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Movement & Calligraphy

ahmm 2024
May 11, 11am – 2pm

Workshop

Shion Skye Carter & Kisyuu

Registration is via optional sliding scale donation. To register, please email:

tingamboa@oddmeridian.ca

Movement & Calligraphy is a workshop created and co-facilitated by dance artist Shion Skye Carter and calligraphy artist Kisyuu. Participants will be guided through an introductory lesson on Japanese calligraphy leading into an improvised movement practice, where participants embody the brushstrokes of their calligraphy piece. Join us in taking intentional time to connect the mind and body, while exploring a traditional art form from a contemporary perspective.

Creative space by Odd Meridian
910 Richards St. – Unit 204
Vancouver BC, V6B 1T3
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BIOS

Shion Skye Carter カーター詩音スカイ (she/they) is a dance artist originally from Gifu, Japan, who lives and dedicates time to their artistic practice in Vancouver, Canada on the unceded, traditional lands of the Coast Salish peoples. Through choreography hybridized with heritage art forms and language that interact with digital and sculptural objects, Shion’s work is alive in content and multidisciplinary in form, activating spaces through their performances that navigate the complexities of the body’s internal and external worlds. Recent presentations of Shion’s work include The Dance Centre (Vancouver), Tangente (Montréal), Kinetic Studio (Halifax), and Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto), and their dance films have been screened at festivals and exhibitions globally, including in Greece, Bulgaria, Germany, and Brazil. As a performer, they have worked with artists such as Anya Saugstad, Vanessa Goodman (Action at a Distance), Company 605, Wen Wei Dance, plastic orchid factory, and Ziyian Kwan (Odd Meridian Arts). Shion holds a BFA in Dance from Simon Fraser University, and is the recipient of the Iris Garland Emerging Choreographer Award (2022) and the Chrystal Dance Prize (2023).

Born and raised in Japan, Kisyuu 姫洲 (she/her) started learning calligraphy when she was seven and was given a calligraphy master name “Kisyuu” from her master Kosyuu Kobayashi at the age of 18. She earned numerous awards from calligraphy competitions both in Japan and Canada. Since moving to Canada in 2007, she has been working on her calligraphy installations, workshops, lessons, exhibitions, live performances and commissioned art works. She has been performing in collaboration with various types of artists. She has also worked on projects with different companies such as Microsoft, Shiseido, 20th Century Fox, Toyota and Netflix. She writes both traditional and modern freestyle calligraphy - a brush and sumi-ink are her tools to express her true self. Through her calligraphy art, she wishes to create peace, both inner and outer.

Creative space by Odd Meridian
910 Richards St. – Unit 204
Vancouver BC, V6B 1T3
[map]