Interdisciplinary dance works giving artistic voice to Asian Americans

World Premiere of “Beneath The Surface” 10/6 – 10/14/18!

 

World Premiere of

 

Beneath The Surface

A new underwater, immersive, multimedia experience by Lenora Lee Dance

 

Saturdays, October 6th & 13th, 2018, evening times to be announced
Sundays, October 7th & 14th, 2018, evening times to be announced

 

Lenora Lee Dance (LLD) celebrates its 11th Anniversary Season with the World Premiere of Beneath The Surface, LLD’s first underwater, immersive, multimedia experience premiering in a two-week run 10/6 – 10/14/18. Beneath The Surface serves a meditation on forgiveness, reconciliation, and redemption, speaking to the power of individuals to transcend.

Audiences are reoriented for a unique perspective that merges memory, contemporary reality, and social commentary, experiencing epic storytelling inside an immersive underwater world.

 

Conceived, Produced & Directed by Lenora Lee
Choreography by Lenora Lee in collaboration with performers Yi-Ting Hsu, Hien Huynh, SanSan Kwan, Johnny Nguyen
Music Score Directed by Francis Wong & Tatsu Aoki
Media Design by Olivia Ting & Lenora Lee
Videography Directed by Lenora Lee
Filmed by Hien Huynh, Lenora Lee, Shannon Preto, Olivia Ting

 

LOCATION:
YMCA of San Francisco Chinatown Branch
855 Sacramento (between Stockton & Grant)

 

SUGGESTED PARKING:
Portsmouth Square Parking Garage
733 Kearny (between Clay & Washington)

 

ADMISSION:
There are a very limited number of tickets available per ticket price below.
For each ticket price, you will be given the category options for your experience:
– seated
– underwater shallow end
– underwater deep end
Please select the appropriate ticket price and category, purchasing your tickets early!

Ticket site coming soon!
For more info: www.LenoraLeeDance.com
For questions or high resolution images, email LenoraLeeDance@gmail.com, (415) 913-8725

 

 

NOTES REGARDING AUDIENCE IMMERSION:

 

Audience will have the option to view parts of the performance from inside the swimming pool. In order to make this possible we ask that you:

– Arrive 45 minutes before the performance start time to:
– Attend an orientation explaining where you will sit, and where and when to move in the pool
– Hear about our recommended immersive audience etiquette
– Change into your swim clothes, storing your belongings in a locker
– We may also ask you to move through the water in a coordinated way, as to not visually detract from the performers. We will practice this in the lobby during orientation time.
– Underwater audience may encounter situations in close proximity with performers.
DO NOT purchase the underwater audience ticket if you are under 4 feet tall and do not know how to tread water.
– Purchase the deep end ticket ONLY if you know how to comfortably tread water for 1 minute or longer

 

THOSE PLANNING TO GO INTO THE WATER DURING THE PERFORMANCE SHOULD BRING: 

– Proper swim clothes (solid dark colors preferred, but not required)
– Goggles
– Accessories to tie long hair up
– Snorkeling gear (optional)
– Flip flop slippers
– Toiletries: shampoo, soap, etc (optional)
– Lock for locker to store your belongings
– Towel

We encourage guests with special needs or questions to contact us in advance at: LenoraLeeDance@gmail.com or (415) 913-8725

 

 

“What struck me most was how Lee managed to embed the narrative into the installation’s structure. It shows how carefully Lee wove the narrative into everyone’s experience, including the viewer’s.” – Heather Desaulniers, Dance Commentary, 2015

“It starts with one dancer and eventually blooms to six and looks as if the dancers are exploding out of the film and into the world.” – John Wilkins, KQED, 2016

 

Audience Feedback for “Within These Walls” (2017) by Lenora Lee Dance

“It was a truly unique and powerful experience, and I feel fortunate to have witnessed it. It snuck into my dreams last night.”

“Moving and beautifully rendered.”

“I was deeply affected and moved by the performance.”

“It was brilliant and emotionally powerful.”

 

BIOGRAPHIES

 

LENORA LEE DANCE
LLD’s work integrates contemporary dance, film, music, and research and has gained increasing attention for its sustained pursuit of issues related to immigration, global conflict, and its impacts, particularly on women and families. The company is directed by San Francisco native Lenora Lee, who has been a dancer, choreographer and artistic director for the past 20 years in San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York. In 2013 she was an Artist Fellow at the de Young Museum, a Djerassi Resident Artist, and was a Visiting Scholar at New York University 2012-2016. She is currently an Artist in Residence at Dance Mission Theater. LLD creates works that are both set in public and private spaces, intimate and at the same time large-scale, inspired by individual stories as well as community strength. For the last ten years, LLD has been pushing the envelope of large-scale multimedia dance performance that connects various styles of movement and music to culture, history and human rights issues. Its work has grown to encompass the creation, presentation and screening of films, museum and gallery installations, civic engagement and educational programming. www.LenoraLeeDance.com

 

Francis Wong (music) was dubbed one of “the great saxophonists of his generation” by the late jazz critic Phil elwood. Few musicians are as accomplished as Wong: for over two decades he has performed his innovative brand of jazz and creative music for audiences in north America, Asia, and europe. A prolific recording artist, Wong is featured on more than forty titles. www.franciswong.net

 

Olivia Ting (media & graphic design) is interested in the role of digital technology in the fabric of contemporary lives and how our perception of recorded media (film, photography, audio) as “reality” has shifted as technology becomes more sophisticated. olivia has done design work for San Francisco dance Center, San Francisco Performances, and the Brooklyn Children’s Museum. www.olivetinge.com

 

Tatsu Aoki (music) is a prolific composer, musician, filmmaker, and educator. Based in Chicago, Aoki works in a wide range of musical genres, ranging from traditional Japanese music, jazz, experimental and creative music. Aoki studied experimental filmmaking at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is currently an adjunct Full Professor at the Film, Video and New Media Department, teaching film production and history courses. To this date, Aoki has produced and appears in more than 90 recording projects and over 30 experimental films. www.tatsuaoki.org

 

Yi-Ting (Gama) Hsu (dance), was born and raised in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, and loves to create and share. She has trained in various techniques in dance such as contemporary, ballet, modern, Chinese martial art, Chinese folk dance, Tai-chi initiation, composition, choreography and improvisation. Yi-Ting is a graduate of Tsoying High School, and received her BFA from University of Taipei of the Arts. She moved to San Francisco in 2015 and has danced with Hsu Chen Wei Production, Les Petites Choses Production, David Harrera Performance Company, Lenora Lee Dance, Alyssandra Katherine Dance Project, Epiphany Dance Theater and Kinetech Arts. She’s choreographed “Shi-Ben-Jao-Tu”, “Goodnight Mom”, “Allow”, “coinciDance” and “Arcane keys”. Yi-Ting has produced shows during her studies in Taiwan. www.gamahsu.com

 

Hien Huynh (dance), began with free-form movement. His background composes of Laban, hip-hop, contemporary, and modern. Exposure to the kinetically speaking world, he resources influences from all beings, textures, sounds, and forms-around and within. Through kinetic and communicative frequencies, Hien aims to link the human to human, heart to heart connection. Born in Da Nang, Vietnam, he migrated at the age of three with his family to Oakland, CA. He holds a B.A. in Dramatic Arts: Dance & Theater and a B.A. in Communication from UC Davis and was the recipient of the prestigious Jere Curry Award. Hien has performed in the works of Kim Epifano, Robert Moses’ Kin, Kinetech Arts, PUSH Dance Company, Lenora Lee Dance, David Grenke, Iu-Hui Chua, Bob McGrath, John Jasperse and Qudus Onikeku. Through kinetic and communicative frequency, Hien hopes to reinforce the human to human, heart to heart connection. https://www.hien-huynh.com

 

SanSan Kwan (dance) teaches dance and dance studies at UC Berkeley. She has performed with Jonathon Appels, Joanna Mendl Shaw, Chen and Dancers, Maura Nguyen Donohue/In Mixed Company, and composer Scott Rubin, among others. This is her sixth year with Lenora Lee Dance.

 

Johnny Huy Nguyen (dance) is a dancer, performance artist, and child educator based in San Francisco. Starting with breakin, his dance practice has expanded to encompass a variety of styles including house, vogue, and contemporary. His vision is to use his craft and creativity to activate awareness, healing, and action in ways that are raw, vulnerable, and honest.

 

 

Beneath The Surface is supported in part by San Francisco Arts Commission, Kenneth Rainin Foundation, Asian Improv aRts, Asian Improv aRts Midwest, Chinese Historical Society of America Museum, Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center, San Francisco Grants for the Arts, Portsmouth Plaza Parking Corporation, Dance Mission Theater, and Generous Individuals. Special thanks to Alson & JoAnn Lee, Andy Chu & Aquatics Staff at the YMCA of San Francisco Chinatown Branch.

 

PHOTOS Courtesy of Lenora Lee Dance, featuring SanSan Kwan, Hien Huynh, Yi-Ting Hsu & Shannon Preto

December 2017 Performances

 

Upcoming Performances:
 
–     Thursday, 12/7, 7:30pm – LLD principal dancer Yi-Ting Hsu & Idaho State University (ISU) dance students perform Voices and excerpts from LLD’s repertoire as part of the Surviving Voices Symposium, Frazier Hall, ISU
 
–     Sunday, 12/10, 12-12:30pm – LLD performs excerpts of Within These Walls as part of the Chinese Historical Society’s Sunset Project, featuring Lynn Huang, Hien Huynh, Eric Koziol, Chloe Luo, Johnny Nguyen, Shannon Preto, at  Sunset Rec Center – 2201 Lawton St, SF.
 
 
Photo of Hien Huynh, Eric Koziol, Lynn Huang, by Robbie Sweeny

In Gratitude

 

Dear Friends,
 
On this #SmallBusinessSaturday to #GivingTuesday, we invite your participation!
 
2017 marks our 10th Anniversary and has been our most productive year by far. We celebrated with the creation, production, world premiere and national screenings of our 57-minute film LIGHT, which was awarded Best Experimental Film at the Canada International Film Festival. We launched and are selling the beautiful LIGHT DVD and CD soundtrack Box Set.
 
We are deeply grateful for your support of the September world premiere of Within These Walls, a new multimedia, immersive performance at the Angel Island Immigration Station Barracks. This work transformed and animated these historic spaces into sites for remembrance and healing, as part of a community-wide commemoration of the 135th Anniversary of the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act and as the highlight of LLD’s 10th Anniversary Season.
 
Within These Walls was LLD’s strongest and most ambitious work, and has become one of LLD’s signature pieces. It was an exhilarating experience and brought many to tears, including us. Some say it is the best production they’ve ever seen. Some saw it multiple times, and one person saw 5 out of the 8 performances. The content is so relevant given the current day anti-immigrant climate in this country. It puts forth a compassionate lens on the experiences of immigrants.
 
We feel extremely thrilled about Within These Walls, coming to you with our plans to make a film and DVD box set based on the project, and to share our desire to remount the performance at the Immigration Station during 2018-2019.
 
We deeply appreciate your support and invite you to make a contribution today! 
 
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Your gift will directly support the:
–        Creation of the Within These Walls Film
–        Creation of the Within These Walls DVD Box Set
–        Remounting of the Within These Walls Performance at the Angel Island      Immigration Station
–        World Premiere of Beneath The Surface Underwater Immersive Performance in 2018
–        National Screenings of the 57-minute film LIGHT in 2018
 
We seek to share a sense of gratitude for life and our lived experiences, no matter how challenging, we are here, not just surviving, but thriving. The power in sharing these truths is boundless and with your support, we will continue to envision the possibilities and bring them to life.
 
WIth much appreciation,
Lenora
 
email: LenoraLeeDance@gmail.com
 
 
Audience Feedback:
 
“I thought about ICE jails, people who fear deportation, and refugees overseas. It was heavy….and so beautiful.”
 
“It was a truly unique and powerful experience, and I feel fortunate to have witnessed it. It snuck into my dreams last night.”
 
“Moving and beautifully rendered, and of course, so timely given the global dialogue around immigration. I was there with my seven year old son, and the piece made a big impression on him.”
 
“I was deeply affected and moved by the performance. I left in tears, and literally cried every time I replayed the performance in my head for 4 days afterward.”
 
“Your performance was indeed historic, an opportunity to trace, embody and heal the wounds of time, and honor the spirits of those who passed through the Immigration Station. The meta for me was the ever present questions of acceptance, inclusion and belonging, true for all of us, but especially now in these difficult times. By allowing us to be with the dancers/immigrants, you and your troupe created a space of resonance. We are all still waiting, aren’t we, for some kind of deeper belonging and transformation….  But in the performance, we could accept each other.”  
 
“It was brilliant and emotionally powerful.”
 
“Scenes at the water’s edge were particularly touching. Four women danced in unison as sailboats floated by, driving home the proximity but intangibility of freedom. The dancers then returned to their dormitories, stoically passing through their first audience of the day as if we were invisible witnesses to an injustice we couldn’t control.
 
No matter which dancer one was following, Within These Walls culminated in a heartbreaking finale in the recreation yard, a sun-drenched acrobatic feat that left just about every performer covered in sweat. The dancers took a bow and were excused to prepare for the day’s second performance. The rest of us made our way to back to the island’s docks, onto ferries and back to freedom.”
 
From the Director:
“It is not enough to live our lives in the safety of our own experiences, as what we’ve known as our foundation can be taken away in the blink of an eye if we are not exercising our voices for justice, equality and compassion.”  – Lenora Lee
 
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Lenora Lee Dance is sponsored by API Cultural Center: a non-profit tax-exempt organization – EIN: 94-3295968. Contributions can be made by credit card at www.LenoraLeeDance.com/donate or sent by check. All donations are fully deductible to the extent allowed by law.
 
Photo of Hien Huynh & Lynn Huang, by Robbie Sweeny
 

Within These Walls premieres 9/9 – 9/17/17 on Angel Island!

 

UPDATES:
 

PLEASE NOTE:

The performance admission + ferry ticket packages we offer only leave from Pier 41 in San Francisco on the Blue & Gold Fleet.

If you plan to take the Angel Island Tiburon Ferry, purchase the Admission Only tickets on our ticket site. Then purchase Tiburon ferry tickets on board the ferry with cash or check.

 
The last day to purchase the Admission + Roundtrip ferry package and Shuttle tickets for the 9/9 & 9/10 performances on our ticket site is Tuesday, 9/6!
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/within-these-walls-tickets-36488901286
 
The last day to purchase the Admission + Roundtrip ferry package and Shuttle tickets for the 9/16 & 9/17 performances on our ticket site is Tuesday, 9/12!
 
After that you must purchase Admission Only tickets on our ticket site and stand in line at the Pier 39 / 41 Blue & Gold Fleet Box Office, or board the Tiburon Ferry to purchase ferry tickets separately. You may be able to purchase Shuttle tickets from our Angel Island dock Group Leader if they are still available.
 
On the day of the performance, those who purchased online the Admission + Roundtrip ferry tickets or Shuttle tickets – arrive early to meet our Pier 41 Group Leader wearing the Fluorescent Yellow vest here by the topographical map between Pier 39 & 41 to pick up your tickets.
 
If you need to buy ferry tickets on the day of the performance, arrive early to stand in line at the Blue & Gold Fleet Ticket Booth between Pier 39 & 41.
 
Once you have your ferry tickets go to Gate 1 or 2 at the Pier 41 dock to board for Angel Island.
 
CLICK HERE  for information about the Tiburon Ferry.
 
If you purchased Admission Only tickets and Shuttle tickets, and ride the Tiburon ferry, you can pick up your Shuttle tickets from our Angel Island dock Group Leader in the Fluorescent Yellow vest once the ferry arrives on the Island.
 

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Asian Improv aRts, API Cultural Center, Chinese Historical Society of America, and
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation present

The World Premiere of

Within These Walls
A new multimedia immersive dance experience by Lenora Lee Dance

At the Angel Island Immigration Station, San Francisco Bay

Saturdays & Sundays, 9/9, 9/10, 9/16 & 9/17
11am-12pm & 12:30-1:30pm

Performances will begin on time, please arrive early.

Due to the nature of this performance with multiple dances and character narratives unfolding simultaneously throughout the Immigration Station, we recommend you see the performance more than once. It will never be the same experience twice! See ticket options for details on discounted tickets to see the performance twice in one day.


 

What The Press Is Saying About Within These Walls:

SF Chronicle: Immigrants’ torment as Angel Island detainees re-created in dance

 
SF Chronicle: A look back at immigration, exclusion at Angel Island
  SF Examiner: Angel Island a historical setting for Lenora Lee’s ‘Walls’

 
KQED Arts: Fall Dance Season Will Bring Political Fury to Bay Area Stages

 
There will also be free screenings of LLD’s recent dance films in the Immigration Station Mess Hall held simultaneously at 11am and 12:30pm for ticket holders. These films were created in collaboration with acclaimed filmmaker Tatsu Aoki. Come early or stay after the performance to see the films!

Those attending one of the 9/16 or 9/17 performances may be captured on film and are asked to sign a Release Form, as we are building an experimental dance film of the Within These Walls performance piece. If you prefer to not be captured on film, please attend one of the 9/9 or 9/10 performances.

Click here for Tickets, Transportation & Details

For more info: www.LenoraLeeDance.com

For questions or high resolution images, email LenoraLeeDance@gmail.com, 415-816-9376

Please Note:
– Comfortable footwear is encouraged.
– Guests may encounter situations in close proximity with performers.
– We encourage guests with special needs to contact us prior to arrival at: LenoraLeeDance@gmail.com or (415) 816-9376

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Join us for the excursion and adventure!

CLICK on the blue “SELECT A DATE” button, then on the green “TICKETS” button to see PERFORMANCE ADMISSION + TRANSPORTATION DETAILS. Group rate available. Email LenoraLeeDance@gmail.com to inquire.

SAN FRANCISCO DEPARTURES: Company: Blue and Gold Fleet

SUGGESTED TRANSPORTATION TIMES:

Outbound Angel Island Ferry Options

  • Departs Pier 41 at 9:45am, arrives on Angel Island at 10:10am
    • Ride the 10:30am shuttle to the Station
    • See either the 11am or 12:30pm performance
    • See the 11am or 12:30pm films in the Station Mess Hall
  • Departs Pier 41 at 11:15am, arrives on Angel Island at 11:45am
    • No shuttle available. You must walk 25-30 minutes or bike to the Station
    • See the 12:30pm performance after making your own way to the Station

Please check this website in August for updated ferry schedulehttp://www.blueandgoldfleet.com/ferry/angel-island/

Return to Pier 41 Ferry Options

  • Departs Angel Island at 2:05pm, arrives at Pier 41 at 2:55pm
  • Departs Angel Island at 4:25pm, arrives at Pier 41 at 5:30pm

Please check this website in August for updated ferry schedulehttp://www.blueandgoldfleet.com/ferry/angel-island/

TIBURON DEPARTURES: Company: Angel Island Tiburon Ferry

  • Departs Tiburon hourly from 10am until 5pm
  • Departs Angel Island hourly from 10:20am until 5:20pm

Those wanting to leave from Tiburon must purchase theGENERAL ADMISSION ONLY, ARTS PATRON ADMISSION ONLY, or STUDENT ADMISSION ONLY ticket options. Ferry tickets available for purchase at the facility as you board the ferry with cash or check ONLY. No advanced ferry ticket purchases. See those options and this linkhttp://angelislandferry.com/schedule/ for more details.

ANGEL ISLAND SHUTTLE (can be purchased on this Eventbrite site, see TICKETS – LIMITED AVAILABILITY)

  • Departs promptly from the Angel Island Cafe at 10:30am
  • Departs Immigration Station 12:45pm and 3pm

Visit http://angelisland.com/usis/ for more info.

If a shuttle is not available at your desired time, walking to and from the Immigration Station takes 25-30 minutes each way. Maps are available at the Angel Island dock.

PARKING OPTIONS at Pier 41, San Francisco

  • Academy of Art parking lot on Beach & Stockton Streets ($30 all day)
  • 2210 Stockton St between Northpoint & Bay ($25 all day)

Taking public transportation, taxi or Lyft are good options as well.

PARKING OPTIONS by Tiburon dock

Tiburon Parking information can be found online here:http://angelislandferry.com/parking-information/. Parking is between $5 and $15 for the day.

For more info: www.LenoraLeeDance.com, emailLenoraLeeDance@gmail.com, or call (415) 816-9376

 

 

Lenora Lee Dance (LLD) celebrates its 10th Anniversary Season with the World Premiere of Within These Walls, a new site-specific immersive multimedia dance experience premiering in a two-week run 9/9 – 9/17/17 on the Angel Island Immigration Station, San Francisco Bay. This work for 14 performers, integrating contemporary dance, video projection, recorded original music, and poetry, will serve as a meditation on healing, resilience, and compassion. Inspired by experiences of those detained and processed on the Station, Within These Walls will transform and animate these historic spaces into sites for remembrance, as part of a community-wide commemoration of the 135th Anniversary of the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act, speaking to the power of individuals and communities to transcend.

Audiences will travel through a labyrinth of rooms throughout the historic two story building in an intimate interactive environment, a tapestry of movement, sound, poetry and film integrated throughout the inside and outside of the building, and within the walls.

 

 

Conceived, produced & directed by Lenora Lee

Choreography by Lenora Lee in collaboration with performers Yao Dang, Lynn Huang, Timothy Huey, Hien Huynh, Carl Irons, Eric Koziol, SanSan Kwan, Wayne Tai Lee, Kevin Lo, Chloe Luo, Johnny Nguyen, Shannon Preto, Yi-Ting Hsu, Stacey Yuen

Music score by Francis Wong and Tatsu Aoki, with Kioto Aoki, JoVia Armstrong, Rami Atassi, Jonathan Chen,Suwan Choi, Deszon X. Claiborne,Coco Elysses, Jason Kao Hwang, Michael Jamanis, Jamie Kempkers, Chad Taylor, Edward Wilkerson Jr., Michael Zerang

Poetry & text by Genny Lim, Wong Gung Jue, and Immigration Station detainees

Voiceover by Lynn Huang, Hien Huynh, Todd Nakagawa, Johnny Nguyen, Shannon Preto

Media Design by Olivia Ting

Videography directed by Lenora Lee
     filmed by Lenora Lee, Shannon Preto, Olivia Ting
     edited by Tatsu Aoki, Lenora Lee, Olivia Ting

 

 

LLD’s work integrates contemporary dance, film, music, and research and has gained increasing attention for its sustained pursuit of issues related to immigration, global conflict, and its impacts, particularly on women and families.

“We strive to generate artistic work that engages deeply the connections between individuals and their experiences, and community and collective memory, through creative processes, research, and public involvement.” – Lenora Lee

“What struck me most was how Lee managed to embed the narrative into the installation’s structure. So many different things were happening all at once and no one could predict what was going to occur, or when, or where… it shows how carefully Lee wove the narrative into everyone’s experience, including the viewer’s.” – Heather Desaulniers, Dance Commentary

 

 

 

BACKGROUND

From 1910 to 1940, Angel Island was the site of an Immigration Station that functioned as the West Coast equivalent of Ellis Island, although the Angel Island facility also enforced policies designed to exclude, rather than welcome, many Pacific Coast immigrants coming from eighty two countries. The processing time for most in the Station was two-three days, however for Chinese, the average was 3 weeks to 3 months of detention. One individual spent 22 months in the station.

In 1970, the site was slated for demolition because of its deteriorated condition; but the discovery of Chinese poetry that had been carved into the walls of the detention barracks saved it from destruction and led to renewed interest in the Angel Island Immigration Station. It increased awareness of the need to access the vivid lessons of sacrifice and triumph in the history of immigration. As a result of a broad advocacy campaign, funding was secured to preserve the site and to open the barracks to the public in 1983. Out of the community campaign the Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation (AIISF) was founded to continue preservation and educational efforts for the site, and to increase awareness of the contributions Pacific Coast immigrants make.

The mission of the Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation (AIISF) is to promote a greater understanding of Pacific Coast immigration and its role in shaping America’s past, present and future. In partnership with the California State Parks, AIISF educates the public about the complex story and rich cultural heritage of Pacific Coast immigrants and their descendants.

 

 

 

LENORA LEE DANCE

The company is directed by San Francisco native Lenora Lee, who has been a dancer, choreographer and artistic director for the past 19 years in San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York. In 2013 she was an Artist Fellow at the de Young Museum, a Djerassi Resident Artist, and was a Visiting Scholar at New York University 2012-2016. She is currently an Artist in Residence at Dance Mission Theater. LLD creates works that are both set in public and private spaces, intimate and at the same time large-scale, inspired by individual stories as well as community strength. For the last ten years, LLD has been pushing the envelope of large-scale multimedia dance performance that connects various styles of movement and music to culture, history and human rights issues. Its work has grown to encompass the creation, presentation and screening of films, museum and gallery installations, civic engagement and educational programming. www.LenoraLeeDance.com

Within These Walls is supported in part by California Arts Council,  San Francisco Arts Commission, Zellerbach Family Foundation, Portsmouth Plaza Parking Corporation, Fleishhacker Foundation, San Francisco Grants for the Arts, OCA San Mateo, Dance Mission Theater and to Generous Individuals. Special thanks to Casey Dexter-Lee & California State Parks, Grant Din and Penelope Wong.

 

 

 

photos by Robbie Sweeny featuring:

  1. Johnny Nguyen
  2. Johnny Nguyen & Eric Koziol
  3. Lynn Huang, Eric Koziol, Yi-Ting Hsu
  4. Yao Dang, Yi-Ting Hsu, Stacey Yuen, Chloe Luo
  5. Kevin Lo, Johnny Nguyen, Hien Huynh, Wayne Tai Lee
  6. Kevin Lo & Stacey Yuen
  7. Johnny Nguyen & Chloe Luo
  8. Yao Dang, Stacey Yuen, Chloe Luo, Yi-Ting Hsu
  9. Hien Huynh & Lynn Huang
  10. Hien Huynh