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“Passages” – Final Presentation by Lenora Lee

January 26, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

As the centerpiece of CHSA’s groundbreaking 2012 exhibition “Remnants: Artists Respond to the Chinese American Experience,” “Passages: For Lee Ping To” is a powerful portrayal of the journey endured by Lee’s grandmother through Angel Island and into American life, presenting a memorable narrative through stunning visuals.

This year, Lenora Lee is also the DeYoung Museum’s artist-in-residence; this presentation of “Passages” will kick off her residency. Don’t miss this one last opportunity to view “Passages!”

Lenora Lee is a dancer, choreographer and artistic director for the past fourteen years in San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York. Her training is diverse, with a BA in Dance: Performance and Choreography from UCLA, and experiences as a taiko (Japanese drumming) performer with the celebrated San Francisco ensemble Genryu Arts (2001-2004), in karate (Enshin Karate, South San Francisco Dojo 2009 – present), and Chinese forms (Kei Lun Martial Arts 2009 – present). She has pursued private study in dance composition, contact improvisation, Afro-Brazilian Dance, ballet, modern dance and other forms as well. As such her works have integrated these various approaches to tell stories that shed light on social issues and give voice to experiences of Asian American communities. Lenora is also an experienced arts administrator, having served as Managing Director of Asian American Dance Performances (AADP) and is currently Project Manager for the presenting organization Asian Improv aRts.

In the past two years, however, she has pursued the realization of large-scale interdisciplinary works integrating dance, media design, martial arts, music, and text that share the still largely untold story of how Chinese struggled to immigrate to America and built a viable community under the extremely hostile conditions of the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act only repealed in 1943. www.LenoraLeeDance.com

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January 26, 2013
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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CHSA Museum
965 Clay Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States