Crossing Boundaries Concert Series Vol. 11: ZERO GRASSES
December 13 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EST| $20 – $30
Organized by: CRS (Center for Remembering & Sharing)
CRS (Center for Remembering & Sharing) presents CROSSING BOUNDARIES Concert Series Vol. 11, ZERO GRASSES, curated by Jen Shyu. ZERO GRASSES will include a video fieldwork presentation plus a short participatory intermedia workshop for the audience (tentatively scheduled for 6:30 pm) before the performance. The performance itself (at 8 pm) will feature new compositions by Ms. Shyu.
curator: Jen Shyu
musician: Jen Shyu
This is the eighth and final concert in the series during 2019 and will take place on December 13, 2019 at 8 pm at CRS.
Tickets are $25 in advance $30 at the door. Students and seniors with valid ID can purchase tickets for $20 at the door. Tickets are available online at crsny.org, by phone (212-677-8621), and at CRS.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Jen Shyu has performed with saxophonist and 2014 MacArthur Fellow Steve Coleman since 2003 and has collaborated with many luminaries. Shyu has performed her own music at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, BAM, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Rubin Museum of Art, Asia Society, Blue Note, National Theater of Korea, etc.
A Stanford graduate in opera with classical violin and ballet training, Shyu won many piano competitions and studied traditional music and dance in Cuba, Taiwan, Brazil, China, South Korea, East Timor and Indonesia. Shyu has won commissions and support from MAP Fund, the NEA, Jerome Foundation, etc., as well as fellowships from the Asian Cultural Council, Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs, etc.
Shyu has produced seven albums as a leader, the most recent two included on The New York Times’ Best Albums lists. Ben Ratliff wrote in The New York Times that her concerts are “the most arresting performances I’ve seen over the past five years. It’s not just the meticulous preparation of the work and the range of its reference, but its flexibility: She seems open, instinctual, almost fearless.”
ABOUT CROSSING BOUNDARIES
Now in its second year, CROSSING BOUNDARIES is a performance series devoted to creating unforgettable live art experiences that dissolve boundaries between performers and audiences, traditional and new music, and the local and the global, bringing people together and promoting the awareness that we each possess a limitless creativity inside us.
CRS has from its inception in 2004 attracted many people from abroad, and has become known for presenting healing, arts, and cultural programs from around the world and from Asia in particular. This season, which is supported by a grant from the LMCC, is curated by three outstanding artists of Asian descent: gamin, Jen Shyu, and JunYi Chow. There is a long tradition of interdisciplinarity in Asian arts, where ritual practices have always involved elements of dance, theatre, improvised music, and storytelling, and this season will build on that tradition.
The 2019 season of CROSSING BOUNDARIES is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and administered by LMCC. LMCC empowers artists by providing them with networks, resources, and support, to create vibrant, sustainable communities in Manhattan and beyond.