Pao Arts Center & Lenora Lee Dance present

Meditations on the Power of Community

Tuesday, May 11, 6 - 7 pm
This is a virtual program.

In response to the Shen Wei: Painting in Motion exhibition, Lenora Lee DancePao Arts Center 2021 Artist in Residence presents a newly commissioned work, Meditations on the Power of Community, illuminating stories of the Chinatown community against the backdrop of Wei’s large-scale, immersive paintings. Interviews and contemporary dance choreographed by Lee in collaboration with Lenora Lee Dance and Boston-based dancers, provide a meditation on the experiences of Boston’s Chinatown community. Film by Weiying Olivia Huang.

Join us for a dialogue around the resilience of local activists, dreams turned into reality through art, advocacy, and the healing embrace of culture.

Image Credit: Dancer Flora Hyoin Kim, still image by Weiying Olivia Huang


About Pao Arts Center

Pao Arts Center was established in 2017 as a visionary program collaboration between Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC) and Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC). Located at 99 Albany Street in downtown Boston, Pao Arts Center is Chinatown’s first arts and cultural center.

Pao Arts Center represents the belief that investing in arts, culture, and creativity are vital to the health and well-being of individuals, families, and vibrant communities. Through its innovative approach, Pao Arts Center empowers creativity, connection, learning, and support.

How to Reserve Tickets

Free for all, but registration is required. Click the button at the top of the page to reserve your ticket.

Community programs created in partnership with the Pao Arts Center and Lenora Lee Dance, Inc. are made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts and Barr Foundation ArtsAmplified initiative.

Education and community programs receive support from the Vertex Foundation, Rowland Foundation, the Liberty Mutual Foundation, and Janet Burke Mann Foundation. 

The Museum receives operating support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.