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Asian Heritage Month Gala Performance – May 21, 2015

INVITATION | Asian Heritage Month Gala Performance of Asian Canadian Artists
 
TITLE: “SILK ROADS II – MONGOLIA: PHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGES, MUSIC AND DANCE FROM MONGOLIA ALONG THE SILK ROAD”
FREE ADMISSION   Please register by e-mail: asianheritagecanadian@yahoo.ca 
Featuring:
Dr. Neville Poy and The Honourable Dr. Vivienne Poy on “Photographic Images of Magnificent Mongolia”
Keynote Address and Performance:
Professor Chan Ka Nin, composer of IRON ROAD, on “A Rare Instrument from China: KongHou 箜篌”
Date: Thursday, May 21, 2015
Time: 7:00 pm. Please be seated by 6:45 pm.
Venue: Innis Town Hall, University of Toronto, 2 Sussex Avenue, Toronto
RECEPTION FOLLOWS
Description: Focusing on the theme “SILK ROADS II – MONGOLIA”, the evening will begin with the featured presentation: “PHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGES OF MAGNIFICENT MONGOLIA” by Dr. Neville Poy and The Honourable Dr. Vivienne Poy. Then the performance section will commence with Professor Chan Ka Nin’s keynote talk and performance on “A Rare Instrument from China: KongHou 箜篌.”  This includes an introduction of this instrument and a performance by Liu Xuanyi.  Yvonne Ng, Dora Award winning choreographer and dancer, and her tiger princess dance projects will present the contemporary dance “Magnetic Fields.”  There will be presentations of exotic music along the Silk Road, such as that by award-winning flutist and composer Ron Korb (龍笛), Middle Eastern Music by Yiannis on three different Instruments: Bouzouki, Oud and Saz, and Mongolian Dances for the Grand Feast Event by Chi‐Ping Dance Group & dancers of Chinese Collective Arts Association.
PROGRAMME
 Opening Address:  Mr. Justin Poy, Honorary Patron, Asian Heritage Month‐‐CFACI
“PHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGES OF MAGNIFICENT MONGOLIA” 
by Dr. Neville Poy and The Honourable Dr. Vivienne Poy
Performances: An Exotic Journey Along The Silk Road
 
Keynote and Performance:
“A RARE INSTRUMENT FROM CHINA: KONGHOU 箜篌”
by Professor Chan Ka Nin
KONGHOU PERFORMANCE by Liu Xuanyi
Kimberly Chin, choreographer & dancer
Alice Ho, piano
MUSIC ON FLUTES
By Ron Korb (龍笛)
Alice Ho, piano
Chan Ka Nin, Guitar
“MAGNETIC FIELDS” (AN EXCERPT) – CONTEMPORARY DANCE
by Yvonne Ng and tiger princess dance projects
MIDDLE EASTERN MUSIC ON 3 DIFFERENT INSTRUMENTS: BOUZOUKI, OUD AND SAZ
by Yiannis Kapoulas
with keyboardist, percussionist and vocalist
TRADITIONAL DANCE: MONGOLIAN GRAND FEAST
by Chi‐Ping Dance Group & dancers of Chinese Collective Arts Association
LAUNCH |  REVAMPED VIRTUAL MUSEUM OF ASIAN CANADIAN CULTURAL HERITAGE (VMACCH)
RECEPTION FOLLOWS
 Co-organizers:
Asian Heritage Month—Canadian Foundation for Asian Culture (Central Ontario) Inc., ORBIS, Bata Shoe Museum; Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, York University; Canadian Studies Program, University College, University of Toronto; Asian Institute, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, Richard Charles Lee Canada Hong Kong Library, Social Services Network, Acqua Technologies Inc.
Asian Heritage Month Festival is partially funded by the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

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