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Event Archive - Takeo Yamashiro, Orchid Ensemble, Vancouver Korean Dance Society

Mon. February 5th 2007 @  house (All Ages)
5:30 pm - 10 pm doors at 5
Tickets at:
Presented by: In the House Festival
On February 5th, In the House is going to Asia. Come and explore the food, music, and dance of the Far East as we take you to Japan, China, Thailand, and Korea. The richness and beauty of the wide variety of Asian cultures is encompassed in the warmth of a living room.

Before the show, enjoy a delicious Thai dinner.
Dinner will be followed by music by the Orchid Ensemble and Takeo Yamashiro and dance by the Vancouver Korean Dance Society.

Date: February 5th, 2007
Dinner Time: 5:30 pm sharp.
Show Time: Doors are at 6:45 pm, show is at 7 pm.

Address: 1957 Venables

Please note that if you are coming to the dinner + show, you MUST reserve and pre-pay your ticket BY JANUARY 28th. If you are coming to the show only, reservations are highly recommended as seats go fast.

Dinner + Show: $35.00

Show Only:
Adults: $15.00
Members: $10.00

Tickets can be purchased on line at or can be reserved by calling 604-874-9325 or emailing Seating is limited and tickets will go fast, so make sure you reserve your seat well in advance to ensure yourself a seat.

More info is available on the website at

Takeo Yamashiro : Born in Hiroshima, Japan in 1943, Takeo Yamashiro studied the shakuhachi for seven years with Master Shuzan Yamashita in Kyoto and in 1971, was promoted to uchideshi (protege and successor) to Master Koku Kikusui in Kyoto. With this mastership, he was awarded the professional name, Rempu, which means Lotus Wind. Living in Vancouver since 1972, Takeo has remained committed to the shakuhachi and has introduced Japanese music and the shakuhachi to thousands through his performances across North America.
"...It brings to one's mind the haunting music of bygone days and traditions. It is music that is always pleasant, music that soothes and hypnotizes the listener in a most beguiling way. And the way Yamashiro performs on his instrument simply transforms us into his distinctive tradition, transcending the mundane in our life into a realm of magical beauty." - CHQM 1320 (Vancouver, Canada)

Orchid Ensemble : The Orchid Ensemble blends ancient musical instruments and traditions from China and beyond, creating a beautiful new sound that is both creative and distinct. The ensemble has embraced a variety of musical styles to its repertoire, ranging from the traditional and contemporary music of China, World Music, New Music to Jazz and Creative Improvisation. The energetic yet endearing performance style of the ensemble consistently intrigues and delights its audiences, consistently receiving standing ovations. Acclaimed as 'One of the brightest blossoms on the world music scene' (Georgia Straight), the Orchid Ensemble has been tirelessly developing an innovative musical genre based on the cultural exchange between Western and Asian musicians.

Vancouver Korean Dance Society: This dance troupe will dazzle you with their vivid costumes and their graceful movements. Come and experience the beauty of Korean classical dance. The intricate beauty of Korean dance is characterized by stunning silk costumes, detailed fans and exquisite choreographic detail.


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Orchid Ensemble (contemporary & traditional Chinese and beyond)

Established in 1997, the JUNO nominated Orchid Ensemble is Lan Tung (Taiwan/Canada) on the erhu/Chinese violin, Haiqiong Deng (China/US) on the zheng/Chinese zither, and Jonathan Bernard (Canada) on percussion. The ensemble blends ancient musical instruments and traditions from China and beyond, creating a beautiful new sound. The ensemble has embr... more info
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