Not Your Mother's Pan-Asian Festival 2

Saturday, October 8, 2022
6 – 7:20PM

Not Your Mother’s Pan-Asian Festival 2 (NYMPAF2) is a groundbreaking new free event that celebrates the breadth of AAPI dance expression. We seek to connect the East and the venerable rest, creating a new style that blends the traditional and the contemporary, honoring our history and our present. (And we mean no disrespect to our mothers–they’re the ones who first taught us how to groove!)

Taking place in the Lower East Side’s Corlears Hook Park, NYMPAF2 will feature traditional and contemporary works performed by an AAPI roster of Kevin Toyo, Minbuza (The Japanese Folk Dance Institute of NY), Dancers Unlimited, Kelly Tsai, gorno_suzuki_tanabe, Urvashie Kissoon (Indian Classical Dance), Saung Budaya (Indonesian Dance) and Kinding Sindaw (Indigenous Mindanao Dance).

The dynamic lighting design (by Kia Rogers) will illuminate dancers as they perform in locations all around the park.

This program is presented in conjunction with The Japanese Folk Dance Institute of NY, The Friends of Corlears Hook Park and is made possible by GREEN / ARTS LIVE NYC, which is made possible with support from Con Edison’s Arts Al Fresco Series and the Thompson Family Foundation, administered by City Parks Foundation in collaboration with Mov!ng Culture Projects and Partnerships for Parks.