Festival Accès Asie

Compétition de danse du Moyen-Orient

le 16 mai 2015 – 20ème édition du Festival Accès Asie

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May, 16th of 2015 – 20th Festival Accès Asie

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May : officially Asian Heritage Month since 2001

Affiche officielle de la 19e édition

Director’s Message

19th edition : Earth of Asia, Dome of Montreal

As part of the 19th edition of the Festival, whose main objective is the promotion and dissemination of Asian cultural heritage in Montreal and more broadly in Canada, a new theme is launched from May 1st to 18th : “Earth of Asia, Dome of Montreal”. (see more)

May 2014 Promotional video

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Directed by Pink Rubber Lady

Films – Music – Visual Arts – Dance – New Medias – Culinary Arts

The 2014 edition of the oldest festival celebrating Asian Heritage Month in Canada will be offering no less that 11 events in 9 different locations. A rich program that will showcase the talent of nearly forty Asian Canadian artists.

2014 PROGRAM

Jeen Doan

Opening Cocktail, Festival Accès Asie

Thursday May 1st, 2014, from 5pm to 7pm

Monument-National, Financière Sun Life Stage – 1182, St-Laurent blvd (Place-d’Armes or Saint-Laurent subway stations)

Free

Ziya Tabassian, the talented percussionist, and sarod virtuoso Aditya Verma will offer a performance fusing Indian and Persian music, and the inventive dancers Jenn Doan and Ted Strauss will present a short excerpt of their Iredea show.

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OBang

Opening of the Obang exhibition – The Harmony of Colours

Friday May 2nd, 2014, from 5pm to 7pm

Maison de la culture Frontenac – 2550, Ontario street east (Frontenac subway station)

Free

Exhibition of work by Jin Young Kim, Heeseung Ko, and Jihee Min

On the opening night, in collaboration with the Maison de la Culture Frontenac, Jihee Min will present an interactive performance during which she will invite the audience to create a piece with her that will express aninterpretation of colour as social identity and a metaphor for the struggles of visible minorities in the West.

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Iredea by Woo Me Myth – Contemporary dance

Saturday May 3rd, 2014, at 8:30 pm

Espace Aline-Letendre, Gesù church – 1202 Bleury street (Place-des-Arts or Place d’Armes subway stations)

$ 15 – Tickets : (514) 861-4036

Festival Accès Asie will immerse you into a universe of danced science fiction with dance rock opera Iredea by the Woo Me Myth company. Performance artists Jenn Doan, Ted Strauss, Mark Medrano and Maxine Segalowitz will perform in the splendid Gesù church.

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Iredea by Woo Me Myth – Contemporary dance

(to be confirmed)

Sunday May 4th, 2014, at 8:30 pm

Espace Aline-Letendre, Gesù church – 1202 Bleury street (Place-des-Arts or Place d’Armes subway stations)

$ 15 – Tickets : (514) 861-4036

Festival Accès Asie will immerse you into a universe of danced science fiction with dance rock opera Iredea by the Woo Me Myth company. Performance artists Jenn Doan, Ted Strauss, Mark Medrano and Maxine Segalowitz will perform in the splendid Gesù church.

(see more) (watch video teaser)

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Raqs sharqi (belly dance) competition

Thursday May 8th, 2014, at 8pm (doors at 7:30)

Sala Rossa – 4848 Saint-Laurent boul. (Laurier subway station)

$10 in advance ; $15 at the door Tickets : (514) 885-5075

For its 19th edition, Festival Accès Asie is organizing a raqs sharqi (belly dance) competition, presented by TD. The Sala Rossa will host the Festival’s central event, in which twelve up-and-coming dancers from Montreal and its surroundings will perform solo and be judged by a jury composed of three professional dancers. A festive evening that should loosen your hips, arms and legs and make you want to dance!

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Khadija Baker

Don’t leave me… I am still alive by Khadija Baker

New media performance

Friday May 9th, 2014, at 5:30 pm

Oboro – 4001, Berri street #301 (Mont-Royal subway station)

$ 5 – Tickets : (514) 844-3250

In collaboration with OBORO, Festival Accès Asie will present the performance Don’t leave me… I am still alive by multidisciplinary artist Khadija Baker. OBORO centre will present a poetic and immersive multimedia piece that will take a look at the plight of children who are victims of violence in a context of civil war.

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Jo Fong

Meeting with the artist Jo Fong

Gathering of young Asian dancers of Montreal

Saturday May 10th, 2014, from 3pm to 5pm

MAI Café – 3680 Jeanne-Mance street (Sherbrooke or Place-des-Arts subway stations)

Limited places – By invitation

Festival Accès Asie in collaboration with Tangente is organizing a discussion between Welsh choreographer and performance artist Jo Fong and five choreographers of Asian origins who live in Montreal. In an educational effort to create a dynamic dialogue, the artists Jenn Doan, Geneviève La, Roger Sinha, Mariko Tanabe and Léa Tremblay-Fong will have the opportunity to exchange with their European colleague on various topics and shared interests.

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Indonesian culinary arts at Nonya restaurant

Sunday May 11th, 2014, at 6pm

Nonya restaurant – 151, Bernard street west (Beaubien subway station + bus 160 West OR Place-des-Arts subway station + bus 80 North)

$30 – Reservation is mandatory (Additional costs for alcohol) Reservation: (514) 885-5075

Festival Accès Asie is delighted to invite gourmets to a mouth-watering event! Nonya restaurant will offer an introduction to Indonesian culinary arts. With a three course meal, Ivan, the restaurant’s chef, will be delighted to introduce guests to all the rich flavours and colours of Indonesian fine dining.

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Projection films

Film screenings and discussions with the audience

Thursday May 15th, 2014, from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Salle d’Auteuil (Gesù) – 1200 Bleury street (Place-des-Arts subway station)

$10 per screening – Tickets : (514) 861-4036

Festival Accès Asie in collaboration with the Gesù presents an evening of film screenings relating to Asia followed by a discussion and a Q&A session with the audience.Three documentaries and one in situ dance film addressing various themes will be presented during this evening rich in discoveries and sharing.

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Golestan

Golestan : Regard Persan Trio & Aditya Verma

Friday May 16th, 2014, at 8pm

Moyse Hall, McGill University – 853 Sherbrooke street West (McGill subway station)

$ 25 – Tickets : (514) 885-5075

Festival Accès Asie invites you to the Golestan concert, an exciting encounter between the two ancient musical traditions of India and Iran. Meaning ‘garden of flowers’ in Persian, this show will feature Regard Persan trio and the great sarod player, Aditya Verma.

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Wind of Asia at Quartier des spectacles

Outdoor event

Saturday, May 17th, 2014, starting at 5:30 pm

Place des Festivals / Le Gesù – 1200 Bleury street (Place-des-Arts subway station)

Free

Festival Accès Asie, in collaboration with the Gesù, returns for a third year with its outdoor event, Wind of Asia, at Quartier des spectacles. Lebanese folklore dance troupe Layalina, taiko group Arashi Daiko and the Huu Bac String Trio will share the stage for a unique event.

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Glamboree

Glamboree Evening 2014 – Closing event

Sunday May 18th, 2014, at 8pm

Café l’Artère – 7000 Parc Avenue (Du Parc subway station)

$10 – Tickets : (514) 419-7798

To conclude its 19th edition, Festival Accès Asie in collaboration with GLAM Montreal, presents a colourful fundraising event aiming to support the LGBT Asian community of Montreal. A broad range of Asian artists from various disciplines will share the stage at Café l’Artère to celebrate diversity and creativity.

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