Dumb Instrument Dance

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Dumb Instrument Dance


8:00 – 10:00pm

Ziyian Kwan has worked as a dance artist on the unceded, ancestral, occupied territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations since 1988. As an interprète, she has performed over 100 original creations by an eclectic range of choreographers on international stages. As Artistic Director of Dumb Instrument Dance, Ziyian’s work abstracts lived experience to form collages of imagery, movement and language. Throughout her work, Ziyian aspires to artfully challenge the status quo and to conjure reciprocity through creative exchange. Ziyian’s artistry is inspired by collaboration with artists from across disciplines. “ I am my heart’s dumb instrument ”