Dumb Instrument Dance

Performance

Dumb Instrument Dance CA


Ziyian Kwan

The Odd Volume

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This performance deals with racist discrimination.

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 / Team:
CHOREOGRAPHER/PERFORMER Ziyian Kwan | PRODUCTION ASSISTANT Kelly McInnes | LIGHTING DESIGN: TBC

Funders and Supporters:
The Canada Council For The Arts, City of Vancouver Cultural Services
The presentation of the Canadian dance field at internationale tanzmesse nrw is funded by the Canada Council of the Arts and the Governemt of Canada.

The Odd Volume