May 19 at 8:00pm
“Tales of Pangu: Holding Up the Sky”
at CounterPULSE, San Francisco
“Pangu, China’s Creation God, spent 18,000 years separating the sky from the earth. Finally, exhausted, he laid his body down, and the parts of his body sculpted the earth and the fleas on his body became the humans…”
Nancy Wang and Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo of Eth-Noh-Tec present “Tales of Pangu: Lifting Up the Sky” as part of AAWAA’s Literary and Performing Arts Project and APICC’s United States of Asian America Festival.
Together Eth-Noh-Tec and the Gay Asian Pacific Alliance Men’s Chorus create a montage of the Asian American experience: Nancy Wang’s “Red Altar” and “What’s Up, Hapa?” by Kenji Oshima.
“Red Altar” is the true story of Nancy’s ancestors who took to the high seas, leaving China in 1850, crashing in the Carmel Bay, and starting the fishing industry in Monterey. The Men’s Chorus will provide the musical score behind this adventurous journey through all the anti-Chinese violence to her family’s ultimate triumph.
The Men’s Chorus will then present several musical pieces followed by Kenji Oshima’s story “What’s Up, Hapa?,” his exploration of his multi-ethnic experience in America.
Story, music and multi-media will satiate the mind and soul in this exciting concert experience.
“Tales of Pangu: Lifting Up the Sky”
May 19 at 8:00pm at CounterPULSE
1310 Mission Street at Ninth Street, San Francisco
Thanks to the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Storytelling Network, and the Zellerbach Family Foundation for their support of this project.