Born, Never Asked. is an auto-biographical acrobatic and aerial dance theater piece and gallery installation that addresses the complexity of international adoption, the importance of origin, and how US privilege glosses over issues of loss, race, genocide of native peoples, immigration, and citizenship. Extraordinary and captivating acrobatic imagery serves as a vessel of the difficult raw truths that international adoptees must face within an anti-immigrant political climate. This performance work is rooted in images of early ancestral body memory and is driven by the core question, how one can achieve wholeness in the face of conflicting loyalties between lands, languages, families and cultures?
Come early to enjoy interactive Gallery Installation in the Dance Mission Lobby.
Performers: Zoë Klein, Andrey Pfening, Hien Huyhn, Jeremy Vik, and Xedex