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One Mother’s Children: Music and Conversation with Hinge Artist Yan Pang

Date: February 2, 2021 4:00 pm
Location: Online
Price: Free
Category: Residency

Hinge artist Yan Pang and her collaborators AK and J-Sun will share the work-in-progress of One Mother’s Children. Audience members will engage with music, dance creators and each other in a more intimate virtual setting to reflect on the social justice themes raised by the work, and how they can be empowered to ask questions and take action in their communities.

The event will begin with the performance and then Yan would love to hear participant's stories about the Fergus Falls community. Participant feedback will be much appreciated and incorporated into the finished production.

This event is made possible by the generosity of Springboard for the Arts Hinge Arts Residency and the People’s Center.

Songwriter: Yan Pang is a composer, performer, and scholar. She is currently an adjunct instructor of music at the University of Minnesota, where she received her Ph.D. in Music with a minor in Theater Arts & Dance. Her work focuses on inter-cultural music composition and performance. As part of this interest, she has been commissioned to compose and invited to perform in music festivals throughout the world. Her upcoming performance, “MIXTAPE IV: Now Streaming,” will be performed at the Cowles Center for Dance and Performing Arts in February 2021. To learn more, please visit www.yanpangcreate.com.

Producer: AK is a composer/musician now living in Warsaw, Poland. After finishing a Master’s degree study about the theory of harmony in the Sichuan Conservatory of Music, she moved to Poland. She tended to create music pieces to combine electronic sounds, visual material, and contemporary methods. She works as a freelance musician and has her own band Pomponika. AK composes, produces, sings, and performs different instruments. In her works, the text is as important as the music itself. Topics involve reflections about domestic violence, modern industry, nationalism, homophobia, also some inner thoughts about life, emotion, or death. More of her music can be found on Spotify, YouTube, and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pomponika/.

Choreographer: J-Sun is a long-term practitioner of several street dance forms, which he teaches, choreographs, theorizes, and performs. He believes in being accountable to the community, challenging tradition, and artistic collaboration as a crucial element of social change. He is the Artistic Director for the MIXTAPE series at the Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts. J-Sun is pursuing a Ph.D. in Theater Historiography at the University of Minnesota and is the disciplinary head of the Hip Hop Dance track. His current choreographic and academic work focuses on using break(danc)ing to investigate agency, mobility, and power.

Yan Pang's One Mother's Children event poster

Date: Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021, 4pm-5pm (CST).
Online platform: Zoom meeting (link provided after registration).
Presenter: Springboard for the Arts staff and Hinge Artist Yan Pang with collaborators AK and J-Sun.
Cost: Free
Contact: If you have questions please call (218) 998-4037, or email dominic@springboardforthearts.org

Recording: This event will be recorded.
Captions: This event will not be captioned by a live captioner.