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The Making of “The Escape” and “Rescued Memories: New York Stories” with Lenora Lee

March 8, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

In recognition of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, join Lenora Lee, members of her collaborating team, and Cindy Liou, staff attorney and coordinator of the Human Trafficking Project at Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach as they share about the artistic process, the stories, themes and issues involved in these two interdisciplinary performance pieces.

Conceived and directed by Artistic Director Lenora Lee, “The Escape” and “Rescued Memories: New York Stories” excavate the lives of early 20th century Chinese women migrants through dance, martial arts, film, text and music.

“The Escape” is inspired by stories of women who sought refuge in San Francisco’s Donaldina Cameron House, a faith-based social service agency that today continues to serve Asian communities living in San Francisco’s Chinatown. “Rescued Memories: New York Stories” retraces the life of Bessie M. Lee (–b. 1894), who spent two years in indentured servitude after migrating to New York City to work for a wealthy Chinese family.


Consider joining us earlier in the day from 11am-1pm for the workshop “Stories in Motion” presented by Lenora Lee >

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March 8, 2014
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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