Wow, nearly one year has already passed since the maiden launch of Kollaboration in the nation’s capital. Let me tell you first hand, it was quite the show and experience last year and one I highly recommend you check out now that it’s in it’s second year. If you’re anywhere near the DMV, then do not miss out! The show will be held at UDC on September 17th, just a few short weeks away. Additional information can be found at the FB event page, at the Kollab DC website, and after the break. Jen Kwok is slated to host with a number of guest performers including Sickboi and last year’s winner, Chip Han!
Check out above for the promo MV they put together. I gotta say, they have come up with a pretty great medley and thankfully it’s available as a free MP3 dl via the widget below.
In response to the movement began by the original Kollaboration in Los Angeles and to continue the national spread of the call to action for AAPI empowerment.
Metropolitan DC Asian American and Pacific Islander professionals and students came together in 2010 to raise the banner and call our local AAPI talent to come show our community the diverse talent and amazing abilities and gain their support in raising the prominence of AAPI performing arts.
Kollaboration DC will be an annual event and a movement by a group of dedicated and multi-talented Asian American and Pacific Islander professionals and students, who volunteer their time and skills to celebrate the vast talents of their community and bring them into the mainstream.
So please stay tuned and SAVE THE DATE for our 2nd Annual Kollaboration DC show on September 17, 2011 a at The Theater of Performing Arts at UDC!
We had over 65 auditions this year and had a hard time narrowing it down to our top 9. Many thanks to all who came out and auditioned. Please keep pursuing and perfecting your talents!!
Here is the official list of contestants:
Official Lineup for Kollaboration DC 2011 Show:
1) Matthew Almodiel – Acoustic Singer
2) Lumi Bustamante – Acoustic Singer
3) Philip Chang – Entertainer
4) Michelle Chong – Contempary Dancer
5) FALLWORTH – Rock Band
6) Alvin Tan – Acoustic Singer
7) MOKSHA – Indian Classical Dance Group
8) Alice Park – Vocalist
9) Alec Zhang and Emily Barnes – Ballroom Dancers
Also on the roster is Aria Curameng, our Rising Star Award Winner – 13 years old and an amazing singer!
Hosted by comedic artist extraordinaire, Jen Kwok!
Guest performances confirmed so far include: Chip Han, Grand Prize Winner of Kollaboration DC 2010 and local DMV Rapper, SickBoi, Tito Boy Scouts, Geoffrey TOYZ Chang, Lionz of Zion!
Special Guest Judges confirmed so far:
1) FOX 5’s Segment Producer – Annie Yu
2) World-renowned artistic director and choreographer – Dana Tai Soon Burgess
More to come!!
Find us on Twitter, Facebook, Youtube and of course at our website:
TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW: www.show.kollaborationdc.org
SAVE THE DATE: SEPTEMBER 17, 2011 7PM!