Forgiveness   Photo
Forgiveness
photo: Jack Vartoogian

Education/Performing Arts
ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE
FOSTERING FORGIVENESS


FEBRUARY 20 THROUGH MARCH 13, 2000,

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From February 20 through March 13, master artists from China, Japan, Korea, and the United States will be in residence offering community activities while rehearsing the final phase of Forgiveness, a new theatrical work to be presented by the Walker Art Center in March. The piece examines a pain-filled 20th century of inter-Asian conflict marked by war and peace, unspeakable atrocities, and the dream of a united Asia. Artists include Eve Beglarian, American composer; Chen Shi-Zheng, Chinese theater artist and director; Akira Matsui, Japanese Noh theater master; Song Hee Lee, 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 drummer.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 7 PM
   
CHARACTER IN ASIAN PERFORMANCE
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 7 PM
   
FIRESIDE CHAT: MOVING HISTORY
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 7 PM
   
  ARTISTS IN CONVERSATION: THE JOURNEY TO FORGIVENESS
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 7 PM
   
  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.