Posted on 26 Jan 2018 in sca eventBlack Box

SFU black box: collective creations

Quick Works by SCA Theatre Students

22 February 2018 – 05 April 2018, 8:00pm
Studio T, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC

SFU black box: collective creations

Please join us for our yearly Black Box series of new quick works by SCA theatre students. Each event is original and unique!

Posted on 27 Feb 2018 in sca event


with Dean Lastoria

07 March 2018 – 24 March 2018, 12:00am
1st floor lobby, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC


Dean Lastoria, the SCA's New Students and Retention Administrator, is offering a set of tours of the SCA's facilities. He's also always happy to answer any questions you might have about applying to the SCA. Check this schedule for the time and date that's best for you:

Wednesday March 7: 6:00PM
Saturday March 10: 10:00AM
Tuesday march 13: 6:00PM
Saturday March 24: 10:00AM

All tours meet in the lobby of SFU at Goldcorp Centre for the Arts.

For more information about applying to the SCA, click here.

Posted on 02 Mar 2018 in sca eventInstallation

Re-Tracing Erasures

Irina Lord's MFA Graduating Project

17 March 2018 – 23 March 2018, 5:00pm
TBA, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC

Re-Tracing Erasures

Please join us for Irina Lord's MFA Graduating Project, Re-Tracing Erasures, which includes a screening and an installation work.

Short film screening (14 minutes, 16mm)
Room GCA 4955
March 17, 5pm

Installation of film footage and recorded sound
Room GCA 4365
March 23, from 9am to 9pm

Presented in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the Degree of Master of Fine Arts at Simon Fraser University.

Multiple takes produce ghosts*

*Exhausted durations which leave a trace into the present moment; a coexistence of the past with the present.

Posted on 02 Mar 2018 in sca eventGallery Exhibition


BFA Project 2018

21 March 2018 – 31 March 2018, 12:00am
Audain Gallery, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC


Opening Reception
Wednesday, March 21, 7–9pm
Audain Gallery

Francisco Berlanga, Sasha Cerino, Natalie Chan, Annie Chan, Danyal Imani, Ruilan King, Abbie Lee, Victoria Mulja, Tyler Pengelly, Jill Shao, Audrey Shiu, Rachelle Tjahyana, Dwayne Tonta, Cassandra Yu, and Julie Zhang. 

SFU's School for the Contemporary Arts' (SCA) third-year Visual Art students present an exhibition that unpacks various notions of border - border as wall, border as place, border in translation -  and proposes some theoretical and aesthetic reflections on its reverberations.

In development of this exhibition, SFU SCA third-year visual art students worked with Winter 2018 Audain Visual Artist in Residence Oana Avasilichioaei in a research and making laboratory that considered the linguistic, aesthetic, social, and political nature and structure of borders within current global conditions. In the laboratory, students critically engaged with questions including, How do we enact borders? How do we translate them? What are the ethical implications of this translation? and Is a language a border? By exploring various translations/transpositions between text and performance, image and sound, text and image, the organic and the technological, materiality and musicality, etc., students produced new work that investigates the border as a potential in-between, porous space; disputed, yet also productive.

Avasilichioaei's practice is concerned with textuality, polylingual poetics, the social and political forces/voices of the polis, and the intermediary spaces between word, sound and image, exploring the transgressions of these terrains through poetry, translation, performance, and sound work. Her poetry collections include feria: a poempark (2008), We, Beasts (2012) and Limbinal (2015). Increasingly interstitial, her work has also gone outside the bounds of the book, encompassing various formats such as multimedia performance, sound work, photography, graphic score, and installation; recent multimedia performances include THRESHOLDS (2015) and MOUTHNOTES (2016). Also a translator of prose and poetry from French and Romanian, her most recent translation is Bertrand Laverdure's Readopolis (2017). Based in Montreal, she frequently crosses borders.

Presented by the SFU School for the Contemporary Arts and the Audain Visual Artist in Residenc with SFU Galleries.

Posted on 06 Feb 2018 in sca eventDance MainstageTheatre Mainstage


SCA Theatre / Dance Mainstage

21 March 2018 – 30 March 2018, 8:00pm
Fei & Milton Wong Experimental Theatre, SFU at Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings, Vancouver V6B 1H4
$7 Students, $10 SFU Staff/Alumni/Faculty, $15 General


Preview: March 20, 8PM
Performances: March 21 – 24 & 27 – 29, 8PM
Matinee: March 25, 2PM

…all really inhabited space bears the essence of the notion of home.
          Gaston Bachelard – The Poetics of Space

Co-directed by Steven Hill and Rob Kitsos
Assistant direction: Brian Postalian
Dramaturgy: Jessica Del Fierro
Choreography: Justine Chambers, Company 605, and Anya Saugstad, with Daisy Thompson
Music: Stefan Nazarevich
Media design: Tobias Macfarlane
Lighting design: Celeste English
Stage design: Paula Viitanen

Performed by SCA students in Dance, Theatre, Music, and Theatre Production & Design.

Tickets on sale NOW.

Posted on 09 Mar 2018 in sca eventSymposium

The Limits of Aurality

One-day symposium

23 March 2018 – 23 March 2018, 10:00am
Offsite, Unit/Pitt Projects – 236 East Pender St., Vancouver, BC

The Limits of Aurality

Much ado has been made of aurality in recent years. This is due in part to the way attention to sonic experience appears to open new critical paths and modes of thought that are otherwise unavailable to ocular and logocentric forms of analysis and interpretation. However, an aurally-inflected take on the construction of personhood, the composition of human and nonhuman relations, or the metaphysics of life, for example, is motivated as much by an urge to invent new concepts as it is by the perceived limits of any given theoretical model. This is to suggest that aurality’s reimagining of thought’s critical limits is as much an aesthetic as a critical matter. Given this we can ask what the invocation of aurality does at the level of style and substance, and whether its contemporary conceptualization is adequate to the cultures practices of the 21st century.

For this one-day symposium we will gather academics (and artists) working within the field of sound studies (broadly construed) to address questions regarding the limits of aurality.

Elisa Ferrari
Milena Droumeva
Tobias Linnemann Ewé
Lief Hall
Ted Hiebert
Alexander Fisher
Godfre Leung
Eldritch Priest
Saygin Saygirli
Rob Stone

Supported by SFU School for the Contemporary Arts, Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology, and Unit/Pitt Projects

Posted on 15 Dec 2017 in sca eventPresentation

SFU SCA Summer Dance Camp for High School Teens

Plan for your summer!

27 August 2018 – 31 August 2018, 10:00am
TBA, SFU at Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings, Vancouver V6B 1H4

SFU SCA Summer Dance Camp for High School Teens

SFU SCA Summer Dance Camp for High School Teens
August 27 – 31, 2018, 10am – 3pm

Registration will open in the Spring – This is a “save the date” announcement!

For more information please contact Dean Lastoria at

The Dance Camp will be a week of exciting dance for young people who are considering pursuing dance after high school in a university setting. Focused towards youth in grades 10 through 12 who have previous movement experience the week will include improvisation, technique, choreography, repertory and drumming. The week will bring a new exciting perspective to participants and culminate in a final invited showing during the last afternoon. 

This is an opportunity for faculty and current students from SFU's School for the Contemporary Arts to introduce potential students to the SFU Dance Program.

Bring a bag lunch and a non-breakable water bottle (not glass)

Wear comfortable clothes you can move freely in.

Suggestions: yoga pants, leggings, sweat pants, t-shirts, sweatshirts, tank tops, sweat pants, leotard and tights. Skirts and dresses are not recommended.

Footwear: Bare feet or cotton socks are recommended. Synthetic socks can be slippery. Ballet slippers (no rosin) or jazz shoes can also be worn. There are no street shoes in the dance studios.

Teachers and mentors include: Henry Daniel, Marla Eist, Judith Garay, Rob Kitsos, Cheryl Prophet, and Ron Stelting, plus senior dance students currently or recently in the SFU Dance Program.

18 March 2018


with Dean Lastoria
12:00am, Tickets at the door.
07 Mar 2018 - 24 Mar 2018
1st floor lobby, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC