Posted on 10 Oct 2017 in sca eventDance Performance


by Henry Daniel with Adam Basanta and Sammy and Shanghan Chien

22 November 2017 – 02 December 2017, 8:00pm
4th Floor, Room 4210, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC
$7 Student | $10 Senior/SFU Staff & Faculty | $15 General


Henry Daniel's (Choreography & Direction) nómadas is an audio/video installation and live performance that takes inspiration from the current large-scale movements of bodies across international spaces. This complex, ongoing pattern of movement can be seen as a type of chaotic transnational choreography, one that speaks to what cultural theorist Stuart Hall calls a "contemporary traveling, voyaging and return as fate, as destiny […] as the prototype of the modern or postmodern New World nomad, continually moving between centre and periphery” (Hall in Rutherford, J. 234:1990).

nómadas comes out of Daniel's larger, long term Contemporary Nomads research project, which explores the "deep fragmentation which exists between communities within as well as outside national borders, between nationalized and personalized bodies, and between social and political institutions and the ordinary people they were meant to serve."

nómadas features the collaborative work of guest artists Adam Basanta (Music), Sammy and Shanghan Chien (New Media/Projection Design as Chimerik 似不像), and Alan Storey (Set Design).

Adam Basanta, who is a SCA BFA graduate (composition) and a visual artist, is the SCA Dance area's Iris Garland Visiting Artist for the fall semester; Sammy Chien, who is also a SCA BFA graduate (film,) and his brother Shanghan Chien are this semester's KRT Visiting Artists.


Free Audio/Video Installation: 6:00pm – 7:30pm on performance days.

Performances: Nov. 22 – 25 & Nov. 29 – Dec. 2, 2017, at 8.00pm.

Posted on 21 Sep 2017 in sca eventDance Performance

Wells Hill

Dance House | Action at a Distance

23 November 2017 – 23 November 2017, 8:00pm
Fei & Milton Wong Experimental Theatre, SFU at Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings, Vancouver V6B 1H4
General: $36.75 / Student: $22.05

Wells Hill

Presented in collaboration with Dance House and SFU Woodward's as part of Celebrate Canada 150+.

Three years in the making, Vancouver’s Vanessa Goodman (SCA BFA in Dance and artistic director of Action at a Distance) brings the world premiere of Wells Hill to the DanceHouse stage. Seven exceptional dancers splice themes of technology and communication into this intriguing and provocative new work based on the sweeping philosophies of Marshall McLuhan and Glenn Gould. These two Canadian luminaries altered how we consume art and information, and their prescient ideas provide an engaging framework for an exciting, immersive performance that is both visceral and cerebral.

Preview: November 23, 8:00 pm
Speaking of Dance Pre-Show Talks : 7:15 PM, November 24 and 25.

Tickets on sale now at

About DanceHouse

The DanceHouse series was established in 2008 to support excellence in artistic production and presentation and to enrich the social fabric in that we live and work. DanceHouse is committed to presenting diverse local, national and international artists and arts organizations engaged in innovative artistic endeavours.

Creative Team

Choreographer: Vanessa Goodman
Lighting Designer: James Proudfoot
Projection Design: Ben Didier, Milton Lim, Vanessa Goodman
Costume Design: Diane Park
Collaborating Dance Artists/Performers: Lara Barclay, Karissa Barry, Dario Dinuzzi, Bynh Ho, Arash Khakpour, Alexa Mardon, Bevin Poole
Composers: Scott Morgan (Loscil), Gabriel Saloman 
Apprentice: Shion Carter
SFU Interns: Samatha Penner, Anya Saugstad
Publication: Peter Dickenson
Production Manager: Jessica Chambers 

17 October 2017

Walid Raad & Jalal Toufic

Audain Visual Artist in Residence Program
12:00am, Tickets at the door.
10 Oct 2017 - 09 Dec 2017
TBA, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC

SCA Friday Colloquium

with Patrick Blenkarn & Steven Hill
1:00pm, Tickets at the door.
13 October 2017
4th floor, room 4390, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC