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Minority Without A Model

June 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

$10 – $25
Male dancer jumping into the air
“Single Asian male seeking himself.” Minority Without a Model is a debut solo dance theater work by Johnny Huy Nguyen. Interrogating the intersections of masculinity, desire, and becoming in his own body, the work investigates the complex intersections between power and desire and the lengths to which the longing to be visible can estrange us from ourselves and the very thing we are looking for – love and acceptance.
APICC is proud to co-present Minority Without a Model as part of the 24th annual United States of Asian America Festival: Forging Our Futures – SoMa & Chinatown.
Automatic live captioning will be available through Zoom.

Johnny Huy Nguyen is a second generation Vietnamese American multidisciplinary dance artist based in unceded Ramaytush-Ohlone territory (San Francisco). Centering his practice on the body and its power as a site of knowledge and resistance, he navigates the personal alongside the political in hopes of engaging the collective imagination further towards radical empathy.

This year’s 24th annual United States of Asian American Festival (USAAF) presents over 20 different programs reflecting the artistic accomplishments and cultural diversity of San Francisco’s Pacific Islander and Asian American communities. USAAF showcases artists representing a diverse range of ethnic and cultural groups and aims to heighten the visibility of Asian and Pacific Islander (API) artists working in all disciplines – theater, music, dance, film, literature, visual arts, and more! Our goal is to nurture and empower these groups to be self-sufficient while providing the support they need to grow.
This year’s theme, Forging Our Futures – SoMa & Chinatown, explores how we are fostering recovery, resilience and regeneration in our communities, what place-making and community building looks like, past, present and future and how we’re imagining and manifesting empowered future for ourselves and our communities.