Image: Installation view of . . .wreckage upon wreckage. . .. Photo: Daniel O’Shea. Courtesy Nancy Tam and A Wake of Vultures.

SCA | Quick News | February 16, 2024

Dickinson in PAJ

The SCA's Peter Dickinson has an essay in PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art (Vol. 46, Issue 1 (136), January 2024) on SCA alumni Nancy Tam's durational performance/sound/installation piece …wreckage upon wreckage…, as well as the contributions to the work by SCA alumnus Charlie Cooper. Read it HERE if (you have online library access through SFU or another institution), or HERE if not.

Live Lecture Streaming Podium: I am Not a Cat

Change of plans! Live Lecture Streaming Podium: I am Not a Cat, the solo exhibition by the SCA's Judy Radul at the Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art​ (460 Portage Ave., Unit 1, Winnipeg), is opening February 24, 2024, at 6:00 PM, and running to April 21. More HERE.


Great SCA representation performing in and behind-the-scenes of Lobe Studio's (713 E. Hastings St., Vancouver) upcoming MOTHER CLOUD: Spatial Sound Festival, which runs February 21 – 25, 2024, including the SCA's Stefan Maier, the Chimerik Collective (SCA alumni Sammy Chien and Caroline MacCaull) in collaboration with Ruby Sing, SCA PhD student Dave Biddle, SCA MA student Roman Dubrule, SCA students Vanessa Lefan 樂凡 and Claine Lamb, and SCA alumni Stella Da Yun Song, Jami Remier, Kaila Bhullar, and Shahir Krishnaswamy. More HERE.

Schroeder’s Stircrazer I

Architek Percussion is performing the SCA's Sabrina Schroeder’s Stircrazer I on Monday, March 11, 2024, at 7:30 PM at McGill University's Schulich School of Music (555 Sherbrooke St. W, Montreal), presented as part of La Semaine du Neuf 2024 by Le Vivier​. More HERE.

Perkins Deneault on Nieto

Tessa Perkins Deneault from the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology wrote in The Dance Centre's magazine, Dance Central, about SCA alumnus Salome Nieto and her MFA project, The 13th Chronicle, which was presented June 1 & 2, 2023, in Studio D here at the SCA. Read it HERE.

Jade Circle 玉環

Running March 6 – 17, 2024, at Gateway Theatre (6500 Gilbert Road, Richmond), Jasmine Chen's Jade Circle 玉環, produced by rice & beans theatre in association with Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre (VACT), includes many SCA alumni behind the scenes, including Derek Chan (Director), Johnny Wu (Movement & Mandarin Consultant), Daniel O’Shea (Video Designer), Jonathan Kim (Lighting Designer), Jamie Sweeney (Production Manager), Brianna Bernard (Technical Director Assistant), and Aysha Dulong and Cindy Kao (Sound Designers / Sapphire Haze). More HERE.

Division Infinity Saves the World!

Presented by Richmond Children's Arts Festival, Neworld Theatre's Division Infinity Saves the World! by SCA alumnus Keely O'Brien and Matt Clarke and Shizuka Kai is running February 19, 2024, from 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM and from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM at Gateway Theatre (6500 Gilbert Rd., Richmond). Get tickets HERE.

Vickers in Paths

The Art Gallery at Evergreen's upcoming exhibition, Paths, which includes work by SCA alumnus Charlene Vickers, has an opening reception and tour on Saturday, March 2, from 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM, and runs February 28 – May 5, 2024. More HERE.

Clala online

On a website roll, Clala Project, the "interdisciplinary project-based collective" of SCA alumni Charlotte Telfer-Wan, Sam Mason, and Tomoyo Yamada, which launched a brand new website (see it HERE), have also just launched a website for their interactive project uchi (see it HERE), which features curation, design, and artwork by SCA alumnus Joey Zaurrini​.

Exquisite Pressure x The Biting School

Get tickets for What Lab​'s Exquisite Pressure x The Biting School (SCA alumnus Aryo Khakpour and Arash Khakpour) on February 16 & 17, 2024, at 7:30 PM (doors at 7:00 PM) at What Lab (1814 Pandora St., Vancouver), featuring Art Action Earwig (SCA alumni Minah Lee and Wryly Andherson) and SCA alumni Eddy Van Wyk and Kaila Bhullar. More HERE.

Manic Pixie Pacifist

Watch the video for Haleluya Hailu's Manic Pixie Pacifist, made by SCA Film student Sophia English on YouTube.

O'Callaghan​'s about, away

Check out a sample of the score (HERE) for SCA alumnus James O'Callaghan​'s about, away, a new short piece for Between Feathers​, which will be premiering on March 16, 2024, at 7:30 PM, at McGill University's Schulich School of Music (555 Sherbrooke St. W, Montreal), presented by Le Vivier​. More HERE.

Morelli​ on Undoing Earthwriting

SCA alumnus Didier Morelli​ reviewed curator Ella den Elzen's Undoing Earthwriting exhibition for Esse arts + opinions​ webzine. Read it HERE.

Forever or Just Then

SCA alumnus Katayoon Yousefbigloo made a "lyric video" for Kora Puckett's song Forever or Just Then. Watch it HERE.

Popcorn Galaxies' The Dead Letter Office

Amanda Campbell of The Way I See It Theatre & Music Blog wrote about The Dead Letter Office, a project by Popcorn Galaxies (SCA alumni June Fukumura & Keely O'Brien), which is having a work-in-progress presentation on February 15 & 16, 2024, at 7:00 PM as part of Eastern Front Theatre​'s (2 Ochterloney St., Dartmouth) Early Stages Theatre Festival, where Popcorn Galaxies are currently also doing a "Rotunda Residency." Read it HERE.

Tam talks Bun Fun New Year

Bummer! Although the live reading of A Year of Blessings: Bun Fun New Year on Sunday, February 18, 2024, at the Carousel Theatre has been unfortunately canceled, you can listen to Nancy Tam, SCA alumnus and Bun Fun New Year co-creator (with SCA alumni Derek Chan, Howard Dai, and Amanda Sum, and Jasmine Chen), talk about the show on the CBC's The Early Edition with Stephen Quinn (HERE), and hope for a rescheduled live-read soon.

“the boy who stole the moon"

With the working title “the boy who stole the moon," SCA alumnus Stefan Nazarevich​ is heading to Philadelphia and New York to get to started on the next album for his SAN project, working with Aqeel Aadam and Austin White, eventually to be released by NYC's GERYON. Sample SAN's previous work HERE.

Wei on Nguyen

SCA PhD student Casey Wei is leading a Saturday Session on the work of Diane Severin Nguyen⁠ on February 24, 2024, at 12:00 PM at the Contemporary Art Gallery (555 Nelson St., Vancouver)​. More HERE. Nguyen's exhibition, If I hadn’t created my own world, I would have died in someone else’s, is at the CAG until May 5, 2024.

Güvenç on Below the Radar

Sanem Güvenç talks "friendship, authoritarianism, teaching, and how we're attracted to the 'unhingedness' of others" on the latest episode of the Below the Radar podcast, produced by our friends in SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement. Listen HERE.

Volunteer for DOXA

SCA Instructor Joe Clark, who's part of DOXA Documentary Film Festival's Programming Committee, passed a call for volunteers for their next Festival run, which takes place May 2 – 12, 2024. Find out more HERE – and sign up! ⁠

How Would Lubitsch Do It? S4E09a

Listen to S4E09a of How Would Lubitsch Do It?, the podcast hosted by SCA alumnus Devan Scott, on Lubitsch's The Merry Widow (1934) and his use of sound recording technology, with guest Eric Dienstfrey. Listen HERE.

Edwards in Murmuration

SCA alumnus Jenn Edwards performed as part of Le Patin Libre​'s Murmuration, which ran from February 1 – 11, 2024, at the Arcobaleno Skating Rink in the Parco Albanese (Mestre-Bissuola) in Venice, Italy, at the Venice Biennale's 15th International Kids Carnival, presented as a special preview of the Venice Biennale's 18th International Festival of Contemporary Dance, which runs July 18 – August 3, 2024. More HERE.

Las Pasiones de Don Pasquale | Opera through the lens of the telenovela

SCA alumnus Daniela Atiencia is the Director and Deviser of Rumble Theatre​'s Las Pasiones de Don Pasquale | Opera through the lens of the telenovela, which, although SOLD OUT, runs Saturday, February 17, 2024, at 7:30 PM at Progress Lab (1422 William St., Vancouver), presented as part of Vancouver Opera​'s VOICES: Free Concert Series and in support of their presentation of Gaetano Donizetti's Don Pasquale. More HERE.

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