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CULTUREMART 2014: Chang(e) Soomi Kim & Mei-Yin Ng


Additional support provided in part by an HNYPN Artist Residence at the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics. Change is a National Performance Network (NPN) Creation Fund Project co-commissioned by Asian Arts Initiative in partnership with HERE, and Eventual Ashes and NPN. The Creation Fund is supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency).

About the show

Chang(e) is based on the life and work of Philadelphia-based Asian American performance artist and activist Kathy Change. She is infamously remembered for her last “performance” in which she set herself on fire and danced in protest to the political apathy of elite students of UPenn.
Soomi Kim portrays the enigmatic and controversial Change in this dynamic new hybrid dance theatre work. Chang(e) incorporates dance on film, site-specific work, political theatre, movement, video, and original music. This marks Kim's 3rd collaboration with director Suzi Takahashi.

On a shared bill with Lost Property Unit.


Photo Credit: Benjamin Heller



Feb 3 & 4 | 8:30pm

Post-show discussion “Spatial Awareness: Bodies in Motion” following the Feb 4 performance.

Running Time: 25min

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