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Taking on Yellowface in Classic Dance Choreography

Georgina Pazcoguin and Phil Chan
Taking on Yellowface in Classic Dance Choreography

New York City Ballet soloist Georgina Pazcoguin and dancer-turned-arts administrator Phil Chan, founders of the “Final Bow for Yellowface” initiative, discuss their efforts to call out degrading representations of Asians on stage and how they are pushing companies around the world, especially around Nutcracker season, to create a more positive and nuanced representations of Asians in ballet.

The program includes performances by New York City Ballet’s “Rogue Ballerina,” soloist Pazcoguin and NYCB dancers, Rachel Hutsell and Sebastian Villarini-Velez, viewings of archival footage, and discussion.

$15 in advance / $25 at the door

Georgina Pazcoguin

Georgina Pazcoguin was born in Altoona, Pennsylvania. She began her dance training at the age of four at the Allegheny Ballet Academy …

Phil Chan

Phil Chan is the co-founder of Final Bow for Yellowface, and currently serves as the Director of Programming for IVY, …

Rachel Hutsell

Rachel Hutsell was born in Houston, Texas. She began her dance training at Allegro West Academy of Dance at the age of 6 and trained under the direction of Catriona Steel from September 2003 to May 2012 …

Sebastian Villarini-Velez

Sebastian Villarini-Velez was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Before moving to the United States, he trained with Rodney Rivera, Joaquin Banegas, and Maria Carrera, …

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