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Spatial Poetics XVI - KIYO 生き残り

Spatial Poetics XVI: KIYO 生き残り - Spatial Poetics XVI: KIYO 生き残り (Honouring the living memory of invisible lives) takes place Saturday, July 8 at 7:30pm at the Vancouver Buddhist Temple (220 Jackson Avenue), Vancouver. Tickets: $12 advance* / $15 door *advance tickets available on Eventbrite Spatial Poetics XVI: KIYO生き残り (Honouring the living memory of invisible lives) is a multi-disciplinary, one-on-one performance commemorating the lives of the invisible. Using the little-documented life of picture-bride Kiyoko Tanaka-Goto as a starting point, artists Ayumi Goto, Mark Haney, Lisa C. Ravensbergen and Julie Tamiko Manning invite the audience to witness their tribute to Kiyo’s untold, but familiar story of determination and survival through her defiance of cultural, gender and societal expectations. Kiyo was a brothel owner, entrepreneur, and mother. In the spring of 1942, she resisted evacuation and was first incarcerated in Oakalla Prison. In Greenwood during internment, she was a purveyor of dandelion moonshine. Kiyo was one of the first Japanese Canadians to return to the west coast, assimilating into Vancouver's Chinatown community. Presented by the Powell Street Festival Society with generous support from presenting partner the O k’inādās Collective . . 220 Jackson Avenue