Orchid Ensemble shares Ghost stories from around the world with multi-media

8pm, October 25-26

THE GHOST PROJECT

The Orchid Ensemble is one of Vancouver's most creative musical
collaborators.  Over the past few years I have seen them bring their
sensitive musical stylings to projects involving dance, origami and
Chinese-Canadian history.  Ghost stories are very much alive in Chinese
culture.  I remember watching the moving “A Chinese Ghost Story” in the
mid-1980's, and reading about Chinese ghosts in Paul Yee's books, such Ghost Train or Dead Man's Gold & Other Stories.  To compare ghosts stories and after-life stories from around the world sounds like something out of Joseph Campbell's mythology work.  Cool….

Check this out:

Music/interactive media/dance
Inspired by a shared curiosity of the after-life in different cultures
Performance Centre, Roundhouse, Vancouver, BC

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A partnership with the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre
Tickets are $18 regular, $15 students/children/seniors
Tickets: http://www.ticketweb.ca/snl/EventListings.action?orgId=27152
toll free number 1-888-222-6608
or at the door from 7pm on the days of the shows

Collaborators:
Aleksandra Dulic -animation/media arts/scenography
Kenneth Newby – media arts/ multi-instruments
Sutrisno Hartana – Javanese dancer/multi-instruments

The JUNO nominated Orchid Ensemble’s 2008 production “Ghost Project”
will transform the Roundhouse into a world where mystical creatures and
spirits from Taiwan, China, Indonesia, Europe and Canada roam across
the stage. Inspired by a shared curiosity of the after-life in
different cultures, the artists search for a common ground through the
practices of music, mask dance, media arts, shadow puppets, and
scenographic installations.

Guest performers:
Madrigal Singers of Vancouver Community College,
directed by Gerald van Wyck and conducted by Jin Zhang;
Kaori Otake – harp

Composers –Sutrisno Hartana, Kenneth Newby, Farshid Samandari, Barry Truax, Lan Tung, Jin Zhang, Ya-wen V. Wang.
Lighting designer – Kim Plough
Producer – Lan Tung

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