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Rescued Memories | The Escape | Reflections | Passages Rescued Memories "Rescued Memories: NY Stories" 11/9 de Young Museum premiere - highlights (close) from Lenora Lee on Vimeo. "Rescued Memories...
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Lenora Lee is a dancer and choreographer who is artistic director of the Lenora Lee Dance Company, which has created several

 interdisciplinary works integrating dance, media design, martial arts, music, and text that share the still largely untold story of how Chinese struggled to immigrate to America and built a viable community under the extremely hostile conditions of the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act only repealed in 1943. Occurring during the same historical period as Jim Crow in the South, The Act targeted a single nationality for exclusion, incarcerated those seeking entry to the US in the Angel Island detention center, tore families apart, unleashed widespread violence against Chinese throughout the Western US, and left a legacy of long term effects that remain unexplored. 

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Identity, immigration, and family anchor dancer Lenora Lee's latest piece, Reflections

Identity, immigration, and family anchor  dancer Lenora Lee's latest piece, Reflections | Chinese American Now | Scoop.it
Lenora Lee, a native San Franciscan dancer and choreographer, makes large-scale interdisciplinary work that tells the stories of Asians in America stories
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... "Reflections" is a way to remember her family's journey from China to San Francisco and back. It connects her to her history and her cultural heritage – to the stories that are hard to put in words, but live on through dance. And, Lee hopes, it'll be an inspiration to others – Chinese or not – to honor their family struggles and heal the wounds of the past.

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