SCA News

Posted on 17 Jan 2014 in

- SCA’s doing the bhangra

Instructor Gurpreet Sian profiled

Photographs by: Gerry Kahrmann, PNG, Vancouver Sun

This semester SCA is offering North America's only university-credit class to explore the traditional, colourful and energetic Punjabi folk dance.

Intructor Gurpreet Sian has 60 students enrolled in the class, and he was interviewed by the Vancouver Sun this week to talk about the popularity of the class, the dance form and to explain the basic moves.

"Bhangra is huge (in Metro Vancouver). Honestly, Vancouver is the capital of bhangra outside of India. Vancouver, Surrey, Delta is where we have the best bhangra dancers, schools and the best teams."

As the executive director of South Asian Arts he oversees its extensive schedule of dance and music classes in Surrey and Vancouver. The arts organization also produces theatre, music and dance productions.

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Posted on 08 Jan 2014 in

- The Constant Sea opens this Friday

Installation by Rob Groeneboer and Music/Software by Stefan Smulovitz

Interurban Gallery
1 East Hastings Street, Vancouver

Opening Reception:
Friday, January 10, 7:00 PM

Viewing Hours:
January 11, 15-18, 22 - 25, 5:30 - 8:30 PM

With support by the BC Arts Council

The Constant Sea opens this Friday with a reception at 7:00 PM, just around the corner from SFU SCA at the Interurban Gallery. 

The installation is by filmmaker and senior lecturer Rob Groeneboer with music and software by SCA alumni Stefan Smulovitz. The innovative installation incorporates 4 channel video, 8 channel sound, 2 computers, 60 LEDs, wood and water. Featuring Sean Marshall Jr., Andrew Laurenson, Daniel O'Shea, and Andrew Gillingham.

"We rise and fall like the sea that surrounds us, always attempting to retain the life we know. As the drift back to the familiar becomes impossible, we turn, slowly and cautiously, to accept those whom we find in these strange new worlds."