Monsoon Festival of Performing Arts 2019 August 9 – 13

South Asian Arts Society

Presents

Monsoon Festival of Performing Arts

Welcome the Storm 

August 9 – 13, 2019

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 2019 festival kicks off with a night of stand-up comedy in partnership with Elements Casino Surrey,featuring some of Greater Vancouver’s finest comedians: Rae Lynn Carson, Ash Dhawan, Rajneesh Dhawan, Al Hassam, Devon Kandola, and Leena Manro (I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter Chicken fame). The evening will be hosted by the talented and funny Kalyn Miles, who has hosted the Leo Awards for the past five years! The night will continue with a post-show dance party featuring High Voltage Roadshow’s DJ Beatdrop! Cash bar and dinner menu will be available.

The festival will also present an expanded  Industry Series featuring FREE staged readings,talkbacks, and development workshops in a variety of disciplines:

●        Reading – KAUR by Agam Darshi (Vancouver)

●        Workshop – Breath, Voice and Body Connection with Carmel Amit (Vancouver)

●        Workshop – Finding Your Core Essence (female acting workshop) with Agam Darshi (Vancouver)

●        Workshop – Digital Marketing with Amneet Athwal (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)

Listings info:

MONSOON FESTIVAL OF PERFORMING ARTS – August 9-13, 2019 in Vancouver and Surrey. Presented by South Asian Arts Society, the Monsoon Arts Festival celebrates local performing arts, its artists, and the wealth of knowledge they have to offer the community at large.

During a span of 5 days, festival highlights include; a stand-up comedy night featuring some of Greater Vancouver’s finest comedians; 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.

Tickets: FREE to $20.00 at monsoonartsfest.ca

Comedy Night at Elements Casino Surrey

Tickets $20 (plus s/c) or $30 at the door

MONSOON COMEDY NIGHT – August 9, 2019 in Surrey.

The 2019 festival kicks off with a night of stand-up comedy in partnership with Elements Casino Surrey,featuring some of Greater Vancouver’s finest comedians: Rae Lynn Carson, Ash Dhawan, Rajneesh Dhawan, Al Hassam, Devon Kandola, and Leena Manro (I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter Chicken fame). The evening will be hosted by the talented and funny Kalyn Miles, who has hosted the Leo Awards for the past five years! The night will continue with a post-show dance party featuring High Voltage Roadshow’s DJ Beatdrop! Cash bar and dinner menu will be available.

August 9, 2019 – 9:30pm till 1am (Doors @ 8:30pm)
The Dragon Lounge at Elements Casino Surrey (17755 60 Ave,
Surrey)
Tickets: 

●       General Admission:  $20 (plus s/c) in advance, $30 at the door.

●       Reserved Table with 7 seats:  $140 (plus s/c) in advance only.

●       Available at monsoonartsfest.ca

●       Strictly 19+ 

FREE Industry Series Workshops & Readings across the Lower Mainland

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

Featuring FREE staged readings, talkbacks, and development workshops in various disciplines.

●        Reading – KAUR by Agam Darshi (Vancouver)

●        Workshop – Breath, Voice and Body Connection with Carmel Amit (Vancouver)

●        Workshop – Finding Your Core Essence (female acting workshop) with Agam Darshi (Vancouver)

●        Workshop – Digital Marketing with Amneet Athwal (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)

August 10-13, 2019
Multiple Locations

Tickets: FREE. Reserve seats at monsoonartsfest.ca

 

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.

Tickets and more info please visit:

www.monsoonartsfest.ca

 

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