Ping Chong + Company brings you the Alaska premier of ALAXSXA | ALASKA, a theatrical collage of multimedia, puppetry, and Central Yup’ik drum and dance, illuminating striking moments of cross-cultural encounter. Three performers, Ryan Conarro, Gary Upay’aq Beaver (Yup’ik) and Justin Perkins, use movement and puppetry to reveal a series of little-known historical narratives of collisions between people and cultures of Alaska. These histories—at times humorous, at times tragic—juxtapose against Beaver and Conarro’s own personal memories as “insider” and “outsider” in the Last Frontier. Directed by Ping Chong and Ryan Conarro.
Show dates: Aug. 31–Sept. 2, 8 p.m. / Sept. 3, 5 p.m.
Discounted tickets are available online at ArtsUAA.com.
ALAXSXA | ALASKA is a National Performance Network/Visual Artists Network Creation & Development Fund Project co-commissioned by Bunnell Street Arts Center in partnership with Juneau Arts & Humanities Council, La MaMa, NPN, and enjoys additional generous logistical support from the UAA Department of Theater & Dance and the Atwood Foundation.