Belladonna* and Kundiman Celebrate Theresa Hak Kyung Cha
On the weekend of what would have been Cha's 60th birthday (a full life cycle event in the Chinese/Korean lunar calendar), Belladonna* and Kundiman gather nine poets to perform a staged reading from Dictee. Cha's best known written work, Dictee focuses on the life of several women framed with the art of the Greek muses, yet in the cosmos of Shamanism and Daoism. Their struggle to speak and overcome suffering is enacted through a mixture of media which destabilizes the notion of a progressive and seamless history.
Join us for an afternoon of projected images, voices, pictorial characters, scholarly contextualization, and a birthday cake.
When: Saturday, March 5 from 2pm to 3:30pm
Where: Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery, NYC