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.
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
For tickets and more info: MLCG @ Dixon page
*Images below from Work in Progress performance at Dixon Place Feb 9th, 2017. This version was directed by Suli Holum, video by Kevan Loney