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Director's message

May : officially Asian Heritage Month since 2001

For the 22nd edition of the Festival Accès Asie, 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 2nd to 28th. (see more)

Visual Arts – Culinary Arts – Dance – Conferences- Music –New Medias

The 2017 edition of the oldest festival celebrating Asian Heritage Month in Canada will be offering no less that 20 events and 75 artists. A rich program that will showcase the talent of nearly forty Asian Canadian artists. We are proud to present four weeks of gatherings and cultural exchange to celebrate Asian culture!

2016 PROGRAM 

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D5A1227carrouOPENING COCKTAIL

Tuesday, May 2nd 5 pm to 7 pm Free admission

Lion d’Or 1676 Ontario E. 

You are cordially invited to celebrate the 22nd Edition of Festival Accès Asie.

In league with launching this year`s Festival, we will also celebrate the beginning of Canada’s Asian Heritage Month which takes place each May. This 5 à 7 will offer you a colourful overview of the programming accompanied by delicacies which we encourage you to enjoy without moderation.

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©Hamed TabeinOpening of the Exhibition 
Smile of Afghanistan

Friday, May 5th 5 pm to 7 pm 
Free admission 

Exhibition - May 6th to June 10th

Gesù – Centre de créativité 1200 rue de Bleury 

Festival Accès Asie  presents Smile of Afghanistan, an exhibition of recent work by Iranian photographer Hamed Tabein. The public is invited to attend the opening on Friday, May 5th from 5 to 7 pm. The event will be preceded by a presentation of Afghan dance by the troupe Golestan.

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©Yoko MurataPIANO RECITAL
Sous la pluie

Saturday,May 6th 8 pm - 20 $

 Gesù – Centre de créativité 
1200 rue de Bleury 

In collaboration with Le Vivier, Festival Accès Asie is proud to present a very special piano recital, Sous la pluie, featuring Japanese pianist Kimihiro Yasaka.

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conferenceCONFERENCE
Afghanistan & Culture Shock

Sunday,May 7th 2 pm to 4 pm 
Free admission
 Gesù – Centre de créativité 
1200 rue de Bleury 

Following the launch of the photo exhibition, Smile of Afghanistan, we invite you to learn more about Afghanistan and its turbulent history. This conference features Afghan speaker Zabi Enâyat-Zâda.

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© Alvaro Vasquez - Spectacle Kimia - rencontre entre l'art flamenco et l'art persanKimia

Thursday, May 11th 7 :30 pm

 Maison de la culture Ahuntsic 
10330 rue Lajeunesse 


Kimia is a Chemistry of flamenco and Persian Music. This creation is a collaboration of artists Shraddha D. Blaney, Saeed Kamjoo, Ziya Tabassian, Pooria Pournazeri, Hugo Larenas, Fernando Gallego “El Bancalero” and Behshid Mirjaberi.

Flamenco initiation workshop and meeting with the artist Sunday, May 14th 2 pm - Free admission

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Friday, May 12th 8 pm - 10$
Casa del popolo 
4873 Boul St-Laurent 

As part of its mandate to promote emerging artists, Festival Accès Asie is proud to present the multidisciplinary performance Les préoccupations et les attentes. Sound artist Hazy Montagne Mystique, videographer Guillaume Vallée, and dancer Kim-Sanh Châu perform together.

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SérendipitéOpening of the exhibition 
SERENDIPITY

 Saturday, May 13th 2 pm to 4 pm Free entrance 
MAI - 3680, rue Jeanne Mance 

Exhibition from May 12th to May 20th

Festival Accès Asie and Vidéographe, in collaboration with MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels), present this year's edition of Serendipity. This project highlighting the artistic contributions of Asian-origin communities in the cultural life of Montreal and Quebec.

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vishwaINDIAN MUSIC CONCERT
La magie du Mohan-Veena

Saturday, May 13th 7 pm 30$ -50$

Salle Bourgie MBMA 
1339 rue Sherbrooke O.

Festival Accès Asie is proud to welcome Vishwa Mohan Bhatt and Subhen Chatterjee to the stage in this exceptional concert, organized in collaboration with Centre Kabir.

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© Peter Graham  - Spectacle Golestan, rencontre entre les musiques de Turquie et de SyrieA MUSICAL ENCOUNTER BETWEEN TURKEY AND SYRIA
Golestan

Thursday, May 18th 8:30 pm 20 $
Sala Rossa 
4848 boulevard Saint-Laurent

Festival Accès Asie is proud to present its 4th edition of Golestan. This year’s concert will be a unique musical experience of the sounds from Turkey and Syria. Golestan, meaning “flower garden” in Persian, will feature Syrian oud player, Nazih Borish, and Turkish kanun player, Didem Basar.

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©Yen-Chao LinDIY Haunt

Friday, May 19th 8 pm 
Admission free

OBORO 4001 rue Berri 

Festival Accès Asie, in collaboration with OBORO, is pleased to present DIY Haunt, a performative installation by the artist Yen-Chao Lin.

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CompetMiddle Eastern Dance Competition

Saturday, May 20th 8 pm 15$

Sala Rossa 4848 St. Laurent Boulevard 

Festival Accès Asie proudly presents the fourth edition of its Middle Eastern Dance Competition!

The evening will feature solo performances from candidates selected from the Festival’s call for submissions. Dance performances will be accompanied by the rhythmic sounds of Eastern music. 

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©Veena GokhaleCULINARY ARTS
Sizzling spices, sacred stories

Sunday, May 21st 3 pm to 5 pm 15$

MAI - 3680, rue Jeanne Mance

Let yourself be seduced by this multisensory Indian culinary event. Discover the rich variety of Indian spices as you learn how they are uniquely used in this cuisine. Listen to ancient legends like the story of Annapurna, Hindu goddess of Nourishment.

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©Eric BeauséjourPerles d’ailleurs
International Art Component

Performance
 Thursday, May 25th 8pm 30$
Meeting with the artists  Friday, May 26th 5@7 - Free 

Gesù – Centre de créativité 1200 rue de Bleury 

Come celebrate Indian dance! In its second year, Perles d’ailleurs, Festival Accès Asie's feature international arts component, will continue Montreal's Asian Heritage Month celebrations. This four-day extravaganza of discovery and exchange features an exciting program of performances, meetings, and dance workshops from Thursday, May 25th to Sunday, May 28th 2017.

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©Courtoisie Colleena ShaktiFusion Dance Immersion

Saturday, May 27th and Sunday, May 28th 9am to 12pm - 2pm to 5pm 12 hours of workshop for 240$

Studio 303 372 Sainte-Catherine

This Immersion workshop presents a fusion of old and new, folk and classical, Indian and belly dance. Colleena Shakti shares her unique style as it has evolved for over a decade of dance experience in Rajasthan where she lives performing in royal palaces for Maharajas, dancing with ‘Gypsies’, training in (Odissi and Kathak) classical Indian dances and studying Yoga.

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©Evelyne DemersOUTDOORS EVENTS
Wind of Asia – 6th edition

Giri Kedaton - Thursday, May 25th Cancelled
Bollywood Blast - Friday, 
May 26th 7 pm Free admission

Jardins Gamelin Metro Berri-UQAM

Over two evenings dedicated to discovery, we invite the curious and passersby to celebrate Asia and Montreal and take in some exceptional shows at Montreal’s Les Jardins Gamelin.

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©Phi NguyenInsomniac

Saturday, May 27th 8:30 pm and 10:30 pm Free admission

Prince-Arthur Street 
between St Laurent and St Denis

Innovation this year, a night event! Come and stroll along Prince-Arthur Street for Insomniac, a dance, music and video performance by choreographer Léa Tremblay Fong and her collaborators, Jacques Boone (music), Pier-Louis Dagenais Savard (video) as well as other contemporary and street dancers.

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Les sons primordiaux

Sunday, May 28th 6:30 pm 
30$ - 60$
Salle Bourgie MBAM 
1339 rue Sherbrooke Ouest

To close this year’s 22nd Edition, Festival Accès Asie, in collaboration with Kabir Centre, presents The Gundecha Brothers – outstanding Indian Dhrupad singers and percussionist – for a truly special concert.

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21th edition

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Director's Message

May : officially Asian Heritage Month since 2001

For the 21th edition of the Festival Accès Asie, 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 5th to 29th. (see more)

Visual Arts - Cinema - Dance - Literature - Music - New Medias

The 2016 edition of the oldest festival celebrating Asian Heritage Month in Canada will be offering no less that 20 events. A rich program that will showcase the talent of nearly forty Asian Canadian artists. We are proud to present four weeks of gatherings and cultural exchange to celebrate Asian culture!

2016 PROGRAM


Opening Cocktail 

Thursday May  5th, 2016 - 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Café du Monument-National , 1182, boulevard Saint-Laurent (Place-d’Armes or Saint-Laurent metro stations)

Free entrance

Musician Amir Amiri will play for this event the santur, a 72-string hammer dulcimer that lies at the heart of Persian classical music when performer Tanveer Alam will present an excerpt from the QuébéAsia dance performance series, fourth edition. Finally, Interstellaire II and Me Float will join us to brighten up the event with their image compositions and their sounds.

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Takemitsu Flute and guitar recital

Friday May 6th, 2016 -8:00 pm

Jeunesses musicales du Canada, 305 Avenue du Mont-Royal Est (Mont-Royal metro station)

20$

Specialists in Japanese music, Canadian guitarist Jérôme Ducharme and Japanese born flautist Yuki Isami, will commemorate the 20th anniversary of Takemitsu’s passing with a recital dedicated to his works. From 1974 until his final days, Takemitsu wrote many compositions for guitar, an instrument he was very passionate about.

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Opening exhibition Found

Saturday  May 7th, 2016 - 2:00 to 4:00 pm

Maison de la Culture Frontenac, Studio 1, 2550, rue Ontario Est (Frontenac metro station)

Free entrance

Event in collaboration with the maison de la culture Frontenac. Found is a two-person exhibition featuring photography, video and installation works by artists Aanchal Malhotra (India / New Delhi) and Margret Nielsen (Germany / Montreal). The exhibition will run from April 27th to June 4th, 2016.

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Meet the artists

Sunday May 8th, 2016 - 2:00 to 4:00 pm

Maison de la Culture Frontenac, Studio 1, 2550, rue Ontario Est (Frontenac metro station)

Free entrance


Spiritual Counsel Evening of silent films and live music

Thursday May 12th, 2016  - 9:00 pm Doors open at 8:00 pm

La Sala Rossa, 4848 Boulevard Saint-Laurent (Mont-Royal metro station)

10$

In collaboration with Atelier Céladon.  This special evening of music, dance and film will no doubt bring forth the spirits and allow us to tap into our spiritual connection. The incredible performances of the Japanese drumming group, Arashi Daiko, will start the evening off before we introduce two shorts and one feature length film, all silent films. A live performance of music especially composed for these projections will be simultaneously performed. Our musicians will base their performance on the visual score of each film, bringing together contemporary and historical modes of composition and improvisation.

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(c) Parisa Rajabian

Québéasia: 4th edition  and reading from the book Afghan et musulman. Le Québec m’a conquis 

May 13th to 15th 2016

Salle Custeau Le Gesù 1200, Rue Bleury (Place d'armes ou Place-des-Arts metro stations)

The collective QuébéAsia and the Festival of Accès Asie have joined to bring the public an exceptional celebration of the arts. The public will have the opportunity to meet and chat with the artists. The event includes a series of interactive activities, which showcase the diversity of Asian dance and of the arts at the festival.

There will also be a reading from the book Afghan et musulman. Le Québec m’a conquis by Zabi Enâyat-Zâ- da. Cowritten with Carolyne Jannard the book tells the intimate story of Zabi’ struggle to overcome cultural differences and to reconcile his two realities.

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Kimura Byol

Serendipity

Saturday May 14th, 2016 -  3:00 pm Doors open at 2:00 pm

MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels) 3680, rue Jeanne-Mance (Place des Arts metro station)

Free entrance

Vidéographe and Festival Accès Asie are coming together to offer Serendipity, a project that spotlights the artistic potential of Asian-origin communities based in Montreal and Quebec. This encounter between sound artists and videographers seeks to develop new creations. Musician Huu Bac Quach and pianist Guillaume Martineau honoring us with their presence. Selected artists from the Autumn 2015 call for submissions will also join this special event, along with selected videomakers: Hadi Jamali, Ivetta Kang, Nathalie Lemoine, Daïchi Saïto and Paul Tom.

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Middle Eastern dance competition

Thursday May 19th, 2016 - 8:00 pm Doors open at 7:00 pm

Sala Rossa, 4848 boul Saint-Laurent (Laurier metro station)

10 $ on pre-sale. 15 $ at doors

The becoming traditional Middle Eastern dance competition of Festival Accès Asie is always a party! Presented by TD, this evening will be memorable!

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(c) Kiran Ambwani

Wind of Asia  5th edition

Outdoor event From Friday, May 20th to Sunday, 22nd, 2016

Friday, May 20th from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Saturday, May 21st from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm Sunday, May 22nd from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Les Jardins Gamelin (Berri-UQAM metro station)

Free entrance

In partnership with Quartier des spectacles, Festival Accès Asie is pleased to invite the public to a brand new edition of its outdoor event, Wind of Asia. Three days of music and dance await everyone at Les Jardins Gamelin in the heart of downtown Montreal.

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International component Perles d'Ailleurs

From Thursday, May 26th to Sunday 29th, 2016

The International component of Festival Accès Asie will contain three parts: Golestan, who get together with the dancer  Miriam Peretz and musicians  Efrén López and Bashir Faramarzi.  A meeting with the artists and a dance workshop with Miriam Peretz will complete the progam.

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20th edition: 20 years of Asia in Montreal!

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Director's Message

May : officially Asian Heritage Month since 2001

For the 20th anniversary of the Festival Accès Asie, 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 24th : "20 years of Asia in Montreal!". (see more)

Culinary Arts - Literature - Music - Visual Arts - Dance - New Medias

Included
 in
 this
 anniversary edition
 are
 16 artistic
 events,
 many 
of
 which 
have
 been
 exclusively
 created
 for
 the
 Festival.

 To
 show 
its 
appreciation
 to
 Accès
 Asie
 artist
 members 
for
 their
 ongoing
 commitment
 to
 the
 development
 of
 the
 Festival
 over
 the
 years,
 five
 artists 
from
 the 
Festival’s 
Board
 were
 invited
 to
 create
 works
 for
 this 
year’s 
edition.

  Let’s
 wish
 ourselves
 another
 20
 beautiful
 years
 of
 exchange
 and
 discovery.

2015 PROGRAM


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Opening
 Cocktail 

Friday May 
1st,
 2015 -  5:00
‐
7:00
 PM

Café Monument-National (Scène Financière Sun Life), 1182, boulevard Saint-Laurent (Place-d’Armes ou Saint-Laurent metro stations)

Free entry

Armenian
 singer,
 Lady
 Sylva
 will
 present
 some
 of
 her
 songs
 and
 music
 along
 with
 a
 performance
 by
 Japanese
 Taiko
 drummers,
 Arashi
 Daiko.

 Japanese
 dancer,
 Rie
 Sasahara
 and
 her
 group
 perform
 live
 and
 VJ
 Pink
Rubber 
Lady
 will
 also 
be 
there
 with
 her 
image
compositions
 to
 accompany
 the
 evening's
performances.

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Opening
 of 
the Kaléidoscope
 exhibition 

Saturday May 2nd, 2015 - 2:00-5:00 PM

Maison de la Culture Plateau-Mont-Royal, 465, avenue Mont-Royal Est (Mont-Royal metro station)

Free entry

Exhibition of works by Kiran
 Ambwani
 and Florence
 So

Kaléidoscope gives
 the 
Festival
 a
 special
 opportunity
 to
 highlight
 the
 efforts
 of
 its
 Board
 members
 over
 the
 years
 and
 to
 thank
 them
 for
 their
 ongoing
 commitment.
 The 
Festival
 is
 honored
 to 
feature
 original
 works
 created
 by
 five
 Board
 members
 for
 this
 year’s
 anniversary
 program.

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20
 years 
of
 Festival
 Accès 
Asie Discussion
 +
 Book
 Launch
 of
Righting
 Canada’s
 wrongs
 
by
 Arlene 
Chan

Sunday 3rd, 2015 - 2:00-4:00 PM

Maison de la Culture Plateau-Mont-Royal, 465, avenue Mont-Royal Est (Mont-Royal metro station)

Free entry

An afternoon that will be rich in emotions, anecdotes, thoughts and pleasure around Khosro Berahmandi, Janet Lumb, Milton Tanaka, Kakim Goh and Cheryl Sim, in the presence of Kiran Ambwani artists and Florence So. They will testify to the changing perceptions in the Asian heritage.

In 
addition and
 to
 be 
part
 of
 a
 chapter 
in
 the
 history
 of
 the
 Chinese
 community in
 Canada: 
the 
launching 
of the
 most
 recent
 book
 from
 author Arlene
 Chan, 
Righting 
Canada’s
 Wrongs:
 the
 Chinese
 Head
 Tax
 and
 Anti‐Chinese
 Immigration
 Policies 
in 
the
 Twentieth
 Century.

 In
 her 
book,
 Chan
 relates 
the
 testimony
 of
 eight
 Chinese
 Canadians 
whose
 families
 were 
shaken
 by 
the 
Chinese
 head
 Tax,
 a
 discriminatory
 tax 
imposed
 on
 Chinese 
immigrants to
 Canada
 in
 1885

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Tashme 
Productions’ The
 Tashme
 Project :
 The 
Living
Archives  

May 7 to 17, 2015 - 8:00 PM

MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels) 3680, rue Jeanne Mance (Place-des-Arts metro station)

25$ 
regular
 - 
20$
 reduced
 -  15$ 
group
 10 
and 
+ Tickets :
 514.982.3386

Presented
 by
 the
 MAI
 (Montréal, arts
 interculturels)
 in
 association
 with
 Playwrights’
 Workshop
 Montréal.
 Written
 and
 performed
 by
Japanese
 Canadian
 artists,
 Julie
 Tamiko
 Manning
and Matt
 Miwa,
 The 
Tashme
 Project
 :
 The
 Living
Archives
 is 
a
 deeply 
touching
 work
 that
 looks
 at
the
 forced
 internment
 of
 thousands
 of
 Japanese
 Canadians
 during
 World
 War
 II.

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©Valérie Comtois

Golestan 
d’Anatolie

Friday May  8, 2015 - 8:00 PM

Centre
 d’essai Université 
de 
Montréal
/
 Pavillon 
J.‐A.‐De Sève, 2332, 
boul. 
Édouard‐Montpetit,
  6th floor (Édouard‐Montpetit metro station)

20$

Inspiring
 encounter
 between
 Iranian
 and
 Turkish
 music. This
 concert will
 bring
 together
 Turkish
 musician
 Ismail
 Fencioglu and
 Iranian
 musicians,
 Reza
 Abaee,
 Pooria
 Pournazeri
 and
 Ziya
 Tabassian.
 These
 virtuoso
 artists
 will
 perform
 a
 unique
 mixture 
of
instrumental 
music
 and
 song
 repertoire
 from 
Anatolia
.

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Opening cocktail for
 the
 exhibitions
 Check points
 and
 The
State
 of
 Origin :
REEL 
&
 IMAGINED

Saturday 9, 2015 -  2:00-4:00 PM

Maison
 de
 la 
culture
 Côte‐des‐ Neiges
/
Gallery 
1
 & 
2 5290 ,
ch. 
de
 la
 Côte‐des‐Neiges (Côte‐des‐Neiges metro station)

Free entry


 In
 collaboration
 with
 the maison
 de
 la
 culture
 Côte‐des‐Neiges,
 will
 be 
inaugurating
 two
 exhibitions:
 “Checkpoints”
 and
 “The
 State
 of
 Origin:
 REEL
 &
IMAGINED”. Occupying
 two
 galleries
 on
 two
 floors,
 the 
exhibitions
 feature
 eight
 contemporary 
visual 
and
 performance
 artists
 originating
 from China,
 Sri
Lanka, 
Syria,
 Taiwan,
 Germany,
 India
 and
 Iran.

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Meet the artists

Sunday 17, 2015 - 2:00-4:00 PM

Maison
 de
 la 
culture
 Côte‐des‐ Neiges
/
Gallery 
1
 & 
2 5290 ,
ch. 
de
 la
 Côte‐des‐Neiges (Côte‐des‐Neiges metro station)

Free entry


Tibetan 
Culinary
 Arts

Sunday 10, 2015 - 12:00-3:00 PM

OM Restaurant,  4382, 
boul. 
Saint‐Laurent (Mont‐Royal metro station)

$30 
‐
 Reservation
 required 514.885.5075 Alcoholic
 drinks
 available
 for
 purchase

Renowned
 for 
its 
unique
 and
 generous
 cuisine 
that
 combines
Indian
 and
 Tibetan
 culinary
 savoir‐faire,
 OM
 restaurant
 invites
 the
 public
 to
 an
 exotic
 three‐course
 menu.
 In
 addition
 to
 tasting
 these
 delicious 
dishes,
 foodies 
will
 be
 able
 to
 participate
 in
 a
 Momo
 workshop
 offered
 by
 OM
 restaurant
 chef
 Yangchen
 Lhamo.
 What
 a
 fabulous
 way
 to
 take
 home
 a
 yummy
 Tibetan
 souvenir!

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The 
neck
 to
 fall 
by 
Ziyian 
Kwan
 and 
La 
synesthésie
 du
 dragon
 by
 Geneviève
 La 

May 14 to 17, 2015 - 7:30 PM (4:00 PM on May 17)

Studio 
Hydro‐Québec
 du
 Monument‐National, 1182,
boul. 
Saint‐Laurent (Saint‐Laurent 
or
 Place‐d’Armes metro stations) 23$ 
regular 
|
 21$ 
senior 
|
 19$
 reduced

In
 collaboration
 with
 Tangente,
 Festival
 Accès 
Asie 
is
 proud
 to
 present
 two
 contemporary
 dance 
 performance who promises
 to
 be
 an
 intensely
 creative
 experience! Multi‐sensory
 choreography or for
 the
 first
 time
 in
 the
 role
 of
 choreographer, these two artists with incredible talent will not leave you unmoved.

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Lady
 Sylva
 Album 
Launch

May 15 and 16, 2015 - 8:00 PM

Petit Outremont, 1248, rue Bernard Ouest (Outremont metro station)

25$ 
regular 
|
23$ 
senior
|
 17$ 
students

Le Petit
 Outremont welcomes 
the
 warm 
and
captivating
 sounds 
of Lady
 Sylva known
 also
 as
 Sylva
 Balassanian. She has been
 an
 indelible part
 of
 Montreal’s
 cultural
 scene for
 more
 than
 20
 years
 and
 has been
 composing
 her
 own
 music
 in
 recent
 years.

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Middle 
Eastern
 Dance 
Competition

Saturday  May 16, 2015 - 9:00 PM (doors
 open
 at 

8 :00
 PM )

Sala Rossa, 4848 boul Saint-Laurent (Laurier metro station)

10 $ in 
pre‐sale. 15 $ at the door

After 
its
 success 
in
 its
 2014
 edition,
 Festival
 Accès
 Asie
 is
 once
 again
 pleased
 to
 present
 the
 Middle‐Eastern
 Dance
 Competition, presented by TD. You
 are
 invited
 to 
join
 this
 celebration
 of
 dance,
 let
 your
body
 move
 to
 the
 music
 and
 dance
 the
 night
 away!

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The
 Thomas
 Wang
 Project by Cheryl 
Sim 

Friday 22, 2015 - 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM

Oboro, 4001 rue Berri #301 (Mont-Royal metro station)

5 $ - Tickets: (514) 844-3250

In
 collaboration 
with 
OBORO’s
 new
 media
 Lab,
 Festival
 Accès
 Asie
 presents
 The
 Thomas
 Wang
 Project, 
a
 media installation 
by
 artist 
Cheryl
 Sim.
 Infused
 with
 family
 memories, 
Sim’s
 new
 work
 pays
 tribute
 to
 Thomas
 Wang,
 the 
artist’s 
great‐uncle.

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Wind
 of
 Asia
 at
 he
 Quartier
 des Spectacles

May
 21st
 to
 23rd, 2015 - 12:00
‐
1:15 
PM (May
 21‐22) 4:45
‐
6:00 PM (May
 23) 2:30
‐
7:00
 PM

Place
 des 
Arts’
 emmarchement,
 as 
part 
of
 Ste‐Catherine
 Street
 animation + Church
 of
 the
 Gesù 1200,
Bleury (Place-des-Arts metro station)

Free entry

In
 collaboration
 with
 le
 Gesù
 and
 in
 coproduction
 with
 the
 Quartier
 des
 spectacles,
 Festival
 Accès
 Asie returns
 for
 a
 fourth
 year
 with
 its
 outdoor
 event
 Wind
 of
 Asia
 at
 the
 Quartier
 des 
spectacles. Ste‐Catherine
Street
 will
 be
 the 
site
 of
 an
 exciting
 celebration
 of
 Asian
 dance 
and 
music.

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Thank
 You
 Cocktail

Sunday 24, 2015 - 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Jacques‐Custeau
 Hall  Le 
Gesù,  1200,
rue 
Bleury (
Place‐des‐Arts
 or Place‐d’Armes metro stations)

Free entry

To
 officially
 close
 the
 20th
 Anniversary 
Edition
 of
 Festival
 Accès
 Asie,
 the
 Festiva 
will 
hold a
 Thank
 You
 Cocktail at
 the 
Church
 of
 the
 Gesù. We
 invite
 all
 of
 this 
year’s 
guests
 to 
join 
us 
in
 officially
 closing the rich
 and 
diverse 
cultural
exchange
 that
 is Festival 
Accès 
Asie 2015!

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19th edition : Earth of Asia, Dome of Montreal

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Director’s Message

May : officially Asian Heritage Month since 2001

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)

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

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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.

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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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Restaurant Nonya

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) 885-5075

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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18th edition : The Gesture of Sharing

May 2013 poster

Teaser:

La violence contre les femmes est une des violations des droits

And to see a teaser of our May events, please click on the image above.

Visit this  page, where we regularly post videos of interviews with artists or collaborators of this year's programming.

May: officially Asian Heritage Month since 2001

As part of the 18th 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 2 to 19: "The Gesture of Sharing".

Come and find out what the Asian community has to offer in the arts! No less than thirty local and national artists of Asian origins will be featured in seven different Montreal venues, in multidisciplinary fields such as dance, music, theater, new media, films and even culinary arts ...

PROGRAM

You can read our programming here on this page but if you want to have a better overview of the marvellous surprises that we've prepared for you in May, please click here! N.B. : Please note that there is a mistake on the flyer : Éclats at MAI on Sunday the 5th is in fact at 3 pm. 


Charity Chan, pianist - Opening Cocktail

Opening Cocktail, Festival Accès Asie

Thursday May 2nd, 2013- 5:00 pm MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels), 3680, Jeanne-Mance Street (Place-des-Arts Metro, bus 80) Free Come join in the laughter & excitement as we launch the 18th edition of Festival Accès Asie! Enjoy belly dance by Marina Salonga and music by the pianist, Charity Chan, while savouring your cup of wine. (see more)


Éclats - Danse Show

ÉCLATS - Vitrine Festival CanAsian

May 2nd to May 4th, 2013 -  8:00 pm May 5th, 2013 -  3:00 pm MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels), 3680, Jeanne-Mance Street (Place-des-Arts Metro, bus 80) 22$ - 514 982-3386 In collaboration with Tangente and the MAI (Montreal, arts interculturels), Festival Accès Asie is delighted to present you ÉCLATS – Vitrine Festival Canasian featuring the three dancers Tomomi Morimoto, Meena Murugesan and William Yong. Don’t miss the discovery of these three vibrant choreographies about humanity, coloured by Asian undertones! (see more)


Opening of Absence et présence by Verona Sorensen and Kakim Goh

Opening - Absence et présence

Friday May 3rd, 2013 - 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Maison de la culture du Plateau-Mont-Royal, 465, Mont-Royal East Ave (Mont-Royal Metro) Free This premiere will unveil the works of artists Verona Sorensen’s and Kakim Goh’s creations, which are inspired by the concepts of absence and presence. Komang Swijani will entertain you with a Balinese dance piece. The exhibition Absence et présence will continue until June 2nd, 2013. (see more)


Amin by Shain Parhami

Screening of Amin by Shahin Parhami

Saturday May 4th, 2013 - 7:30 pm Gesù, Centre de créativité, 1200, de Bleury Street (Place-des-Arts Metro) English subtitles 7$ - 514 885 5075 Using a unique approach to documentary storytelling, Amin is about the musical tradition of the Qashqai, a nomadic tribe in Iran. The film’s storyline is the struggle of a man to preserve this musical tradition. The screening will be followed by a period of questions with the film director, Shahin Parhami. (see more)


Byblos, le Petit Café, Arts culinaires iraniens

Iranian Culinary Arts

Thursday May 9th, 2013 - 6:00 pm Byblos, Le petit café, 1499, Laurier East Ave (Laurier Metro) 25$ - Reservation required with Accès Asie 514 885 5075 or info@accesasie.com Menu for the evening... Appetizer: An Iranian cooking workshop. Main course: A delicious and complete Iranian meal. Dessert: Historical anecdotes on Persian food culture. Don’t miss this excursion into the land of A Thousand and One Nights! (see more)


Ila Firouzabadi and Payam Mofidi- New Media Performance - Image :  La violence contre les femmes est une des violations des droits

New Media Performance

Friday May 10th, 2013  - 7:00 pm OBORO, 4001, Berri Street, #200 (Sherbrooke Metro) 10$ - 514 844-3250 In collaboration with OBORO, Festival Accès Asie presents the new media performance "The sea. Smiles from far off. Teeth of foam. Lips of sky", Lorca, by Iranian artists Ila Firouzabadi and Payam Mofidi. This artistic experience about the war will certainly provoke the core of your being. (see more)


Kiran Hedge - North Indian Classical Music

North Indian Classical Music

Saturday May 11th, 2013 - 8:00 pm Auditorium of La Grande Bibliothèque (BAnQ), 475, De Maisonneuve East Blvd (Berri Metro) 20$ - Check with accesasie.com or 514 885 5075 Come and enjoy a Hindustani concert with the highly accomplished bansuri (Indian flute) player Kiran Chandrashekhar Hegde, who has won many awards, accompanied by the very talented Shawn Mativetsky on tabla. (see more)


Discussion With The Artists Kakim Goh et Verona Sorensen

Discussion With The Artists

Sunday May 12th, 2013 - 3:00 pm Maison de la culture du Plateau-Mont-Royal, 465, Mont-Royal East Ave (Mont-Royal Metro) Free The two artists, Verona Sorensen and Kakim Goh, from the exhibition Absence et présence, which will be held until June 2nd, will engage an open discussion with the public about their work in a questions, exchanges and answers session. (see more)


Houman Zolfaghari and Charity Chan - Miroir-Lune

Miroir-Lune - Poetry of words, poetry of sounds

Thursday May 16th, 2013 - 8:00 pm Maison de la culture du Plateau Mont-Royal, 465, Mont-Royal East Ave (Mont-Royal Metro) Free - Please contact the maison de la culture du Plateau-Mont-Royal (514 872-2266) or Festival Accès Asie (514 885 5075) for passes. Take a musical and poetic journey into the heart of Asia, through the words of Houman Zolfaghari and the musical notes of Charity Chan. (see more)


Danse X - world tour

Dance X , Montreal – Tokyo – Busan Tour

May 17th and 18th, 2013 - 7:30 pm May 19th, 2013 -  4:00 pm Studio Hydro-Québec's Monument National, 1182, Saint-Laurent Blvd (Saint-Laurent Metro) 20$ - Admission network or 514.871.2224 In collaboration with Tangente, Festival Accès Asie presents this world tour of Helen Simoneau (Montreal), Teita Iwabuchi & Kaori Seki (Tokyo), and by Su Hyun Kim / Pan (Busan). Do not miss the fabulous duets of Dance X that will take you beyond words by unveiling new dimensions. (see more)


Closing event of the Festival with Marina Salonga and Panama ng LuzViMinda

Closing of the Festival

Saturday May 18th, 2013 - 5:30 pm Place des Festivals, Quartier des spectacles (Place-des-Arts Metro) Free - Outdoor event For the closing celebrations of its 18th edition, Festival Accès Asie is delighted to collaborate, for the second consecutive year, with the Quartier des spectacles and Le Gesù, to present the seasoned professional belly dancer Marina Salonga and the impressive Pamana ng LuzViMinda Filipino folkloric dance company. (see more)

17th edition

"Reflections and Stories From Afar "

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Dance - Music - Theater - New Media - Film - New Technologies -Culinary Arts

For the 17th edition that runs from May 3rd to May 19th 2012, Festival Accès Asie is offering more than eight different activities presenting the works of local and national artists with Asian origins. The program includes multidisciplinary works in areas as diverse as dance, music, theater, new media, film, new technologies and even culinary arts. see more

2012 PROGRAM

2012-1Opening Cocktail 

Thursday May 3rd, 5pm to 7pm 
Free entrance

MAI 3680, Jeanne Mance street

Painting performance by Kakim GOH, accompanied by percussionist Shawn MATIEVITSKY.

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julio2012Sino-Cuban Dance 

Thursday to Saturday, May 3rd to 5th, at 8pm & Sunday, May 6th, at 3pm - Free Entrance

MAI 3680,Jeanne Mance street

Original choreography by Julio HONG: Yemayo

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2012videoNational Asian Heritage Month Videoconference

Sunday, May 6th, 3pm to 5pm 

Burnside Hall, multimedia room 107 (McGill University) 805, Sherbrooke West st. - Free Entrance

Fight in the dark, excerpt of Crossroads (Jing Ju, Bejing Opera)

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2012parkerMusical & new media performance

Friday May 11th, 7pm
OBORO 4001, Berri st, suite 200
Entry: 10$

12 Signs, by Parker MAH
                       
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cypres2012Contemporary Dance

Saturday May 12th, at 8pm
Free Entrance
      
Maison de la culture Frontenac
2550, Ontario St.

Cypress with Yvonne NG
                   
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2012tibetDocumentary Showing
Tibet, terre des braves

Thursday, May 17th, 7:30pm

Followed by bilingual discussion with the producer, Geneviève de Gault & the featured family in the documentary:
Gyamtso, Mari Jo Demers & Yangchen Dolma Sotse

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saveurs-de-chineFlavours of China

Sunday, May 18th

Guided tour: 6pm to 7:30pm - 7$
Dinner: 7:30pm - 23$           

Tong Sing Restaurant, 43, de la Gauchetière East st.

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2012clotClosure Ceremony

Saturday, May 19th, 6:30pm
Free Entrance

Arashi Daiko (Japanese percussionist group) & Amrita CHOUDHRY (Bollywood dance)

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16th edition

Muse amuse

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This new edition of multidisciplinary art performances will be held from May 6 to 29 and will take place in seven different locations. With the theme « MUSES AMUSE », the festival will feature 25 artists from Iran, Tibet, India, Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam, Canada and of course, Quebec. The theme is a nod to the muses that bring inspiration and reflection to the artists, allowing us to celebrate diversity in the expression of the arts. (see more)

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2011 PROGRAM

Friday May 6, VISUAL ARTS OPENING COCKTAIL & MUSICAL PERFORMANCE
Exhibition: RECONTRES: zìshì
VISUAL ARTISTS
Nie JIAN BING and Michel BEAUCAGE with a performance by musician Chih-Lin CHOU
5pm to 7pm
Maison de la culture du Plateau-Mont-Royal,
465, Avenue of Mont-Royal East 
Cost : Free
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Saturday May 7, FLAVOURS of INDIA & PERFORMANCE 
Food demonstration & tasting Naan (bread) and Chai (tea) with a performance of Sudeshna MAULIK Kathak dancer accompanied by Shawn MATIVETSKY Tabla player
3pm to 5pm
Restaurant Buffet Maharaja
1481, René-Lévesque West Boulevard
Cost: $15 per person 
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Sunday May 8, FILMS & DISCUSSION
Screening of Iranian films
Sunday, May 8, 2011
First screening from 2 pm to 3:30 pm
Second screening from 4 pm to 5:30 pm
NFB CinéRobothèque 1564, Saint-Denis Street
Admission cost: 7$ per screening
SCREENING 1: from 2 pm to 3:30 pm
BILINGUAL DISCUSSION with DIRECTORS
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Friday May 13, NEW TECHNOLOGY INSTALLATION
Gulliver's Travels
Helen YUNG
At 8:00 pm
OBORO : 4001, Berri Street, # 301
Admission Cost 15$
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Saturday May 14, NATIONAL VIDEOCONFERENCE
3-7 pm VIDEOCONFERENCE: REACHING OUT 
National Asian Heritage Month Videoconference (PUBLIC)
Between Asian Heritage Month organizations in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto & Montreal.
WITH PERFORMANCES BY 
-Kathak Dance and Tabla Performance: Sudesha Maulik & Shawn Mativetsky
-Hip-Hop Choreographer/Dancer: Michel Lim & two of his dancers;
-Contemporary Iranian Music: Constantinople, with Kiya & Ziya Tabassian playing Setar and Tombak.
Ex-Centris - Salle Fellini : 3540 boul. Saint-Laurent
Cost: Free
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Fri- Sun. May 20-22, INTERNATIONAL DANCE TOUR    
Dance-X Tour: Montreal / Seoul / Tokyo
2nd edition
Erin FLYNN (Montreal)
PARK Young-Cool et IN Jung-Ju (Seoul)
Maki MORISHITA (Tokyo)
At 7:30 pm Friday May 20 and 21st
At 4:00 pm Sunday May 22nd
Tangente : 840, Cherrier Street
Admission cost: 18$ / reduced admission cost: 14$
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Thursday – Sunday May 26- 29, SACRED ARTS
4 days of meditation and activities in the presence of Tibetan monks
Gesù Church : 1200,de Bleury street
Entrance fees: price for 4 days $40
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15th edition

Alive and Kicking !

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Director's message

Music - Dance - Visual Art - Poetry - New Media - Cinema - Culinary Art

From May 6th to the 22nd, 2010 unfolds 9 activities of song, music, dance, exhibitions, poetry performances, new media, a multidisciplinary evening, projection of short films, and culinary tastes for you to discover a multitude of artistic talents, from the traditional to the avant garde. (see more)

2010 PROGRAM

Cocktail Opening, Thursday May 6, 5 to 7 pm
Odaya - Women’s 1st Nation’s Singing & Drum Group
Hall of Gesù, 1200 Bleury
Free entrance
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Visual Arts, Friday May 7, 7 pm
Exhibition of Nebulous Rings 
Khosro Berahmandi
Galerie Mekic, 4438 de la Roche
Free entrance
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Dialogue with Professor Cornett, Saturday May 8, 1 pm Pr Norman Cornett and Priscila Uppal
Galerie Samuel-Lallouz,  1434 Sherbrooke West # 200
Entrance: $25 general — $20 students (with valid ID)
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Spoken Word, Sunday May 9, 2 pm
A Tribute to Words from Here & Elsewhere
Master of Ceremony: Atif Siddiqi (Fr, En, Urdu)
With Poets: Naïm Kattan (French, Arabic) Nada Sattouf (French, Arabic), Hossein Sharang (Persian, French) Shin Uet (French, Chinese), Rachna Vohra (English)
And musician: Babak Towhidi 
Le Saint-Sulpice, 1680 Saint-Denis
Free entrance
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Multidisciplinary performance, Friday May 14, 8 pm
Infusion
Co-choreographed by the hip hop price winner Alexandra « Spicey » Landé and Michel Lim
Performed by Troy Clarke, Yan Fradette, Saxon Fraser and Michel Lim
With musicians DJ CrackFingaz, Pham Duc Thanh
VJ Pink Rubber Lady
Espace Dell’Arte, 40 Jean-Talon East
Entrance: $15 adults, $8 18 years old and under
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New media, Saturday May 15, 4 pm
Oboro and Centre A, in collaboration with Festival Accès Asie, present « Sing, Juk Sing » with reputed master musician from Vancouver, Toa Wong and visual artist from Montréal, Mary Sui Yee Wong
A live cyber-interactive performance
Galerie Oboro, 4001 Berri, # 301, Montréal
Centre A, 2 Hastings West, Vancouver
Free entrance
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Cinema, Sunday May 16, 1 pm followed by a discussion
In collaboration with Festival Accès Asie, Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival presents Sense of Wonder / À la rencontre du paysage québécois
1 pm- Best of Asian Canadian Shorts of 2009
2:30 pm- A Special Selection from Quebec
Double presentation followed by a discussion
ONF, 1564 St-Denis
Entrance : 7$
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Multidisciplinary performance, Friday May 21, 8 pm OrienTik/ Portrait
A multidisciplinary performance produced by O.ERASGA 
Choreographed and performed by Alvin Erasga Tolentino accompanied by Andrea Nann and musicians Jordan Riley and Alison Nishihara
Maison de la culture Frontenac, 2550 Ontario East
Free passes available on May 7th
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“Flavors of Japan”, Saturday May 22, 1 pm
“Flavors of Japan”
Demonstration and tasting of Sushi by the MIKADO restaurant Chef and Japanese teas by Ritsuko Ushiyama Mikado Restaurant, 399 Laurier West 
Entrance : $20 
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14th edition

"Crazy About Asia"

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2009 PROGRAM

Opening & Vernissage
Friday May 1st -  5-7 PM 

In the Shadow of Tibet
April 17th to May 10th
Kiran Ambwani, photographer
Kalsang Dolma, musician

Mandala, Entering the Sacred Circle
lecture - 8 PM
Lara Braitstein, professor, McGill University

Maison de la culture Plateau-Mont-Royal 
465 Avenue du Mont-Royal Est

Entry : Free
Tibetan Tea & Tastings 
Saturday May 2nd - 3 to 5 PM

Tibetan recipes & demonstration by Chef Lhamo
Music by Gyamtso
Indian dance by Deepali Lindblom

Restaurant Tibetan OM
4382 boul. St-Laurent

Cost: $15
Film & discussion, 
Friday May 8th - 8 PM

Documentary L’Équipe interdite, subtitled in French

Discussion with J.-F. Marc des Jardins, PhD – Assistant Professor, Eastern Religion
& Thubten Samdup, President of the Dalaï-Lama Foundation, Canada

Maison de la culture Plateau-Mont-Royal 
465 Avenue du Mont-Royal Est

Entry : Free
New Technology
Saturday May 9th - 2 PM

Wait... a minute 2009 !
e-round Table between Toronto, artist and curator, Richard Fung and artist Alison S. M. Kobayashi
with Montreal, curator Alice Jim and artist Ayesha Hameed

Oboro Gallery, 4001 Berri, # 301, Montreal
Pixel Gallery, 156 Augusta Ave., Toronto
info: (514) 523-1047

Entry: Free
Dance & Music
Thursday to Sunday May 14th-16th - 7:30 PM
Sunday May 18 - 4 PM

Haunted Womb Tour

Tangente
840 rue Cherrier

Entrance: regular price: $16, reduced price: $13
Vernissage Taarof
Friday May 15th - 6 PM

Cornelius Van Voorthuizen, photographer

Gallery Mekic
4438 rue de la Roche

Cost: Free
Multi-disciplinary Performance
Friday May 22nd - 8 PM

Viva Confusion
A multi-disciplinary multi-media co-production with internationally renown Indian actor, Dr. Mohan Agashe

Theatre Gesù

Cost: $20

13th edition

“Re-orient”

Affiche 2008

Cinema - Music - Visual Arts - Dance 

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2008 PROGRAM

Festival Opening
Thursday May 1st - 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
 
MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels)
3680 rue Jeanne Mance 

Free Admission
Multi-disciplinary performance
Thursday May 1st to Saturday May 3rd - 8 PM

Éclats nocturnes
Khosro Berahmandi - Paintings
Shahin Parhami - Video projections
Shuni Tsou - Chinese bamboo flute
Nicolas Caloia - Bass
Ziya Tabassian - Percussion
Geneviève La - Dance

MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels) 
3680 rue Jeanne Mance

Cost: regular price $20, reduced $18, student $15
Vernissage
Saturday May 3rd - 2 PM to 5 PM
Exhibit until May 18th

Trois pinceaux d'Orient
Pelin Yazar Canez, Nazanin Afshar and Khadija Chekh Baker

Bibliothèque du Mile End 
5434 avenue du Parc 

Free Admission
Dance
Friday May 9th and Saturday May 10th - 7:30 PM
Sunday May 11th - 4 PM

Connection and L'heure bleue
Geneviève La and Jung-Ah Chung 

Tangente
840 rue Cherrier

Cost: regular price $16, reduced $13
Vernissage
Thursday May 15th - 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Exhibit until June 14th

Reframing & Interactive Translocation
Fariba Samsami

MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels)
3680 rue Jeanne Mance

Free Admission
10 MOMENTS 
Saturday May 17th - 2 PM

A musical dance cyberspace jam between bamboo flutist Shuni Tsou in Toronto, percussionist Ziya Tabassian and dancer Natasha Bakht in Montreal

Galerie Oboro 4001 rue Berri, # 301, Montréal

Q Music Studios 401 Richmond, Toronto

Free Admission
Film & discussion

Passions Latines
Sunday May 18th - 1 PM
A documentary by Cheuk Kwan

Yellow Fellas
Sunday May 18th - 3 PM
A documentary comedy by Tetsuro Shigematsu 

NFB (National Film Board) 
1564 rue St. Denis 

Cost: $5
Workshop
Sunday 18th - 1PM

Dance workshop with Roger Sinha and Natasha Bahkt

MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels) 
3680 rue Jeanne-Mance
(studio 223, second floor)

Cost: $30
Workshop
Thursday May 22th - 7:30 PM

Indian and Bollywood dance workshop by dancer and choreographer Hemalayaa Behl

SEVA 
5244 rue St.Urbain

Cost: $40
Festival Closing
Saturday May 24th - 9 PM

Bollywood Party & other perfumes from India Take 4 (The Garden of Love)

A show and a party, conceived by Caroline Tabah

Studio Juste pour Rire
2109 boulevard St. Laurent 

Cost: $20

12th edition

Affiche 2007

Cinema - Music - Visual Arts - Dance

2007 PROGRAM

Festival Opening
Thursday May 3rd - 5 PM to 7 PM

Vernissage 
May 4th to June 17th

From the Pearl of the Orient to Uptown
Marissa Largo et Kabataang Montreal

MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels)
3680 Jeanne-Mance
Contemporary dance and music 
Thursday May 3rd to Saturday May 5th - 8:30 PM
Sunday May 6th - 4 PM

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Ganesh Anandan and Patrick Graham, percussionists
Christopher Blasdel, shakuhachi
Peter Chin and Hideo Arai, Choreographers/dancers

Tangente
840 Cherrier
ASI 2007 - Pan Canadian Digital Creation Contest, 3 rd edition
Thursday  May 10th - 8 PM

Projection of the selected films and photographies, followed by V.J- D.J performances

SAT
1195 St. Laurent Blvd
Contemporary dance
Friday May 11th and Saturday May 12th - 8 PM
Sunday May 13th - 2:30 PM

Field: Land is the belly of man
Co Ergasa/Alvin Tolentino

MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels)
3680 Jeanne-Mance
9 Moments
Saturday May 12th - 2 PM

In Toronto: Emily Cheung
In Montreal: Ina 

Oboro Gallery
4001 Berri, # 301
Projection

Short Animations
Sunday May 13th - 1 PM to 3 PM
By Jo Meuris, Florence So, Sean Lee, Jeff Chiba Stearns

Chinese Restaurants
Sunday May 13th - 3 PM to 5 PM

NFB (National Film Board of Canada)
1564 St. Denis
Festival closing ceremony and party
Thursday  May 17th - 5 PM to 7 PM

MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels)
3680 Jeanne-Mance

11th edition

Affiche 2006

10th edition

Affiche 2005

9th edition

Affiche 20042004 PROGRAM

Opening & Music
May 6th to 8th

Ganesh Anandan, Katarina Kin, Patrick Graham, Aki Takahashi, Kiyoshi Nagata Ensemble and Kyoko Ogoda

MAI (montréal, arts interculturels)
3680 rue Jeanne-Mance
Poetry
May 6th

Fiona Lam, Roza Baraheni and Rana Bose

Gesù - Centre de créativité
1200 rue de Bleury
Vernissage
May 8th

Fu Ji Tsang

Galerie Richelieu
7903 rue Saint-Denis
Youth program
Mau 9th

Nisha Sajnani

Gesù- Centre de créativité
1200 rue de Bleury
Music
May 13th to 15th

Uzume Taiko

Théâtre La Chapelle
3700 rue St-Dominique
Vernissage
May 13th

4 gouttes d'Asie
Heather Midori Yamada, Hyun Jou Lee,  Eun-Young Son, Jinny M.J. Yu

Maison de la culture Plateau Mont-Royal
465 avenue Mt-Royal Est
New medias
May 15th

Donald Quan, Kakim Goh

Galerie Oboro
4001 rue Berri, #301
Video projections
May 16th

Sunrise over Tiananmen Square
Shuibo Wang

Showa Shinzan
Alison Reiko Loader

Gesù - Centre de créativité
1200 rue de Bleury
Festival closing & vernissage
May 20th

Karen Tam

Gesù - Centre de créativité
1200 rue de Bleury

 

8th edition

Affiche 2003

2003 PROGRAM

Dance
Saturday, May 17th - 2 PM

5 Moments
Denise Fujiwara and Roger Sinha

Galerie Oboro
4001 rue Berri

Free
Video projections & talk - Vancouver
Sunday, May 18th - 2 PM

Panorama
Ling Chiu, Wayne Yung, Tate Shimozawa, Paul Wong, Shani Mootoo, Meesoo Lee,
Gordon Wong, Sebnem Koyuncu, Yasmin P. Karim

Gesù - Centre de créativité
1200 rue de Bleury

$5
Video projections & talk - Montréal
Monday, May 19th - 7 PM

Panorama
Karl Raudsepp-Hearne, Cheryl Sim, Yung Chang, Tammy Smith, Masoud Raouf 

Gesù - Centre de créativité
1200 rue de Bleury

$5
Performances
Tuesday, May 20th - 7 PM

Révolutions par minute
In collaboration with Fire, collective of women fo color

Gesù - Centre de créativité
1200 rue de Bleury

Free
Poetry - in English
Wednesday, May 21th - 7 PM 

Larissa Lai, Fiona Lam, Rana Bose, Sherwin Tjia, Salman M. Husain

Gesù - Centre de créativité
1200 rue de Bleury

Free
Poetry - in French
Tuesday, May 22th - 7 PM

Gills Cyr, Hussain Sharifi-Waiez, Nadine Ltaif, Khaled Sulaiman

Gesù - Centre de créativité
1200 rue  de Bleury

Free
Multidisciplinary
Friday, May 23th - 8 PM

Dansjazzku de Monréal et LOUD

MAI (Montréal Arts Interculturels)
3680 rue Jeanne Mance

$12
Vernissage
Saturday, May 24th - 2 PM 
Exhibition until June 6th

Essen, Arun Blake, Joanne Hui and Shane Xui

Bibliothèque publique du Mile End 

Free

5th edition of Festival Accès Asie in Chinese Garden

The Montreal Asian Heritage Festival under its new name Festival Accès Asie will be presenting from the 16th to 27th of July Asian dance and music in collaboration with the Chinese Garden of the Montreal Botanical Garden. This event is a blend of traditional, classical and community based dance and music of Asian origin. The shows are happening outdoor at the Chinese Garden during the afternoon.

Chinese Garden of Jardin botanique de Montréal
From July 16th to 27th
1:30 PM , 2:30 PM, 3:30 PM
Price : $10, $7.50, $5

Wednesday 16th: Ganesh Anandan, Turquebec

Thursday 17th: Uwe Neumann, Hua Yun Chinese Troupe

Friday 18th: Sylva Sibassian, Vivi Anthy Loftus 
Troupe 

Saturday 19th: Shen Qi, Kala Bharati

Sunday 20th: Ziya Tabassian, Panday Tinig Chorale

Wednesday 23th: Javad Davari, Komang Troupe

Thursday 24th: Mei Han and Randy Raine-Reusch, Troupe Danse d’Iran

Friday 25th: Hailin Sun, Kalinangan Phillipino Dance

Saturday 26th: Pham Duc Thanh Trio, Arashi Daiko

Sunday 27th: Komang Troupe, Turquebec

Montreal Asian Heritage Festival-MAHF

7th edition

Reflections

2002 PROGRAM

Music
Friday, May 3rd - 8 PM

Lee Pui Ming

Centre Calixa-Lavallée
3819 av. Calixa-Lavallée

Free
Multidisciplinary
Saturday, May 4th - 2 PM

4 Moments 
Sincere (Montréal) & Kiran Ahluwalia (Toronto)

Galerie Oboro
4001 rue Berri, #301 

Free
Documentary Series & talk
From May 6th to 8th - 7 PM

Monday, May 6th
Passion for Justice
Rea Tajiri and Pat Saunders

Tuesday, May 7th
Sacred Run 
Andrea Sadler

Wednesday, May 8th
Made in China
Karin Lee

Gesù - Centre de créativité
1200 rue Bleury

Free
Literature
Thursday, May 9th - 5 PM

Poésie et Contes 
Hossein Sharang, Nadine Ltaif and Bahman Sadighi

Gesù - Centre de créativité
1200 rue Bleury 

Free
Vernissage
Friday, May 10th - 5 PM
Exhibition until June 15th

Baco Ohama, Aries Cheung and Shelly Bahl

Centre M.A.I. 
3680 rue Jeanne Mance 

Free

Du 2 au 28 mai 2017