A Quest for Freedom Performed by Nai-Ni Chen & the Ahn Trio
Presented By Overture Center

A Quest for Freedom

Performed by Nai-Ni Chen & the Ahn Trio

Sat, Feb 6

Capitol Theater

Overture Center is committed to the safety of our guests, resident organizations, artists, volunteers and staff.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to navigate the widespread suspension of performances during this global health crisis. It is clear that for the health and safety of our community, Overture Center will remain closed and A QUEST FOR FREEDOM has been cancelled.

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A Quest for Freedom is a program that highlights the hope and quest for freedom in every aspect of the artist’s life and only highlighted by the current societal, national, international and historical debate around immigration.

Originally inspired by Ahn Trio’s adaptation of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” and their performance of the Trio’s version of “Purple Rain” by Prince at Ellis Island’s Great Hall of Immigration, Nai-Ni Chen continued to work with the Trio throughout 2017 to find their common vision, exploring their common roots as Asian American immigrants and as women artists developing innovative work in America. Their collaboration is enhanced by the work of visual artist Jayathi Moorthy, who brings a contemporary, visual artist perspective to the project.

The new production features music from Ahn Trio’s most inspiring pieces, such as “Sounds Heard from the Moon” by Jiha Park, “Night Flight” by Kenji Bunch and “Yuryung” by Pat Metheny, as well as popular music adaptations for classical instruments by David Bowie and Prince. For each of piece of music, Nai-Ni Chen created new dances, and each dance explores part of her journey as an immigrant woman artist who views freedom from a different lens here in America.

But wait! There’s more!
Meet the artist! Stay after the show for a brief, informal Q&A session in the theater with the artist.