SOLD OUT – Performances of Cave to Dream

Translate 翻譯

The electronic translation service is hosted by Google Translate. The quality of the translation may vary in some of the languages offered by Google. The goal of the basic translation is to capture the general intention of the original English material.

Google Translate is a free service and currently offers translation in over 50 languages.

Richmond Art Gallery cannot guarantee the quality, accuracy, or completeness of any translated information. Before you act on translated information, the City encourages you to confirm any facts that are important to you and the decisions you make.

Saturday, November 16, 2019


Cave to Dream is a multi-media installation that is realized in mixed media, hand-drawn animations, sound and live action video and track the passage of time, life and death and the power of dream through four fictions. The four fictions also bearing the same title to the objects SaltShadowSnow and Onyx are four stories that reflect light and darkness taking place and moving through various dreamscapes, environments, and spaces of the psyche.

Two scheduled performances take place inside the installation which becomes activated as a theatrical space by 4 performers who wear the costumes and masks that take on the role of a figure bearing the resemblance of the Nama Hage demon ( a tradition of Akita-ken where a masked demon performer arrives on December 31st to scare away bad luck from your home) and the Yuki Onna (a form of Japanese yokai, the snow woman).  The performers guide small groups of audience members through an intimate experience of ritual and a game using the porcelain objects that will enable audiences to end up viewing one of the four films. The viewing experience is accompanied by the presence of these performers, food and drink.

Performers: Aretha Aoki, Shion Carter, June Fukumura, Sophia Wolfe and special guests.
Choreography: Aretha Aoki
Sound Design: Antoine Bédard
Lighting: James Proudfoot
Production Assistance: Cherry Wen Wen Lu

Online registration via Eventbrite only.

If you are having problems registering, please contact the Gallery’s Education & Public Programs Coordinator via email: ktycholis at, or call: 604-247-8313.



Above: Cindy Mochizuki, video still from Snow, performance, 2019.

Related Pages