A-Squared Festival: Day 4

A-Squared Festival: Day 4

Sun, October 23, 2016

7:00 pm

Links Hall

Chicago, IL

$15 - $20

A-Squared Festival: Day 4
A-Squared Festival: Day 4
The A-Squared Asian American Performing Arts Festival features four evenings of contemporary dance, music, performance art, puppetry, sound art, spoken word, and theatre by American artists of Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese descent.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23, 7:00 PM: A-Squared Theatre; memory vs. memory by Ly Hoang Ly & Patricia Nguyen; performance by eedahahm and Lee Chul Woo; and a performance by Mitsu Salmon.

You can purchase festival pass for $40 by looking up A-Squared Asian American Performing Arts Festival Pass on TICKETFLY.
A-Squared Theatre
A-Squared Theatre
A-­Squared Theatre

As an Asian American theatre company, A-Squared Theatre was founded in December 2006 by a collective of Asian American theatre artists based in Chicago. Noting that many important Asian and Asian American plays, both new and old, have never been produced in Chicago, these artists united for the common goal of bringing these stories to the Chicago stage. In doing so, the founders pledged to showcase the talents of Asian American directors, designers, writers, and actors who they believe were underutilized, underrepresented, and misrepresented in Chicago theatre.

This year A-Squared Theatre presents Piano by Hope Kim, directed by Way Yim and performed by Hope Kim and Dan Lin.
memory vs. memory
memory vs. memory
memory vs. memory is a life-long durational performance between Ly Hoang Ly and Patricia Nguyen exploring the freedom and confinement, inherited memory, and the ethics of witnessing. Growing up on different sides of the Vietnam/American War, politically and geographically, both performers share a history of their fathers’ incarceration after the end of the war. Ly’s father was imprisoned in a jail in the capital city and Nguyen’s father was imprisoned in a hard labor camp in the rural area on the border of Cambodia and Vietnam. From Vietnam to the United States and in the liminality of waterways in between, Ly and Patricia’s collaboration is birthed out of a desire to delve deeper into the assemblages of their shared and divergent histories. memory vs. memory exist as a series of installation performances integrating performance art, sculpture, and poetry.
eedahahm with Lee Chul Woo
eedahahm with Lee Chul Woo
eedahahm is an autodidact artist with a focus on video painting, spanking shamanism, mouth music, improvisational dance, inter-generational meditation, and community healing. Spent the beginning of 2015 opening their first solo exhibition "stupid" at the Chicago Cultural Center of Korea, presented works and performance questioning the identity of the body and mind in a non-corporeal plane designed for the virtual reality. Spent the latter half of 2015 walking over 2000 miles on the Pacific Crest Trail filming and performing for a documentary titled "stupid" exploring our identities tied to mother nature, physical body, the mind, and social surroundings. Currently in post-production stages of finalizing the documentary.

Lee Chul Woo is a spiritual ah-buh-ji spreading love and awareness through teachings of Asian Calligraphy, Korean bamboo flutes, and meditation.
Mitsu Salmon
Mitsu Salmon
Mitsu Salmon creates original performance and visual works, which fuse multiple disciplines. She was born in the melting pot of Los Angeles to a Japanese mother and American father. Her creation in differing mediums, the translation of one medium to another, is connected to the translation of differing cultures and languages.
Salmon received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2014. In 2005 she graduated from NYU where she majored in Experimental Theater. She has performed solo work at places such Performance Space 122, Dance Theater Workshop, Highways Performance Space and internationally at Hebbel Am Uffer (Berlin) Central Saint Martins (London), and Urbanguild (Kyoto). She has participated in the Asquared Asian American Performance Festival in Chicago, the Berlin Performance Art Festival, and Act Art London Performance Art Festival.
She has been awarded artists residencies at Earthdance in Massachettes, Oxbow in Michigan, Tsung Yeh in Taiwan and Villa Pandan Harum in Bali, Indonesia. In Chicago, she has been awarded residencies through High Concept Lab, the Cultural Center, and Links Hall.
Venue Information:
Links Hall
3111 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL, 60618
http://www.linkshall.org/