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February 4, 2017

Performance Livestream: Ping Chong + Company


Ping Chong + Company’s performance of Beyond Sacred: Voices of Muslim Identity will be livestreamed from the Ann Arbor’s Power Center on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 8 pm. Register to receive a reminder about the stream ahead of the performance:


Archived stream from the performance on Saturday, February 18, 2017.


You can sign up for email updates about future streams (choose “Arts & Culture Adventures” list).

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.

The performance is American Sign Language interpreted.

Many other community events surround this performance, including a lecture with Ping Chong, a community forum “Investigating Islam,” and post-performance Q&A between the artists and audience.

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