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Monday, February 26, 2024

This is a repeating event

06mar7:30 pm8:30 pmJade Circle Event Organized ByGateway TheatreEvent Type Arts7:30 pm - 8:30 pm(GMT-08:00) Gateway Theatre, 6500 Gilbert Rd., Richmond, BC, V7C 3V4, Canada

Jade Circle

Event Details

Get ready to experience culture and familial legacy like never before as visionary artist Jasmine Chen unveils her highly anticipated multidisciplinary performance, Jade Circle, at Gateway Theatre.

Running from March 6 to 17, this world premiere promises a heartfelt experience through powerful music, captivating movement, and a narrative that seamlessly weaves between Mandarin and English. This show is accessible to individuals who can understand only Mandarin, English, or both. As part of the show, subtitled text will be projected for audiences.

Jade Circle is more than just a performance; it’s an exploration of identity, language, and the ties that bind us to our heritage. Jasmine Chen, known for her evocative storytelling, shares, “Don’t wait to learn and don’t wait to ask. Whatever your language is, spoken or unspoken, it can bring you closer to who you are.” This sentiment serves as the guiding light for Jade Circle, a deeply personal exploration of identity, connection, and the power of language.

After the death of her grandmother, Jasmine recalls the fragments of Taiwanese children’s songs she was taught as a child. As a second-generation immigrant, she lost connection with her mother tongue through cultural assimilation. Feeling the loss of being unable to connect with her grandmother while she was still alive, Jasmine begins her journey of relearning Mandarin. Through interviews with her mother, she travels through memory to learn the hidden story of her grandmother.

“Jade Circle is a poignant celebration of the enduring bonds that tie generations together as Jasmine finds her place within the legacy of her matriarchs,” says Barbara Tomasic, Gateway Theatre’s executive artistic director. “We are honoured to provide space for audiences to embrace their own cultural tapestry through the work presented in Jade Circle. This is a unique and powerful experience that will resonate with anyone who has ever felt the call to reconnect with their roots.”


(Wednesday) 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm(GMT-08:00)

Future Event Times in this Repeating Event Series

march 7, 2024 7:30 pmmarch 8, 2024 7:30 pmmarch 9, 2024 7:30 pmmarch 10, 2024 4:00 pmmarch 13, 2024 1:00 pmmarch 14, 2024 7:30 pmmarch 15, 2024 7:30 pmmarch 16, 2024 7:30 pmmarch 17, 2024 1:00 pm