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The Martin E. Segal Theater Center presents


At the Segal Theatre Film and Performance Festival 2024

A film by

Jiemin Yang


This film will be available to watch online on the festival website May 16th onwards for 3 weeks, as well as screened in-person on May 20th.

About The Film


United States



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In this biographical short dance film, follow the emotional journey of a queer Chinese American immigrant dance artist as he navigates the complexities of identity and belonging in New York City.

Jiemin Yang (director, choreographer, performer), Ellen Maynard (Director of Photography & Camera, Lighting, Editing) James Acampora (Composer), Jacob Psenicka (Audio Engineer), Doug Beacon (Music Consultant), Script: Jordan Barsky, Ellen Maynard, Jiemin Yang. This project Wo/我 is made possible (in part) by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

About The Artist(s)

Jiemin Yang

Jiemin, a Chinese-American choreographer based in Queens, holds a MA in contemporary dance from London Contemporary Dance School and a BS in graphic design and dance from Macaulay Honors College at Queens College. As a resident artist with CUNY Dance Initiative from 2020-2022, he's received numerous grants from Queens Council on the Arts. His dance film "Wo/我" earned the Outstanding Dance Film Award at Queens World Film Festival ’22 and the Best Short Narrative Award at DisOrient Asian American Film Festival of Oregon ’22. He was recognized as Artist of Exceptional Merit ’22 by Asian American Arts Alliance. Jiemin has showcased his works at AAPI Dance Festival at APAP 2024, 42nd Battery Dance Festival 2023, Museum of Chinese in America, Queens Botanical Garden, The Mark O’Donnell Theatre, and Auditório do Parque da Devessa in Portugal. Additionally, he's been selected for the Redtail Artist Residency 2023.

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