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.
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