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Kearny Street Workshop’s annual APAture festival: CHERISH featuring Johnny Huy Nguyen!

On Friday, October 29, join us online from 7 – 9 PM PT for CHERISH: the Performing Arts showcase event for Kearny Street Workshop’s annual APAture festival for emerging Asian Pacific American artists.

This year’s performing arts showcase features dancer and theater artist Johnny Huy Nguyen, soundscape artist LeeAnn Perry, playwright Sophie Brion Neely, and literary artist Sarah Matsui. This virtual event will be livestreamed from Bindlestiff Studio.


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After a year of isolation and social distancing, APA artists are collectively imagining what intimacy and closeness mean. During times of sickness, violence, and injustice, how do we come together in community and in radical care? What do we hold close in our lives and in our art? What do you embrace as you step into your artistic power?

About our Feature Artist, Johnny Huy Nguyen: Johnny Huy Nguyen is a first generation Vietnamese-American multidisciplinary artist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Centering his practice on the body, he weaves together dance, theatre, ritual, and performance art to navigate the intersections between the personal and political. In addition to his work as an individual artist, he has appeared in the works of Embodiment Project, Lenora Lee Dance Company, Kularts, and James Graham Dance Theater.
Drawing from a multifaceted movement practice integrating fluency in multiple street dance styles,  contemporary dance, and martial arts, his vision is to activate dialogue, action, and collective healing through expressions of the body that are raw, vulnerable, and honest.


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