Fri, Jan 11|
Stephanie Chou: The Cell - Preview of "Comfort Girl"
Joining Stephanie Chou's, saxophonist and composer, performance to preview her work-in-progress unititled "Comfort Girl".
Time & Location
Jan 11, 2019, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
The Cell, 338 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011, USA
About The Event
Comfort Girl is a musical exploration of the lives of Chinese 'comfort women' who were abducted into sexual slavery by the Japanese army during WWII. The work is a tribute to these young women’s incandescent courage and indomitable spirit, not only while in captivity during the War but also—in a cruel irony—when they returned home to their families, who didn’t always welcome them back with open arms.
Comfort Girl was made possible by a grant from the American Composers Forum with funds provided by the Jerome Foundation.
This performance of Comfort Girl is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.
LMCC empowers artists by providing them with networks, resources, and support, to create vibrant, sustainable communities in Manhattan and beyond.
Stephanie Chou - voice, alto saxophone, compositions
Andy Lin - erhu, viola, violin
Kelly Lin - piano
Kenny Wollesen - drums, percussion
James Wordsworth - voice
Peregrine Heard, narration
To learn more, visit thecelltheatre.org