May 9, 2010

Support “Chameleon – the experience of global citizens”

I just discovered a new project called “Chameleon: the experience of global citizens”. It is a multi-disciplinary arts project about global nomads, third culture kids, cross culture kids, cross/multi discipline fusion.

Chameleon combines dance, film, spoken word and visual art to investigate multi-cultural identity and cross-cultural relationships. Rooted in the notion of home, this show draws on the insight and experience of Third Culture Kids: those who have spent a significant period of time in a culture other than their own, creating a new third culture.

As the creative director and choreographer Alaine Handa explained in an email: “Chameleon are the stories of global citizens through dance, film, spoken word, theater, jewelry design, and photography. It has definitely morphed since its humble beginnings at UCLA’s Dept of World Arts & Cultures and its first showcase at Electric Lodge in Southern California in 2005. Since then portions and previews of the project has traveled to a Pirate Festival in Long Island, WAX Works at Triskelion Arts in Williamsburg, a Sports Bar in Murray Hill called Stone Creek, A studio showing at Movement Research, Association of Performing Arts Presenters Conference (APAP) showcase at Dance New Amsterdam in Lower Manhattan, Families in Global Transitions Conference in Houston, TX, Kirkland Farm as part of the DanceNow Silo Residency in Springtown, PA, A community performance for the Chinese Immigrant Senior population at Houston Street Center, A film screening at Utahloy International School in Guangzhou, China, A photography gallery at Houston Street Center… This was all in the past year.”

The show has its premier next week in NYC. So if you’re in the area, go and support a good cause and learn a bit more about TCKs through creative expression. For more details, click here.

If you’re traveling to Washington DC this summer you can also catch the show at the Capital Fringe Festival. (Thursday July 8 @ 6pm, Saturday July 10 @ 11am, Friday July 23 @ 6pm, Saturday July 24 @ 3:45pm, Sunday July 25 @ 2:15pm,
Venue: The Apothecary, Venue Address: 1013 7th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001