An exciting world premiere from choreographer Ziyian Kwan, Rebel Grace explores gentle transgressions as acts of resistance, empowerment and gratitude. Expect scenes of rupture, repair and sweet subversion. Rebel Grace is conjured by Kwan in collaboration with dance artists Lisa Mariko Gelley, Andrea Nann, Justin Calvadores, Juolin Lee 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.
Post-show artist talkback May 13
Choreographer: Ziyian Kwan
Performers / Dancers: Justin Calvadores, Lisa Mariko Gelley, Ziyian Kwan, Andrea Nann, Rianne Svelnis
Performers / Musicians: E. Kage, Roxanne Nesbitt
Creative Assistant: Juolin Lee
Lighting Designer: Chengyan Boon
Presented through the Artist-in-Residence program
Photos: dance artists Justin Calvadores and Ziyian Kwan by David Cooper Photography
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.
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Global Dance Connections series 2-show package: book for Dumb Instrument Dance and Maria Nurmela/Ville Oinonen, and save 15% on the regular full price.