Megan Lowe Dances 10th Anniversary Season (Sept. 1-9)
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ODC Theater | 3153 17th Street, San Francisco, CA
Submitted by the Event Organizer
Sept. 1, 2, 8 and 9, 7:30pm
Megan Lowe Dances (MLD) celebrates their 10th Anniversary Season with the world premiere of “Gathering Pieces of Peace,” a dance theater work exploring mixed-race Asian American experiences, with an artistic team composed of folks who identify in this way. Through thoughtful text, soulful song, and dynamic dancing, Artistic Director Megan Lowe and collaborators Clarissa Rivera Dyas, Malia Hatico-Byrne, and Melissa Lewis Wong share stories of fractured selves and longings to belong, and co-create a supportive environment for connection that radiates out into their communities. As part of the 10th Anniversary Celebration, admission is free, with suggested donations.
The cast of “Gathering Pieces of Peace” is uniquely made up of multi-racial AAPI artists (dancers and musicians) including histories of Asian, Pacific Islander, Black, Latinx, Middle Eastern, and White heritage. Through movement, text and song, they share stories of complex identities, splintered and overlapping communities, their longings to belong, and co-create a supportive environment for connection.
“Mixed-race individuals make up less than 5% of the SF population and are severely underrepresented in the arts,” explains Lowe. “Our artistic process thrives via collaboration, prioritizing creating relationships of respect, generosity, and gratitude. We’re building a movement of folks with a rare and powerful understanding of how drastically different racial and cultural backgrounds can come closer together-dreaming up possibilities for our futures and the futures of our diverse communities,” she adds.
The San Francisco Chronicle writes of Lowe’s recent work, “The whole evening holds together with a well-hewn emotional arc, a strong sense of form and meaningful variation, and terrific organic use of the whole theater space…Lowe also has a delightful penchant for surprise.”
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