Dumb Instrument Dance Presents Public and Private: Win Tickets

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018 — 10:07am PST
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Dumb Instrument Dance presents a new ensemble work, Public and Private, choreographed by acclaimed Vancouver dance artist Ziyian Kwan. In this full-length piece, Kwan is joined by a team of renegade collaborators who each imbue the work with poetry and verve.

Dumb Instrument Dance Presents Public and Private

When: November 13 to 24, 2018 at 8:00pm
Where: Left of Main (211 Keefer Street)
Tickets: From $25, available now online or by calling (604) 862-2912

Dumb Instrument Dance Presents Public and Private

Dancing to the metered urgency of live Taiko, a tribe of female bodied artists delves into physical relationships that express vulnerability and strength. In ways both elegant and raw, Public and Private is a decidedly feminist inquiry.

Scenes of intimacy and play are emboldened by Kwan’s penchant for sourcing what is deeply personal or imagined to question what is real. The performers travel within and in so doing, make selectively public, what was previously private. Treasures are revealed and transposed into sound, language and movement.

In Kwan’s own words, her inspiration for Public and Private: “To move forward is predictable. I want to move sideways, upside down, to slide backwards into things that don’t yet exist. I invite a team of remarkable artists into this work, so that we can mine our autonomy and in so doing, invent a microcosm of community”.

Win Tickets

I have a pair of tickets to give away to opening night on November 13th. Here’s how you can enter to win:

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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Follow Dumb Instrument Dance on Facebook for more info.

Update The winner is Margaret!

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  1. Jason B says:

    Best drums ever.

  2. wen says:

    Sounds like an interesting dance.

  3. Harold says:

    Looks interesting.

  4. Cindy says:


  5. Margaret Lee says:

    Love Taiko drums. Hope I win tickets to see it. Thanks.

  6. Shelley Butcher says:

    Sounds really different.

  7. Jeff Grierson says:


  8. Jazzy says:

    Oooh I want to go to this!!

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