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Susan L. Yung
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  • Brooklyn, NY
  • United States

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ALLOTRION: A Constant Tragedy
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Susan L. Yung Oct 6, 2011.

inexpensive but nice rehearsal space

Need some help.A young dancer is looking for inexpensive but nice rehearsal space in Manhattan where she can rehearse with her musicians.Any one?love,cobcobijazz@optonline.netContinue

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Started Sep 15, 2010


The Nuyorican Poets Cafe's Poetic Heritage Festival will present readings of some of the classic Nuyorican theatre productions that were staged at the Cafe in past years.   Rome Neal is directing the…Continue

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Started Sep 15, 2010


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Theater, Visual Arts, Film & Video, Digital Arts, Literary Arts, Design
In your own words, what is your ethnic identity? (for individuals)
I call myself American first since I am diverse in many cultures derived from my experiences living in NYC for over 50 years. Originally, I grew up in Portland, Oregon and eventually grew up in NYC's Chinatown for about 15 years before traveling to various third world nations as a photographer and videographer.
Your Artistic Background/Mission
I studied western Art History in College during the student protests @ City College & Columbia U. After graduation, I worked 2 years for the Office of the Mayor under Lindsay's administraiton. After working 9-5pm, I participated with City Arts to paint large scale community murals and help organize Basement Workshop events that specialized in Asian American arts programs. After 2 years, I became an administrator at Basement, as a non-profit community arts organization and set up various exhibits on NYC's Chinatown and Japanese American Internment camps. During the Confucius Plaza demonstrations, I provided meeting spaces, mimeographed flyers, provided art materials, 16 mm cameras and film, etc. as well as documented the daily strikes.

Later, I freelanced in the advertising and graphics world for 15 years as well as travel & photograph Morocco; the Philippines during Marcos dictatorship; Nepal, India & China twice while working at the American Museum of Natural History. My last trip to Leh, Ladakh, India involved videoing the Buddhist Women's Conference for 2 weeks. My final travels has been to Puerto Vallerata, Mexico.

Presently, I have been documenting for 15 years the avant-garde Jazz musicians of Lower East Side which has expressionistic qualities. During the interim, I met many historic Black artists congregating at A Gathering of the Tribes. After the World Trade Center's collapse, I've curated a women's art show at Bullet Space, an original homesteaded building which had been abandoned during the 70s.
Your Creative Influences
“domestic-violence”, “misogynist-hater”, “anti-racist”, “democractic-anarchist”, “ghettoe-girl”, “Chinatown-Harlem,” “East Village-West Village”, “homesteading-gentrifier”, “yuppie-squatter”, “homeless-sheltered”, “American-Asian”, “World-Traveller”, “Adventuress-Common-Law-Wife”, “Photographer-Videographer”, “Martial-Fine-Artist”, “Musician-Drummer”, “Artist-Scientist”, “Geologist-Librarian”, “Mathematician-Designer”, “Collector-Exhibitionist”, “Buyer-Seller”, “Cook-Politician”, “Migrant-Worker”, “Independent-Dependent”, “Pacifist-Activist”.
If you are not in New York City, what are your ties to New York's Asian American artistic community?
My work is created/shown/produced in NYC regularly
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