minutes 0:00 – 2:30)
Rescued Memories: New York Stories – November 9, 2013 de Young Museum premiere
This video segment highlights the most recent site-specific performance with video projection mapping in the de Young’s Wilsey Court. Rescued Memories: New York Stories retraces the life of Bessie M. Lee (–b. 1894), who, after migrating to New York City, spent two years in indentured servitude working for a wealthy Chinese family.
(minutes 2:31 – 4:28)
The Escape – October 12, 2012 Dance Mission Theater
This piece is inspired by a girl who sought refuge from exploitation in San Francisco at Donaldina Cameron House, a faith-based social service agency that today continues to serve Asian communities living in San Francisco’s Chinatown.
These works sheds light on the experiences of women in the context of the social history for Chinese in America as well as in the struggles and achievements of the 20th Century Women’s Movement, which took on issues of child labor and human trafficking.
By Lenora Lee Dance with Kei Lun Martial Arts & Enshin Karate, South San Francisco Dojo, featuring media design by Olivia Ting, media programming by Ian Winters, music by Francis Wong, text by Genny Lim, lighting by Patty-Ann Farrell, videography directed by Tatsu Aoki.