Compétition de danse du Moyen-Orient
le 16 mai 2015 – 20ème édition du Festival Accès Asie
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Middle East Dance Competition 2015
May, 16th of 2015 – 20th Festival Accès Asie
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May : officially Asian Heritage Month since 2001
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)
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.
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)
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wind of Asia at Quartier des spectacles
Saturday, May 17th, 2014, starting at 5:30 pm
Place des Festivals / Le Gesù – 1200 Bleury street (Place-des-Arts subway station)
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.
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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