The Dance Enthusiast asks Peggy Choy Dance about Afro-Asian Synergy and Cuba

In anticipation of her newest work


Photo © JP Yim

Sammi Lim for The Dance Enthusiast: Were you surprised by the recent announcement that the U.S. and Cuba plan to restore their international relations? Do you think this will benefit each country’s art communities?

Peggy Choy: Yes, I was surprised, but delighted that when I traveled to Cuba in July 2013, Obama was initiating talks to normalize relations with Cuba. The art of a nation is affected by cultural factors, but also by economic and political dynamics. The respectful exchange of artistic expression can be beneficial across political boundaries. The challenge is to communicate openly, boldly and with risks as opposed to controlled and conservative exchange that avoids the provocative and controversial.

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