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Tida

Tida is an interdisciplinary performance examining intergenerational cultural identity through a Thai-American woman’s maternal lineage.

  • Project Created By

    Mary Prescott

    Mary Prescott is a Thai-American interdisciplinary artist, composer and pianist based in Minneapolis and New York City who explores the foundations and facets of identity and social conditions through experiential performance. She aims to foster understanding and create pathways for change by voicing emotional and human truths through artistic investigation and dissemination.

  • Project Location
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Key Collaborators
    Public Functionary

    Presenter

    Living Arts of Tulsa

    Presenter

  • Project Dates
    Start Date
    October 1, 2020
    End Date
    May 31, 2022

Tida

Tida is an interdisciplinary performance examining intergenerational cultural identity through a Thai-American woman’s maternal lineage.

I will create and present live performances of Tida in Minneapolis, Tulsa, and NYC.

Tida is an evening-length interdisciplinary performance about intergenerational cultural identity through a Thai-American woman’s maternal lineage. Integrating original music, dance and word, I investigate my mother’s undocumented Thai ancestry, her experience as a Southeast Asian immigrant raising biracial children in Minnesota, and the resulting impact of these histories on her, her daughters and granddaughters. The resulting work for 4 performers will intertwine Thai and Western elements, including piano, voice, traditional Thai instruments and dance, electronics, English and Thai languages. The work will reflect a simultaneous untangling and crossing of cultures, and the resonances and dissonances that occur as a result.

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