Contemporary Arts Co-op Blog

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Wandering through the Ridiculous Darkness

Co-operative Education

What one fourth-year student discovered while wandering through the Ridiculous Darkness, searching for the right path in life, theatre, and the pursuit of happiness.

By: Diana Bartosh 848 reads | 0 comments
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An Interview with Alley Theatre

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The Professional Development Coordinator at SFU's School for the Contemporary Arts interviews Daniel Arnold and Marisa Emma Smith from Alley Theatre about the company, their interest in working with students and advice for emerging artists.

By: Chelsea Hunter 6662 reads | 0 comments
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It’s Part of My DNA: An Interview with Amber Funk Barton

School for Contemporary Arts

An interview with the artistic director of a contemporary dance company. Brittany speaks to Amber about her upcoming solo work, past work and background in dance, thoughts on opportunities for emerging dancers, and more!  

By: Brittany Angus 7104 reads | 0 comments
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Reflecting on My Internship & Interviewing a Professional Dancer

Career Exploration

Interning with a contemporary dance company was one of the best choices I made in my degree. After participating in a performance/installation, I met with one of the professional dancers in the production to talk career, personal strategies, and the ins and outs of the dance community in Vancouver.

By: Rachel Silver 1970 reads | 0 comments
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A Discussion/Disclosure Regarding Professional Development in the Arts

Life Balance

Professional development in contemporary arts, in a post-secondary setting, is problematic. What is the responsibility of the university? What does professional development for artists look like? Kevin answers these questions and more.

By: Kevin Day 10746 reads | 0 comments
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Lying Stills: Constructing Truth with Photography

Communication, Art and Technology

Six students from the School for the Contemporary Arts worked with the Capture Photography Festival on a public art project titled Lying Stills: Constructing Truth with Photography. Read about their contributions to this exciting project!  

By: Kevin Day 9777 reads | 0 comments
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Action Talk #3: Highlights

Co-op Reflections

A recap of the third Action Talk event held at SFU Woodward’s. 

By: Kevin Day 1486 reads | 0 comments
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A Dancer Behind the Scenes

Co-operative Education

As an emerging dance artist, I was thrilled when I learned that I had secured the role as an intern with a local and large-scale dance company, Ballet BC. However, I was a bit disheartened that, being a production based internship, I would not be dancing with the company at all. So, I readied myself to get comfortable behind the scenes for the first time ever and prepared to look at operations in the arts from a new perspective.

By: Samantha Presley 2641 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Students Perform Free Summer Musical for Kids

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Four SFU students organized and performed a free outdoor children’s theatre in the Lower Mainland. The performance tells a story of broken shoes and finding joy beyond grief

By: Ally Baharoon and Melissa Roach 4532 reads | 0 comments
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Making the Most Out of Your University Experience

Communication, Art and Technology

Anna Dueck, a student in the School for the Contemporary Arts (SCA) working towards a Major in Dance, talks about the importance of getting involved. 

By: Anna Dueck 2545 reads | 0 comments
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Internship in the Contemporary Arts

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Taking the internship course at SFU this semester has turned out to be an interesting and overall invaluable work experience for me as I near the end of my undergraduate career. Read on to discover what it was like to do an internship with the Contemporary Art Gallery.

By: Lauren Lavery 2779 reads | 0 comments
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Burrard Arts Foundation Internship

Burrard Arts Foundation

The organization that I was fortunate enough to work with this summer was Burrard Arts Foundation.

By: Alexandra Best 3191 reads | 0 comments
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Culturally Rich: A Diverse Co-op Experience with Evergreen Cultural Centre

School for Contemporary Arts

Scott Owens spent his co-op at Evergreen Cultural Centre as a curatorial assistant. Unbeknownst to him, his co-op term would be exactly as his supervisor told him: "you do it all at a small gallery".

By: Scott Owens 1295 reads | 0 comments