SCA | Quick News | December 16, 2022

Louise Bentall Award for Emerging B.C. Choreographers

Created in memory of Louise Bentall, a long-time board member of DanceHouse and SCA alumnus who was dedicated to local arts and culture and other charitable work who passed in 2017, DanceHouse and the Hawthorne Foundation have launched the Louise Bentall Award for Emerging B.C. Choreographers. With a value of $10,000, the award is open to "individual emerging dance artists working in all styles of dance, including collaborative and/or multidisciplinary projects" (not including students, companies, collectives, or organizations). Applications are due March 15, 2023, and the inaugural winner will be announced May 5, 2023. Read more from Stir Vancouver.

I had a dream about this place makes the list

Generally speaking, Bandcamp's year end lists are packed full of solid picks that deserve a listen or two – or more! Their Best Contemporary Classical of 2022, for example, is no exception. And in fact, this list includes NO HAY BANDA's I had a dream about this place, which includes works by the SCA's Sabrina Schroeder and Mauricio Pauly, along with works by Anthony Tan and Andrea Young. Needless to say, we'd recommend this one, too. Read it HERE.

Dongnier at CultureHub NYC

The SCA's NiNi Dongnier performed her work-in-progress, Compound Rite: Utopia or Oblivion, on Friday, December 16, 2022, at CultureHub (47 Great Jones St.). More HERE.

Rodriguez does STRUCK

The SCA's Wladimiro A. Woyno Rodriguez is doing the Video/Projection Design for Ghost River Theatre's STRUCK, which is having its World Premiere at Calgary's West Village Theatre from January 31 – February 11, 2023. Watch a trailer HERE.

Matreyek and more in PushOFF 2023

Just announced! PushOFF 2023: Emergent Realities, running January 30 – February 4, 2023, at The Russian Hall (600 Campbell Ave., Vancouver) and online at, co-presented by Theatre Replacement and Company 605. The whole set of programming looks great, but we're especially happy to see the SCA folks in the lineup: New Age Attitudes: Live in Concert by alumnus Amanda Sum, Kisiskâciwan by alumnus Jeanette Kotowich, Infinitely Yours by the SCA's Miwa Matreyek, and in-development works by alumni Adrienne Wong (Victoria, BC), Natalie Tin Yin Gan, and Luciana Freire D'Anunciação.

Slade at the closing

If you haven't seen it yet, consider checking out I have forgotten my umbrella, with SCA alumni A. Branch, Sena Cleave, and Vitória Monteiro, at the Monica Reyes Gallery (602 E Hastings St., Vancouver) between 11:00 PM – 4:00 PM on Saturday, December 17, 2022, that last day of the exhibition, because the SCA's Kathy Slade, who curated the show, will be at the gallery and happy to talk up the work.

SCA in Sound Space

Here's the The Georgia Straight on the New Forms Media Society and Lobe Studio's Sound Space series, running December 14 – 18, 2022, at Performance Works (1218 Cartwright St., Vancouver), which includes the SCA's Stefan Maier, SCA alumnus and current PhD student Dave Biddle, and SCA alumni Scott Morgan / Loscil and Jean Brazeau in the programming. Read it HERE. And for more on Morgan's work for the event, read THIS from The Georgia Straight.

Kanagawa rehearsing Forgiveness

Rehearsals have begun for SCA alumnus Hiro Kanagawa's adaptation of Mark Sakamoto's memoir Forgiveness, featuring SCA alumnus June Fukumura in the cast, which is having its World Premiere from January 12 – February 12, 2023, at the Arts Club Theatre Company's Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage (2750 Granville Street, Vancouver), a joint production with Theatre Calgary, who will be presenting the show from March 7 – April 1, 2023.

Whistler Film Festival online

If you were unable to attend the 2022 Whistler Film Festival, you can still catch some of the films in the festival online, including SCA alumni Gloria Mercer and Aidan West's Smoke Eater and Irina Lord's Soft-Spoken Weepy Cult Child.

Triana in DADAO

SCA alumnus Jhoely Triana is participating in Dance West Network's 8th annual DADAO, Des Arts Dehors / Arts Outside. More HERE.

After School S2.E2: Braithwaite talks with Dai

In conversation with SCA student host Zoë Braithwaite, the one and only Howard Dai is the guest on the latest episode on After School, the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology produced podcast that features FCAT alumni in conversation with FCAT students, including from the SCA. Listen HERE.

Silverfox​ soundbite

Click through to the Evergreen Cultural Centre​'s Instagram to hear another "soundbite" interview with SCA Krystle Silverfox​ talking about her work Hats’adän echo (Elder’s teachings), which is on display on the exterior windows of the Centre. Listen HERE.

The full set of videoconversations

All three videoconversations, "featuring thoughts and reflections from four curators of international performing arts festivals," by videocan, a project led by SCA alumni Patrick Blenkarn and Milton Lim, are up on the their website.

Obuwoma's Critics' Picks

Read SCA alumnus Fegor Obuwoma's contribution to Akimbo's 2022 Critics' Picks. Spoiler! SCA alumnus Michelle Sound's Aunties Holding It Together, which ran at the Burrard Arts Foundation from August 18 – October 22, 2022, might've made the list. Read it HERE.

Zaurrini's Painting with Sound

SCA alumnus Joey Zaurrini is selling a PDF of his project Painting with Sound. More HERE.

Vines calling  

The Vines Art Festival, created by SCA alumni and festival director Heather Lamoureux in 2015, is calling for submissions. Applications are due Wednesday, February 1, 2023. More HERE.

FRIDAY at La Sala Rossa

SCA alumnus DEBBY FRIDAY is playing on January 21, 2023, from 10:00 PM – 3:00 AM, at La Sala Rossa (4848 Boul., Saint-Laurent, Montréal), with Pelada, Prison Religion, Teykirisi, and Yung Pain, presented by Casa del Popolo. More HERE.

O'Callaghan gets a shout out

SCA alumnus James O'Callaghan gets a good shout out about the upcoming premiere of his work, OVERBOUND, featuring soloist Cameron Crozman, which is part of 21C Esprit Orchestra presents: Taiko Live! on January 25, 2023, at 8:00 PM at Toronto's Koerner Hall ( 273 Bloor St. W), presented as part of the 21C Music Festival. Read it HERE.

Loscil in London

If you're in (or going to be in) London, SCA alumnus Scott Morgan / Loscil is playing the Earth Theatre (11-17 Stoke Newington Rd., London) on Saturday, February 25, 2023, at 6:00 PM (GMT), with Chihei Hatakeyama and Hatis Noit, presented by Baba Yaga's Hut. More HERE.

Radix's First Annual Silent Scream Solstice  

Radix Theatre – which has SCA alumni Anthony Lee and Billy Marchenski as Artistic Associates, with Lee as Technical Director, too, and SCA alumnus Tasha Faye Evans as Indigenous Consultant​ – are inviting everyone to their First Annual Silent Scream Solstice on Wednesday, December 21, 2022, at 7:30 PM, meeting near the Spanish Banks West Concession (4875 NW Marine Dr.). Dress warmly and go scream out the year. More HERE.

Winter/Spring at The Cultch

The Cultch have announced their winter '22 / spring '23 season, which includes My Little Tomato, co-directed by SCA alumni Derek Chan and Cameron Mackenzie, running March 9 – 19, co-produced by Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre (VACT), which Chan is Managing Artistic Director for, and Zee Zee Theatre, in association with rice & beans theatre (which Chan co-founded with SCA alumnus Pedro Chamale); SCA alumnus Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg's Body Parts, running May 3 – 6; and SCA alumnus Amanda Sum's New Age Attitudes: Live in Concert, directed by SCA alumnus and Theatre Replacement Artistic Director Maiko Yamamoto, running May 11 – 14. And don't forget Theatre Replacement's East Van Panto: The little Mermaid, featuring Sum as Ariel, which runs November 16, 2022, to January 1, 2023, at The Cultch's York Theatre (639 Commercial Dr., Vancouver) – and soon to be available "on demand" via RE/PLAY, The Cultch’s digital playground. Read Stir Vancouver on the full announcement HERE.

Gamboa dancing with FakeKnot

Here's a quick video of SCA alumnus Tin Gamboa dancing with Danah Rosales and Ralph Escamillan (FakeKnot), working on "PIÑA research" at the The Dance Centre. For more on Escamillan's PIÑA project, check HERE.

Art Action Earwig's Zines

If you're looking for curious gifts for your curious friends this holiday season, Art Action Earwig 예술행동그룹 이어위그, the "multidisciplinary performance collective" of SCA alumni Minah Lee, Wryly Andherson, and Tadafumi Tamura, have shared a list of places to grab their zines: in Victoria at Xchanges Gallery & Studios, in Nanaimo at Wyrd Wealth, and in Vancouver at Spartacus Books, Massy Books, and Lucky’s Books and Comics, or you can buy direct from their online shop.

Edmeades' The Fancy Ladies

SCA alumnus Debrorah Edmeades' 1999 film The Fancy Ladies is included in XINEMA Program 3: Absurd + Subversive, which screens Sunday, December 18, 2022, at 6:00 PM at the VIFF Centre (1181 Seymour St., Vancouver). More HERE.

Eva's Creating Home/Ukwakha iKhaya

SCA alumnus Cydney Eva Pattern​ is having an exhibition of paintings and beats, Creating Home/Ukwakha iKhaya, from January 20 – March 9, 2023, at Place des Arts' Leonore Peyton Salon (1120 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam). More HERE.

Watch CODA

We've just added the full performance of CODA, the SCA Graduating Dance Performance from April 21 – 23, 2022, to its event page as a "showcase" of videos, filmed by the SCA's Joey Malbon. Watch it HERE.

Sound's Interconnected Artist Spotlight

The Vancouver Asian Heritage Month Society's explorASIAN site has shared an "Interconnected Artist Spotlight" post on SCA alumnus Michelle Sound, which includes a good collection of images of her work, as well as an artist statement and bio. See it HERE.

An Undeveloped Sound

Co-presented by our friends and colleagues in SFU Woodward's, Electric Company Theatre's An Undeveloped Sound (working title) features SCA alumnus Scott Morgan / Loscil as the composer, and SCA alumnus Sophie Tang as the lighting designer. More HERE.

The Maker's Mark – virtually

Featuring SCA alumnus Jesse Gray, The Maker's Mark, which is at the Burrard Arts Foundation (2 – 258 E. 1st Ave.,
Vancouver), but closing tomorrow (Saturday, December 17, 2022), is now also available to view virtually. See it HERE.

withintensions' Wonder

Here's the latest call from withintensions, the monthly art mag from SCA alumni, this time on the theme of Wonder, with submissions due December 26, 2022. More HERE.

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