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Dessa in China


This Arts Midwest Global Exchange in China features Dessa—a singer, creative entrepreneur, and thought leader from Minneapolis, Minnesota. The program brings Dessa to Beijing, Chengdu, and Guangzhou for workshops and performances from May 15–31, 2018.

About the artist

Dessa is an artistic innovator whose musical performances are ambitious, inventive, and designed to defy expectations. Recognized as a creative entrepreneur, Dessa helped build an artistic enterprise that produces music, curates events, and develops unique business ventures. She has published two collections of poetry and essays along with multiple contributions to national media, and she regularly speaks at corporate, educational, and charitable events.

For more information on Dessa, follow her at @dessadarling on Twitter or visit www.doomtree.net/dessa.

About the program

Arts Midwest Global Exchanges create moments of surprise, curiosity, and cross-cultural exploration through interactive, person-to-person dialogue. By providing educational encounters in addition to performances, this program engages audiences worldwide with a prominent voice from a region of the United States that may be unfamiliar. Dessa’s extraordinary music, personal lyrics, and creative expertise will encourage exploration of shared experiences across countries.

Partnership and support

Arts Midwest Global Exchange: Dessa in China is produced by Arts Midwest in partnership with China Arts & Entertainment Group, with support from the U.S. Embassy–Beijing.