HMONG BOLLYWOOD BY KATIE KA VANG
MARCH 14-24TH, 2013 @ INTERMEDIA ARTS
A second-generation Hmong American Katie Ka Vang finds herself trying to escape by leaving the realities of the American struggle, painful memories, fear and cancer behind her and dancing instead into the fantastical world of Bollywood. Vang and her family spent hours watching Bollywood films with their extravagant plots, brilliant costumes, music and star crossed lovers.
Hmong Bollywood explores how Bollywood gives Hmong Americans a way of engaging with forms of tradition different from their own. The performance blends creative non-fiction, broken prose, monologues, video installation, media art, Bollywood dance numbers and choreography based on Vang’s life’s movements.
Sundays at 4pm @ Intermedia Arts, 2822 Lyndale Ave South, Minneapolis