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.

Pre-show talk: 7:00pm – 7:30 Wed. Nov. 22, 2017. (approx. 20-25 minutes)

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

Tickets on sale here.

nómadas is co-presented by the School for the Contemporary Arts at SFU and SFU Woodward's and is supported by the Iris Garland Visiting Choreographer Fund and the KRT Wasitodipuro Fellowship Fund. 

Performer/Collaborators: Allison Vicente, Amy Griffith, Anja Graham, Caitlin McKinnon, Jeremy O’Neill, Kadin Vanden Heuvel, Kaia Shukin, Kestrel Paton, Kevin Locsin, Lynnelle Sura, Montserrat Videla, Nelle Lee, Seana Williams, Vienna Wong, Yian Chen

Henry Daniel: Choreography & Direction
Alan Storey: Set Design
Adam Basanta: Iris Garland Guest Artist - Sound Design
Sammy Chien: KRT Visiting Artist - Media Design
Shanghan Chien: KRT Visiting Artist - Media Design
Emily Bayrock: Video/Film Installation
Asad Yahya: Video/Film Installation
Jeremy O’Neill: Assistant Sound Design

Nyssa Song: Rehearsal Assistant
Tabitha Alexander: Rehearsal Assistant
Sasha Kleinplatz: Assistant Dramaturg
Laura Albert: Assistant Dramaturg

Parmida Saeidian: Stage Manager
Hei Mun Sharon Lau: Lighting Designer
Kieren Eigenfeldt: Technical Director
Emma Hoodeveen: Assistant Technical Director
Barry Hegland: Faculty Lead
Ben Rogalsky: Faculty Technical Director

19 November 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