Join us for an Artist Talk with Vyette Tiya, and Theresa-Xuan & Antonius Bui as part of the multidisciplinary project "KUVV". They will discuss their responses to the prompt: "How does your familial lineage live in your physical body today, and how does that contribute to your sense of home as it relates to your identity?"

About the Artists

Theresa-Xuan and Antonius Bui are Queer Vietnamese-American artists and siblings. They are the children of Paul and Van Bui, two Vietnamese refugees who sacrificed everything to provide a future for their four kids and extended family. Born and raised in the Bronx, Antonius and Theresa eventually moved to Houston before each pursuing a BFA at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). Their polydisciplinary practices are rooted in the Vietnamese diaspora and they demand to be as non-binary as their identities. 

Vyette Tiya is a DC-based dancer and collaborator. Through movement research, improvisation as practice, and melding different forms, Vyette seeks to tap into the subtleties and extremities of sharing our authentic selves. Vyette is invested in community-engaged dance and social commentary, utilizing performance as means for shared knowledge and personal connection. A graduate of American University, Vyette studied international relations and dance, where she honed her skills in contemporary and jazz, blended with her background in African dance, freestyle, and urban choreography. Vyette has performed on stages and in site-specific works, including at the Smithsonian National Gallery of Art, Dance Place, the Kennedy Center, Georgetown Waterfront, and Katzen Arts Center. 

About the Project

"KUVV" is a multidisciplinary, collaborative performance and series of events, organized by choreographer and performance artist Hayley Cutler, exploring the relationship between home, familial lineage, and the body. The participating artists are Emily Ames, Antonius and Theresa Bui, Jamie Garcia, Akela Jaffi, Juliana Ponguta, and Vyette Tiya. 

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Thursday, September 17 from 7:30–8:30 pm ET