Lenora Lee Dance's 15th Anniversary Season

Fri Feb 02 2024 at 08:00 pm to Sun Feb 04 2024 at 03:15 pm

Dance Mission Theater | San Francisco

Lenora Lee Dance
Publisher/HostLenora Lee Dance
Lenora Lee Dance's 15th Anniversary Season
Lenora Lee Dance celebrates its 15th Anniversary with World Premieres of "In Visibility" & "Convergent Waves: EP" at Dance Mission Theater
About this Event

Asian Improv aRts and API Cultural Center present

Lenora Lee Dance’s 15th Anniversary Season
with World Premieres of "In Visibility" and "Convergent Waves: EP"

by the award-winning company Lenora Lee Dance

at Dance Mission Theater - 3316 24th Street (between Mission & Valencia Streets), SF, CA 94110

Friday February 2nd and Saturday February 3rd @ 8pm, and Sunday February 4 @ 2pm

Performances will begin on time, please arrive early. Street parking or local garages are available. Please plan ahead regarding parking.

"In Visibility" (15 minutes) is an immersive, heartfelt piece inspired by the organizing to stop the Pr*son to ICE detention pipeline in California. It focuses on the separation of families and mass detention of immigrants as forms of incarceration, and serves as a meditation on reconciliation and restorative justice, speaking to the power of individuals and communities to transcend.


"Convergent Waves: EP" (45 minutes) highlights experiences of migration in El Paso & Ciudad Juárez over the decades and as Title 42 came to an end. This moving dance piece is narrated through the voices of those living in these cities for generations, as well as those working on the ground providing resources and support for the individuals and families crossing the border.

Tickets: $25 - $65

For more info: www.lenoraleedance.com, https://dancemissiontheater.org/shows-and-events/

For questions email [email protected], or call (415) 570-8615‬

Content Advisory: The audio score for this performance contains individuals sharing about experiences of trauma, incarceration, and ICE detention. Parts of these stories may be triggering for some audience members.

Press Responses from LLD’s 2022 In the Movement production:

”a masterful example of how art can be used in support of social justice… personal, heartrending, and enthralling” - Jen Norris Dance Reviews

“Their bodies become pathways for retelling: spiraling, sensing, pressing, balancing, tracing, holding, falling, reaching, re-arranging….We need to feel all this depth.” - Melissa Lewis Wong


Conceived, Produced & Directed by Lenora Lee

Choreography by Lenora Lee in collaboration with the Performers / Dance Collaborators

Performers / Dance Collaborators: Victoria Amador, Lynn Huang, SanSan Kwan, Sebastian Le, Gilberto Martinez Martinez, Johnny Huy Nguyen, Catalina O’Connor

Rehearsal Director: Johnny Huy Nguyen

Additional Dance Collaborators (Video): Michelle Pacillas López & Andrea Saucedo of Mountain Movement Dance Company, El Paso

Recorded music directed by Francis Wong & Tatsu Aoki

Vocals by Helen Palma

Media Design by Lenora Lee & Olivia Ting

Videography by Lenora Lee

Light Design by Harry Rubeck

Interviewee Voiceover: Serafin Andrade, Mario Narciso Ávila Melgar, Jon-Michael Blowe, Maddie Boyd, Sami DiPasquale, Keith Fong, Sarah Lee, Aracely López, Melissa M. López, Lori Navarrete, Salesh Prasad, Mae Yee Quon, Lydia Yee Woo, Anonymous

Resource Partners: ABARA, Diocesan Migrant & Refugee Services, Inc., Immigrant Legal Resource Center

Project Consultant: Lucy Tafler

Photos by Robbie Sweeny



Lenora Lee Dance (LLD) integrates contemporary dance, film, music, and research and has gained increasing attention for its sustained pursuit of issues related to immigration, incarceration, global conflict, and its impacts, particularly on women and families. The company creates works that are both set in public and private spaces, intimate and at the same time large-scale, inspired by individual stories as well as community strength, at times crafted for the proscenium, or underwater, or in the air, and at times are site-responsive, immersive and interactive. For the last 15 years LLD has been pushing the envelope of large-scale multimedia, and immersive dance performance that connects various styles of movement and music to culture, history and human rights issues. Its work has grown to encompass the creation, presentation and screening of films, museum and gallery installations, civic engagement and educational programming. www.lenoraleedance.com

LLD’s 15th Anniversary Home Season is supported by Asian Improv aRts, API Cultural Center, Dance Mission Theater, California Arts Council, San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco Grants for the Arts, Zellerbach Family Foundation, and by Generous Individuals.

Special Thanks to: ABARA, Stefanie Block Uribarri of Pearl Properties, Paul de la Peña-Franceschi, Max Grossman & El Paso History Alliance (Facebook), El Paso Historical Society, University of Texas, El Paso Special Collections, Gloria Espinoza, Maureen Lam, Nancy Lam, Cindy Liou, Melissa Melpignano, Mountain Movement Dance Company (El Paso), Manny Pacillas, Edith Tapia

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Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Dance Mission Theater, 3316 24th Street, San Francisco, United States


USD 0.00 to USD 60.00

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