Professional Development Coordinator
Barbara Adler's artistic practice brings together literary performance, composition, and event making to explore the intersections between text, music, design and performance. Her work has been presented through solo and band albums, publication in spoken word anthologies and at performances including The Vancouver Folk Festival, Ballet BC, Karlovy Vary Film Festival, The Vancouver Writers Festival, The Winnipeg Folk Festival, and the Vienna Literature Festival.Recent collaborators include choreographer Lesley Telford, composer Ron Samworth, documentary filmmaker Jan Foukal and theatre artist Kyla Gardiner. She currently leads Ten Thousand Wolves.
As an independent programmer and producer, Barbara's work explores the potential for live performance and artistic labour to create an ethos of critique and care in the public sphere. In 2016, she joined Cole Schmidt and James Meger to launch Sawdust Collector, a weekly performance series presenting new, experimental and improvised works by established and emerging artists in an interdisciplinary context. Barbara has presented writing and performance workshops to youth and adult learners across British Columbia and Canada. She holds an MFA in Interdisciplinary Studies and a BA in Art and Cultural Studies, both from Simon Fraser University