Cnooc Nexen Presents: Performing Asia — South Of Gold Mountain

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In 1850, news of the California Gold Rush reached southern China, inspiring an exodus of 300,000 Chinese immigrants to “Gold Mountain.” Lesser known were the Chinese who came to the southern states to work on plantations, widen the Augusta Canal, or build the railroads.

Through dance and music, South of Gold Mountain explores rich oral histories, treasured images, and documentation of these Chinese settlers in America prior to World War II, paying tribute to the livelihoods of Chinese grocers, laundries, restaurants, and community game changers.

Over three years, extensive research and in-depth interviews were conducted with immigrants and descendants, inspiring this invigorating and insightful production by H.T. Chen & Dancers. The contemporary sound score by James Lo blends traditional Chinese music with Deep South Blues. With great anticipation, Asia Society welcomes to Houston the regional premiere of South of Gold Mountain thanks in large part to Rogene Gee Calvert, Chair of the local performances.

About H.T. Chen & Dancers

H.T. Chen & Dancers is an innovative modern dance company which has created a uniquely Asian American expression by embodying its cultural heritage. Infusing Western modern dance with the strength and beauty of Asian aesthetics, the company’s dynamic style has enchanted audiences across the United States, Europe, and Asia since its inception. In 2002, H.T. Chen & Dancers received the New York State Governor’s Awards for artistic achievement and contributions to communities.

Performance Dates

Friday, May 27, 7:30 pm
Saturday, May 28, 7:30 pm

The same program is performed each night.
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By: Asia Society Texas Center