Speaking Chinese, a new cross-cultural, multidisciplinary sonic dance theater based on the writings of Chinese American author Zhang Ailing (Eileen Chang). A collaborative project of Director/Choreographer Kim Epifano with renowned Chinese composer Zhu Jian’er, Chinese ballerina Hou Honglan, American dancer/actor C. Derrick Jones, and producer Barry Plews of the Creative Futures cultural exchange program, among others. Speaking Chinese was presented at the San Francisco International Arts Festival in May 2008.

Read about this cross-cultural exchange in “A Red Thread: Creating Dance Across Cultures and Politics” as featured in inDance, September 2008.

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