Saturday, October 8, 2011

archival videos

I hope everyone is enjoying our new archival library. As we get ready for our 20th next season it has been great to look back at key works and think about the inspiration for them. Growing up in Santa Fe as a Korean American has influenced so many works. The issue of how we find a place to belong within the complicated layers of American society is an amazing journey. I remember sitting watching my parents who are visual artists work through decisions in their creative processes, meeting visual artists such as Isamu Noguchi, going to bilingual schools and martial arts academies. So many images and communities intersecting. I can look at our archives and understand now that every dance is a reflection of personal experience. Adulthood gives us the lens through which to interpret these experiences and distill messages for the audience.

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