Community Calendar

Welcome to ELAN's Community Calendar!

This is a space where active members can promote events they are organizing or those that feature their work. We’re excited to make connecting with and supporting ELAN members easier than ever! Events are listed below in chronological order.

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  • Exil - Peuples d'ici et d'ailleurs & Bridges of Hope Openings - VISUAL ART

    Saturday, May 04, 2019 at 02:00 PM through May 26, 2019
    Musée des maîtres et artisans du Québec in Montreal, QC, Canada · $8.00 CAD

    Free Admission

    Exhibition runs from May 4th to 26th
    Wednesday to Sunday 12pm to 5pm
    Adults: $8
    Seniors: $6
    Students: $5
    5 years old and under: Free

    Festival Accès Asie, in collaboration with the Musée des maîtres et artisans du Québec, Productions Feux Sacré, and Teesri Duniya Theater is delighted to present this double exhibition, Exil – Peuples d’ici et d’ailleurs and Bridges of Hope. The public is cordially invited to attend the opening on Saturday, May 4th at the Musée des maîtres et artisans du Québec.

    Exil – Peuples d’ici et d’ailleurs is curated by Hanieh Ziaei and Nadine St-Louis and brings together artists Eruoma Awashish, Chadi Ayoub, and Kamal. The artists explore the theme of exile as a moment of transition and change, both individual and collective, through different mediums: installations, sculptures, drawings, and photographs.

    Bridges of Hope examines the notion of exile, diaspora, and cross-cultural experiences through visual and photographic works by South Asian artists Anita Rau Badami, Jayanta Guha, and Jaswant Guzder, also the curator of this exhibition.

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  • Tibetan Cooking Workshop with Théâtre Everest

    Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 02:00 PM through May 20, 2019
    OM Restaurant in Montréal, QC, Canada · $20.00 CAD

    This year, Festival Accès Asie's must-attend Culinary Arts event takes you to Tibet to discover Tibetan cuisine with the Sisters Barshee from Théâtre Everest.

    Enjoy a menu inspired by a typical Tibetan day from breakfast to dinner, not to mention traditional snacks and beverages. This workshop is open to all and allow participants to learn about Tibet’s regional food and their history.

    Wheter you are a diner acquainted with momos or not, you will have a chance to get your hands into momo making and taste your own creation.

    Expect a surprise artistic performance!

    This activity accommodates 40 people so reservations are required.

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  • You, Me, and Memoir: The Art and Craft of Writing Memoir in Huntingdon!

    Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 02:00 PM
    The Little Green Library in Huntingdon, QC, Canada

    By means of simple prompts and exercises, journalist, novelist, and memoirist Elaine Kalman Naves will guide you in taking the first steps in writing your own personal story. Generously supported by the Community Cultural Action Fund of the Department of Canadian Heritage.

  • Course L’apprenti 1 EN • Cabinetmaking power-tools • Group 2

    Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 06:00 PM through May 26, 2019
    École d'ébénisterie d'art de Montréal in Montréal, QC, Canada · $215.00 CAD
  • Okuni - THEATER

    Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 07:30 PM through May 24, 2019
    Maison de la Culture Ahuntsic in Montréal, QC, Canada

    Free pass available from April 28th at maison de la culture Ahuntsic or online ($2 fee)

    Okuni presents a hybrid work by integrating drama, kabuki techniques, traditional Japanese dance, singing, percussion, traditional and contemporary music, as well as the use of video projection.

    In collaboration with the maison de la culture Ahuntsic, Okuni offers a unique vision of the woman who founded Kabuki, a traditional form of Japanese theater from the XVII century which remains very popular today. This performance is the story of a woman’s journey in Japan 400 years ago, of her inspirations, her exploration, and the difficulties she encountered. In this Okuni story, she is connected to a contemporary reality with its many social implications.

    Narrative, dance, music, and drama, all inspired by traditional and modern Japanese arts, are enhanced by video elements which give new meaning to the story. Video projection is used to tell this ancient legend in Kamishibai, miniature paper theatre, as well as to present a series of Kabuki characters that follow each other on screen and with whom the dancer interacts in movement.

    While the character of Okuni has inspired many productions in Japan and Canada, no other performance tells her story in an encounter between these different art forms.

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  • Undivided Colors - DANCE

    Friday, May 24, 2019 at 08:00 PM through May 26, 2019
    MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels) in Montréal, QC, Canada · $20.00 CAD

    Festival Accès Asie, in collaboration with MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels), will present Undivided Colors, created by four South Asian dancers and choreographers.

    Dance, diversity, and gender are the elements that animate Undivided Colors, a veritable gathering of performances, ideas, and conversations by artists Alvin Tolentino from Vancouver, Peter Chin and Hari Khrisnan from Toronto, and William Lau from Ottawa.

    Amidst the rhythms of generations of Asian diasporas in Canada and around the world, lie the legacies of each and the roots of dance. Together, the artists use this background to challenge identity with a transculturality that characterizes the diasporas. To instill a spiritual aspect into their performance, inseparable from many cultures around the world, these dancers transcend the complexities of gender.

    In Undivided Colors, dance and body invent a new space and are renewed in the mastery, authenticity, and originality of each performance an experience presented by Tolentino, Chin, Khrisnan and Lau.

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  • Havana Divas - CINEMA

    Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 08:00 PM through May 26, 2019
    Gesù - Centre de créativité in Montréal, QC, Canada · $10.00 CAD

    To discover the art of Cantonese and Beijing opera, the Festival Accès Asie is pleased to present the documentary Havana Divas by S. Louisa Wei, to be preceded by a performance of Beijing opera by Mr. Jing, from Jingju Quebec.

    Caridad Amaran and Georgina Wong learned the art of 1930s Cantonese opera in Havana, Cuba, from their respective fathers. They join the Kwok-Kwong Opera Troupe in Havana in 1939. But the Castro revolution separated them. At ages 86 and 88, the two friends decide to visit the birth places of their fathers and to pay respect to their ancestors. They embark on a long and expensive journey wondering of they would ever complete it.

    Filmed over a period of six years, Havana Divas traces the journey of these two «stage sisters» in the context of a Sino-Cuban history which, in 2017, celebrated the 170th anniversary of the arrival of the first Chinese in Cuba.

    This evening’s performance and film will provide the audience with a perfect opportunity to learn about the beauty and elegance of the Chinese performing arts.

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  • Odyssée - MUSIC

    Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 02:00 PM through May 27, 2019
    Centre des Musiciens du Monde in Montréal (Qc), QC, Canada

    Free Entrance

    Festival Accès Asie joins forces with the Centre des Musiciens du Monde to present Odyssée, a journey through the Asian continent.

    Odyssée promises an eclectic musical event. While, the dancers of the Indonesian music and dance ensemble Giri Kedaton present their repertoire of Balinese dances, ethnomusicologist Frédéric Léotar will unveil musical traditions, still alive and quite diverse, from the nomadic spaces of Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Qaraqalpaqstan. All accompanied by a musical surprise where you will have the pleasure of attending a rehearsal of musicians of great talent.

    Odyssée is a journey through Asia for an afternoon of dance, music and ethnomusicology.

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  • Closing Cocktail & Opening Vomiting Flowers

    Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 05:00 PM through May 31, 2019
    MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels) in Montréal (Qc), QC, Canada

    Free Admission

    After a hectic month of activity in May, the Festival Accès Asie will wrap up its festivities at the opening of the exhibition Vomiting Flowers by artist Hea R. Kim, presented by the MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels).

    Vomiting Flowers is a multimedia installation that incorporates two-dimensional and three-dimensional pieces made by hand that give life to a playful, speculative, whimsical, and familiar environment.

    Hea R. Kim seeks to dramatize and rethink the notion of artistic value through the exploration of yesterday’s craftsmanship, today’s mass production, and the potential use of tomorrow’s technologies.

    This exhibition promises to be vibrant in color and character, and will conclude the Festival with a bold spirit.

  • One Poem, Many Voices: A Workshop on Writing Collaboratively

    Saturday, June 01, 2019 at 01:00 PM
    Atwater Library and Computer Centre in Westmount, QC, Canada

    A collaborative poetry workshop led by Mary di Michele and Susan Gillis, established poets who are part of the collaborative poetry group Yoko's Dogs. This workshop engages participants in a variety of approaches to writing collaboratively. No previous experience necessary. Workshop will take place up two flights of stairs. (Elevator under construction.) This event will take place on the unceded territory of the Kanien'keha:ka. Generously supported by the Community Cultural Action Fund of the Department of Canadian Heritage.