(186) Phil Chan, co-founder of Final Bow for Yellowface

Posted by on 05.26.2020

Today we are joined by Phil Chan, a co-founder of Final Bow for Yellowface. Phil is a graduate of Carleton College and an alumnus of the Ailey School and is now an arts administrator and educator. Phil was the founding General Manager of the Buck Hill Skytop Music Festival, and was the General Manager for Armitage Gone! Dance and Youth America Grand Prix. He served multiple years on the National Endowment for the Arts dance panel and the Jadin Wong Award panel presented by the Asian American Arts Alliance, and is on the advisory committee for the Parsons Dance Company.

In 2017, he teamed up with NYCB dancer, and friend of the pod, Georgina Pazcoguin, to found “Final Bow for Yellowface.” Phil tells us about how this initiative came about, what work he is currently doing as a part of this organization, and tells us about his new book, “Final Bow for Yellowface: Dancing between Intention and Impact. ” You can access Phil’s e-book online at yellowface.org.

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