HT Chen & Dancers to visit ROOTS in Atlanta

Next week, Alternate ROOTS will host HT Chen & Dancers for a week of exploration, art-making and community-building around what it means to be Chinese in the South and what it means to be an immigrant in the US.

About the Company:

H.T. Chen & Dancers is an innovative modern dance company which has created a uniquely Asian-American expression by embodying its cultural heritage. Infusing Western modern dance with the strength and beauty of Asian aesthetics, the Company's dynamic style has enchanted audiences across the United States, Europe and Asia since its inception in 1978.

Residency and performance highlights include: La MaMa Annex Theatre, the World Financial Center, Dance Theater Workshop, The Joyce Theater, Taipei Theater, and Lincoln Center Out of Doors (New York City); The Dance Center of Columbia College (Chicago); The Egg Performing Art Center (Albany, NY); Miami-Dade Community College (Miami); The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Washington, D.C.); Theater Artaud (San Francisco); and Painted Bride Arts Center (Philadelphia). International touring has included two European tours and seven Asian tours to China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.

Here is our schedule for the week:

Monday, June 18

7:00 PM  Meet & Greet with ROOTS Staff

Tuesday, June 19

9:00 AM    Moving in the Spirit Site Visit; Genene Stewart, Managing Director

5:00 PM    Organization of Chinese Americans, GA Chapter; Tricia Sung, President

6:00 PM    Public Dialogue: Cultural identity and what it means to be an immigrant/transplant in the South; Oriental Pearl Restaurant; Chamblee, GA (RSVP Required)

Wednesday, June 20

10:00 AM World Refugee Day; Clarkston Community Center

1:30 PM    Workshop: A Day of Art Making (Dance & Music); Several Dancers CORE Studio (RSVP Required)    

Thursday, June 21

2:00 PM    Community Partners Planning Session; Alternate ROOTS Offices (RSVP Required)

Evening    Night Out; Atlanta Ballet Cocktails in the Garden; Botanical Gardens

Friday, June 22

10:00 AM Several Dancers CORE Site Visit; Elizabeth Geiger, Managing Director; Decatur, GA

11:00 AM Beacon Dance Meeting; Patton White, Executive Director             
2:00 PM Depart for the airport