About

I’m an interdisciplinary artist who makes dance, performance art, installations, and video. My work takes interest in geopolitics, social justice, queer glam, embodied risk-taking, and healing. I often draw directly from my mixed-race Southeast Asian, queer, and transgender experience. For more information, see my artist statement and check out my artist CV.

Press & Publications

Reviewed in New York Times critic Brian Seibert’s piece “Taking a Dance Vacation at Rockaway
Previewed in Hyperallergic writer Jillian Steinhauer’s “A Dance About Decolonizing the Body at EFA Project Space
Mentioned in “To curate is to care,” Flash Art interview with Taraneh Fazeli by Zuzana Štefková
Contributor to Dancer-Citizen Issue 4: The Global Self | The Self as Practice
Interviewed in Talking Circles by Chloe Chotrani
Interviewed in Queering Contemporary Asian American Art by Laura Kina and Jan Christian Bernabe
Contributor to MXRS Commons: Constructing Identity Through Embodied Re-membrance and De-colonization
Where is Here? Gray Spaces at The Wild Project” by Sondra Fink, psycho-girl.com
Before Colonization: Zavé’s Brother Lovers” by Aurin Squire, helixqpn.org
Introducing the Multi-Media Artist Zavé Martohardjono” by Annie Malamet, posturemag.com
When Your Politics is Greek Tragedy: Genderqueer Antigone” by Jillian T. Weiss, Bilerico Project at lgbtqnation.com

upcoming events

Performing at The Kennedy Center
The REACH |2700 F St., NW, Washington, D.C. 20566
September 7th, 2019 | More details to come!

The Kennedy Center’s newest space, The REACH, will have a grand opening on September 7th. It opens with 16 days of events and I have been invited by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center to perform the evening of September 7. Stay tuned for more details and save the date!

Teaching LIMINAL BODIES: Internal Practices for Unwinding Empire
Abrons Art Center | 466 Grand Street, New York, NY
Tuesdays 7-9pm | This 8 week course runs from October 1st-November 19th, 2019
$235 | Register here

LIMINAL BODIES centers movement exercises, encourages participation and expression, works to build decolonial and radical political thinking, and makes room for communication and care among participants. Weekly readings will span activist texts, essays on decoloniality and the undercommons, research on the colonization of global South dance practices, and queer, Black, feminist texts. These readings serve to build a shared language among participants with which to consider settler colonialism and histories of resistance to empire.

Readings also provide a framework to inform participants’ responses to the embodied practice component of the course. Through a range of dance and theater modalities, we will consider the body’s relationship to power and empire. These include Authentic Movement, Butoh, contemplative and releasing movement techniques, and political theater. Participants will develop listening systems to identify assimilated and conditioned habits in the body and explore the potential to undo colonization in the body, tapping into embodied ancestral technologies and knowledge.

Physical activities are adapted to meet every participant’s mobility needs so that all levels of experience and familiarity with dance are accommodated.

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