Spells for Chinatown

Spells for Chinatown is a celebration of Asian Heritage Month conjured by Dumb Instrument Dance, Ziyian Kwan, Jo Hirabayashi and guest artists from Vancouver’s dance and music community. Every Thursday in May: live installations of dance, Taiko and cello at Dr. Sun-Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden. In tandem, a short video as part of Sawdust Collector’s Field Trip Series. Combined, a 2-tiered incantation for healing and peace.

Featuring dance artists Marisa Gold, Shion Skye Carter, Lisa Gelley, Sarah Wong, Justin Calvadores, Kelly McInnes, Rianne Svelnis and Ziyian Kwan. With cellist Peggy Lee and Taiko artist Kage. Videography and musical composition: Jo Hirabayashi – In this trailer: music by Peggy Lee, dancing Sarah Wong, Justin Calvaderos, Ziyian Kwan

Co-produced by Dumb Instrument Dance, Dr. Sun-Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden, Barking Sphinx PerformancePowell Street Festival and Sawdust Collector