ArtsBoston is a nonprofit dedicated to supporting the arts.
This company provides the unique opportunity for Asian American ballet dancers to work alongside artists with the same racial background. All of the dancers, choreographers, and administrative staff are Asian American. In mainstream companies, we rarely – if ever – have this experience. On the contrary, we are used to being the ONLY Asian American dancers in the corps, in the studio, in the dressing rooms, etc. This experience can feel isolating. AABP offers a supportive community to these dancers, celebrating their talents, and valuing their backgrounds.
AABP will showcase the work of up and coming AAPI choreographers who will have the unique opportunity of setting their works on all-Asian American casts. Instead of overlooking the race of our dancers, our ballets will acknowledge our racial identity, long ignored in classical ballet. We also seek to claim our space in the classical canon. AABP will perform ballets that have never been performed solely by Asian Americans. We will rework traditional favorites in ways that will help us connect to the stories and share our retellings in an authentic way.
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