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Wandering through the Ridiculous Darkness

Co-op Reflections

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 2738 reads | 0 comments
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An Interview with Alley Theatre

Career Exploration

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 13323 reads | 0 comments
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It’s Part of My DNA: An Interview with Amber Funk Barton

Dance

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 9329 reads | 0 comments
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Reflecting on My Internship & Interviewing a Professional Dancer

Workplace Success

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 4484 reads | 0 comments
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A Discussion/Disclosure Regarding Professional Development in the Arts

School for Contemporary Arts

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 12970 reads | 0 comments
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Lying Stills: Constructing Truth with Photography

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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 11795 reads | 0 comments
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Action Talk #3: Highlights

Co-op

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

By: Kevin Day 3371 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Career Journey Stories: Deborah L. Smith

Indigenous

"The road has been a long one and filled with many stops and starts. I would say never be afraid of having to do things over and over again because failure is not weakness or "bad". It's a way to know how to move forward." 

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A Dancer Behind the Scenes

Co-op

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 4396 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Students Perform Free Summer Musical for Kids

Personal Development

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 6152 reads | 0 comments
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