Posted on 17 Nov 2016 in sca eventArtist Talk

Mary Overlie: The Six Viewpoints

Artist Talk

30 November 2016 – 30 November 2016, 5:30pm
4th floor, room 4390, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC
Free

Mary Overlie: The Six Viewpoints

Please join Mary Overlie, celebrated choreographer, dancer, professor, and author, for a public lecture at Simon Fraser University. Overlie's Six Viewpoints, which have become the basis for conceptual and practical creation in both theatre and dance, expand awareness of the capacity in each person to walk through the unknown in every performative realm. Recommended for those interested in integrating the Six Viewpoints into their own artistic practice.

Presented by the School for the Contemporary Arts, the Institute for Performance Studies, and Neon Elephant Circus Productions.
Email elephantneon@gmail.com for more information.
 

Posted on 31 Oct 2016 in sca eventInfo-Session

SCA Tour

Find out about the SCA

03 December 2016 – 03 December 2016, 5:30pm
1st floor lobby, SFU at Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings, Vancouver V6B 1H4
Free

SCA Tour

Please join us for an informal yet informative tour of our facilities with Dean Lastoria, our New Students and Retention advisor, and also get information about how to become a student in the SCA at SFU.

This tour is open to everyone but prospective Music students should take special interest for two reasons.

First, there will be a sitting of the Music Placement test from 4pm to 5:30pm (email ca@sfu.ca to book your place). And second, we've organized to have a number of complimentary tickets to give away for the Botmancipation: Music for Mechanized Performers concert at 8pm.

If you are interested in seeing the concert after the tour, please email ca@sfu.ca.at least FOUR days prior to RSVP. But act fast: Tickets are subject to availability.

For more information about the SCA's Music Program, click here.

On December 3rd, mechanical hammers will fill the Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre with their exuberant fanfare, as the Disclavier mechanized piano, Notomotion mechanized percussion apparatus and Modulatron robotic marimba-player will get together to do their thing, (hopefully) according to the instructions of SFU composers and meta-composers. 

Posted on 21 Nov 2016 in sca eventDance Performance

Playful Parameters

A Student Series Dance Show

03 December 2016 – 03 December 2016, 6:00pm
Studio D, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC
$7 Student $10 Senior/SFU Staff/Faculty $15 General Children under 12 FREE

Playful Parameters

Playful Parameters uses contemporary dance as a way into the lackadaisical luminosity that is a child's mind by drawing from actual behavior and movement patterns of local children under the age of 6. Everything you will see, hear, and feel is a product of them.

Choreographer Samantha Presley

Performers: Samantha Green, Caitlyn Mckinnon, Katherine Vincent, Samantha Penner, Kaylee Louie, Andrea Valentine-Lewis, Kathy Hives, Charlotte Priest, Charlotte Telfer-Wan, Amberlee Allen, Kestrel Paton, James-Amzin Nahirnick, and Bella Star Choy

Individual tickets on sale now and also available as part of the SCA Series Membership.

Presented by the School for the Contemporary Arts at SFU.

Posted on 28 Nov 2016 in sca eventFilm Screening

Exporting and Sad (pt. 1)

3rd Year Film Screening

03 December 2016 – 03 December 2016, 7:00pm
Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC
Free

Exporting and Sad (pt. 1)

Please join us for a free screening of new films by 3rd year film students.

Posted on 24 Oct 2016 in sca eventConcert

Botmancipation: Music for Mechanized Performers

03 December 2016 – 03 December 2016, 8:00pm
Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC
$7 Student // $10 Senior/SFU Staff/Faculty // $15 General

Botmancipation: Music for Mechanized Performers

Mechanized music has surrounded us for generations. It burst forth in George Antheil’s 1924 score Ballet Mécanique, which revelled in the affordances of industrialized sound. Since then, the sounds of automatic performance devices – from pianolas and phonographs to disclaviers and iPods – have resounded through homes and concert hall to the extent that a world without loudspeakers seems as foreign as a world without the tunes themselves. The advent of computerized composition in the 1950s began placing creativity in the transistors of “the machines,” and in recent years newly widespread mechatronic technologies have allowed music by artificial intelligences to find expression in performance by artificial entities.

On December 3rd, mechanical hammers will fill the Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre with their exuberant fanfare, as the Disclavier mechanized piano, Notomotion mechanized percussion apparatus and Modulatron robotic marimba-player will get together to do their thing, (hopefully) according to the instructions of SFU composers and meta-composers.  They can move, they can think, and they can do both at once!  Post-human music is upon us.  Hear it before it’s cool.  Because it won’t be niche for much longer.
 

Tickets for Botmancipation: Music for Mechanized Performers are on sale now here as well as available as part of the SCA Series Membership. Click here for more information.

Posted on 29 Nov 2016 in sca eventEvent

FPA 319W Launch Event

05 December 2016 – 05 December 2016, 6:30pm
Offsite, UNIT/PITT Projects, 236, E Pender St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1T7
Free

FPA 319W Launch Event

Please join the students of FPA 319W for the launch of their class-wide collaborative final project with Vancouver's Decoy Magazine. As a class they produced Decoy's first-ever print publication. Featuring beverages by donation, cake, and live performances, the launch will be held at Unit/Pitt Projects. Come out in support and have a good time.

Posted on 21 Nov 2016 in sca eventSymposium

The Spaces of Art: A Critical Conversation

SCA MA symposium

07 December 2016, 6:00pm
Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC
Free

The Spaces of Art: A Critical Conversation

Join members of the second year MA cohort in Comparative Media Arts as they present aspects of their research at an end of year public research colloquium. This year MA students will be joined by some of their peers in the second year MFA cohort. 

Presenters:
Lee Gilad
Dionne Horacsek
Megan Jones
Dave Biddle
Patrick Blenkarn
Marcelo da Silva
Julie Hammond
 

There will be a reception and cash bar.

Posted on 18 Nov 2016 in sca eventEventStudent Performance

Ascension

08 December 2016 – 10 December 2016, 8:00pm
Studio D, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC
$7 Student // $10 Senior/SFU Staff/Faculty // $15 General

Ascension

Ascension is a student lead production involving collaboration between students from music, film, dance, and theatre. This student composed and choreographed music and dance performance is accompanied by unique lighting design, film, and some spoken word. It is a great opportunity to see the work of SFU's newest emerging artists!

Choreographers: Eowynn Penny-Huguet, Samantha Green, Brittany Angus, Amberlee Allen, Samantha Wright and Shion Carter, and Katherine Vincent

Muscians: Joel Lagemaat, Tegan Wahlgren, Jeremy O'Neill, Chris Blaber, Cheryl Olvera, Matt Brown, Erica Regehr, and Craig Schibli

Film: Asad Yahya and Emily Bayrock

Lighting Design: Gillian Hanemayer, Jake Lindsay, and Celeste English

Individual tickets on sale now and also available as part of the SCA Series Membership.

Presented by the School for the Contemporary Arts at SFU.

Posted on 25 Nov 2016 in sca eventInfo-Session

SCA Tour

10 December 2016 – 10 December 2016, 1:00pm
4th Floor, 4th floor by elevators, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC

SCA Tour

Please join us for an informal yet informative tour of our facilities with Dean Lastoria, our New Students and Retention advisor, and also get information about how to become a student in the SCA at SFU.

This tour is in conjunction with the Theatre Auditions but students interested in all areas are welcome to come. There will be time to chat about your specific questions both before and after the tour. RSVP for the tour here: ca@sfu.ca

Posted on 01 Dec 2016 in sca eventFilm Screening

Richard Fung’s Re:Orientations

Screeing and Talk

17 January 2017 – 17 January 2017, 5:30pm
Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC
Free – RSVP

Richard Fung’s Re:Orientations

Screening & Panel Discussion
Filmmaker In Attendance

5:30 pm     Reception with refreshments & cash bar
6-8 pm       Film screening, followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with Richard Fung

Please register at RSVP

A fascinating look into the lives and thoughts of seven queer pan-Asian Canadians as they look back on a 1984 documentary in which they featured. How have they changed? And how has the world around them evolved and changed?

In 1984, Richard Fung released his seminal first documentary Orientations: Lesbian and Gay Asians. Featuring 14 women and men in Toronto of South, East and Southeast Asian backgrounds, Orientations was the first documentary to explore the experiences and perspectives of queer Asians in North America. Capturing pivotal moments in Toronto’s history, it presents an intimate portrait of the texture of gay live and politics at that time. Re:Orientations revisits seven of the original participants as they see anew the footage of their younger selves, and reflect on their lives and all that has changed over the intervening three decades. Their interviews are deepened and contextualized by conversations with six younger queer and trans activists, scholars and artists.

This event is generously co-sponsored by the Writer in Residence Program, Department of English; the School for the Contemporary Arts; the Institute for Performance Studies; and the Institute for Transpacific Cultural Research.
 

Richard Fung is an artist and writer born in Trinidad and based in Toronto. He holds a diploma from the Ontario College of Art, a degree in cinema studies and an MEd in sociology and cultural studies, both from the University of Toronto. He is Professor in the Faculty of Art at OCAD University, teaching courses in Integrated Media and Art and Social Change. 

His work comprises challenging videos on subjects ranging from the role of the Asian male in gay pornography to colonialism, immigration, racism, homophobia, AIDS, justice in Israel/Palestine, and his own family history. His single-channel and installation works, which include My Mother’s Place(1990), Sea in the Blood (2000), Jehad in Motion (2007), Dal Puri Diaspora (2012) and Re:Orientations (2016), have been widely screened and collected internationally, and have been broadcast in Canada, the United States and Trinidad and Tobago. 

Richard’s essays have been published in many journals and anthologies, and he is the co-author with Monika Kin Gagnon of 13: Conversations on Art and Cultural Race Politics (2002), later updated and translated into French. He was a Rockefeller Fellow at New York University and has received the Bell Canada Award for Outstanding Achievement in Video Art and the Toronto Arts Award for Media Art. In 2015, he received the Kessler Award from CLAGS: Center for LGBTQ Studies at the City University of New York for “a substantive body of work that has had a significant influence on the field of LGBTQ Studies.

Posted on 22 Nov 2016 in sca event

HAPPY DAYS by Samuel Beckett

17 January 2017 – 28 January 2017, 8:00pm
Studio T, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC
General $25, Students/Seniors $20

HAPPY DAYS by Samuel Beckett

square planet in association with
SFU School for the Contemporary Arts presents

Happy Days
a play by Samuel Beckett

Winnie is inexplicably buried to her waist in a mound, her days measured by the loud ringing of a bell. Upon waking she rummages through a capacious handbag, unearthing an assortment of personal items and performs the small routines of daily life that fill her hours with purpose. She sings, she laughs, she reminisces. She chatters tirelessly to her husband Willie who lives in a nearby hole and is delighted and reassured by his occasional garbled responses. Under a punishing sun, despite dwindling resources and a failing memory, Winnie soldiers on, grateful for yet another happy day.

Few playwrights so skillfully address the bewildering mystery at the heart of our relentless march towards oblivion as Samuel Beckett. Happy Days is a darkly comic eulogy to the human spirit.
 

Featuring
Penelope Stella, with Greg Snider
Direction DD Kugler
Set & Props Design Greg Snider
Costume Design Heather Blakemore
Lighting Design Kyla Gardiner
Stage Management Xin Xuan Song
Technical Direction Kyla Gardiner
Publicity Heather Blakemore

TUESDAY, THURSDAY, SATURDAY
JANUARY 17, 19, 21, 24, 26 & 28 at 8 PM

Studio T, 2nd Floor, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

TICKETS: General $25, Students/Seniors $20
Online at whatson.sfu.ca
in person during box office during hours (Weds-Sat 2pm-6pm)
by phone (Weds-Sat 2pm-6pm) 778-782-9286

02 December 2016

Mary Overlie: The Six Viewpoints

Artist Talk
5:30pm, Tickets at the door.
30 November 2016
4th floor, room 4390, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC
Free

SCA Tour

Find out about the SCA
5:30pm, Tickets at the door.
03 December 2016
1st floor lobby, SFU at Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings, Vancouver V6B 1H4
Free

Playful Parameters

A Student Series Dance Show
6:00pm, Tickets at the door.
03 December 2016
Studio D, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC
$7 Student $10 Senior/SFU Staff/Faculty $15 General Children under 12 FREE

Exporting and Sad (pt. 1)

3rd Year Film Screening
7:00pm, Tickets at the door.
03 December 2016
Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC
Free

Botmancipation: Music for Mechanized Performers


8:00pm, Tickets at the door.
03 December 2016
Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC
$7 Student // $10 Senior/SFU Staff/Faculty // $15 General