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Saturday, February 18, 2017 8:00 PM // Power Center

Beyond Sacred:
Voices of Muslim Identity

Ping Chong + Company

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Ping Chong + Company creates theater that crosses boundaries of identity, community, and form. His projects have explored a wide variety of subject matter, from a hidden genocide in Africa to class struggles in America and modernization in China, but the common thread is a unifying commitment to artistic innovation and social responsibility.

This interview-based theater production, part of Chong’s 25-year series entitled Undesirable Elements, explores the diverse experiences of young Muslim New Yorkers who came of age in post-9/11 New York City at a time of increasing Islamophobia. Participants come from a range of cultural and ethnic backgrounds and include young men and women who reflect a range of Muslim identities: those who converted to Islam, those who were raised Muslim but have since left the faith, those who identify as “secular” or “culturally” Muslim, and those who are observant on a daily basis. Beyond Sacred illuminates the daily lives of Muslim Americans in an effort to work toward greater communication and understanding between Muslim and non-Muslim communities.

Artist Q&A. Saturday, February 18 post-performance.

Performance Livestream. Saturday, February 18 at 8 pm. Learn more or register.

American Sign Language Interpreted.

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Artist Website

http://www.pingchong.org/

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2/18/17 8:00 PM
Power Center

Beyond Sacred:
Voices of Muslim Identity

Ping Chong + Company

DETAILS

Ping Chong + Company creates theater that crosses boundaries of identity, community, and form. His projects have explored a wide variety of subject matter, from a hidden genocide in Africa to class struggles in America and modernization in China, but the common thread is a unifying commitment to artistic innovation and social responsibility.

This interview-based theater production, part of Chong’s 25-year series entitled Undesirable Elements, explores the diverse experiences of young Muslim New Yorkers who came of age in post-9/11 New York City at a time of increasing Islamophobia. Participants come from a range of cultural and ethnic backgrounds and include young men and women who reflect a range of Muslim identities: those who converted to Islam, those who were raised Muslim but have since left the faith, those who identify as “secular” or “culturally” Muslim, and those who are observant on a daily basis. Beyond Sacred illuminates the daily lives of Muslim Americans in an effort to work toward greater communication and understanding between Muslim and non-Muslim communities.

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American Sign Language Interpreted.

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