In collaboration with Tangente, Festival Accès Asie is proud to present two contemporary dance performances, The Neck to Fall by Ziyian Kwan and La Synesthésie du Dragon by Geneviève La. The performances will take place from May 14 ‐ 17 at Studio Hydro‐Quebec of the Monument‐National.
With more than 25 years of experience as a dance interpreter, Ziyian Kwan presents, for the first time in the role of choreographer, The Neck to Fall. In this choreography, Kwan brings human vulnerability to light by weaving together seemingly unrelated images and events. In this work, she explores human fragility through movement strongly inspired by the teachings of dancer, teacher and researcher Amelia Itcush.
In La Synesthésie du Dragon, Genviève La performs her multi‐sensory choreography. Inspired by oriental philosophy, this interpreter and choreographer presents five scenes and five elements – fire, earth, water, metal and wood – with their symbolic associations through the five senses. La collaborates with other artists such as Vietnamese author Kim Thúy. In this highly sensorial experience, La will use gest, costume, color, light and even something tantalizing to taste.
This double performance promises to be an intensely creative experience!
Ziyian Kwan lives in Vancouver where she has worked as a dance interpreter since 1987. Over 100 of Kwan’s creations have been performed internationally with an eclectic range of Canadian artists. In January 2012, she formed dumb instrument dance, a platform for her experimental choreography activities.
Geneviève La, of combined Québecois and Vietnamese origin, has lived in Montreal for 10 years. She has studied plastic arts and contemporary dance (LADMMI, 2000). She began her dance career as choreographer and interpreter while studying kinesiology (McGill) and osteopathy. La has performed with Brigitte Haentjens, Louise Bédard and Roger Sinha. Her choreographies Petites Prières, Des
Racines et des Ailes, and L’Heure Bleue have been warmly acclaimed
by the public and the media.
Ziyian Kwan ‐ Dancer and choreographer
Geneviève La ‐ Dancer and choreographer