Translating Cultures –- Yasuko Yokoshi’s Tyler Tyler Weaves Japanese and American Dance

In one hand, a male dancer holds a folding fan, tilting and turning it with subtle precision. On his hip, a pistol rests in a holster. It matches the Old West cowboy hat on his head. Braiding iconic symbols of Japanese and American cultures, this moment is arranged in the exact center of New York choreographer Yasuko Yokoshi’s Tyler Tyler, which opens on Thursday, October 14 at DiverseWorks.

Lucky Seven: Janie Yao, Randall Flinn, and Amy Cain talk about Chinese dance, sharing culture, and East Meets West

Dance of Asia America has done tremendous work, bringing authentic and contemporary Chinese dance to Houstonians. For the last seven years, they have welcomed spring with East Meets West, a presentation arranging Chinese dance side-by-side with dance forms of Western culture. The show will be presented free of charge at Miller Outdoor Theatre on May …