STREAMING NOW: TomoeArts
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STREAMING NOW: TomoeArts

Fujima Sayū – Artistic Director of Vancouver’s TomoeArts – joins forces with Nishikawa Kayo, Artistic Director of Burnaby’s Satsuki-kai, dancers from both companies, and the Dance Centre for an illuminating online presentation of nihon buyoh, or Japanese classical and traditional dance. Ranging from theatrical kabuki to joyful folk-derived pieces and shin-buyoh or ‘new’ dances to … Continue reading

Now Accepting 2021 Festival Submissions!
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Now Accepting 2021 Festival Submissions!

Next year marks VAHMS’ 25th consecutive year celebrating National Asian Heritage Month with the return of explorASIAN Festival in May! We want to share this momentous anniversary with you, our partners and collaborators, by including your Asian Heritage Month events in our 2021 Festival Program. To submit your events, please fill out the form through the … Continue reading

Co.ERASGA Presents “Offering”
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Co.ERASGA Presents “Offering”

In honour and celebration of Co.ERASGA’s 20th anniversary season, the company presents Offering, created by acclaimed choreographer and Artistic Director Alvin Erasga Tolentino. This collection of solo works, performed by 6 of Vancouver’s finest and diverse dancers, aspires to honour the living practice of Dance and Dancing and the challenges of keeping this art-form alive during this … Continue reading

REEL CANADA Launches Black and Indigenous Realities: Anti Racism Program
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REEL CANADA Launches Black and Indigenous Realities: Anti Racism Program

REEL CANADA is launching a compelling new program to help students and teachers across the country discuss inequality and racism in Canada through film. The program kicks off with a nation-wide interactive livestream on Black realities, featuring award-winning director Charles Officer in discussion of his acclaimed documentary THE SKIN WE’RE IN. Garvia Bailey will moderate … Continue reading

A Seat at the Table: Opens Nov 19
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A Seat at the Table: Opens Nov 19

The Museum of Vancouver, University of British Columbia, and the Chinese Canadian Museum Society of BC are pleased to present the opening of A Seat at the Table, a multi-sited and collaborative exhibition project that explores historical and contemporary stories of Chinese Canadians in BC and their struggles for belonging. Using food and restaurant culture as entry point, … Continue reading

Borrowed From Nature
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Borrowed From Nature

Kino Sum Productions‘ new documentary Borrowed From Nature explores the rich and complex history of Japanese gardens in western Canada. Through the principles and design philosophy of famed Japanese Canadian designer Roy Tomomichi Sumi, the film explores Japanese gardens in Lethbridge, AB, Vancouver, BC, and New Denver, BC, revealing hidden testaments to an enduring Japanese … Continue reading

Contemporary Asian Stories: War, Romance, and Eileen Chang’s Love in a Fallen City
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Contemporary Asian Stories: War, Romance, and Eileen Chang’s Love in a Fallen City

Contemporary Asian Stories is a series of online events presented by the Vancouver Public Library in partnership with the University of British Columbia Department of Asian Studies. The series celebrates literature, film, and larger-than-life figures from across modern Asian popular cultures. Their next event is focusses on Eileen Chang (Zhang, Ailing 1920-1995) one of the most … Continue reading

VAHMSconnections presents Asian languages and literature: The story of four languages
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VAHMSconnections presents Asian languages and literature: The story of four languages

Our next VAHMSconnections event is happening November 26! Celebrating the linguistic diversity of the Lower Mainland, this panel presentation shares the story of four Asian languages: Farsi, Japanese, Punjabi, and Urdu. The panelists will discuss how these languages enrich our linguistic landscape, and they will focus on cultural values, language transfer, and the cultural and … Continue reading