Image Description: A black and white photo of Naoko Brown, hand cupping mouth, moving under a projection of a city street. Courtesy of Olivia Moon Photography.

Convergent Waves: SF

Asian Art Museum in collaboration with Asian Improv aRts, API Cultural Center, and Lenora Lee Dance present a World Premiere of Convergent Waves: SF, with site-responsive, multimedia dance performances by Lenora Lee Dance.

From the award winning site-responsive, multimedia dance company Lenora Lee Dance, comes their newest performance piece Convergent Waves: SF, engaging viewers across the country in 2022 and 2023. Audiences are guided through a journey set in the Asian Art Museum to see unfolding stories of community agency, resilience, and transformation. Visitors experience a collective statement for the preservation of community, as neighborhoods across the country face cultural erosion, loss of businesses, and displacement through the pandemic and gentrification.


Conceived, Produced & Directed by Lenora Lee

Choreography by Lenora Lee in collaboration with the performers 

Performers / Dance Collaborators: Naoko Brown, IJ Chan, Flora Hyoin Kim Han, Lynn Huang, Hien Huynh, SanSan Kwan, Johnny Huy Nguyen

Music composed by Vijay Iyer, performed by Fieldwork, Vijay Iyer Trio, Miranda Cuckson, Michi Wianko, Kyle Arrmbust, Kivie Cahn-Lipman, and Wadada Leo Smith. Additional recordings composed and performed by Vijay Iyer and Wadada Leo Smith. Composition by Francis Wong performed by Francis Wong, Deszon X. Claiborne, and Tatsu Aoki. Composition and performance by Tatsu Aoki, with Kioto Aoki, Jamie Kempkers, and Edward Wilkerson Jr.


Lenora Lee Dance (LLD) integrates contemporary dance, film, music, and research and has gained increasing attention for its sustained pursuit of issues related to immigration, incarceration, global conflict, and its impacts, particularly on women and families. The company 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, at times crafted for the proscenium, or underwater, or in the air, and at times are site-responsive, immersive and interactive. For the last 14 years LLD has been pushing the envelope of large-scale multimedia, and immersive 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.


Asian Art Museum
Thursday, June 9, 2022
6:00 - 7:00pm, and 7:30 - 8:30pm

Tickets will be available through the Asian Art Museum website.

The Asian Art Museum strives to be welcoming and accessible to all. Please visit their Accessibility page to see a full list of accommodations, including complimentary assistive listening devices, ASL interpretation, and wheelchairs. Please note that for some accommodations, they require at least two weeks advance notice.

June 09, 2022 at 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Asian Art Museum
200 Larkin Street (at McAllister St
San Francisco, CA 94102
United States
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