Piñata Lantern Making

A participatory craft event with the artistic team of rasgos asiáticos

Sunday, March 8, 2020
12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Automata, Los Angeles

This family friendly, hands-on craft activity invites you to contribute to the making of Virginia Grise’s newest performance installation rasgos asiáticos. The author and creative team are on hand to teach you how to make specialty Piñata Lanterns that will become part of the site-specific installation. rasgos asiáticos emerges from an exploration of the histories and intersections of Mexican and Chinese culture, a confluence mirrored in the crafted lanterns.

Presented in conjunction with performances of rasgos asiáticos, March 19–22, 2020.



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rasgos asiáticos was commissioned and produced by CalArts Center for New Performance, in association with a todo dar productions.

rasgos asiáticos is a National Performance Network (NPN) Creation Fund Project co-commissioned by CalArts Center for New Performance, DiverseWorks in partnership with MECA Houston, Performance in the Borderlands, Fulcrum Theater, and NPN with support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

rasgos asiáticos was created with support from the MAP Fund, supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; Soho Rep Theater’s Writer/Director Lab; and Pregones Theater’s Asuncion Award for Queer Playwrighting.

This presentation is made possible with support from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.