BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance

Works: Halfer

A loose narrative of siblings migrating from Hong Kong to the United States. Movement, text, and video translate their unexpected culture shock, emotional journeys of transitions, and onslaught of United States’ ideas. Halfer communicates shifting identity and fermentation of two opposing cultures that affect the complexity of adolescence and adulthood, magnifying remembered moments in each dancers’ assimilation, rejection, and reactions. Hannah and Hamilton Nieh reveal a rare and deep brother-sister connection through concert dance. The score includes recorded music, dancers’ monologues, and interviews of immigrants to the United States. Video collage includes interviews from immigrant populations with varied emotional stories and shares images of their past and present geographical homes—how they are in reality and how they are perceived and remembered to be—a glimpse inside a migrating mind.

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