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Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers Bring South Philly Inspired “Immigrant Journeys” to Esperanza Arts Center

Creating dialogue among Latinx communities on immigration, displacement, and identity

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. Philadelphia, PA – March 12, 2019. Esperanza Arts Center (EAC) is proud to announce Kun-Yang Lin Dancers will perform excerpts of its acclaimed production “Home Project – Immigrant Journeys” on the Teatro Esperanza stage. The performance investigates the meaning of “home” and the immigrant experience. The North Philadelphia performance culminates an in-school residency at Esperanza Academy Charter School, which will engage high school students in Modern Dance Technique master classes, and a guided discussion with students and faculty on immigration, displacement, and identity. 

There will be an audience Q&A immediately following the performance. The cast and crew will share selected immigration stories and describe the background, inspiration drawn from immigrant stories in South Philadelphia, and the creative process behind Home Project – Immigrant Journeys.

WHO: KUN-YAN LIN/ DANCERS
WHAT: NORTH PHILADELPHIA THEATER, TEATRO ESPERANZA, PRESENTS “HOME PROJECT-IMMIGRANT JOURNEYS” BY KUN-YAN LIN/DANCERS
WHERE: 4261 NORTH 5TH STREET, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19140. TEATRO ESPERANZA, ESPERANZA ARTS CENTER. WHEN: 7:30 PM. FRIDAY, MARCH. 15.

INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES:

  • BILL RHOADS, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF ESPERANZA ARTS CENTER
  • PERFORMERS UPON REQUEST

To purchase tickets visit https://www.esperanza.us/event/home-project-immigrant-journeys/ . For media inquiries, contact Joy Huertas at (215) 324-0746 ext. 480 or jhuertas@esperanza.us.

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About Esperanza. Esperanza is a national non-profit organization founded in 1986 by Rev. Luis Cortés Jr., and the Hispanic Clergy of Philadelphia & Vicinity with the biblical mandate to serve and advocate for “the least of these” (Matthew 25:40). Beginning with a local initiative, with programs targeted to address the unmet needs of North Philadelphia’s Hispanic community, Rev. Cortés is now sought by national and international leaders alike on issues of economic and workforce development, housing, immigration, and education. Under his leadership, Esperanza has grown from a small operation to a $40 million organization with more than 450 employees. Visit www.esperanza.us or follow us on social media @esperanza_us on Twitter and Instagram, EsperanzaUSA on Facebook and Esperanza US on YouTube.

About Esperanza Arts Center (EAC). Guided by Esperanza’s core values of faith, integrity, and excellence, EAC is the hub for Latino performing arts in the Philadelphia region, spotlighting the rich spectrum of traditions from Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as other cultures from around the world, creating positive transformational experiences for students, families, and attendees of all ages through the arts. For more information visit www.esperanzaartscenter.us

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