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JULY 2019 | Volume 181


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Monsoon Festibal of Performing Arts: Welcome the Storm
South Asian Arts Society
Various Locations, Vancouver & Surrey
Aug. 9-13

FREE Industry Series Workshops & Readings across the Lower Mainland
Now in its fourth year, the 2019 Monsoon Festival of Performing Arts runs August 9-13, 2019 in Vancouver and Surrey. Presented by the South Asian Arts Society, the Monsoon Festival of Performing Arts celebrates local performing arts, artists, and the wealth of knowledge they have to offer individuals and our community at large. 

Join us for five days of comedy, talks, and a myriad of workshops and classes offered by prolific local performers and creators. Help us nurture the creative power within our community by attending our events, learning more about artists' processes, and experiencing creative practices, as we invest in and support the next generation of aspiring local artists.

The festival will present an expanded Industry Series featuring FREE staged readings, talkbacks and development workshops in areas including (but not limited to) playwriting, comedy, mindfulness, digital marketing, and movement.:

  • Reading - KAUR by AgamDarshi (Vancouver)
  • Workshop - Breath, Voice and Body Connection with Carmel Amit (Vancouver)
  • Workshop - Finding Your Core Essence (female acting workshop) with AgamDarshi (Vancouver)
  • Workshop - Digital Marketing with AmneetAthwal (Surrey)
  • Workshop - Strong Scenes, Stronger Characters (writing workshop) with Paneet Singh (Surrey)
  • Workshop - Comedy Class with Leena Manro (Vancouver)
  • Workshop - Art and Anxiety: Mindfulness and your Artistic Practice with Gavan Cheema (Vancouver)

MONSOON INDUSTRY SERIES - August 10-13, 2019 in Vancouver and Surrey.
August 10-13, 2019
Multiple Locations

Tickets: FREE. Reserve seats at monsoonartsfest.ca

The festival will also present a stand-up comedy night, Aug. 9 in Surrey, featuring some of Greater Vancouver's finest comedians.

About South Asian Arts Society
South Asian Arts Society is committed to creating performance and educational opportunities for professional and amateur artists, while developing artistic forums that act as a platform for building knowledge of South Asian culture via new projects, new ideas, and new collaborations. We are active in promoting South Asian dance, music, and theatre via dance and music classes, professional performances and workshops, guest lectures, as well as presenting comedic plays, musicals, and dance dramas across the Lower Mainland. www.southasianarts.ca.

We would like to acknowledge the Government of Canada, City of Surrey, Elements Casino Surrey, The Cultch, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Playwrights Theatre Centre and our media partners Spice Radio, OMNI/CityTV, and Daily Hive for their support of the Monsoon Festival of Performing Arts.




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