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Monsoon Festival of Performing Arts


South Asian Arts Society Presents The Monsoon Festival of Performing Arts
August 9-19, 2018

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Monsoon Festival of Performing Arts


South Asian Arts Society Presents The Monsoon Festival of Performing Arts
August 9-19, 2018

 

The Festival

Now in its third year, The Monsoon Arts Festival runs August 9-19, 2018 in Vancouver and Surrey, with a deliberate spotlight on South Asian theatre. South Asian Canadians are the largest visible minority group in Canada, yet a simple scan of Vancouver’s performing arts community suggests that there are very few South Asian theatre professionals currently working in our industry.

During a span of 11 days, festival highlights include; Anita Majumdar's critically acclaimed, one-woman play, The Fish Eyes Trilogy (Toronto), which has toured internationally; Paneet Singh's site-specific show based on historical events, The Undocumented Trial of William C. Hopkinson (Vancouver); an Industry Series featuring staged readings, development workshops in dramaturgy, playwriting, directing, acting, movement, and postshow talkbacks.

 
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Festival Schedule


The Monsoon Arts Festival is unique, given that no other broadly-focused South Asian performing arts festival exists in Canada.

Festival Schedule


The Monsoon Arts Festival is unique, given that no other broadly-focused South Asian performing arts festival exists in Canada.

August 9, 7pm  

Opening Night Reception @ The Cultch, Culture Lab

August 10, 8pm  

The Undocumented Trial of William C. Hopkinson @ Vancouver Art Gallery

AUGUST 11, 8PM  

The Undocumented Trial of William C. Hopkinson @ Vancouver Art Gallery

AUGUST 12, 5PM  

The Undocumented Trial of William C. Hopkinson @ Vancouver Art Gallery

AUGUST 12, 8PM  

The Undocumented Trial of William C. Hopkinson @ Vancouver Art Gallery

AUGUST 18, 4PM  

The Fish Eyes Trilogy @ Surrey Arts Centre, Main Stage

 

industry series: free Workshops, Readings & talkbacks


 

Tickets starting at $19 (plus s/c & GST)

 

 

ABOUT SOUTH ASIAN ARTS society

South Asian Arts Society is committed to creating performance and educational opportunities for professional and amateur artists, while developing artistic forums that act as a platform for building knowledge of South Asian culture via new projects, new ideas, and new collaborations. We are active in promoting South Asian dance, music, and theatre via dance and music classes, professional performances and workshops, guest lectures, as well as presenting comedic plays, musicals, and dance dramas across the Lower Mainland. 

www.southasianarts.ca