SCA | Quick News | July 31, 2020

Desi and The Darlings

Watch a short film from CBC Vancouver about The Darlings, a Vancouver-based "multidisciplinary, non-binary drag performance collective," which includes SCA dance alumni Desi Rekrut, whose stage-name is P.M., along with Continental Breakfast (Chris Reed), Maiden China (Kendell Yan), and Rose Butch (Rae Takei). The film follows The Darlings, who recently presented a one-hour filmed performance for Vancouver’s Queer Arts Festival, "as they get ready to perform together in person for the first time since the start of the pandemic." Watch it HERE.

domestic dream deity redux

Seek out the expanded re-release of domestic dream deity, a conceptual pop album by dumbpop, lead by SCA MFA alumni Matthew Ariaratnam with Jasper D. Wrinch, Harley Small, and SCA PhD student Matt Horrigan. Available now on the streaming platform of your choice.

Kong + Mochizuki

Read this conversation between the SCA’s Yani Kong and SCA MFA alumni Cindy Mochizuki on Public Parking, a "journal for storytelling, arguments, and discovery through tangential conversations." Read it HERE.

SCA @ The Dance Centre

The 2020-2021 season by The Dance Centre includes many great SCA folks, including Vanessa Goodman, Emmalena Fredriksson, Luciana Freire D’Anunciacao, Natalie Tin Yin Gan, Erika Mitsuhashi, Katie Cassady, Jeanette Kotowich, and Carolina Bergonzoni, and many others who have worked with the SCA. Read more HERE.

Contreras drawing change

Check out the "visual communication" drawings SCA alumni Adriana Contreras helped produce as part of Drawing Change: visual communication for The Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada's Racial Equity & Justice in Philanthropy Funder's Summit. Read more HERE.

Chien at the Ball

SCA alumni Sammy Chien and Chimerik 似不像 were community partners with the Vancouver Pride Society to support Van Vogue Jam's Home Improvement Kiki Ball on Wednesday, July 29, 2020. Watch the archive streams HERE.

Dai does podcasts

SCA alumni Howard Dai is one of the new hosts of the Arts Council of New Westminster's ArtsNW Podcast! Listen HERE.

New Experimental Forest Films' grant for a BC Black filmmaker

Experimental Forest Films, the film production company founded by SCA alumni Kathleen Hepburn and Tyler Hagan, is offering the "first iteration" of a "peer adjudicated grant of $2000 for a Black filmmaker living on the unceded lands known as British Columbia." The application deadline is August 15, 2020. Read more HERE.

SCA @ Powell Street Festival

There are SCA dancers pefroming as part of a Telethon to support the Powell Street Festival on Saturday, August 1, 2020, from 2:00 Pm – 7:00 PM, including alumni Shion Skye Carter (performing with Japanese calligrapher Kisyuu) and the Clala Dance Project, which includes founding member and SCA MFA student Tomoyo Yamada and SCA alumni Charlotte Telfer-Wan, Jen Aoki, and Kestrel Paton, will be presenting Emergency!!. Read more HERE.

Ueda honouring Hiroshima

Long time SCA instructor Rita Ueda will be presenting a new commission for an online concert honouring the 75th Anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima (8:15 AM on August 6, 1945) on Thursday, August 6, 2020, at 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM, presented by Little Chamber Music and the The Polygon Gallery. Also on the ticket will be new commissions by Jordan Nobles and Robyn Jacob, and a performance of Krzysztof Penderecki’s Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima. Read more HERE.