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UNDIVIDED COLOURS - Festival Accès Asie - MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels)

 

Le Festival Accès Asie, en collaboration avec le MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels), présente UNDIVIDED COLOURS, une création de quatre danseurs et chorégraphes sud-asiatiques.

 

La danse, la diversité, et le genre sont les éléments qui animent UNDIVIDED COLOURS, un rassemblement de performances, d’idées et de conversations menées par les artistes Alvin Erasga Tolentino de Vancouver, Peter Chin et Hari Krishnan de Toronto et William Lau d’Ottawa.

 

Au milieu des rythmes des différentes générations des diasporas asiatiques au Canada et ailleurs dans le monde, se trouve l’héritage de chacun et les racines de la danse.

 

Ensemble, les artistes vont utiliser ces bagages pour défier cette identité teintée de transculturalité qui caractérise les diasporas.

 

Pour insuffler un aspect spirituel à leur performance, indissociable de nombreuses cultures dans le monde, les danseurs vont transcender les complexités liées à la notion de genre.

 

Dans UNDIVIDED COLOURS, la danse et le corps inventent un nouvel espace et se renouvellent dans la maîtrise, l’authenticité et l’originalité de chacune des performances et expériences proposées par Tolentino, Chin, Khrisnan et Lau.

 

Plus d'infos: accesasie.com/semaine-4/#tab-11061-1486763221448

 

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Festival Accès Asie, in collaboration with MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels), will present UNDIVIDED COLOURS, created by four South Asian dancers and choreographers.

 

Dance, diversity, and gender are the elements that animate UNDIVIDED COLOURS, a veritable gathering of performances, ideas, and conversations by artists Alvin Erasga Tolentino from Vancouver, Peter Chin and Hari Krishnan from Toronto, and William Lau from Ottawa.

 

Amidst the rhythms of generations of Asian diasporas in Canada and around the world, lie the legacies of each and the roots of dance.

 

Together, the artists use this background to challenge identity with a transculturality that characterizes the diasporas.

 

To instil a spiritual aspect into their performance, inseparable from many cultures around the world, these dancers transcend the complexities of gender.

 

In UNDIVIDED COLOURS, dance and body invent a new space and are renewed in the mastery, authenticity, and originality of each performance and experience presented by Tolentino, Chin, Khrisnan and Lau.

 

 

More information: accesasie.com/semaine-4/?lang=en#tab-11078-1487105331140

 

 

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Hari Khrishnan - Dancer and Choreographer

 

Art Director of the Toronto Dance Troupe InDANCE, Hari Krishnan is Associate Professor of Dance in the Dance Department of Wesleyan University.

 

He holds a doctorate in dance from Texas Woman’s University where his interdisciplinary research intersects dance and cinema.

 

Hari’s fields of research include queer identities in dance performances, contemporary dance in its entirety, colonialism, post-colonialism and Indian dance, Bharatanatyam in Tamil cinema and the history of dance traditions of courtesans in South India.

 

In addition to his research work, Hari receives many international commissions for his bold choreography.

 

He has traveled the world with his works, including North America, Europe and Asia.

 

indance.ca

 

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Taken on May 23, 2019