Choreographer & Director: Jie-Hung Connie Shiau
Director of Photography & Editor: Kevin Michael Briggs
Music: Original composition by Jerome Begin
Film Runtime: 34 minutes
Post-Film Q&A Discussion begins at 37:00
Greener Grass is a new film by award-winning choreographer and former Hubbard Street dancer Jie-Hung Connie Shiau, created as her response to the establishment of so-called “re-education camps” designed by the Chinese government to forcibly contain Uyghurs, Kazakhs, and other traditionally Muslim minority groups. Featuring the full company of Hubbard Street Dancers, Shiau offers this 34-minute work as a condemnation of what she describes as a "violent, machine-like" cultural erasure and a rallying call to disrupt it.
Originally livestreamed on June 24, 2021, this film is now available to watch—free of charge—as part of Season 43: A Virtual Homecoming, our season of free public art.
The world premiere livestream presentation was accompanied by a moderated post-film Q&A discussion with choreographer and director Jie-Hung Connie Shiau in conversation with videographer and editor Kevin Michael Briggs and composer Jerome Begin, moderated by Artistic Director Linda-Denise Fisher-Harrell.
The Q&A begins immediately following the film credits at the 37:00 minute mark in the video above.