The Odd Volume is an autobiographical solo that sources Ziyian Kwan’s memories of 70’s Vancouver to subvert the racialization that has been internalized by one womxn of colour. Researched with collaborative input from Francesca Frewer, Emmalena Fredriksson, Alexa Mardon, Kelly McInnes, Erika Mitsuhashi, Deanna Peters, Rianne Svelnis, and also with the acuity of artistic consultant Tedd Robinson, the piece abstracts Ziyian’s experience of cultural displacement. Whimsical and bold, the work questions how after 50 years of integration, it’s possible to never arrive yet always yearn to belong. By leaning into poetic dissonance, Ziyian unsilences the odd volume of her identity.
The Odd Volume premieres at Dancing On The Edge: 7pm Fri July 12 and 9pm Sat July 13 on a shared program with Kirsten Wicklund called Edge 6. Tickets and more info here
The Odd Volume is also presented by The Scotia Bank Dance as part of its biennial Dance In Vancouver Showcase. Performance November 21, 2019 – 1:30pm at EDAM Dance. Limited public attendance. More Information here