An evening of two performances that explore women’s lives: Tiffany Lytle Qnoum Kaun Khmer/I am a Cambodia Child and Joy Alpuerto Ritter’s Babae. Drawing movement and musical influences from contemporary dance, hip hop fusion, pop music, jazz, and Southeast Asian folk and traditional dance performance and stories, Lytle and Ritter both dynamically present Southeast Asian women in the diaspora in their solo pieces.
As the child of a Cambodian refugee raised in multiple worlds that make up Cambodiatown of Long Beach/San Pedro, Tiffany Lytle sonically explores refugee experiences and Cambodian diasporic lives in Qnoum Kaun Khmer/I am a Cambodian Child. With a team of Los Angeles’ best pop/jazz musicians, Lytle’s musical performance reimagines pop music as an expression of displacement that is the defining state of living for so many around the world at this time.
Joy Alpuerto-Ritter was born in Los Angeles, and raised in Berlin, Germany. In her solo piece Babae (the word for woman in Filipino), she reinterprets expressionist modern dance pioneer Mary Wigman’s Hexentanz (English translation from German—Witch Dance) through folk and traditional dances of the Philippines that she grew up learning and performing in the diaspora. Babae reorients a classic that breaks open the power of women.
IN ADVANCE: $25 general admission / $20 student & senior
AT THE DOOR: $30 general admission / $20 student & senior