New Works proudly presents All Over the Map 2023, a free series of outdoor dance and music performances taking place on Granville Island this summer!

In partnership with CMHC Granville Island, New Works presents an annual series of dance and music performances across outdoor spaces on Granville Island. This season we are proud to feature eight artists and groups, who will take over the Granville Island Picnic Pavilion on Sunday, July 16, and Sunday, August 13, 2023. Performances will take place at 1pm and 3pm, and audiences of all ages are welcome.

Sunday, August 13 at 1pm & 3pm

Picnic Pavilion, Granville Island (next to the bridge on Old Bridge Walk footpath

Featuring the work of Edward Sembatya, Fiana Kawane, Jhoely Triana Flamenco, and Earthen Bodies.

Meet the Artists

Edward Sembatya
Mdundo is a Swahili term that translates loosely as “rhythms.” As a result, this performance combines bodily movements and rhythmic sequences from diverse East African Tribes; put together by Edward Sembatya and performed by Erich Neitz and Angelique Muhorakeye and Eavan Blue.
Fiana Kawane
Nrityavandan: Ode to Dance (Excerpts)
Fiana will be performing lively excerpts from her full-length production, “Nrityavandan: Ode to Dance.” The work highlights traditional Kathak compositions such as thumri and tarana and is set to original music. “Nrityavandan” showcases the range, complexity, and contemporaneity of the form as well as Kathak’s intimate connection with Hindustani classical music.
Jhoely Triana Flamenco
Arboles (Trees)
eaturing live flamenco dance, song, guitar and percussion amongst the trees, a work that metaphorically represents honoring our roots and gathering strength from the past to reach new heights. Arboles will allow the community to share their lived experiences, and spread the seeds of empathy and compassion. Arboles is a work grounded in flamenco song forms and based on the call and response structure between dancer and musicians but also adds the element of the environment as the additional ‘member’ of the artistic team. The trees, animals, audience, sounds, and objects will change how we, the performers, feel and react to one another. By bringing the work outdoors, into public spaces, the work invites the audience into the universal language of emotion, and shares, through flamenco, themes of strength, loss, perseverance, hope and joy.
Earthen Bodies
The Lichenized Movement
The Lichenized Movement is Earthen Bodies’ first exploration into worlds on different scales and time feels inspired by the micro-macro cosmic existence of Lichen, our primordial symbiotic terrestrial kin. Together, we will co-constitutively create atmospheric noise environments, movement meditations, and explore the non-linear creative nature of Life. The creative direction, choreography, sound direction and performance are emerging from a collaborative process with input from interdisciplinary artists Alyssa Amarshi, Thelonious Lee Dexter and Kevin Li