Week 5


Acts of Reclamation
Screening of Filipino dance film


Friday, May 29th-  8pm


Studio 303
372, Sainte-Catherine W. Street
Place-des-Arts Metro

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Acts of Reclamation is an evening screening of five Filipino dance films using choreographic practice as a means of engaging, confronting, or dealing with various contexts of violence.

Selected by the writer, programmer, and researcher Roselle Pineda, and the teacher and multimedia artist Louise Jashil R. Sonido, you will have the opportunity to watch short films by Sari Dalena (White Funeral), John Carlo Nova (Nagimaskan Mayyang (You're so delicious, Maria)), Roselle Pineda (Sagot and Wang-Wang) and Gerone Centeno (Panighaw).

These films show the body as the main experience of trauma, ranging from domestic violence to social discrimination through state fascism and through choreographic and cinematographic techniques, try to create spaces for their release.


Curator and Filmmaker : Roselle Pineda | Co-Curator : Louise Jashil R. Sonido | Filmmakers : Sari Dalena, John Carlo Nova, Gerone Centeno | Choreographers & Performers : Myra Beltran, Jared Johnathan Luna, Lorelei Bulan, Gebbvelle “Dingdong” Selga, John Matthew Quiambao, Jmac Acol, Edwin Quinsayas

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Musique sans frontières : La magie du rythme
Presented in collaboration with la Maison de la Culture Ahuntsic

Saturday, May 30th - 7:30pm

Free entrance
Pass distributed from Saturday, May 16th on accesculture.com

Maison de la culture Ahunstic
10300, rue Lajeunesse
Henri-Bourassa Metro

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Musique sans frontières : La magie du rythme is a concert celebrating a musical hybrid featuring Mosaïque, a group that brings together seven musicians from different backgrounds.

Mosaïque is composed of Élyse Bergeron (voice), Jean-François Sauriol (cello, guitar, mandolin, voice), Jayanta Guha (percussion), Khosrow Maghsoudi (tar, kamancheh, voice), Marisol Josée (accordion, flute, voice, percussion), Pascal Bouchard (percussion, flute, didgeridoo, voice), and its guest artist Raja Bhattacharya (sarod).

Mosaïque will present a repertoire fusing music from different cultures and different influences from the East, Africa, and the West, including folk music from Bengal as well as the rhythms of Persian culture.


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Closing event
In collaboration with le Centre des musiciens du monde

Sunday, May 31st- 2pm

Free entrance

Lahaie Park
On the corner of Saint Laurent and Laurier streets
Metro Laurier Metro

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After five weeks of diverse and eventful activities, Festival Accès Asie ends in beauty under the sun! To close this 25th edition, we invite you to celebrate dance and music in the heart of Parc Lahaie (will move to the Church’s basement in case of heavy rain).

You will be able to enjoy the unique sounds of Giri Kedaton, a Balinese music and dance ensemble featuring Gamelan, a percussion orchestra with gongs, metallophones, and drums. The musicians will be accompanied by the dancers of the ensemble who will present their colorful and festive choreographies. You will also find the PAMANA Ng LuzViMinda dance company, performing their repertoire of Philippine folk dances in authentic traditional costume.

Artistes : Giri Kedaton, PAMANA Ng LuzViMinda Dance Company

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