The Eth-Noh-Tec Story

Eth-Noh-Tec is an award-winning Asian American nonprofit storytelling theater co-founded by Nancy Wang and Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo, longstanding San Francisco artists who have contributed greatly to the Asian American performing arts movement. Originally named the SF Kulintang and later the Kalilang Kulintang Ensemble, in 1990, at the urging of its Board of Directors, they dissolved the traditional ensemble to concentrate entirely on their artistic venture of fusing the ancient with the contemporary. Both Artistic Co-Directors having trained and performed in traditional and contemporary art forms for over two decades, they have since enjoyed tremendous success in this focused fusion, truly meeting the goals of their name Eth-Noh-Tec: The weaving [tec] together of distinctive cultural elements of the East and West [eth] to create new possibilities [noh]. Eth-Noh-Tec’s recent projects have included the children’s storybook A New Pair of Wings which chronicles the true story of a young girl named Dolores, who overcomes racism in her kindergarten classroom after she immigrants to America from the Philippines; as well as the play 10,000 Steps.