BC Scene

The arts and culture of British Columbia come to Ottawa/Gatineau

April 21 to May 3, 2009


April 28, 2009, 8pm

National Arts Centre - Studio

53 Elgin Street, Ottawa

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The acclaimed musicians of the Orchid Ensemble join forces with choreographer/dancers Chengxin Wei and Jessica Jone of Moving Dragon to perform an exquisite blend of dance, music and multimedia. Inspired by real life stories collected from personal interviews and archives, Triaspora uses gorgeous choreography, eclectic virtuoso instrumentalism and stunning multimedia to explore the Chinese Canadian immigrant experience.

Melding Asian traditions with contemporary expression, these remarkable artists create an exhilarating mix of style, movement and sound. Moving Dragon punctuates contemporary dance with Chinese thought and movement; the Orchid Ensemble combines Chinese traditional musical instruments with western percussion, performing original scores by B.C. composers Jin Zhang, Mark Armanini, Michael Vincent and Ya-wen Wang; and leading media artists Kenneth Newby and Aleksandra Dulic animate the space with an interactive multimedia exhibit.

Chengxin Wei is the recipient of the 2009 David Leighton Arts Fellowship

Presented in association with the Ottawa Asian Heritage Month Society

About the Scene

Imagine 600 artists from B.C. representing all disciplines, performing in the national spotlight on the stages of Ottawa/Gatineau: that's BC Scene, presented by the National Arts Centre, spring 2009.

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