Shuni Tsou Natasha Bakht Ziya Tabassian Janet Lumb 10 Moments

Date(s): May 17 2008, 2:00 pm


OBORO’s New Media Lab (Montreal) and Q Music, 401 Richmond, B102 (Toronto)


10 Moments

Natasha Bakht © D.Hou, 2005 – Shuni Tsou © F.Zou, 2006

Master of ceremony : Cheryl Sim

Celebrating its 10th year, the cyberspace activity 10 Moments transcends time and space in leaps and bounds. Challenged only by a slight delay due to online streaming technology, OBORO’s technical wizardry will leave you spellbound with a surprise twist: bamboo flautist Shuni Tsou will be performing in real time in Toronto, with renowned percussionist Ziya Tabassian and the exquisite Indian contemporary dancer Natasha Bakht in Montreal. From vigorous dance steps to the delicate whispers of flutes and drums, the artists’ playfulness will produce illuminating moments through hyper-reality. This performance will be accompanied by the images produced by Mehdi Benboubakeur, a multidisciplinary Algerian-born artist who works with diverse media such as films, video, photos, synthesized images and prints with virtuosity. [J.L.]

10 Moments

Natasha Bakht © D.Hou, 2005 – Shuni Tsou © F.Zou, 2006

Shuni Tsou is a bamboo flautist with classical training in Beijing opera and Chinese classical music. Since winning the national Chinese bamboo flute competition in Taiwan, she has collaborated with contemporary music figures such as John Zorn, Butch Morris, Oliver Lake and Brandon Ross as well as making several recordings.

Natasha Bakht has been practising bharata natyam with the Toronto-based company Menaka Thakkar for over twenty years. Her own choreography includes three solos created for herself, including Obiter Dictum, which was nominated for a 2003 Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Choreography.

Percussionist Ziya Tabassian is active in the field of early contemporary music, as well as in the universe of world music. He has also made recordings with the Kronos Quartet, Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, Hossein Omoumi, En Chordais and Lo’Jo.

Having traveled across Canada thirty times by car, thumb, motorcycle, bus, train, or plane, Janet Lumb delights in the discovery of creation and expression within the boundaries and challenges of Canada’s geography. Her fascination is e-connecting artists, communities and people in a real way.

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