Spatial poetics XV


Spatial Poetics is an annual event held during the Powell Street Festival to to create new performance-based work together and encouraged to work beyond their usual disciplines.

The theme in 2016 was inspired by Japanese ghost stories. The first half of the evening features Linda Uyehara Hoffman, Eileen Kage,and Kisyuu presenting a new piece inspired by Spanish, First Nations, and Russian ghostlore. This new work fuses elements of human voice, taiko drumming, and live visual art.

Reception for Vancouver / Yokohama 50th Golden Jubilee

Vancouver and Yokohama cities celebrated 50 years as sister cities at a Golden Jubilee ceremony. Celebrating a connection that has in place from 1965, the reception for the Jubilee was held at the Roundhouse Community Center's main auditorium.

There were many Japan and Canada related performance such as Taiko drumming, contemporary dance, First Nations live music, and calligraphy. Kisyuu performed with a brush and ink to create an piece that shows the connection between Yokohama and Vancouver.