“What would it take to transform society for the betterment of all?”
That is the question posed by the National Arts Centre to live performance companies across Canada for The Transformations Project. With 2020 being one of the most transformative years of our lives, the pandemic forcing most of us and many industries to transform the way we go about our everyday lives, created the thought provoking opportunity.
Gateway Theatre is one of the companies taking part in Transformations Project. To help them answer the question, Gateway Theatre commissioned Vancouver-based Taiwanese-Canadian artist Johnny Wu. Johnny’s video work Relearning Filial Piety: the journey from keeping my head down to speaking up, draws from his personal experiences, diving into themes of family, belonging, and filial piety.
Today, January 21st, at 5pm, you can be a part of the discussion as Jasmine Chen, Gateway’s Artistic and Community Producer hosts an edition of Gateway Theatre’s Salon Series. The Facebook Live discussion features Johnny Wu and artist Norman Yeung furthering the discussion on societal transformation, familial obligation, and much more. The event is free on Gateway Theatre’s Facebook.
Visit gatewaytheatre.com for more information about Johnny Wu and his piece for the Transformations Project. Watch Relearning Filial Piety: the journey from keeping my head down to speaking up, then join in the Facebook Live event at 5pm tonight.