RecreAsian Evening with APIC

Please join fellow Asian and Pacific Islander Caucus (APIC) members for an evening to play games, share your musical talents, and enjoy dinner together. We’ll be meeting on Saturday, May 14th from 4:00 to 7:00 pm in Collis 101.

RSVP by Thursday, 5/12: http://goo.gl/forms/SnB86rXl5m

Live Performance: Kimi Maeda

Coming to campus next week:

The Office of Institutional Diversity & Equity is proud to sponsor a live performance by Kimi Maeda titled “Bend” on Wednesday, February 24 from 4 – 5:30 PM in Loew Auditorium, Black Family Visual Arts Center. This is a free event and open to the public.

“Bend” deals with the Japanese American internment camps, identity, art, and the fragility of memory. Kimi recently received a grant from the Japanese American Citizens League to bring “Bend” to colleges and universities for free in the New England area around the Day of Remembrance (February 19, 2016).

If memory forms our personal identity and shared memory forms our cultural and even racial identity, what does it mean when memories and our homes are lost? “Bend” explores this question by examining the lives of two men interned in a Japanese American Relocation Camp during World War II: the artist’s father, an Asian art historian who is currently suffering from dementia, and the subject of his research, Isamu Noguchi, a half-Japanese-half-American sculptor. Using sand as her canvas and brooms, rakes, and blocks of wood as her brushes, Kimi Maeda transforms image after image, calling to mind the Arizona desert where Robert Maeda was interned, Noguchi’s landscape designs, as well as Zen rock gardens. She combines live feed video projection of these drawings with archival footage so that in the end all that is left is the audience’s memory of the performance.

For more details, please visit Kimi’s webpage.

We hope to see you there!

— The Office of Institutional Diversity & Equity Team

Chinese New Year Gala

This weekend, the Dartmouth Chinese Students and Scholars Association is hosting its annual Chinese New Year celebration.

Chinese New Year (Spring Festival) is the most important festival in China, a celebration once a year that you don’t want to miss out. You’ll have a grand feast to marvelous Chinese performances and delicious Chinese food. Come and enjoy beautiful songs, fabulous piano performance, and various dances from elegant traditional ones to hot modern ones.

Date: 7pm, February 6th
Location: Collis Common Ground

For more information, see Vox Daily.

2015 Open Mic Night

APIC Open Mic Night
Friday, May 22, 4:00-8:00 pm (performances will start at 5pm)
Hinman Forum, Rockefeller Center

Please come to our second annual Open Mic Night! This casual social event is for anyone affiliated with or interested in the Asian, Pacific Islander, Desi community at Dartmouth and in the Upper Valley. We welcome all types of performances, such as music, poetry, stories, dance … anything you are interested in sharing, and particularly things that derive from Asian traditions, broadly defined. Participants and attendees are welcome and encouraged to wear traditional clothing. Open to friends and family! A catered dinner will be provided. All participants and attendees will be eligible for raffle prizes.

To RSVP as a performer or attendee, please contact the Asian and Pacific Islander Caucus at ASIAN.PACIFIC.ISLANDER.CAUCUS@dartmouth.edu.

Hop Performance: Miwa Matreyek

Miwa Matreyek’s multimedia performance “This World Made Itself” will be presented in two shows at the Hop’s Warner Bentley Theater tomorrow, Friday, October 10.

For performance and ticket information, see the Hop’s website.

A multimedia performance artist from Los Angeles, Matreyek merges breathtaking digital animation with intricate, real-time shadow play for an experience both sophisticated and full of wonder. This World follows the history of the earth—from the universe’s first spark to the complex, accelerated present. With child-like awe, Matreyek’s “everywoman” silhouette moves through a vivid, dream-like panorama in which the fecund natural world gives way to the stark human-made one.

To submit additional events that may be of interest to the APIC community, please email the APIC account.

Open Mic Night

APIC Open Mic Night
Friday, May 23, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Hinman Forum, Rockefeller Center

For the first time, we are hosting an open mic event for anyone affiliated with or interested in the Asian Pacific Islander Desi community at Dartmouth and in the Upper Valley. We welcome all types of performances, such as music, poetry, stories, dance … anything you are interested in sharing, and particularly things that derive from Asian traditions, broadly defined. Participants and attendees are welcome and encouraged to wear traditional clothing. Open to friends and family! A catered dinner will be provided. All participants will be eligible for raffle prizes.

To RSVP as a performer or attendee, please contact Emily Walton.