In conjunction with Taiko Legacy 10 (at MCA Stage Dec 21–22), director Tatsu Aoki introduces his dance film created in collaboration with choreographer Lenora Lee. Shot on location, including at Donaldina Cameron House in Chinatown, San Francisco, Escape conjures Cameron House’s start in 1874 as the Mission Home for Girls. Until the 1930s Cameron House assisted over 2,000 women who sought shelter, education, and opportunities, or sought refuge from forced domestic labor or servitude. Original music by Francis Wong, Tatsu Aoki, and Jonathan Chen.
Tatsu Aoki Escape, 2012; 28 minutes