may, 2022

12may(may 12)8:00 pm14jun(jun 14)9:30 pmDumb Instrument Dance: Rebel Grace(may 12) 8:00 pm - (june 14) 9:30 pm 677 Davie StEvent Type:Performing ArtsAdmission Type:Ticketed


Event Details

An exciting world premiere from choreographer Ziyian Kwan, Rebel Grace explores gentle transgressions as acts of resistance and empowerment. Created by Kwan in collaboration with an ensemble of dance artists – Justin Calvadores, Lisa Mariko Gelley, Juolin Lee, Andrea Nann, and Rianne Svelnis – the work traces themes of rupture, repair and subversion through imagery, text and movement, and features live music from multi-instrumentalist Roxanne Nesbitt and Taiko artist E. Kage.

“The last 2 years have really informed the complexity of this present moment,” says Kwan. “For me, it has been a time of maturing and of extreme reinvention, of trying even harder to embolden positive change. I feel a growing need to transgress normative constructs, paired with a desire to move through the world with love and care. Rebel Grace explores this, alongside performers who are womxn or gender non-binary, and mostly people of colour. I’m inspired to celebrate nuanced or bold resistance, to imagine whimsical alternatives, and to recognize artful rebellion as a revolutionary act of gratitude and grace.”


May 12 (Thursday) 8:00 pm - June 14 (Tuesday) 9:30 pm


Scotiabank Dance Centre

677 Davie St

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