Still Rhyming

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Choreographed and performed by Ziyian Kwan in collaboration with songwriter and performer, Joseph Hirabayashi, Still Rhyming  responds to the prose of Patti Smith. The piece considers the liminal space between what is real and what is imagined. Impressions from Smith’s ‘M Train’, invoke a danced Koan. Sometimes, a remembered sentence is a starting point for a neighbourhood of movement. Other times, a few lonely words bring into action, scenes and sonic scores. Still Rhyming invites the ghost within, to dance, assail and breathe, through a whimsical kinship of imagery, sound and motion.

 

photos: Katie Huisman / Jo Hirabayashi & Ziyian Kwan


Still Rhyming has been generously supported through artistic collaborations, presenting partnerships and funding organizations. Links:

Artists: Joseph Hirabayashi: http://www.jopassed.com | Katie Huisman http://www.katiehuisman.com

Presenting Partners: Vancouver International Dance Festival http://vidf.ca | The Shadbolt Centre For The Arts http://www.shadboltcentre.com | The Dance Centre http://www.thedancecentre.ca

Funding: Canada Council For The Arts http://canadacouncil.ca/ | The British Columbia Arts Council http://www.bcartscouncil.ca