Morrow

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

336 West Pender

Morrow is a space that I opened to pivot Made In Voyage – a project that is an ode to the grandmothers of 6 artists. The project was scheduled to take place at The Shadbolt Centre For The Arts but was cancelled due to Covid 19. I’m grateful for the Shadbolt’s ongoing support of my work and hope that we’ll be able to perform Made in Voyage at the Shadbolt in the future.

In the interim, Morrow is a space to research ideas with the project’s artists: Marissa Gold, Shion Skye Carter, Zahra Shahab, Alexa Mardon and Rianne Svelnis. Thanks to the support of The Victorian Hotel, The Canada Council For The Arts and The British Columbia Arts Council.

It’s an immense privilege to have a private space to work and dream, especially in these uncertain times. So I’m offering Morrow to other artists from dance, theatre, music, literature and the visual arts – a place to share and sell their work during Covid 19, adjunct to their regular creative practice.

I’m amazed by all the things that people make and do. But I’m not at all surprised by the breadth of talent that any one artist encompasses. Choreographers write books and paint whimsical worlds; visual artists create art by repurposing greenery salvaged from their jobs as landscapers: Taiko artists create jewellry that connects to healing traditions; dancers paint auras…. all that and more.

Currently, Morrow is a pop up space, open until mid October 2020. But my hope is to find resources to keep it going. If you’d like to support, please let me know by contacting dumbinstrumentdance@gmail.com

In different times and other than usual spaces, creativity inspires.

Ziyian Kwan