Hamilton College Performing Arts presents HT Chen & Dancers in South of Gold Mountain on Saturday, Nov. 5, at 7:30 pm, in Wellin Hall, Schambach Center.
The multi-generational cast will also include local and Hamilton College dancers. Students performing are Katherine Gwydir ’18, Katie McMorrow ’20, Elie Doubleday ’20, Sarah Sull ’17 and Alex Blomfield ’20. The contemporary sound score blending traditional Chinese music with Deep South Blues is by James Lo.
Through dance and music, South of Gold Mountain explores the stories of Chinese immigrants who, inspired by the Gold Rush, immigrated to the southern United States prior to World War II. Drawing from rich oral histories, treasured images, and documentation of these settlers, the production pays tribute to earlier generations who helped build America by working on railroads, levees, plantations, and as grocers, launderers, and later as restaurant owners.
Nationally, the program is sponsored by the Ford Foundation and New England Foundation for the Arts. Locally, the program is sponsored, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Tickets for this event are $20 for adults, $15 for senior citizens and Hamilton employees, and $5 for students. All seating is general admission. For tickets or information, call the box office at 859-4331 or visit www.hamilton.edu/performingarts.