PULLMAN, Wash. — The Visual, Performing and Literary Arts Committee of Washington State University concludes its 2001-2002 “Storytelling/Telling Stories” series with Dan Kwong’s performance of “The Night the Moon Landed on 39th Street.”
The Los Angeles artist will perform at 8 p.m., April 19, in the Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum. The performance is free and open to the public.
Kwong’s performance includes childhood stories and musings, including a video spoof of astronaut training, philosophical musings, NASA trivia and song-and-dance routines.
A veteran performance artist, writer, teacher and visual artist, Kwong has been presenting his solo multimedia performance since 1989. Drawing upon his own experiences as a Chinese-Japanese-American male, Kwong explores, in his words, “the personal, the historical, the social and the unspeakable.” All of his performances intertwine storytelling, athletics, multimedia, poetry, dance, martial arts, music and a sense of humor.
In addition, Kwong is the founder and curator of “Treasure In the House,” Los Angeles’ first Asian/Pacific American performance and visual art series presented annually since 1991. He is working on a screenplay about baseball in the Japanese American internment camps of World War II.
VPALC’s 2001-2002 series is funded by Compton Union Building, the Honors College, the College of Liberal Arts, the Museum of Art, the Office of the President, and the Office of Student Programs.
For more information, contact Mary Mullen at (509) 335-2313.