MLCG (My Little China Girl)
When David Bowie died, performing artist Soomi Kim was suddenly reminded of her own coming of age 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) is a high octane solo performance that traverses Kim’s experiences as a first generation Korean American navigating the single most tragic event in her life, the confiscation of memory and the attempts that were made to replace them. MLCG (My Little China Girl) pairs award winning artists Kim and director Leta Tremblay with video artists Justin West and Kevan Loney.
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.
Performed, written and choreographed by Soomi Kim
Directed by Leta Tremblay
Video design by Justin West and Kevan Loney
Scenic design by Bryce Cutler
Dramaturg: Mia Chung
Sound design: Iggy Hung
Original music composed by Adam Rogers
Lighting designer: Rob Laverie
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):
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