SOUTH OF GOLD MOUNTAIN is is an interpretation based on the images and oral histories of the Chinese that settled in the southern states prior to WWII. Lesser known were the Chinese who came to the southern states to work on plantations, widen the Augusta Canal, or build the railroads. Starting from the diaspora that led the Chinese to the South, this piece is a collective journey of these individuals. Through the power of faith, tradition, work ethnic, as well as the bonds to other Chinese families in the South, these individuals experienced, endured, and overcame their hardships. South of Gold Mountain pays tribute to the livelihoods of Chinese grocers, laundries, restaurants, and those who persevered to quietly make a difference in the communities they lived in.
Choreography: H.T. Chen & Dian Dong
Sound Design: James Lo
Lighting Design: Joe Doran
Costumes: Caprice Esser
Dancers: Gary Champi, Lisa Chow, Stephanie Chun, Renouard Gee, Joanie Johnson, Ari Someya, Keyasha Williams-Bailey with Mary Balzer, Hana Goldstone, Charlotte Hamm, Alex Luong