Being, Belonging & Beyond - SF Bay Area AAPI Dance Film Festival

500 Capp Street, Asian Pacific Cultural Center (APICC), and Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) co-present Being, Belonging & Beyond - SF Bay Area AAPI Dance Film Festival on May 14 at Kapwa Gardens in San Francisco. Curated by APICC and Megan Lowe Dances, screenings will include dance films by Lenora Lee Dance, Alleluia Panis, Sammay Dizon, and culminates in the world premiere screening of HOME(in)STEAD, a site-specific dance work by 500 Capp Street artists-in-residence Megan Lowe and Johnny Huy Nguyen - a performance that utilizes the historical David Ireland House as a visceral canvas for exploring means of feeling, finding, creating, and healing home through dynamic architecture-oriented movement and intimate contact partnering supported by live music, text, and installation.

The finale screening will be followed by a panel discussion and audience Q&A with all participating artists and their collaborators, celebrating the lineage of AAPI performing artists in the Bay Area that are documenting dance and movement in film/video as a way to create conversations about the experiences of AAPI communities and the ways they are reflecting upon and honoring their cultural heritages. The discussion will also explore the collaboration process and how new modes of presentation allows each work to reach more audiences, invoking the immediacy of the original performances, while allowing for new perspectives and narratives through different mediums.


1:00PM Doors Open

2:00PM Screening: And The Community Will Rise by Lenora Lee Dance

3:30PM Performance by Megan Lowe + Screening AAPI Dance Film Shorts Program: BREATHE (HINGA) by Sammay Dizon; Benito & Antonio, Splendid Dancing, Lakbai Diwa, Ritwal Sa Baibai by Alleluia Panis/KULARTS

5:00PM Reception featuring Sarap Shop & Victory Hall

6:00PM Premiere Screening & Performance: HOME(in)STEAD by Megan Lowe & Johnny Huy Nguyen

7:00PM AAPI Dance Film Panel Discussion with Audience Q&A

Tickets includes re-entry for any of the scheduled presentations. Audience members are welcome to come and go for any portion of the program as they please. ASL interpretation will be provided.


Being, Belonging & Beyond - SF Bay Area AAPI Dance Film Festival is co-presented by the Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center in partnership with 500 Capp Street and Center for Asian American Media, as part of the 26th United States of Asian America Festival (USAAF). For the full calendar of events:

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$15 Student/Senior

$20 General Admission

$35 Art Supporter

**Tickets include re-entry for any of the scheduled presentations.



Kapwa Gardens, 967 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103 (Map)

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