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If We Only Knew
June 13, 2021 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm PDT
40 years of mishaps and miracles, betrayals and triumphs, tragedy and comedy – no more secrets in Eth-Noh-Tec’s anniversary online concert!
APICC is proud to feature the Eth-Noh-Tec’s If Only We Knew as part of the 24th annual United States of Asian America Festival: Forging Our Futures – SoMa & Chinatown.
Have you ever wondered what makes a relationship last? What makes an arts organization last? What makes activists keep making good trouble?
Through story, song, and banter, this multi-media performance performed by Nancy Wang and Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo of Eth-Noh-Tec, promises to take you on the roller coaster ride of their life as a couple, as artists and as activists, revealing the betrayals and recoveries, the bewilderment and blessings that they encountered on their 40-year journey together. In other words, you’ll hear the dirt and the hard-earned successes that Asians are not supposed to talk about!
Shhhh….In “If We Only Knew,” Robert and Nancy defy cultural mandates and hang out their dirty laundry with humor and insight, sharing the naivete and the hard-earned wisdom that pushed and pulled them to their 40th year – and counting!”If We Only Knew” ponders “if we knew at any given moment in our lives what life held in store for us, how would our lives have been different?”
ABOUT THE UNITED STATES OF ASIAN AMERICA FESTIVAL
This year’s 24th annual United States of Asian American Festival (USAAF) presents over 20 different programs reflecting the artistic accomplishments and cultural diversity of San Francisco’s Pacific Islander and Asian American communities. USAAF showcases artists representing a diverse range of ethnic and cultural groups and aims to heighten the visibility of Asian and Pacific Islander (API) artists working in all disciplines – theater, music, dance, film, literature, visual arts, and more! Our goal is to nurture and empower these groups to be self-sufficient while providing the support they need to grow.This year’s theme, Forging Our Futures – SoMa & Chinatow n, explores how we are fostering recovery, resilience and regeneration in our communities, what place-making and community building looks like, past, present and future and how we’re imagining and manifesting empowered future for ourselves and our communities.USAAF 2021 is funded by the San Francisco Arts Commission , San Francisco Grants for the Arts , California Arts Council , Fleishhacker Foundation , Zellerbach Family Foundation , startsmall and National Endowment for the Arts .