • Karen Stackpole (multiple percussion), Bay Area
  • Melody Takata (taiko), Bay Area  
  • Francis Wong (saxophone), Bay Area

Performances will begin on time, please arrive early

Program A: 6-7pm

  •     Karl Evangelista & Ben Goldberg (music)
  •     Kioto Aoki (music)
  •     YiTing (Gama) Hsu & Hien Huynh (dance)

Program B: 7:30-8:30pm

  •     Marina Fukushima (dance film)
  •     Melody Takata (music)
  •     Francis Wong & Rising Up featuring Jacqueline Lam, Christopher Lam (music)

For more info: https://www.asianimprov.org, https://asianart.org  or (415) 581-3500

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Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
200 Larkin St
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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