Tonight I 'm going down to the explorASIAN Gala at the Centre in
Vancouver for Performing Arts. Don Montgomery has put together an
interesting show that tries to pay attention to each corner of the
pan-Asian community while highlighting the Korean community. It's
a tough balance, but the Korean consulate has helped out by bringing
over specific artists that would otherwise not be here such as Korean Cultural Foundation ( Musical Baudeogi from Korea) and Dance Theatre ON (from Korea). Also of interest will be Sekoya, Ya-Wen Vivienne Wang and Bombay Dreams: Krystal Kiran Garib & Zahf Paroo.
The rest of the month will also be very interesting. The emphasis
this year is on the theme: “The Art of Survival.” There
will be a number of forums exploring how the Asian Canadian communities
have developed within Canada.
Also check out the Asian Canadian History Fair on Sunday at the
Vancouver Public Library Central Branch's Promenade. A variety of
different community groups emphasizing topics such as the Chinese
Candian Historical Society, Chinese-Canadian Redress, etc. will all
have displays up.