ALAXSXA | ALASKA Tuesday, Oct 16 will be at 7:30pm at the Church of Love, 3502 Spenard Rd. It's FREE and open to the public. With a post-show conversation afterward.
This performance is part of Elders and Youth activities presented by First Alaskans, taking place in Anchorage on 10/15 and 10/16.
Created by innovative theater masters Ping Chong + Company, ALAXSXA | ALASKA (uh-LUCK-shkuh) weaves puppetry, video, recorded interviews, and yuraq (Yup'ik drum and dance) in a collage of striking contemporary and historical encounters between Alaska Native communities and newcomers in our state. Performers Ryan Conarro, Gary Upay’aq Beaver (Central Yup’ik), and puppeteer Justin Perkins reveal little-known histories — at times humorous, at times tragic — and juxtapose them against their own personal histories as “insider” and “outsider” in The Last Frontier. Experience intimate encounters with a multimedia performance as epic as the changing landscapes of Alaska.
Since 1975, New York-based Ping Chong + Company has produced theatrical works addressing the important cultural and civic issues of our times, striving to reach the widest audiences with the greatest level of artistic innovation and social integrity.