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Call for Hmong Dancers and Choreographers

Monday, November 12, 2018

I am a PhD student in Critical Dance Studies with a Designated Emphasis in Southeast Asian Studies researching dance and embodied practices of the Hmong Diaspora in the U.S. I am interested in interviewing Hmong dancers and choreographers who engage in "Hmong Dance" at Hmong New Year dance competitions for a current research paper that may grow into a larger work. I am not able to compensate at the moment but acknowledge and am appreciative of the time and insights offered in making this research possible. For serious inquiries, please email me at You may share this call to others who may be interested. Thank you.


Directed, edited, and written by Magnolia Yang Sao Yia

Filmed by Prakshi Malik

Thank you Professor Erika Lee and the Immigration History Center at the University of Minnesota for Immigrant Stories, a "digital storytelling project" and archiving platform that has offered Hmong Dance to be explored and accessed through film.

Thank you Prakshi Malik, Rachmi Diyah Larasati, Ananya Chatterjea, Hui Wilcox, Ananya Dance Theatre, Teresa Toguchi Swartz, and Darren Johnson for your contributions to this film and helping me develop my initial research of Hmong Dance. 



Australia Peb Lub Neej Hmong Short Film Festival - August 2016
WHARF ONE CAFE, Cairns, Queensland, Australia. Interviews Edition conducted by Vanghoua Anthony Vue (pg. 24-33)

Qhia Dab Neeg Film Festival - April 2016
Metropolitan State University, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA.

Immigration History Research Center - December 201niversity of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.


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