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Spells

In the hollow of this hour

We call on metamorphic power

On air and rock and sky within

And from this place again begin

Reset Rekindle Recycle Renew

Transform this moment and queer it as new

Spells is Odd Meridian’s annual incantation for peace in partnership with Dr. Sun-Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden. While spellcasters improvise movement and music, audiences are invited to witness, to roam the garden, and to join in sending healing prayers into the world.

Spells 2024 takes place on May 30th. Please subscribe for updates on Odd Meridian happenings!

Spellcasters 2023

Justin Calvadores, Ralph Escamillan, Lisa Mariko Gelley, Kage, Ziyian Kwan, Juolin Lee, Dan Loan, Hana Rutka, Victor Vân Tran, Shana Wolfe, Sarah Wong

Spellcasters 2022

Justin Calvadores, Shion Skye Carter, Ralph Escamillan, Marisa Gold, Jo Hirabayashi, Kage, Ziyian Kwan, Juolin Lee

Spellcasters 2021

Justin Calvadores, Shion Skye Carter, Marisa Gold, Lisa Mariko Gelley, Kage, Ziyian Kwan, Peggy Lee, Kelly McInnes, Rianne Svelnis, Sarah Wong

⇢ Watch the Spells companion video, Spells For Chinatown

Funders, Partners

Canada Council for the Arts

British Columbia Arts Council

Dr. Sun-Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden

Powell Street Festival

Creative space by Odd Meridian
910 Richards St. – Unit 204
Vancouver BC, V6B 1T3
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Justin Calvadores, Juolin Lee; photo Yvonne Chew
Ralph Escamillan; photo Yvonne Chew
Shion Skye Carter; photo David Cooper
Sarah Wong; photo Ziyian Kwan
Ralph Escamillan; photo Yvonne Chew
Ralph Escamillan; photo Ziyian Kwan
Lisa Mariko Gelley; photo Yvonne Chew
Victor Vân Tran, Luca Tran; photo Yvonne Chew
Ziyian Kwan; photo David Cooper
Justin Calvadores; photo Ziyian Kwan
photo Brenda Xiong
Creative space by Odd Meridian
910 Richards St. – Unit 204
Vancouver BC, V6B 1T3
[map]