CoHo Summerfest 2019: My Little China Girl
This is a past event. Sunday, July 14 at 7:30pm 9:00pm
CoHo Theatre 2257 N.W. Raleigh St., Portland, OR 97210
"CoHo’s artist-focused programming makes it one of the city’s best small theaters year-round, but summer brings out its playfully experimental side. For example: performance artist Soomi Kim’s multidisciplinary look at her own 1980s coming-of-age story, complete with teen angst, MTV, conflicting cultural messages and the wonders of David Bowie." - Oregon Arts Watch
Written, choreographed and performed by Soomi Kim.
Directed by Leta Tremblay, with video design by Justin West and Kevan Loney.
“Oh baby, just you shut your mouth . . .” When David Bowie died, performing artist Soomi Kim was suddenly reminded of her own coming of age in the MTV generation and her adolescent desire to be the exotic Asian woman in Bowie’s China Girl video. My Little China Girl is Kim’s solo multidisciplinary dive into the missing spaces of memory, Max Headroom, family, 1980s teen angst, cultural beauty standards, Bowie-love and yearning to be accepted from the perspective of a first-generation Korean American child.