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500 Capp Street, Asian Pacific Cultural Center (APICC), and CAAMFest co-presents Being, Belonging & Beyond – SF Bay Area AAPI Dance Film Festival.

When one creative medium (DANCE) is lifted up by another (FILM), nothing short of alchemy emerges. We are invited to become witnesses to these AAPI stories in cinematic motion, where dancers and collaborators reflect upon their cultural heritage in these vivacious two-dimensional pieces. Screenings include dance films by Lenora Lee Dance, Alleluia Panis, Sammay Dizon, and culminates in the world premiere screening of HOME(in)STEAD, a site-specific dance work by 500 Capp Street artists-in-residence Megan Lowe and Johnny Huy Nguyen.

The finale screening will be followed by a panel discussion and audience Q&A with all participating artists and their collaborators, celebrating the lineage of AAPI performing artists in the Bay Area that are documenting dance and movement in film/video as a way to create conversations about the experiences of AAPI communities and the ways they are reflecting upon and honoring their cultural heritages.

There will be music, performances, and food vendors present throughout the day!

This film festival is also part of APICC’s 26th United States of Asian America Festival (USAAF).



2:00 PM: World Premiere of AND THE COMMUNITY WILL RISE by Lenora Lee Dance

3:45 PM: Performance by Megan Lowe

4:00 PM: Shorts program

  • BREATHE (HINGA) by Sammay Dizon
  • Film excerpts from ALLELUIA PANIS

6:00 PM: Performance by Megan Lowe and Johnny Nguyen

6:15 PM: World Premiere of HOME(in)STEAD by Megan Lowe and Johnny Nguyen

7:00 PM: Panel Discussion with filmmakers



Dates & Times


Kapwa Gardens

Sun, May 14
2:00 pm