air india [redacted]: silence & longing 30 years since flight 182

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Based on the award-winning book of poetry “children of air india” by Vancouver writer, Renée Sarojini Saklikar, this is an international project with music by Irish composer Jürgen Simpson. air india [redacted] is a multi-layered work featuring Turning Point Ensemble, soprano Zorana Sadiq, baritone Alexander Dobson, countertenor Daniel Cabena and moving images. The result is an innovative theatrical experience of music, voice, poetry and projections that will address multiple issues related to the Air India bombing.”

Showtimes: November 6, 7, 10, and 11th at 8:00 pm, Doors at 7:30 pm
Matinee performance: November 8 at 2:00 pm, Doors at 1:30 pm

Location: Fei & Milton Wong Experimental Theatre, SFU’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings Street, Vancouver

Authors in Conversation: On Absence, Silence, and Longing

Some more details about the Nov 1 event with Aislinn Hunter (hosted by Kathryn Gretsinger) leading up to the premiere of air india [redacted]:

Authors in Conversation online
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Hope to see you at this and the Oct 28th’s Panel Discussion, hosted by Naveen Girn.

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October 28: AIR INDIA [REDACTED] Panel Discussion


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At the intersections of history, memory, and trauma are confluences; spaces that offer opportunities for growth and understanding to occur. Engaging in this process does not diminish the individual traumas and injustices of particular events. Rather, our panel discussion, moderated by Naveen Girn, introduces storytelling as a tool through which the shared memorialization and remembrance of past events can gain a deeper resonance. Sharing their work, thoughts, and practice will be Kamal Arora, Dr. Chandrima Chakraborty, Gurpreet Singh, and Dr. Milan Singh. Delving into the larger implications of silenced histories and redacted traumas, our panel sheds light onto the cultural memory of our shared experience in being not just Canadian, but citizens of this fractured world.”

When: Wed, October 28, 2015. 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Where: Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings St.

Free Admission, learn more here

Co-presented by SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement and Indian Summer Festival Society.