Forgiveness   Photo
Forgiveness
photo: Jack Vartoogian

Education/Performing Arts
ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE
FOSTERING FORGIVENESS


MARCH 1-13, 2000

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ARTIST AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
Through mid-March, master artists from China, Japan, Korea, and the United States, under the direction of Chinese director-performer Chen Shi-Zheng, are in the Twin Cities offering community activities while working on the final phase of Forgiveness, a new theatrical work exploring modern Asian history and healing to be presented at the Walker this month. Artists include Eve Beglarian, American composer; Akira Matsui, Japanese Noh theater master; Song Hee Lee, contemporary Korean dancer; Zhou Long, Chinese jinju (Peking opera) performer; Kang Kwon Soon, Korean vocalist; Wu Man, Chinese pipa player; Zhou Ming, Chinese dizi and Korean piri flutes player; and Kenny Endo, Japanese-American multipercussionist.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 7 PM
   
  TRADITIONAL ASIAN MOVEMENT MASTER CLASS
THURSDAY-SATURDAY, MARCH 9-11
   
  WORLD PREMIERE: FORGIVENESS
SATURDAY, MARCH 11, 1 PM
   
  COMMUNITY FORUM: THE FUTURE OF THE PAST




THE RESIDENCY ACTIVITIES AND PERFORMANCES ARE PRESENTED BY WALKER ART CENTER PERFORMING ARTS AND EDUCATION/COMMUNITY PROGRAMS DEPARTMENTS IN ASSOCIATION WITH ASIAN AMERICAN RENAISSANCE, CAAM, INTERMEDIA ARTS, MINNESOTA DANCE ALLIANCE, THE KOREAN-AMERICAN TODAY AND TOMORROW CENTER, AND THEATER MU.

FORGIVENESS WAS CO-COMMISSIONED BY THE WALKER ART CENTER, ASIA SOCIETY (NYC), HEBBEL THEATRE (BERLIN), FESTIVAL D'AUTOMNE (PARIS), THE FLYNN THEATRE (VERMONT), AND UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, AND WAS MADE POSSIBLE IN PART BY A GRANT FROM THE MEET THE COMPOSER/INTERNATIONAL CREATIVE COLLABORATIONS PROGRAM, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE FORD FOUNDATION. ADDITIONAL FUNDS PROVIDED BY THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS AND THE BUSH FOUNDATION.