Extraordinary performances by artists from Malaysia, Indonesia Thailand, the Philippines, India, and the U.S.
July 21 --
Performances by Fellows of the UCLA Asian Pacific Performance Exchange (APPEX) Program.
O D 'wata Holi Kemudung/ Dosayan
Grace Nono (Vocalist) The Philippines
Dancer: Waewdao Sirisook
Musicians: David Cutler, Joseph Gonzales, Kamrul Hussin, Shoji Kameda, Andrew McGraw, Somnath Roy
O D'wata Holi Kemudung is a T'boli prayer from South Cotabato, Southern Philippines seeking blessings for harmony. This prayer for peace was taught to Grace by Mendung Sabal. Dosayan, a prayer for peace and unity, is a traditional song from the Kalinga people of the Cordileras, Northern Philippines, taught to Grace by Arnel Banasan.
Joseph Gonzales (Dancer/Choreographer) Malaysia
Sriyani Fitri (Dancer) Malaysia
Andrew McGraw (Musician/Composer) USA
Dancer: Anusha Kedar
North Indian (Kathak) Dance
Cynthia Lee (Dancer) USA
Musician: Somnath Roy
Kathak nritta (pure dance) followed by a mira bhajan, a devotional song to Lord Krishna
Audience Interaction Dialogue
Kayhan Irani (Theater artist) USA
Waewdao Sirisook (Dancer/Choreographer) Thailand
Musicians: Gregory Acker, Kamrul Hussin, Shoji Kameda, Andy McGraw, Dedek Wahyundi
Lerng-Poi means the serenade, celebration, ritual and ceremony. Lanna (Northern Thai) aspects of life are presented in this piece.
~ 15 Minute Intermission ~
Shoji Kameda (Musician/Composer) USA
Musicians: Gregory Acker, Kamrul Hussin, Rob Levit, Andy McGraw, Grace Nono, Somanth Roy
The day after it rains is always the best day to be in LA.
Windows and Walls
Joseph Gonzales (Choreographer) Malaysia
Dancer: Leonard Cruz
Musician: Shoji Kameda
Choices - Responses - Decisions
Sanjib Bhattacharya (Dancer/Choreographer) India
Musicians: Gregory Acker, Somnath Roy
APPEX Fellows 2006
18 artists, from Asia and America, were selected through a highly competitive review process to participate in the 2006 Asia Pacific Performance Exchange Fellowship (APPEX) program from July 3-August 11, on the UCLA Campus. APPEX is the groundbreaking laboratory where artists teach their craft to each to her and create work together. Since its inception in 1995 APPEX has brought together more than 200 traditional and contemporary artists from Asia and the USA. In this postmodern world where it is so easy to co-opt imagery and create cultural pastiche, it is essential that we seek collaborative models that are equitable, self-reflexive and culturally informed. Join us to witness the efforts of the APPEX artists and consider the benefits of international exchange and collaboration.
APPEX Artists' Bios
Individual works Performances
July 19, Wednesday
July 21, Friday
August 9, Wednesday
August 11, Friday
Time: 7:00 pm
Glorya Kaufman Dance Theater UCLA
120 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles
$12; $10 students & seniors
$36 to attend all 4 shows. Limited offer.
Funded by U.S Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, National Endowment for the Arts, Ford Foundation, Ford Foundation-Jakarta and National Commission for Culture and Arts-Philippines. Co sponsor: UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture, UCLA Department of World Arts & Cultures and UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies.
Cost: $12; $10 students & seniors
Parking at UCLA costs $8.