Fiana Kawane

Dance Artist, Choreographer

Choreography, Performance: Fiana Kawane (she/her) is a dance artist and choreographer writing and dancing on the unceded xʷməθkwəy̓əm, Skwxwú7mesh, Stó:lō, and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh territories. She trained in Kathak, a South Asian classical dance form, at the Kadamb, India. Her repertoire includes performing with dance companies and independently across India, Pakistan, Canada, Japan, and France. Some of her independent work has been presented with Dance Centre's 12 Minutes Max at the Faris, IGNITE! Youth Festival at the Cultch, and University of Toronto Festival of Dance at Hart House. Currently, she is writing her dissertation on South Asian diasporic poetry, lyric, and ecology at the University of British Columbia.

Music Composition: Shwe G and Aatrey BhattShwe G is a Blues guitar player, singer-songwriter, producer, and session musician who spent the last part of the decade touring in the US after graduating from Berklee College of Music. Currently, he is touring with his trio, The Blues Experience and working with the music house Riverland Collective.  Aatrey Bhatt is a multi-instrumentalist and lead guitar player of the touring rock band "Rapscallion.” Aatrey is steeped in rock oriented experimental music, with influences from orchestral and heavy metal music. Aatrey has past experience composing for live sound, film, and music production.