Photo: Salar Salari

Disagreeable Tales 2.0

Vancouver International Dance Festival

Inspired by a compilation of Christian moral tales written by Leon Bloy (1846 – 1917), Disagreeable Tales is an exploration of the violence, cruelty, and perversions in and around us. The questions are: where in our bodies does the sensation of this history of violence lie? What are the possible ways we could face this violence in order to acknowledge it? Maybe in this acknowledging… maybe… we find a moment of vague solidarity.

Created by

Performers: Ashley Aron, June Fukumura, Arash Khakpour

Director: Aryo Khakpour


Costume Consultant: Elika Mojtabaei

Opening Music: Clinton Ackerman (screams by Catherine Falkner)

Special Thanks to Battery Opera, VIDF, and Parjad Sharifi.


March 22, 23 and 24, 2018


Roundhouse Exhibition Hall

(181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver, BC)

Photo by Salar Salari