Creative Direction/Choreography v e s s e l s // Shoey Sun and Kris Seto in collaboration with the artists
Movement Artists Rebecca Corrigan, Niki Farahani, Maurice Ivy, Elizabeth Shew, Haley Sung
Music + Sound Cameron Thompkins
Set Design Simon Schabert
Lighting Design Christopher Weston
Stylist Lee Hubilla
Illustration Lilly Lam
 
“We’ve been talking about our experiences of growing up in America. Of the reflexive desire to assimilate. The yearning to belong. The feeling of putting on the words Asian-Pacific American - an awkward sweater that we are neither growing into or out of. 
 
This piece stems from our personal memories and observations. It is an attempt to unpack the messiness of identity politics, The Sacrifices of Our Parents, and living within the confines and privileges of being the model minority. Neither a start nor a finish, we’ve imagined Neutral Ground to be a fleeting reflection of the experiences of existing in this in-between.”
 
The CUNY Dance Initiative receives major support from The Mertz Gilmore Foundation, the Howard Gilman Foundation, and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Jerome Robbins Foundation, the SHS Foundation, the Fan Fox & Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, and the Harkness Foundation for Dance. CDI is spearheaded and administered by The Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College.