Image Description: A grid of photos featuring Ben Goldberg (photo by John Rudoff), Francis Wong (photo by Yumi Hatta), Tatsu Aoki (photo by Ken Carl), William Roper (photo by Joseph Mitchell), Karl Evangelista (photo by Lenny Gonzalez)

Expansions // Horizons: Asian Improv aRts' 35th Anniversary Celebration Festival

APICC is proud to celebrate Asian Improv aRts' 35 Year Anniversary as part of the 25th Annual United States of Asian America Festival: Generations of Power.

For 35 years, Asian Improv aRts (AIR) has been at the forefront of the Asian and Asian American movement – advancing artists, activism, and culture on a national level. Come join us for two unique programs of music, dance, and film, bringing together a national lineup representing multiple generations of AIR artists, as we celebrate this historic milestone and look forward to the future with radical imagination.


Kioto Aoki (taiko / percussion), Chicago
Tatsu Aoki (taiko / shamisen), Chicago
Karl Evangelista (guitar), Bay Area 
Marina Fukushima (dance), Bay Area 
Ben Goldberg (clarinet), Bay Area 
YiTing (Gama) Hsu (dance), Taiwan / Bay Area 
Hien Huynh (dance), Bay Area
Christopher Lam (Vietnamese Monochord - Đàn Bầu), Bay Area 
Jacqueline Lam (Vietnamese zither - Đàn Tranh), Bay Area 
William Roper (tuba), Los Angeles 
Karen Stackpole (multiple percussion), Bay Area
Melody Takata (taiko), Bay Area  
Francis Wong (saxophone), Bay Area
And additional artists TBA


Since 1987, Asian Improv aRts (AIR) has built a national cross-cultural, interdisciplinary community rooted in social justice and equity, advancing artists who create innovative works representing Asian and Asian American experiences. AIR’s impact has been far-reaching; building the strength, sustainability and national visibility of Asian American arts and culture, embedded in community-based work with an authentic Asian American voice and grounded in a social justice approach that has deep connections to BIPOC communities. Over its 35 years, AIR has produced more than 100 recordings of Asian American artists, chronicling a legacy of Asian artistic excellence in the U.S. and mentored many artists in their early stages, some of whom are now luminaries in their field, such as Vijay Iyer and Jen Shyu.


Thursday, June 30, 2022
Program A: 6-7pm PST, and
Program B: 7:30-8:30pm PST

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 30, 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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Lenora Lee · · (415) 913-8725
$10.00 USD · Purchase tickets