Silent Flight is a site-responsive and improvisational dance piece directed by Wendy Jehlen, Artistic Director of ANIKAYA Dance Theater, in collaboration with an international ensemble of professional dancers from Asia, Africa, South America and the United States.
Through community workshops, the dancers collaborate with seniors from the Chinatown community who practice folk dance weekly at the Pao Arts Center. The performance incorporates elements based on the flocking behavior of birds, exploring similarities between the movements found in human cultures, with relatable content about migration and immigration. The dance piece uses creativity and culture to improve community health and well-being.
The performance will take place at the Rose Kennedy Greenway – Chinatown Park, and is funded in part by Boston Cultural Council; Eastern Bank; and the New England States Touring program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program and the six New England state arts agencies.