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Performance | Global Dance Connections series

Dumb Instrument Dance

Rebel Grace

An exciting world premiere from choreographer Ziyian Kwan, Rebel Grace explores the concept of rupture and repair as intrinsic actions within life’s many cycles. Tracing the lustre and poetry of imperfection, the work is driven by the creative prowess of an outstanding cast of dance artists including Kwan and collaborators Lisa Gelley and Andrea Nann. They explore the rhythm and rhyme of imagery, text and movement – in conversation with the innovative sounds of Taiko artist Kage and multi-instrumentalist Roxanne Nesbitt, who perform live. This thoughtful and timely work springs from Kwan’s dedicated intersectional ethos, intellectual rigour and striking aesthetic sensibility.

  • Thursday May 12 - Saturday May 14, 2022 | 8pm

  • Scotiabank Dance Centre


  • Tickets will go on sale in late 2021

  • 50 minutes

Presented through the Artist-in-Residence program

Photos by David Cooper

About the series:

The Global Dance Connections 2021-2022 series features exciting programs from MAYDAY, Daina Ashbee, Dumb Instrument Dance, Maria Nurmela and Ville Oinonen and Radical System Art.


All performances and events will be presented with COVID-19 protocols in line with public health advisories, to keep audiences, artists, staff and volunteers as safe as possible. Tickets will go on sale closer to the time of each performance.

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