Orene Askew aka DJ O Show has many identities – a sought after DJ, vibrant motivational speaker, a two-spirited Afro-Indigenous person, a former Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation) councilor, and a pillar of Vancouver’s LGBT+ community. Join us for an intimate evening with Orene that gives an insight into her varied worlds, intersections, and identities.
The evening starts with a screening of ‘The O Show’, an award-winning documentary film directed by Sharad Kharè on Orene’s life and work that is making waves around the world. Then dig deeper and listen to Orene and Sharad live in conversation.
But an evening with Orene would not be complete without music (Orene’s motto is ‘diversity makes beautiful music), and so we’ll get the chairs out of the way, roll the shutters up to let the air in, and turn Performance Works into a dance floor with Orene behind the console. This is an evening that celebrates community leadership, pride in our identities, the power of storytelling and the joy of music and dance.
Note: As per our new COVID policy, everyone is required to wear masks indoors.