Iny Asian Dance Theater and Asian Media Access presents Every Day Is A Sunny Day
Collaborated with Asian Media Access and Pan Asian Arts Alliance, Iny Asian Dance Theater proudly presents this authentic Dance Drama – “Every Day is a Sunny Day” – utilizes multi-media, interweaving acrobatics and traditional Asian Dances, to re-tell the Hmong American’s migration story. The Choreographer Iny Mai Vang Xiong adapts the migration stories, incorporates with graceful dance movements and enhances with group formations to present this breath-taking epic. With more than 20+ newly composed dances, along with 100+ dancers, this is THE performance you don’t want to miss, while celebrating the Lunar New Year.
The dance troupe – Iny Asian Dance Theater has long history of winning the 1st place titles at Hmong New Year Dance Competition. They are famous with their explosive physical capabilities along with beautiful costume, and refreshing Asian music.
Led and Choreographed by Acclaimed Hmong Artist, Iny Mai Vang Xiong, Iny Asian Dance Theater has successfully served more than 200+ students annually. Its mission is to broaden students’ ability and general public’s appreciation of Asian Dances through teaching and performance.
The 2 major goals are:
1) Bringing the Asian Traditional Dances to Life, with a special focus on Asian Indian, Chinese, Hmong, Laotian and Thai dances through weekly dance classes and community engagement performances;
2) Sharing Asian cultures and talents with mainstream audience to build a better community of appreciation of diverse arts with Annual Recital and newly created Dance Drama Performance series.
Currently, Iny Asian Dance Theater has 13 different levels and ages groups – the most advanced ones are: MN SunShine, Ocean Dance Group, Hmong Heroes, Silver Skies, Dancing Mist, Snow Flakes, and other 7 beginners’ groups. For more information, please check our website at www.inyasiandancetheater.org
Incorporated in August 1992, Asian Media Access, Inc. (AMA) is a comprehensive, multimedia based, community advocacy agency.
AMA is dedicated to using multimedia arts and technology as tools for social betterment. AMA recognizes that multimedia and technology are essential for advocacy, communication and education, in order to mobilize communities, and young people; to engage in understanding and communicating of Pan Asian issues; and to arrive at a participatory decision making process for a safe, supportive environment for all.
As multimedia is defined by the Oxford Dictionary – “using more than one medium of expression or communication including film, dance, video, audio, design, drama, acrobatics, and stage effects”. By effectively utilizing these different tools, AMA creates as well as presents programs that educate and enrich the communities. We believe the multimedia arts and information technology empower all of us with critical thinking and promote good citizenship—especially important as we prepare young people to be tomorrow’s leaders. Our thought-provoking multimedia education, productions, exhibitions, stage performances, resourceful educational products and youth programs encourage deep reflection, challenge previous assumptions, provide solace, and allow participants to develop their own way of connection in timeless works of creation, communication and community building.
Director/Producer: Ange Hwang
Choreographer: Iny Xiong
Technical Director: Stephen J. Lu
Costume Designer: Iny Xiong, See Xiong
Animation: Chou Xiong and Youth Media Force Team
Stage Manager: Nien Tzu Hwang
Ticket Sales: Hai Thao
This performance is made possible in part by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.