Started in 2021, Spells
for Chinatown is a multi-layered, multicultural and intergenerational
celebration of Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month that we are delighted
to welcome back for its 2nd Edition on May 19 and 29.
We are thrilled to
partner with Dumb Instrument Dance and a roster of talented dance and sound
artists in improvised installations that send healing prayers and good
vibrations into the world. We invite you to visit Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical
Chinese Garden and join us starting at 5pm for a 40-minute multi-sensory event
to move about, meditate and to share in conjuring a little outdoor magic. This
is a free event and there is a limited capacity of 40 guests for each time
On both May 19th and
29th doors open at 4:45pm and performance start at 5pm. Event ends around
5:45pm and we welcome you to stay and chat with the performers and/or take a
moment for yourselves in the garden.
Multiple areas of the Garden will be
animated through incantations of movement and music.
The Garden’s primary
entrance has been relocated to Keefer and Carrall St, right across from
S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Simon K.Y. Lee Senior Care Home.
Shion Skye Carter, Justin Calvadores, Sarah Wong, Marisa Gold
E. Kage, Lisa Gelley,
Ralph Escamillan, Ziyian Kwan, Juolin Lee and Shana Wolfe
Photo Credit: David
Cooper of Ziyian Kwan
Imagined and Produced by Dumb Instrument Dance
Co-Produced by Powell Street Festival
in partnership with:
Dr. Sun Yet Sen Classical Chinese Garden
Dr Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is located on the traditional,
ancestral, and unceded lands of the
xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh-ulh Temíx̱w (Squamish) and
səl̓ilwətaɁɬ təməxʷ (Tsleil-Waututh) nations.
As an organization whose mandate is the promotion of cultural sharing
and education, we are grateful to have the opportunity to work in this
territory, and recognize the continuous need to listen and learn from those who
have, and continue to, call Vancouver home.
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
Carrall Street 578