Zheng Mahler

Artist Class
Run time: Approx 1hr

Performa Hub
47 Walker St.
New York, NY 10013


Royce Ng and Daisy Bisenieks and their collaborators Kuang-Yu Fong and Stephen Kaplan, artistic directors and founders of Chinese Theatre Works, and Kenyan-American actor Irungu Mutu discuss the intertwining ideas that informed their Performa Commission, including the relationship between art and anthropology, the history of Chinese Opera in Manhattan, and the similarities and differences between the migrant experience of Africans and Chinese in New York and Hong Kong.

Image credit: Zheng Mahler, The Bull, 2014; photo courtesy of the artists. Sun Sing Theater, The Dragon’s Revenge, Life Magazine May 1, 1950; photograph by Jerry Cooke, courtesy of The Jerry Cooke Archives, Inc. and Time, Inc.


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