Photo by Peter Yesley

When David Bowie died, performing artist Soomi Kim was suddenly reminded of her own coming of age as a Korean American in the MTV generation and her adolescent desire to be the exotic Asian woman in Bowie's China Girl video. MLCG (My Little China Girl), created by Kim in collaboration with Suli Holum and video artist Kevan Loney, to be directed by Leta Tremblay. MLCG is a high octane solo performance that traverses Kim's experiences as a first generation Korean American navigating the tyranny of Western perceptions of beauty; the absence of Asians in mainstream American media; and the dearth of Asian heroines in American narratives. 

MLCG (My Little China Girl) was commissioned by Dixon Place. It premiered and had a 6 show run at Dixon Place in November, 2017. The commission was made possble with funds from NY State Council on the Arts with support of Gov. Andrew Cuomo & the NY State Legislature, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and priavte funds rom the Jerome Foundation, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, ad the Harness Foundation for dance. 

MLCG was also made possible by generous individual support and a grant from the Heathcote Art Fund.

Credits: 

Performed, writtena nd choreographed by Soomi Kim

Directed by Leta Tremblay

Video design by Justin West and Kevan Loney

Scenic design by Bryce Cutler

Dramatrug: Mia Chung

Sound design: Iggy Hung

Original music composed by Adam Rogers

Lighting designer: Rob Lavaverie

Choreography consultant: Zeke Stewart

Original collaboration: Suli Holum

*MLCG (My Little China Girl) was given an "Aggie Award" (Named after Agnes Moorehead) as one of the 10 memorable performances of the year by David Noh of Gay City News! 

Press for MLCG (My LIttle China Girl):

Huffington Post interview

Radio Zamunda Podcast interview with Ato Essandoh and Kwaku Aning

Theatermania lists MLCG as one of 11 Asian American shows  to Watch list 2017-18

Feature and interview on SinoVision

Interview with Jim Moore on Radio Vaudeville (scroll down the page)

Inteview on Blasting News

Review and "Best Bet" Pick on Theatre is Easy

Interview Gay City News

DOWNLOAD MLCG (MY LITTLE CHINA GIRL) PRESS KIT: MLCG Press Kit.pdf

Photos from Dixon Place Premiere by Leyna Papach and Mark Hayes

 

Thank you! MLCG (My Little China Girl) was successfully funded. 

Performances:

Work in Progress showing at Dixon Place Feb. 9th, 2017

World premiere run at Dixon Place November 3,4,10,11,17,18 at 7:30 2017