The Odd Volume is an autobiographical solo that sources Ziyian Kwan’s memories of 70’s Vancouver to subvert a lifetime of internalized racism. Vignettes both poignant and irreverent, consider the tensions of racialization, displacement and cultural assimilation. Central to the piece are questions around Ziyian’s immigrant experience as a first-generation person of colour: what does it mean to know that one will never arrive yet always yearn to belong? Leaning into the poetic dissonance of vulnerability, the work unsilences the odd volume of one womxn’s identity and maps a road to healing.
#DANCEFORTH is a new National Arts Centre (NAC) Dance livestream series designed to support Canadian dance artists both locally and nationally. The Odd Volume is presented in partnership with The Dance Centre. The stream will be available for viewing for 24 hours.
More Info: https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/27491
The Odd Volume from Ziyian Kwan on Vimeo.