Performances

Dumb Instrument Dance CA

The Odd Volume

Choreography: Ziyian Kwan

What does it mean to know that one will never arrive yet always yearn to belong? The Odd Volume is an autobiographical solo that sources Ziyian Kwan’s childhood memories from 1970's Vancouver to subvert a lifetime of racialization and racism. Vignettes both irreverent and poignant, consider cultural displacement and the tension of Ziyian’s existence as a first generation Chinese Canadian. Central to the piece are questions around immigrant experience. Leaning into the poetic dissonance of vulnerability, Ziyian unsilences the odd volume of her identity.

Artistic Crew:
CHOREOGRAPHER & PERFORMER Ziyian Kwan | LIGHTING DESIGNER James Proudfoot | STAGE MANAGER Kelly McInnes

Funders and Supporters:
The Canada Council For The Arts, The British Columbia Arts Council, City Of Vancouver Cultural Services, The Scotia Bank Dance Centre, The Shadbolt Centre For The Arts

The Odd Volume
(c) David Cooper
The Odd Volume
(c) David Cooper
The Odd Volume
(c) David Cooper