Rebel Grace

Thursday May 12 to Saturday May 14 / TICKETS

Presented by The Dance Centre as part of Global Dance Connections

At The Scotiabank Dance Centre: 677 Davie Street

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

Post-show artist/audience conversation on Friday, May 13 facilitated by Joyce Rosario

Rebel Grace explores gentle transgressions as acts of resistance, empowerment and gratitude. Expect scenes of rupture, repair and sweet subversion. Rebel Grace s conjured by Ziyian Kwan in collaboration with dance artists Lisa Mariko Gelley, Andrea Nann, Justin Calvadores and Rianne Svelnis. These inimitable performers traverse the rhythm and rhyme of imagery, text and movement – in conversation with live music from multi-instrumentalist Roxanne Nesbitt and Taiko artist E. Kage.

Creative Assistant: Juolin Lee | Lighting Design: Chengyan Boon

What is a rebel but a state of grace.
Ruptures of normal in bendings of space.
With eros and pathos and ethos at play
Dreaming tomorrow by mending today.


Photo: Lisa Mariko Gelley by David Cooper

Cover Photo: Justin Calvadores by David Cooper

Rebel Grace is made possible through the generous support of The Canada Council For The Arts, The British Columbia Arts Council, City of Vancouver Cultural Services and through presentation by The Dance Centre at The Scotiabank Dance Centre.