Invisible Traces: SF Chinatown

dNaga in its 20th anniversary season offers this dance film as an artistic response to the racist laws that continue to impact our community. Creative Director Claudine Naganuma brings together interviews by Nancy Hom, Pam Tau Lee, Tom Bing Tam, and others to talk about our history, the vibrancy of Chinese culture, ways to support each other and to promote healing. Performance by dNaga, with editing by Marie Fontejon, animation by Elmira Bagherzadeh, and design by Dale MacDonald. Music by Bun-Ching Lam, Joel Davel, Genny Lim and Jon Jang

ARTISTS AND CREW

Creative Director: Claudine Naganuma
Animator: Elmira Bagherzadeh
Design: Dale MacDonald
Music: Bun-Ching Lam, Joel Davel, Genny Lim and Jon Jang
Video Editor: Marie Fontejon
Personal Stories: Nancy Hom, Pam Tau Lee, Tom Bing Tam, and others.
Dancers: Featuring Selma Apara, Jennifer Chan, Melanie Hilario, Janey Madamba, and dNaga Co. members.

ABOUT dNaga

dNaga’s mission is to build community through art and access while fostering creativity and power through play and inquiry. The intergenerational dance company performs annually and provides ongoing dance and art activities through its community-based programs; Dance for PD® and the GIRL Project. For more information visit www.dNaga.org

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  1. Face of Janey Madamba, who is Chinese and Filipina, is covered with artistically places red pebbles around the shape of her eyes. She has a sad expression. Projected on top of her face is a transparent document of the Chinese exclusion act signed by the House of Representatives. Cursive writing reads "Chinese laborers" over the front of her nose.
  2. Close up of right eye of Janey Madamba, who is Chinese and Filipina, and is decorated with red pebbles framing her eye and eyebrow. Projected on top of her face is a transparent document of the Chinese exclusion act signed by the House of Representatives. Cursive writing reads "United States" at the top and bottom of the frame.
  3. Close up of the eyes of Selma Apara, who is African American. She has artistically placed blue and white pebbles on the side of her face. Projected on top of her face is a transparent document of the Chinese exclusion act signed by the House of Representatives. The word "expiration" in cursive is under her left eye.

 

REGISTRATION

Registration to this event is free and open to the public. 

Automatic live captioning will be available via Zoom.

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WHEN
June 12, 2021 at 2pm - 3:15pm
WHERE
Zoom and YouTube
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