“I thought it was a very well-conceived project. There was interest on many levels, including an educational aspect, and the artistic visual and musical aspects. The energy of the musical playing was exciting and impressive. It opened new avenues to speaking about this potentially tragic topic in a productive way. I think the audience was very engaged. I was especially impressed at how the children responded with great attention to many parts of the performance as I sat and listened in the audience. Their verbal responses to the music and artistic presentation made it such a fun and family-friendly event“. – Gloria Wong, Director of UBC Chinese Music Ensemble, Faculty at VSO School of Music, Director of Education of BC Chinese Music Association
“Fallen City was an ambitious arts project showcasing not only the artistry of local Vancouver artists, but also the meaningful impact of interdisciplinary community-based collaboration. The experience was incredibly multifaceted with beautiful visual and media art, masterful musical performances, and expertly informed messages surrounding seismic matters. Fallen City was an excellent example of how art in the community can be integrated with other fields to not only be enjoyed, but furthermore be a mode of communication to engage and promote awareness surrounding locally relevant topics with a wide diverse audience”. – Andrea Wong
“Sound of the Dragon always delivers innovative and inspiring shows. The Proliferation ensemble performs in a style combining musical influences where East delightfully meets West. Fallen City is not only entertaining, the show is also educational. In Vancouver, we live in an earthquake zone, but often ignore the potential dangers. Fallen City alerts us to our potential peril, while giving positive tips to help us be prepared. The show is appropriate for everyone, including young children, because it emphasizes solutions rather than promoting fear”. – Victoria Gibson
“I went to Fallen City all curious about the combination of artistic elements, such as music, video projection and performing arts with earthquake engineering, and left amazed by the capacity all the artists had to make you feel like you’re in the middle of a chaotic earthquake” – Arturo M.