State of Play Festival: Erin Yen/Dragons Dance

State of Play Festival: Erin Yen/Dragons Dance

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State of Play Festival

Erin Yen/Dragons Dance: Paper Trails
Monday, June 6, 3:30 PM
Studio B, ODC Dance Commons
Digital stream Thursday, June 16, 6 PM 

Paper Trails is a dynamic exploration of the unique communication pathways adopted by immigrants on Angel Island in the early 20th century. This new dance work features a range of movement drawn from imagination and personal stories, as well as inspiration from Erin Yen’s mixed-race lineage.  Artists Lucia Flexer-Marshall, Abigail Hinson and Sawako Ogo share the stage to research how communities may be built through fragmented interactions. The records have burned. A new history may form and we can write it, one secret message at a time.
ASL interpretation will be provided at this event. Captioning will be available on this Digital Encore. Please contact the ODC Box Office with accessibility requests or questions

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  • Erin Yen | Dragons Dance

    Dragons Dance is a movement-driven dance company that uses the intricacies of its artists’ pasts to understand an unknown future. Founded in 2020 by Erin Yen, Dragons Dance draws from Yen’s extensive contemporary dance training and unique use of Laban Analysis in choreography. Dragons Dance has performed as a resident artist at venues throughout the Bay Area, shares work online via dance film, and provides spaces for artists to co-collaborate and create community.


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