kris seto + shoey sun | v e s s e l s |

Neutral Ground


April 26, 27, 28, 2018 - 7:30 pm
LaGuardia Performing Arts Center at LaGuardia Community College
31-10 Thomson Avenue, E-241
Long Island City, N.Y. 11101
$20 / $10 students
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| v e s s e l s | invites you to our inaugural evening-length performance of Neutral Ground, a 60-minute dance theatre piece that explores existing in the in-between space and the search for belonging as Asian-Pacific Americans. Giving voice to the singular monolith that is the “model minority,” Neutral Ground seeks to bring to life the buried stories and emotional landscapes that exist within our communities. 

Neutral Ground was the created thanks to the support of the CUNY Dance InitiativeLaguardia Performing Arts Center, and Asian American Arts Alliance.

Artistic Direction/Choreography
Kris Seto + Shoey Sun /vessels/ in collaboration with the artists

Movement Artists
Rebecca CorriganNiki FaraMaurice IvyElizabeth Shew, and Haley Sung

Music + Sound
Cameron Thompkins

Set Design
Simon Schabert

Lighting Design
Christopher Weston

Lee Hubilla

Lilly Lam

ABOUT | v e s s e l s | 
Founded in 2014 by artistic directors Shoey Sun and Kris Seto, | v e s s e l s | is a dance-theatre collective comprised of diverse, multidisciplinary artists. Their mission is to create transformative, genre-blurring work that is witty, honest, and a touch surreal. 

Evocative and raw, their movement intersects traditional Thai and Chinese folk dances, hip-hop, street jazz, as well as influences from contemporary forms including Nadine Bommer's Kinetica.

CUNY Dance Initiative
The CUNY Dance Initiative receives major support from The Mertz Gilmore Foundation, the Howard Gilman Foundation, and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Jerome Robbins Foundation, the SHS Foundation, the Fan Fox & Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, and the Harkness Foundation for Dance. CDI is spearheaded and administered by The Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College.