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RISE at Seattle Asian Art Museum

Lisa Ross, Visual artist from New York, in collaboration with China’s renowned Uyghur musician Perhat Khaliq (Paerhati Halike), traditional Uyghur dancer Mukaddas Mijit, and contemporary Indonesian-American choreographer Indah Walsh will come together for a residency at the Watermill Center in March 2016.  They will develop a live performance in dialogue with the video, RISE that Ross made after traveling to the Xinjiang region of China over the course of 10 years.  The video shows people waking up on rooftops and coming into consciousness at dawn, which literally and metaphorically is at the heart of this work.  These artists join to explore the interaction between traditional and contemporary forms of movement and sound as well as internal and external control over one’s body.