Tom Waits recognizes voice as a mutable device, able to tell a story, create a mood, become-animal. His music spans an equally wide spectrum, waltzes, piano ballads, rock & roll, Gospel, blues, spoken word. Each song accompanies itself, music and lyrics, like the cinematography and soundtrack of a fi
As a first-generation immigrant from China, Ping Chong recognized himself as "the other" in a society where whiteness remains the desired identity. So as a multimedia Performance artist, Chong incorporates disparate art forms and dancers of different ethnicities to explore ideas of identity and inclu
"M. Butterfly" is the ostensibly true story of a French diplomat who carries on a 17-year affair with a bewitching Chinese opera star, only to discover that she is not only a spy, but also a man. The play, rooted in a tabloid headline and realized in a retelling of Puccini's famous "Madam Butterfly,"