If you want to make it to the top, you have to start small. Award-winning Chinese American pianist George Li knows that from personal experience.
As you might well expect from a play called “The Brothers Paranormal,” certain thriller aspects of the paranormal goings-on have to remain hidden from the general public. But director Mimi Katano was willing to let a few pennies drop.
Where Beauty Lies, the newest exhibition at the Wing Luke Museum, takes on the topic of beauty, particularly as it pertains to Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI).
“When I was younger, I had a difficult time understanding what it means to be happa (half and half). What made me Japanese, and what made me Dominican? What does being American mean for a person such as myself? When my parents separated, my mother (Japanese) got custody of me, which is why I’ve spent most of my life exposed to Japanese culture. It wasn’t until later in life where I started to learn about Dominican culture through my Dad’s side in the Bronx, New York…
From “Sense and Sensibility” to “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” Taiwanese director Ang Lee’s choice of movie genres runs the gamut, yet what makes him successful is his ability to probe deep emotions—and his insistence upon stunning visuals. Both of these are present in Lee’s latest endeavor, “Gemini Man,” starring Will Smith, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and Clive Owen.
On Oct. 12, after almost a year of being closed for construction, the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, located on the University of Washington (UW) campus, will re-open to the public in a new building.
“Hopefully what I can do is give through my film a collective hug to people,” states Gurinder Chadha, producer, director, and script writer for “Blinded by the Light,” the new film based on the memoir by Sarfraz Manzoor, who also worked on the script.
Coming soon to Seattle will be the first-ever performance in the United States of the Chinese classic tale, “The Butterfly Lovers,” told in dance by the Beijing Dance Academy, under the direction and choreography of Li Hengda from Bellevue’s Hengda Dance Academy.
The challenge: Take a script about gay penguins, working with not-necessarily-gay penguins and human zookeepers, to save home, hearth, and hearts in a world on the brink of collapse—and make it funny, warm, accessible, and even kid-friendly.
The famous Chinese love story, The Butterfly Lovers (Liang Shanbo yu Zhu YingTai), is coming to Seattle’s McCaw Hall in September, with the Beijing Dance Academy, thanks to Li Hengda of Hengda Dance Academy.