Pride in Chinatown 2019

Pride in Chinatown 2019



Curated by Paul Wong
August 1, 2019. 7PM – 11PM
50 East Pender St, Vancouver, BC.

A one night only magical twilight event in a spectacular setting in the heart of Vancouver’s historical Chinatown. This very special event took over the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Park, the Classical Chinese Garden, and the public plaza. Pride in Chinatown celebrates queer Asian-Canadian art and artists that will tantalize all five senses.

Presented by On Main Gallery, Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, and Vancouver Art and Leisure as part of Alternative Pride Vancouver 2019. This was an interdisciplinary art experience that featured new experimental and traditional art forms which included electronic music, immersive theatre, media art installations, lion dancing, martial arts, drums, opera, culinary treats, drag and other non-binary encounters.

House of Rice, Vancouver’s only all Asian drag family, inhabited the Garden’s China Maple Hall and also played host to all those who wished to enter their oeuvre.
Onibana Taiko performed thunderous drumming from atop the Ting.
Nancy Lee provided evocative electronic music in the Hall of One Hundred Rivers.
Classical pianist Rachel Iwaasa performed a silent conceptual work.
Tien Neo Eamas transformed into the Floating Deity of the 8 Eternal Realms.

The plaza featured a curated selection of local vendors and kiosks as part of a market space that will included additional performances and interventions by such artists as lion dancer Dora Ng, participatory art by Candie Tanaka, Mobil Art, and Hot & Noisy. Love Intersection also featured traditional Chinese aphrodisiacs. Vendors included Little Mountain, See You Soon Studio, and Edible Projects.

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