APICC is proud to co-present Maw Jaw as part of CHINATOWN: OUR FUTURE IS NOW! an outdoor showcase taking place at Portsmouth Square on May 30th, 2021 for the 24th annual United States of Asian America Festival: Forging Our Futures - SoMa & Chinatown.
APICC is also excited to showcase Maw Jaw as part of the outdoor showcase at Kapwa Gardens in the SoMa on June 5, 2021 for USAAF 2021.
Megan Lowe Dances and Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center team up to present Maw Jaw, a free outdoor dance event at Portsmouth Square, featuring a site-specific dance film journey and live excerpts from MLD’s Tangram project. Maw Jaw rehearsals will occur outside in public spaces around San Francisco’s Chinatown—activating benches, railings, poles, stairs, and play structures—inviting passersby to witness the creative process, enhancing community engagement, sparking conversations, and inspiring interest in dance as a tool to engage with the environment/people around us. This project is in solidarity with the API community.
Megan Lowe (choreography, dance, music)
Zachary Abelson (music)
Maurice Ramirez (photography/videography)
ABOUT THE PRODUCING ARTIST
With an affinity for dynamic places and partners, the movers of Megan Lowe Dances climb, fall, and fold into and out of floors, walls, windows, stairs, ledges, and bodies, testing the laws of physics—tackling unusual physical situations and inventing compelling solutions, opening up the imagination to what is possible.
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- A woman by the name of Megan Lowe levitates 10ft off the ground, using arm strength to hold her body perpendicular to a metal pole, legs parallel to the floor below. She has short brown asymmetrical hair and is wearing a blue dress with flowers, black tights, and Burgundy combat boots. Below here is a wall mural that says, "Peace, Resilience, Solidarity, Justice" next to a red heart, and in the background is in SF Chinatown's Portsmouth Square.
- Megan Lowe slightly tilts back with her face tilted up to the sky and eyes softly closed. Her right hand rests on her forehead, and her left hand reaches towards the ground like a tiger's claw. She has short brown asymmetrical hair and is wearing a green dress and yellow wedge boots with flowers on them. In the foreground is some urban greenery and in the background is a bright red wall, located in an alleyway of SF Chinatown.
- Megan Lowe takes a big lunge to the right, with arms stretched out to the both sides of her, hands in the shape of claws. She has short brown asymmetrical hair and is wearing a hot pink dress with blue geometric shapes on it, and burgundy combat boots. She is standing on top of a brightly colored red, orange, and yellow dragon, located at Willie "Woo Woo" Wong Playground in SF Chinatown.
- Megan Lowe levitates 10ft off the ground, using arm strength to hold her body perpendicular to a metal pole, right leg reaching to the sky and left leg reaching towards the floor. She has short brown asymmetrical hair and is wearing a blue dress with flowers, black tights, and Burgundy combat boots. In the background is in SF Chinatown's Portsmouth Square.
All photos by Maurice Ramirez.
This event is occurring at both Portsmouth Square on May 30th and Kapwa Gardens on June 5.
Stay tuned for more info on how to register!
June 5, 2021 at 2pm - 8pm
745 Kearny Street between Clay Street and Washington St
San Francisco, CA 94108
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976 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94103