Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Tiananmen Massacre 34th Anniversary Commemorative Concert

June 4


Brick Aux presents
Tiananmen Massacre 34th Anniversary Commemorative Concert
by Rose Tang
June 4, 2023
at Brick Aux – 628 Metropolitan Ave
Suggested Donation of $20

An annual concert to commemorate the 34th anniversary of Tiananmen Massacre. In 1989 in China, the Chinese government sent army troops with tanks to Beijing and other cities, and killed thousands of unarmed students and civilians in a mass crackdown on the pro-democracy Tiananmen Movement. To this day, the Chinese Communist Party bans any reports on the event and keeps persecuting protesters and massacre victims’ families. All the funds raised at the concert will be sent to massacre victims’ families in China.

The multi-media multi-disciplinary event, hosted by massacre survivor Rose Tang, will showcase poetry, story telling, dance, visual art, films, free jazz and improvised experimental music by some of the most daring and creative artists from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Europe and the Americas. The event will also pay tribute to the late jaimie branch, Ding Jianqiang, Larry Roland, who participated in previous Tiananmen concerts.


Teng Biao — improv calligraphy
Chris Branch (drums), Steve Holtje (keyboard), Scott Pfaffman (violin).
Jochem van Dijk (bass), Chris Rael (guitar/voice)
Lehuanani DeFranco (dance), Annie Lemieux (trumpet), Nathan Repasz (drums), Evan Strauss (bass), Rose Tang (guitar/voice)
Annie Lanzillotto (storytelling)
Ben Tripp (synth/electronics)


Studio Bonita (film)
Laura Duval (interactive drawing)
Pan Hsuan Yu (film)
Thirdblade (installation/film/VJ)
Mary Ting (installation image)

Every year around June 4 since 1989, Beijing bans pictures of candles, and even digits 8964 which is the Chinese description of June 4, 1989, the massacre date. For the past few years, massacre survivor and former protest leader Rose Tang has been organizing and hosting an annual concert to commemorate the massacre, raising funds for massacre victims’ families, and raising the awareness of the unprecedented show of state violence while Beijing has been trying to erase it from history.

cw: loud sounds, surprising or abrupt sound

Find them:

Instagram & Twitter @rosetangy, youtube


The Brick is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. We rely on the generosity of our patrons. Consider giving a tax-deductible donation today to help make The Brick a sustainable hub of experimental performance for many years to come. Donate Here or Join Our Patreon

A Note on Accessibility: The Brick has trigger warnings posted in the space for each show for you to check if you so choose. If you would rather ask questions in advance of being in the space or would like to enter in advance of house opening due to our seating not being assigned, please reach out to theresa@bricktheater.com.


June 4, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Brick Aux
628 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, 11211 United States
+ Google Map
Back to Top