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.
American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME) presented by the Morris Museum’s Lot of Strings Festival
Morris Museum - 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, NJ
University of Houston, Moores Opera House & Online
San Antonio Botanical Garden