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Perry Yung
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PostPosted: 2011-05-12, 19:37    Post subject: Strictly a Female Female Reply with quote

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Hi All, For those who like adventurous performance theater (you know who you are), I'm doing a new show with modern dance, puppetry, electric guitars and shakuhachi.

Press release:

Strictly a Female Female is a mashup of Asian themed musicals/opera and (mostly) 80s rock. Donohue and, musical collaborators, Richard Ebihara & Perry Yung have recombined elements from Flower Drum Song, South Pacific, the King and I, and Madame Butterfly with 80s anthem rock from the likes of Journey, Billy Idol, Pat Benatar, and Guns N’Roses to create a truly absurd derivative mesh of the original sources. Strictly a Female Female marks the first collaboration between Maura Nguyen Donohue/inmixedcompany and Slant Performance Group since their 1996 Lotus Blossom Itch at DTW. A reboot to their earlier examination of the Asian female body in popular culture, strictly a female female puts portrayals of race and gender through the blender for a riotous and ridiculous combination of live dance, music, and theater. Direction and choreography by Maura Nguyen Donohue. Music arranged by Richard Ebihara and performed by Ebihara & Perry Yung. Donohue is joined on stage by longtime company member Peggy Cheng, dancers Jessica Colotti and Timothy Edwards, with MiRi Park starring as faux-queen, dancing diva Stella Ho.

"..three extremely talented young Asian American men". - New York Times.
"Donohue's dances deliver a sociopolitical wallop...turning the personal into the universal. They titillate, then disintegrate." - Village Voice


Show times 8:30 PM performances Thursday-Saturday, 4:30 PM performance Sunday
Tickets: $20/general, $15/artists, seniors, students.

Purchase tickets here:
http://www.thebanggroup.com/wet.php

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The West End Theater is located on the second floor of the Church of St. Paul & St. Anthony at 263 West 86th Street (between Broadway and West End Avenue). Take the 1/9 train to 86th Street. Use the ramp on the north side of the street to enter the church. The theater is located on the second floor. An elevator is available.

See you there!
- Perry
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PostPosted: 2011-05-17, 13:21    Post subject: Strictly a Female Female Reply with quote

For my NYC friends who like to play long slow tones and haven't reserved tickets yet, I hear the entire run is almost sold out.
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PostPosted: 2011-05-17, 17:41    Post subject: Strictly a Female Female Reply with quote

Very interesting, its a shame that NYC is so far away.
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PostPosted: 2011-05-24, 15:55    Post subject: Strictly a Female Female Reply with quote

Christian Grobmeier wrote:
Very interesting, its a shame that NYC is so far away.


Gutentag Christian,
In case anyone is interested, you can read some reviews here. I play shakuhachi among other things in the show but neither reviewer mentions the flute:
The New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/23/arts/dance/rebecca-stenn-and-maura-donohu…
The Dance insider
http://www.danceinsider.com/free/0524.html

Thanks! - Perry
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