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Jason Vu: Through Noise

Image of Jason Vu performing in their work "through noise", with abstract projections and gingko leaves covering the floor

What stops you from listening?

What are you hoping to hear so badly?

What will you ignore to get there?

Through Noise investigates the emerging concept of 'a body' not as a fixed entity, but as an event of sensorial collisions. This mixed-media and dance performance by Jason Vu engages the movements of sounding and listening to consider the choreographies that (re/de)form identity, relationality, and meaning. Jason moves in and through questions around ancestral grief in the Vietnamese diaspora, the conditions of home in an expanding Asian-American consciousness, and their entanglements with queer desire, love, and possibility.

There will be two performance dates:

Friday, May 19 from 7 - 8 p.m.

Saturday, May 20 from 7 - 8 p.m.

Suggested advance tickets are $15-$25 on a sliding scale. Tickets at the door will be $25.

Sound Design and Composition: Jason Vu, Dylan Gilbert

Mixing and Mastering: Dylan Gilbert

Writing and Photography: Jason Vu

Cinematography: Jorgie Ingram

Design Correspondent: Jorgie Ingram

Costume Design: Reid Bartelme
Special Thanks: My family, jenn nugent, Paul Matteson, Donna Faye Burchfield, Su Guzey, Jimena Paz, Ben Pranger, Emily Wexler, Stephen Cirino, Noel Ramirez, University of the Arts DEIA Fellowship

Commissioned by Asian Arts Initiative

Image courtesy of the artist.

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