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Lia Chang Multimedia: Beijing Opera, Taiko Drummers and Korean Music and Dance at Asian-Pacific American Month Celebration at The Metropolitan Museum of Art by Lia Chang

Kaoru Watanabe and master Taiko artist Kenny Endo of The Kaoru Watanabe Taiko Ensemble were among the artists who performed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Asian-Pacific American Month celebration in The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium on Saturday, May 16, 2009.

Also featured, the music and dance of China, Korea and India. CBA Culture & Arts Center presented Beijing Opera: The Crossroad, the Donghwa Cultural Foundation presented a Korean Dance Troupe, Junghee Oh on zither and Eun Ju Kang who performed Salpuri, a haunting dance of exorcism.

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Lia Chang  Photo by Brianne Michelle Photography

Lia Chang Photo by Brianne Michelle Photography

Lia Chang is an actor, performance and fine art botanical photographer, and an award-winning multimedia journalist.

As a photographer and videographer, Lia collaborates with artists, organizations and companies in establishing their documentary photo archive and social media presence. She has been documenting her colleagues and contemporaries in the arts, fashion and journalism since making her stage debut as Liat in the National Tour of South Pacific, with Robert Goulet and Barbara Eden.

Selections of Lia’s archive of Asian Pacific Americans in the arts, fashion, journalism, politics and space are now in the newly created LIA CHANG THEATER PHOTOGRAPHY PORTFOLIO in the ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN PERFORMING ARTS COLLECTION housed in the Library of Congress Asian Division’s Asian American Pacific Islander Collection.

Lia’s portraits and performance photos have appeared in Vanity Fair, Gourmet, German Elle, Women’s Wear Daily, The Paris Review, TV Guide, Daily Variety, Interior Design, American Theatre, Broadwayworld.com, Life & Style, OUT, New York Magazine, InStyle, Timeout.com, Villagevoice.com, Playbill.com, Theatermania.com, thelmagazine.com, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, USA Today, The Boston Globe, New York Times and Washington Post. A former syndicated arts and entertainment columnist for KYODO News, Lia is the New York Bureau Chief for AsianConnections.com. She writes about culture, style and Asian American issues for a variety of publications and this Backstage Pass with Lia Chang blog.

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