November 2019

In the Skin of Her Hands by Lenora Lee Dance (temporary image)  photo by Robbie Sweeny

In the Skin of Her Hands by Lenora Lee Dance (temporary image)

photo by Robbie Sweeny



MAY 2019

November 8th & 9th - 8PM

East Side Cultural Center

a movement solo to father, mother, & older sister


November 1st & 2nd - 8pm

November 3rd - 5pm

‘In the Skin of Her Hands’

Lenora Lee Dance

Lenora Lee Dance (LLD) celebrates its 12th Anniversary Season with the World Premiere of our latest multimedia dance production, “In the Skin of Her Hands.” Inspired by the lives and experiences of breast cancer survivors, this piece is a journey through healing, compassion, and forgiveness in the face of the unknown.


October 25, 7-9:30PM at SOMArts Cultural Center

a movement solo to refugees, homeward, homebound, those sailing oceans lit by the starry, and from heart to father, mother & older sister


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MARCH 2019

Saturdays & Sundays, May 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, 18th & 19th, 2019

11am-12:30pm & 1-2:30pm

Within These Walls & Dreams of Flight are dedicated to the over 100,000 Chinese who were detained and processed at the Station between 1910 - 1940 as a result of the Chinese Exclusion Act, which tore families apart and resulted in a mass incarceration experience that forever stamps the experience of Chinese in America.

Journey within a labyrinth of rooms in the historic two-story U.S. Immigration Station on Angel Island, experiencing intimate interactive environments, dance movement inspired by contemporary, modern, and hiphop, sound, poetry, projections, and film integrated inside and outside the building and within the walls.

Choose your own adventure, roam freely encountering live, real time performers, unfolding in stories of interrogations, secret messages, escape attempts, dreams of prosperity - an intimate environment in which audiences are simultaneously participants - actual accounts of those detained on the island - decide whose story to witness, interact and weave together your own narrative. Can we alter the outcome?



with cinder, ember to ash

Asian Art Museum

March 28, 6pm & 8pm

with cinder, ash to ember features new choreographic works by Jory Horn, Yi-Ting (Gama) Hsu, and Hien Huynh inspired by their mothers. The three pieces will focus, respectively, on reincarnation, rebirth and the transmigration of refugees, the bond between mother and child separated by distance, and the merging of embodied memories and imprinted experiences with unspoken and recovered history. Thu, Mar 28, 6pm & 8pm, Free until 5pm, $10 admission after 5pm.





March 9-10 / Sat 8pm, Sun 7pm
Patrick Makuakane / Na Lei Hulu I Ka Wekiu (Sat only)
Boomshake Music (Sun only)
Tigre Bailando
Danza Contacto Puerto Rico
Sammay Dizon and Halau Kawainuhi
Hien Huynh
Primera Generación
and guest poet Terisa Siagatonu (Sun only)



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January 31- February 2 / 8pm

Inspired by the Brutalist movement in architecture, with its emphasis on massive exposed concrete construction, and a wistfulness for the anti-bourgeois spirit of an earlier era, Impact features a cast of 15 performers inhabiting a dystopian world in the near future. With scenic design by Alice Malia and commissioned music by Aaron M. Gold, this new contemporary dance by Kristin Damrow will lead audiences through a mirror world eerily like our own.