© Julio Hong


Julio Hong

May 3 to 6, 2012

May 3 to 6, 2012

Goddess and patron deity of oceans in Afro-Cuban lore, Yemaya is still revered to this day in certain parts of Havana. In his latest work, Julio Hong explores his feminine side and questions pervasive notions of masculinity in Hispano-Canadian culture as manifested through dance, music and religion, as well as through daily rituals. In this eternal duality of the sexes, a greater mutual understanding takes shape and new possibilities begin to emerge with the metaphorical projection of a masculine identity onto a female deity: Yemayo. A new equilibrium materializes in this intercultural and intergenerational duality.

In collaboration with Festival Accès Asie

May 3 to 6, 2012
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8 pm
Sunday at 3 pm

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$20 / Regular
$18 / Reduced
$15 / Groups (10 and more)
$12 / School Groups

Born in Havana, Julio Hong has been living in Montreal since 1999. He has danced for Compagnie Marie Chouinard, Rubberbandance Group and has appeared in several musical performances, most notably Félix Gray’s Sherazade. His work as a choreographer has taken him to several festivals in Mexico. Hong is the acting artistic director of the Montreal Afro-Cuban Association, which he founded in 2005. He is also the artistic director of the Northern Lights School of Dance in the Yukon.

Julio Hong

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