Mylène Dinh-Robic Yung Chang Kid Koala Annie Rollins Kakim Goh Festival Accès Asie Master Classes in Media and Performing Arts

Date(s): Oct 1 2016
Oct 8 2016
Oct 15 2016
Oct 22 2016

Registration Date(s): Sep 7 to Oct 20 2016


Master Classes in Media and Performing Arts

Jørn-Mulder, 2014

Curator: Kakim Goh

Coproduced by OBORO and Festival Accès Asie

OBORO, in collaboration with Festival Accès Asie, present Master Classes in Media and Performing Arts, a series of 4 master classes instructed by world-renowned Montreal-based artists of Asian heritage who are recognized as key leaders in the arts on the national and international level: actress Mylène Dinh-Robic, filmmaker Yung Chang, musician Kid Koala and puppetry artist Annie Rollins.

The full-day intensive Master Classes are offered to professional artists and students in the arts specializing in cinema, television, theatre, puppetry, performing arts, visual arts, music and new media. They will held at the OBORO New Media Lab on October 1, 8, 15 and 22, 2016 (lunch included).

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Master Classes in Media and Performing Arts

Jørn-Mulder, 2014

A francophone of Vietnamese and Quebecois heritage, Mylène Dinh-Robic was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec. An actress now for over fifteen years, she has worked on stage, on camera and in video games. She first played opposite actor Nicholas Campbell as Rita Mah, one of the main characters in the Vancouver produced television series Da Vinci’s City Hall (CBC). Later, she worked in Toronto on 3 seasons of The listener (CTV) in the role of Dr. Olivia Fawcett.

Yung Chang is the award-winning director of Up the Yangtze《沿江而上》(2007), China Heavyweight《千錘百鍊》(2012), and The Fruit Hunters (2012). Chang’s films have screened in cinemas world-wide and at international film festivals including Sundance, Berlin, Toronto, and IDFA. His critically acclaimed films have won awards in Paris, Milan, Vancouver, San Francisco, the Canadian Genie, Taiwan Golden Horse, Cinema Eye Honors and have been nominated at Sundance, the Independent Spirit Awards and the Emmys.

Kid Koala is a world-renowned scratch DJ who has published two graphic novels: Nufonia Must Fall (ECW Press, 2003) and Space Cadet (Uni Books, 2011) and released four solo albums on Ninja Tune: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (2001), Some of My Best Friends Are DJs (2003), Your Mom’s Favorite DJ (2006) and 12 bit Blues (2012). Kid Koala has toured with the likes of Radiohead, the Beastie Boys, Money Mark, John Medeski, A Tribe Called Quest, Mike Patton, Jack Johnson, DJ Shadow, and The Preservation Hall Jazz Band.

Annie Rollins is multi-racial artist from the United States who works primarily as researcher and practitioner of traditional Chinese Shadow Puppetry. She has been a shadow puppet apprentice in Mainland China since 2008 and was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship in 2011 to continue the work. She is currently pursuing a PhD at Concordia University in Montreal on the transmission of traditional Chinese shadow puppet making methods.

Kakim Goh was born in Singapore and lives in Montreal. He serves as Curator of the Visual Arts Program and Vice-President of the Board of Directors at Festival Accès Asie, where he is responsible for organizing visual arts exhibitions, professional development programs and cultural mediation activities. He is also in charge of developing special project collaborations with business, cultural and government institutions such as the Embassy of Mongolia to Canada. He holds a BFA in Painting and Drawing from Concordia University.

Festival Accès Asie is a Montreal-based arts festival that promotes Asian arts, histories and cultures in Quebec and Canada through various artistic disciplines including film, visual arts, dance, theatre, video, music, comedy, poetry, literature, culinary arts, performance and new media. Established in 1995, Festival Accès Asie is Canada’s longest continuously running Asian heritage arts festival.

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