Immigrant Lessons

Immigrant Lessons

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Required Information

Please copy these questions and send us your answers via email prior to the event:

  • Your License Plate Number,
  • Car Make,
  • Car Model,
  • Car Year,
  • Are you ill?
  • Have you had any Covid symptoms?
  • Have you been around anyone who has been ill or tested positive for Covid19?
  • Have you been out of town in the last 14 days?


$18/person – receipt of purchase will be received via email, along with venue location. Thank you for your patience!

Event Details

Drawing on the old Drive In Movie experience, we have set up a stage a local parking lot and the artists will perform LIVE! Imagine! Safely distanced, live performance from your vehicle! No concessions are sold, please bring your own and water (go to Gina’s for 10% off take out as a festival guest!) Please stay in your vehicle at all times except to use the washroom. Cars are parked for 15 minutes beginning 30 minutes prior to show time. Vans and Trucks are parked for 15 minutes beginning 15 minutes prior to show time. Vans and Trucks coming early will be placed in holding lot until their designated parking time. Latecomers will be parked yet nightlines may be affected.

Saturday, July 11   |  9:00pm – 10:00pm

Drive-in, live performance


UNTITLEdISTANCE is a duet about Arash and Emmalena, two dancers based in Vancouver who grew up far from here and far from each other. Through their encounter, they tell stories from the past to illuminate their possible imagined individual and collective futures. They entertain, inquire, and provoke as they move through universal themes such as togetherness, aging, and love to those more arrestingly contemporary such as our rapidly changing climates and migration. What is it that links this wild range of themes? Us. Through questions, answers, and attempts to understand this moment in time, Arash and Emma bring humanness to the foreground in far-reaching dances of seriousness and silliness, madness, and hope.

Music credits:

Hamid Sefat – Hotline Bling (Farsi cover)

Julia Adams – Hotline Bling (Swedish cover)

Wildfellaz & Arman Cekin – Hotline Bling (Remix)

Drake – Hotline Bling (instrumental)

Timmy Thomas – Why can’t we live together


Acknowledgements: Created with the generous support of Dance Victoria, Chrystal Dance Prize, Dans i Örebro Län and Dancing On the Edge.

A Big Thank You to Teater Martin Mutter, Raina von Waldenburg , Isabelle Kirouac, Ellinor Ljungkvist, Lena Josefsson and Erik Zennström

Arash and Emmalena are currently Artists in Residence at the Dance Centre in Vancouver and are working on a group piece version of UNTITLEdISTANCEs which will premiere in December 2020.


Presenting Sponsor: Sherdan White, Royal Lepage Realty

To Register, follow the instructions at the top of this page!

Sunday, July 12   |  8:00pm – 9:00pm

Drive-in, live performance


Integrating fashion, theatre, music and dance, artists tell their stories as 1st and 2nd generation immigrants navigating “Canadian” culture.

Creative Direction:  Kevin Fraser   Music: I will provide full credits for music in the next couple of days.

Interpreters:  Sharon Lee, Sophia Gamboa, Joshua Cameron, Sevrin Emnacen-Boyd, Simran Sachar, Hayden Pereira

Julio Ramirez, Jason Bempong

9 dance theatre artists dive into their unique stories, and journey through intersections of identity,  to uncover the similarities, together through the mediums of: dance, theatre, voice, spoken word, and archives of the memories passed down… they will examine the cycles of such topics as; immigration, systemic/intersectional oppression, colonialism/imperialism, colourism, and the ripple of how they affect the ways we interact in the present. How do we sift away the debris of epigenetics? How do we stand in the truths of how history affects us in the present? How do we hold space for one another as we peel back the layers of inherited traumas? How do we coexist?

Established in 2016, Immigrant Lessons is a Vancouver- based, international dance/fashion/art collective created to promote cultural pluralism utilizing: dance, music, fashion, media, and visual design. The collective is founded/directed by Kevin Fraser. It’s current core members are multi – disciplinary artists: Sharon Lee, Sophia Gamboa, Sevrin Emnacen-Boyd, Joshua Cameron, Simran Sachar, Tegvaran Singh, Hayden Pereira, Jason Bempong,and Tony Ramirez. This diverse collective is composed predominantly of first and second generation immigrants, with ancestry scattered across oceans ( India, Philippines, Ghana, Korea, Mexico, Jamaica, Goa).  With a shared love of movement and art, Immigrant Lessons incorporates their extensive street dance background, experimental practice, contemporary ideology, and the investigation of societal norms and intersections to give voice and visibility to marginalized and oppressed communities. Immigrant Lessons aims to: heal, inspire, excite, inform, motivate, and uplift.

To Register, follow the instructions at the top of this page!

Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance. Due to Covid restrictions, locations will be announced the day of the event to registrants only. PLEASE wear your mask, bring your own water, stay in your car except to use the washroom.

Because the health and safety of our community is our highest priority we have strict and specific, VIHA approved, guidelines for attendance for each event. These guidelines are based on Phase 2 level interactions.  We ask your good faith in abiding by them to ensure our festival is able to operate through its completion. You will be asked to complete contact information as part of completing your ticket purchase.  Tickets are limited on a range of 20 to 40 per show.  They must be purchased in advance.  Locations of events will be provided to you the day of the show – Corona Rave style – this is to ensure there are no walk ups as total numbers at each event must be accounted for.  Choose your event, Register online, Location is sent separately.

We sincerely thank you for your support.

Enjoy take out at a discount from these fabulous restaurants – tell them Crimson Coast Dance sent you:
Gina’s Mexican Café – 10%

COVID Health & Safety Protocol

Because the health and safety of our community is our highest priority we have strict and specific, Phase 2, VIHA approved, guidelines for attendance at each event. You must answer the following questions negatively upon arrival:

  • Are you ill or showing any symptoms of covid-19?
  • Do you have a fever?
  • Have you been around anyone who is ill or diagnosed with covid-19?
  • Have you traveled out of the region in the last 14 days or been with anyone who has traveled outside the region?

PLEASE wear your mask, bring your own water and blanket or chair, stay safely distanced!

When Coming to Drive-In Parking

If you are driving a car, you must arrive 30 minutes before show time. You will be parked for 15 minutes from 30 minutes prior to show time.

If you are driving a van, SUV or truck, you must arrive 15 minutes before show time. You will be parked during the 15 minutes prior to show time.

If you arrive early you will be parked in a holding lot until it is time for the size of your vehicle to park.


When Coming to Walk-In Events

For all Walk-In events bring your own chair or blanket: Note Blankets are not suitable for Between Boundaries performance.


There will be no concessions or water sold.  Feel free to bring your own.

Enjoy a 10% take out discount at Gina’s Mexican Restaurant – tell them Crimson Coast Dance sent you

Location | Venue

In order to mitigate exposure and to keep numbers in check (20-50 or less) the location will be provided to you on the day of the show!

Any questions or concerns, please call (250) 716-3230 or email us.

Event Details
  • Start Date
    July 11, 2020 8:00 PM
  • End Date
    July 12, 2020 10:00 PM
  • Status
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