MINNEAPOLIS — Join Asian Media Access for a two-day Winter Wonders at December 18 and 19, 2013.
A showcase filled with youth talent from all over the Twin Cities, Asian Media Access will be holding a Winter Wonders showcase housed at Concordia University’s Pearson Theater (275 Syndicate Street North, St. Paul, MN 55104-5494). This showcase will feature many things from short films created by the Youth Media Force (YMF), to the rock band Scratch, to Asian styled dances from Iny Asian Dance Theater, and a fashion show that will put the spotlight on traditional Hmong clothing. Talk about a plate full of variety! Save the date for December 18th and 19th, 2013, both shows start at 7 p.m.
The Winter Wonder Series is built on Asian Media Access’ successful ArtsCollaborative Lab. This is an intensive mentorship that Asian American and Pacific Islander Artists and youth from across disciplines, such as dance, music, and media, work together to sharpen their skills, develop collaborative projects, and engage the AAPI community through the arts.
The ArtsColaborative Lab is the expansion of AMA’s regular programs. Its’ goals is to provide additional intensive daily mentorship and resources in the three art areas of dance, music and multimedia since January 2013, along with a nine-week summer intensive training and mentorship. Our hope is to have young artists to engage in creating, collaborating, and presenting the arts with resources while working alongside with resident artists.
With a nine-week summer intensive session, this program has provided mentorship and a participatory learning environment to encourage artists to experiment. The expansion from AMA’s regular program is dedicated to inspiring young artists to deepen their artistic skills and to create original pieces based on inspiration and collaboration.
The current resident artists include Iny Xiong as our dance choreographer, Chaochi Ly as our music composer, Mong Vang, Kang Vang, Bill Kubota, Steve Ozone, and Andy Berndt as our multimedia team. The project’s goals are: to increase access to cross-disciplinary arts; To increase access to create original/collaborative art pieces; and to utilize these bi-cultural art pieces to engage AAPI community with better appreciation to access to the arts.
The selected youth have produced amazing body of original works, which include:
• Short film- “The Moment”
• Documentary film trailer- “The Registry”
• Feature length film trailer – “Zaub Tsuag” (Boiled Vegetables)
• Three original songs in both English and in Hmong
• Five short videos
• Nine original composition sound tracks for dances
• 12 Original youth choreographed dances
Please join us at Dec. 18 and 19th 7pm at the Concordia College for these visually taste wonderful works done by our youth. Please follow this series for more stories behind the scene. For more information, please check on www.amamedia.org or www.inyasiandancetheater.org.