Works

IT’S ALL TRUE: GRANDFATHER

Author and choreographer Muna Tseng constructs a portrait of myth, object, and dialogue with real and imagined ancestors in IT’S ALL TRUE: GRANDFATHER. Taking Tseng’s paternal grandfather as a departure point, the work spans over 300 years and examines East-West legacy, gender, personal identity and aspirations, cultural alienation and assimilation.
Choreography & Direction: Muna Tseng
Performers: Chanterelle Menashe Ribes, Muna Tseng & Perry Yung

After Fukushima: A 24 Hour Event

Muna Tseng’s performance at After Fukushima: A 24 Hour Event, a 24 hour vigil in remembrance of the Fifth Anniversary of the Fukushima disaster on March 12, 2016 at 6 pm Curated by Eiko Otake for Danspace Projects. Performed at the St. Mark’s Church, East Village, New York.
Choreography: Muna Tseng
Performers: Muna Tseng & Perry Yung

Dance on Sculpture

Muna Tseng Dance Projects’ choreography engages with Chuck Ginnever’s monumental steel sculptures Medusa and High Rise installed at Riverside Park on the Hudson River, New York, in May 2014.
The performers play with formal structures and fluid choreography inspired by the sculptures and Asian cosmology.
This is the second collaboration between Muna Tseng and Chuck Ginnever. The first outdoor performance was at the artist’s Vermont Farm on the sculpture “Texas Triangles” the occasion for Ginnever’s 50th birthday in 1981.
Sculpture: Chuck Ginnever
Choreography: Muna Tseng in collaboration with dancers
Performers: Maura Nguyen Donohue, Asami Morita, Gilbert Reyes, Muna Tseng, Edisa Weeks and Perry Yung (shakuhachi flutes)
Commissioned by New York City Parks
May 2014, Riverside Park on the Hudson River, New York
Original footage: Brenden Hussey
Edited by Joseph Modirzadeh


SlutForArt a.k.a. Ambiguous Ambassador
by Ping Chong and Muna Tseng

A Bessie award winning dance-theater solo performance, on the life and work of Tseng Kwong Chi (1950-1990), a photographer, performance artist, downtown personality.
Performed by Muna Tseng with the voice of Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, Kristoffer Haynes, Bill T. Jones, Ann Magnuson, Richard Martin, Kenny Scharf and Jenny Yee telling stories recalling Tseng and the vibrant 1980’s New York downtown art world.
Concept-Writer-Director: Ping Chong
Concept-Choreographer-Dancer: Muna Tseng
Projection Design: Jan Hartley
Lighting Design: Mark London
Sound Design: Brian Hallas
Costume Design: Han Feng
Premiered by Muna Tseng Dance Projects at Playhouse 91 – NYC on March 6, 1999 in the 92nd St. Y Harkness Dance Festival. Presented by Ping Chong and Company in it’s 30th Anniversary season at La MaMa ETC in 2002.
The Program was performed with the companion piece: 98.6: A Convergence in 15 Minutes.

98.6: A Convergence in 15 Minutes
by Ping Chong and Muna Tseng

A solo performance by Muna Tseng
Concept-Writer-Director: Ping Chong
Concept-Choreographer-Dancer: Muna Tseng
Projection Design: Jan Hartley
Lighting Design: Mark London
Sound Design: Brian Hallas
Premiered by Muna Tseng Dance Projects at Playhouse 91 – NYC on March 6, 1999 in the 92nd St. Y Harkness Dance Festival. Presented by Ping Chong and Company in it’s 30th Anniversary season at La MaMa ETC in 2002.
The Program was performed with the companion piece: SlutForArt a.k.a. Ambiguous Ambassador.

Stella – A Performance excerpt

Performers: David Thomson, Muna Tseng, Rebecca Warner, Isadora Wolfe
Choreography: Muna Tseng, in collaboration with the performers
Text & Direction: Muna Tseng
Dramaturgy: Ong Keng Sen
Lighting Design: Thomas Dunn
Set Design: Muna Tseng and Ong Keng Sen
Sound Design: David Lawson
Costume Design: “Lady Shanghai” mud-silk dresses by Miss China, Paris; and Stella’s vintage couture dresses from 1950s and 1960s Hong Kong


Stella – A Rehearsal

 

The Pink – A Performance excerpt

A Paper Ritual in Sound and Dance
Conceived and created by Tan Dun and Muna Tseng.
Choreography and Direction: Muna Tseng
Music and Sound: Tan Dun
A collaboration by Muna Tseng Dance Projects, New York; City Contemporary Dance Company, Hong Kong; and La MaMA E.T.C., New York.