I have been performing since 2004 and was featured in San Francisco Magazine’s Best of the Bay for yoga music in 2009. I am a performance artist, singer and multi-instrumentalist. I started my music career in Korea in 2004 and performed at top festivals across the country, including the Chuncheon Mime Festival.
Starting in 2006, I began performing solo shows that incorporated storytelling, music, singing, movement and theater at APAture and other Bay Area festivals and venues. In 2008, I co-produced, directed and performed in a collaborative theater show Border Out at the Queer Arts Festival that told the stories of queer immigrants. I received another grant from the Queer Cultural Center for the 2012 Queer Arts Festival and co-produced, directed and performed in Mixed, Blended & Whole, an interdisciplinary show that examined mixed-race identity, trans-racial adoption, and interracial relationships. I continued collaborating in a devised theater show at Z Space that examined the Colma graveyard and moving of bodies in July 2014. I also wrote and starred in a solo interdisciplinary show Sowing and Sewing at Stagewerx Theater in December 2015. This piece examined Korea’s colonization, overseas adoption, and healing family ties.
When I am not doing performance art, I perform solo and group musical concerts. I play didgeridoo, djembe, Arabic tambourine, cajon, Native flute, harmonica, piano, esraj, and sing. I play a fusion of Indian, Middle Eastern, blues, gospel, and Eastern shamanic sounds. I have graced the main stage at San Francisco Pride 2017, the Asian Heritage Street Festival in SF, the San Francisco International Arts Festival, and the Empowering Women of Color Conference in Berkeley.
I also delivered keynotes and performed at the Queer and Asian Conference at UC Berkeley and Humboldt State University’s Queer film festival in 2009.
I am available for solo and group house concerts, keynotes, theater directing and collaboration, fundraisers, and more.
1st video is from the Serendip CD Release. 2nd video from SF Pride Main Stage Opening Performance. Skip to minute 1 to watch my performance. Video 3 is a didgeridoo/drumming performance from Peru.
A main way to catch me performing these days is in yoga classes where I provide the healing soundscape and intuitive musical soundtrack.
Free Your Voice 2 hour workshops:
March 3, 3-5pm, Yoga Kula Berkeley, 1700 Shattuck St., Berkeley $35 in advance, $40 at the door. Click this link to buy tickets
Sing, sound & speak your truth with more confidence and freedom! From the silly to the sacred, open in ways you haven’t imagined and make long lasting shifts in your life.
This fun, playful workshop includes classical singing techniques including how to breathe properly, sing in a way that is healthy for your throat, and project; meditations to open the chakras; devotional chanting; mantra; spirit songs; expressive arts; and improv. Tune your body, your instrument and your voice with others. All levels welcome including absolute beginners.
Yoga on the Labyrinth with Darren Main, 1100 California St., SF By donation. Feb 20, May 1, July 17, Sept 11, Nov 13, 2018
Feb 4: Yvonne Kingsley, 430pm, Castro
Feb 6: Janet Stone, 6:15pm, Castro
Feb 13: Erika van Gemeren, 4:30pm, Potrero
Feb 13: Danni Pomplun, 8:15-9:30pm, Castro
Feb 14: Dana Damara, 4:30-6pm, Castro
Feb 17: Elise Collins, 6:15pm, Stanyan
Feb 27: Marissa Nasca, 8pm, Hayes
Feb 18: Abby Tucker, 9am, Namaste
The Center SF:
Feb 2, Mar 2, Apr 6, May 4, June 8
with yoga teacher Hayley Ebersole, 7:30-9pm, 548 Fillmore St., SF. $20 in advance.