Morrow Events

On the traditional, ancestral, unceded territory of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations

336 West Pender

COVID UPDATE: As of July 1, 2021 Morrow is re-starting live public events for limited numbers of guests. Please see our COVID Safety Page for more information about safety protocols.

Let’s stay safe and healthy!


In addition to the below listed events at Morrow, please see our Sojourn link for other public interactions!

Made In Voyage / Nov 24 – 27 & Dec 1 – 4

photo: Shion Skye Carter by David Cooper / Made In Voyage

Presented by The Dance Centre’s as part of Dance In Vancouver, Made In Voyage is a collage of 3 solos that pays homage to the grandmothers of performers Ziyian Kwan, Justin Calvadores and Shion Skye Carter. Originally created with 6 performers, this distilled iteration aims to counter historic erasure by highlighting the life stories of womxn of colour. Each solo captures dramas of diaspora, war and peace –  in tandem with delightful family anecdotes. Collaboratively created, the collection as a whole, weaves song, dance and intimate storytelling towards a poetic reveal that celebrates the vulnerability, nurturing and resilience that flows through generations.

Very limited capacity: this show is designed for micro-audiences of up to 5 per performance. All guests required to provide proof that they have been twice vaccinated. Link to tickets via Dance In Vancouver goes live this fall.


Love Letters to Divided Nations: August 27, 2021

photo: River Blondin Burt

Join River Blondin Burt in a performance of auto-ethnography that is a series of installations about ancestral visitations, indigenous identity, and inter-generational healing – expressed through poetry, song, movement and audio/visual landscapes.

After a week of residence at Morrow, River will perform at 5pm, 6pm, 7pm on Friday, August 27th. After each performance, a chance to meet and talk with River about their work.

Morrow is a modest space and due to Covid, we will appreciate people dropping us a line to let us know they plan to attend the performance event on August 27th. We will tailor numbers of guests for safety and all guests are required to wear masks and be double vaccinated. If you have questions around accessibility, please also contact us: dumbinstrumentdance@gmail.com

Love Letters to Divided Nations is a Free event, produced by Dumb Instrument Dance with the generous support and partnership of Powell Street Festival.

River (Cassandra) Blondin Burt is a two-spirited Dene artist whose multidisciplinary work is grounded in an exploration of art as medicine. They believe that the radical act of co-creating with other-than-human relations is an act of socio-political rebellion, and a pathway for transformative collective healing in the Anthropocene era. They were raised in Vancouver, on the traditional territory of the xwməθkwəyə̓ m, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh , and Selí̓lw̓ itulh First Nations, are a proud member of the Yellowknives Dene Nation, and currently live in their ancestral homelands of Denendeh.


Mar 1 – April 30, 2021: Dumb Instrument hosts Familiars in residence at Morrow – in collaboration with dance artists Kelly McInnes, Rianne Svelnis and Taiko artist Eileen Kage. Creation and dissemination via a series of virtual events and outdoor performances that celebrate artistic practice as contemporary witchcraft.

photo Ziyian Kwan by David Cooper

Feb 1 – 5, 2021: Morrow welcomes Erika Mitsuhashi for a mini-residence to prepare and live stream her work for Speculative Futures, presented by Theatre Replacement and Company 605. Erika livestreams her creation on February 5th from Morrow. Click here to witness! Making It Up: the meeting


Photo Rianne Svelnis & Ziyian Kwan
by David Cooper

Sept – Oct 2020 – Ziyian Kwan, Zahra Shahab, Shion Skye Carter, Marissa Gold, Alexa Mardon and Rianne Svelnis are at Morrow with Made In Voyage, a project that pays homage to the performer’s grandmothers.


July 25, 2020: 2- 5pm. Join Cellist Peggy Lee and Ziyian Kwan for live improvised performance and a browse in the shop. Quick 15 minute sets for 1-2 audience members at a time – in a covid safe setting.

Peggy Lee & Ziyian Kwan
photo: David Cooper

By appointment August 2020: Dance Artist Oksana Augustine offers Aura Paintings. Sliding Scale $60 – $100. To book an aura painting with Oksana please contact morrowspace@gmail.com

Aura Painting by Oksana Augustine

Sept 6 – 10, 2020: Peter Dickinson launches his book My Vancouver Dance Histories, through a series of intimate and covid safe Salons, in the company of dance artists featured in the book. 4:30-6pm as follows:

Sunday, Sept 6: Barbara Bourget and Jay Hirabayashi / Kokoro Dance

Monday, Sept 7: Rob Kitsos

Tuesday, Sept 8: Ziyian Kwan / Dumb Instrument Dance

Wed, Sept 9: Tara Cheyenne / Tara Cheyenne Performance

Thurs, Sept 10: Lesley Tilford/ / Inverso Productions

Fri, Sept 11: James & Natatlie Gnam / plastic orchid factory

Sat, Sept 12: Justine Chambers


Images:

  • Ziyian Kwan by David Cooper
  • Rianne Svelnis & Ziyian Kwan by David Cooper
  • Aura Painting by Oksana Augustine
  • Book Cover – Peter Dickinson My Vancouver Dance Histories