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Kun-Yang Lin and Dancers presents the world premiere of Home S. 9th St., November 19-21

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Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers presents the world premiere of “Home/S. 9th St.,” a personal yet universal exploration of the immigrant journey, the discomfort of crossing borders and finding a new identity in America. The performance will be presented by FringeArts on November 19-21 in Philadelphia.

The new piece draws on the stories of diverse community members along Philadelphia’s famed South 9th Street corridor, where KYL/D’s dance venue, CHI Movement Arts Center, is located.

As they developed a vision for “Home,””Artistic Director Kun-Yang Lin (himself a Taiwanese immigrant) and six members of the KYL/D ensemble (many of whom are foreign-born) conducted story circles with neighbors. Their creative information-gathering became a way to explore issues of social import, grapple with struggles for justice, and sow seeds for healing and community building through the arts. KYL/D has commissioned Cory Neale to compose some original music for the piece, which also includes abstract excerpts from their recorded interviews.

The world premiere of Home/S. 9th St. has been made possible, in part, by funding from the PNC Arts Alive program and Temple University’s Presidential Humanities and Arts Research grant.

 

Home/S. 9th St.
Thursday, November 19 – Saturday, November 21,8p.m. and Saturday, 3p.m.
FringeArts, 140 N. Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Tickets are $29; $15 for students and 25 and under. Tickets can be purchased at FringeArts.com.

About Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers
Hailed for its superbly trained dancers and inventive choreography, the internationally active Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers celebrates the ability of dance to integrate body, spirit and mind, inviting audiences to engage in their own journeys of self-discovery. Informed by living traditions, contemplative practices and diverse philosophies of Asian origin, the company creates contemporary dances that transcend cultural boundaries. Artistic Director Kun-Yang Lin’s Zen-inspired practice of dance manifests in lush works of poetic sensibility that The New York Times says “create and inhabit worlds of their own.”

KYL/D’s dance artists are: Evalina Carbonell, Brian Cordova, Annielille Gavino-Kollman, Helen Hale, Kun-Yang Lin, Mo Liu, WeiWei Ma, Grace Stern and Jessica Warchal-King

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