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ALAXSXA | ALASKA
ALAXSXA | ALASKA - by Ping Chong + Company
Showdates: August 31 - September 3, 2017
The UAA Department of Theatre & Dance and PING CHONG + COMPANY is proud to announce the premiere of ALAXSXA | ALASKA, a theatrical work using video projections, puppetry and Central Yup’ik drum and dance to reveal stories of cross-cultural encounter in the epic, changing landscapes of Alaska. Developed during multiple residencies in Alaska and New York City, with support from the NEFA National Theater Project, among others, it will debut in Anchorage, Alaska from August 31-September 3, 2017. Followed by a statewide Alaskan tour to Bethel, Nome and Homer; before it comes to New York for a 3-week engagement at LaMaMa.
ALAXSXA | ALASKA is a theatrical collage of multimedia, puppetry and Central Yup’ik drum and dance, illuminating striking moments of cross-cultural encounter in the epic, changing landscapes of Alaska. Featuring Conarro and Gary Upay’aq Beaver (Central Yup’ik), along with puppeteer Justin Perkins, the three performers use movement and puppetry to reveal a series of little-known historical narratives of collisions between people and cultures of Alaska. These histories – at times humorous, at times tragic – juxtapose against Beaver and Conarro’s own personal memories as “insider” and “outsider” in the Last Frontier.
Ping Chong + Company produces theatrical works addressing the important cultural and civic issues of our times, with the greatest level of artistic innovation and social integrity. In 2015, Ping Chong was honored with the National Medal of the Arts, the highest award given to artists by the United States government.
Performance run time: 80 minutes with no intermission
Performances held at the UAA Harper Studio Theatre, 3700 Alumni Drive, Anchorage, AK 99508
SPECIAL THANKS to Alaska Native Heritage Center, Atwood Foundation, Alaska State Council on the Arts, Alaska Humanities Forum, Rasmuson Foundation, La MaMa, Lincoln Center Education, Cyrano’s Theatre Company, Anchorage Museum, Alaska Humanities Forum, Bethel Council on the Arts, Lower Kuskokwim School District, Gladys Jung Elementary School, Tundra Women’s Coalition, Bethel Community Services Foundation, Calista Corporation, KYUK, Akula Elitnaurvik School, Kasigluk Tribal Council, University of Alaska Kuskokwim Campus, Nome Arts Council, Katirvik Cultural Center, Norton Sound Health Corporation, Bunnell Street Arts Center, Fireweed Academy, Ellen Ferguson, Deanne Meeks, Annette Evans-Smith, Stephen Blanchett, Loren Anderson, Roy Agloinga, Teresa Pond, Asia Freeman, Michael Walsh, Andrea Noble-Pelant, Laura Forbes, Keren Lowell, Megan Zlatos, Kameron Perez-Verdia, Charlotte Fox, Becky Kendall, Mike Mraz & Dave Kasser, Karen Gillis & family, Karlin & Monica Itchoak, Joel & Greta Cladouhos, Lila Vogt, Reyne Athanas, Judy Wasierski, Carlton Kuhns, Paul Basile, Katie Basile, Gary and Kathy Baldwin, Chris Carmichael, Eileen Arnold, Michelle DeWitt, Julie McWilliams, Kim Sweet, Christina Powers, Tammy Schneidler, Natalie Cowley, Josie Stiles, Richard Beneville, Carol Gales & Jim Dory, Darlene Trigg, Lisa Ellanna, Adele Persons, Todd Hindman, Nita Rearden, Kim Sweeny & Eric Morris, Ed and Janice Tod.
The ALAXSXA | ALASKA tour is supported by Alaska Native Heritage Center as our community partner. This project is supported by Rasmuson Foundation through the Harper Arts Touring Fund, administered, under contract, by the Alaska State Council of the Arts.
ALAXSXA | ALASKA is a National Performance Network/Visual Artists Network Creation and Development Fund Project co-commissioned by Bunnell Street Arts Center in partnership with Juneau Arts and Humanities Council, La MaMa ETC, NPN, and also enjoys additional generous logistical support from the University of Alaska Anchorage Department of Theater & Dance, the Atwood Foundation and the Alaska Native Heritage Center.
This production is made possible with funding by New England Foundation for The Arts National Theater Project, with lead funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; National Endowment for the Arts; New York State Council on the Arts; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; The Jim Henson Foundation; Hugh and Jane Ferguson Foundation; The Lucille Lortel Foundation; The Ford Foundation; The Edith Lutyens and Norman Bel Geddes Design Enhancement Fund, a program of the Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York; The Theater Communications Group Audience (R)Evolution Travel Grant, The NET/TEN Travel Grant and the Harper Arts Touring Fund of the Rasmuson Foundation, administered by the Alaska State Council on the Arts.