SCA | Quick News | February 17, 2023

Contemporary Performance Practice program

The SCA's Erika Latta and Ivan Talijancic, her longtime collaborator in WaxFactory, are holding the Contemporary Performance Practice program from July 10 – 22, 2023, in Dubrovnik, Croatia, along with Ellen Lauren and Claudia De Serpa Soares from Sasha Waltz’s & Guests. More HERE.

Yoon's Long Time So Long

This Saturday, February 18, 2023: the SCA's Jin-me Yoon's exhibition, Long Time So Long at the Art Gallery, opens at Evergreen (1205 Pinetree Way #1, Coquitlam) from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM, which includes a Korean-language Exhibition Tour from 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM, a conversation between Euijung McGillis, Assistant Curator of Photographs Collection at the National Gallery of Canada, and Yoon at 2:00 PM, and the Opening Reception itself from 3:30 PM –5:00 PM). RSVP HERE.

Matreyek in a Taiko-packed day

Read Pancouver on the upcoming day of "femme Taiko," which includes a conversation between the SCA's Miwa Matreyek and Jennifer Weir, the Executive Director of TaikoArts Midwest and the Artistic Director of Enso Daiko, and so much more, co-presented by the Powell Street Festival, DOXA Documentary Film Festival, and SFU Woodward's Cultural Programs. Read it HERE.

Lamare tours Slade

Julia Lamare, the Assistant Curator of the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, is holding a "walkthrough" curatorial tour of the SCA's Kathy Slade's exhibition As the sun disappears and the shadows descend from the mountaintop, on February 28, 2023, at 6:00 PM. More HERE.

Snack Witch at the closing

If you're in Toronto, the closing reception for Xpace Cultural Centre's (303 Lansdowne Avenue) Winter 2023 exhibitions, including SCA alumnus Joni Cheung / Snack Witch's Soba’s Corner: A Chinese-Canadian Cooking Show, is tonight – February 17, 2023 – from 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. More HERE.

Muranko and Lebel Share Dance

SCA alumnus Starr Muranko and Julie Lebel are co-facilitating New Works' event Share Dance: In Practice – The Child as a Teacher on Sunday, February 26, 2023, from 3:15 PM – 6:15 PM at 77 East 7th Avenue, Vancouver. RSVP HERE.

SFU Galleries' swag shop

SFU Galleries have a new Instagram swag shop, launching with a new tote bag for Carole Itter’s exhibition Please Meet the Geese Who Have Lived Here Forever: Set, Properties, and Film, with artwork by Emerson Gray. More HERE.

Samadi and Oakley's Look Both Ways

SCA MFA students Niloufar Samadi and Liz Oakley are presenting Look Both Ways, a new puppetry duet, at What Lab (1814 Pandora St., Vancouver) on February 24 & 25, 2023, at 7:00 PM as part of Exquisite Pressure II, co-organized & presented by New(to)Town Collective (SCA alumni Anjela Magpantay, Davey Calderon, and June Fukumura, and Avyen von Waldenburg). More HERE.

Enquist and Fredriksson are Bloom Residents

SCA alumni Eowynn Enquist and Emmalena Fredriksson join Isak Enquist, Lesley Telford, and Marisa Wong as Mascall Dance's 2023 Bloom Resident Choreographers. More HERE.

Graveyards and Gardens on the road

SCA alumnus Vanessa Goodman and Caroline Shaw's Graveyards and Gardens is on the road: Salt Spring Island (February 23), Seattle (April 7), Vancouver (April 12 – 15), then Rome (May 17). More HERE.

Patterson's Wager at Cineworks  

The SCA's Corbin Saleken's Patterson's Wager, "the story of a man who discovers that he has the unpredictable ability to see two minutes into the future," is screening Tuesday, February 21, 2023, at 6:00 PM at Cineworks Independent Filmmakers Society (1131 Howe St, Vancouver). Email for more info.

Save them for SIFF

Save those dates! The Skoden Indigenous Film Festival is back for its fifth year, running March 31 & April 1, 2023, in the Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema here in SFU's Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver). More HERE.

Muranko's Chapter 21

Fast upcoming from Raven Spirit Dance Society: SCA alumnus Starr Muranko's Chapter 21, directed by Yvette Nolan, on Friday, March 17, 2023, at 7:30 PM at Presentation House Theatre (333 Chesterfield Ave., North Vancouver), which has SCA alumni Jonathan Kim on Lighting Design and Jeanette Kotowich on Costume Design. Grab tickets HERE.

Seventies Chick in TREX Southeast

SCA alumnus Michelle Sound's Seventies Chick "auntie drum series" is part of TREX Southeast "Travelling Exhibition program," which brings "professionally curated visual art exhibitions" to smaller communities throughout Alberta. More HERE.

Chimerik does A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Click through to see some of the projection design work SCA alumnus Sammy Chien and the Chimerik 似不像 team are doing for Vancouver Opera’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, running February 11 – 19, 2023, at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. See it HERE.

D’Anunciação launches Nunca há Nada | There is Never Nothing

SCA alumnus Luciana Freire D’Anunciação is having a book launch for Nunca há Nada | There is Never Nothing, a new book of poetry on Moniker Press, on Saturday, February 25, 2023, at 1:30 PM at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre (181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver). More HERE.

BLOT in Bucharest

BLOT – Body Line of Thought, SCA alumnus Vanessa Goodman's co-creation with Simona Deaconescu, this time performed by Maria-Luiza Dimulescu and Simona Dabija, is being presented at the Centrul Național al Dansului București (CNDB) on February 24 & 25, 2023. More HERE.

SCA Student Unions' swag

The SCA Dance Student Union has new merch for sale – shirts, hoodies, and tote bags. Place your order by March 1, 2023, HERE. Also, the SCA Theatre Student Union has new swag, too, including a sweet banana sticker, with orders due by March 3, 2023.


The SCA Visual Art Student Union is holding it's "first-ever ART SALE" on February 27, 2023, in the lobby of SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver). Click through to their Instagram to see a few sneak peeks of "some of the MANY prints and art objects you might find," and make sure to follow them for more images and info.

Hometown II pix

Great pictures from the February 9 opening for Hometown II, the latest exhibition by The Couch, the collaborative curatorial art project by SCA alumni Debbie C. and Sena Cleave, featuring work by SCA alumni A. Branch and Hannah Dubois and Danielle Bobier, Kyla Dooley, Ysabel Gana, and Pierre Kaufman, running to March 3, 2023, at the Contemporary Art Gallery. See them HERE.

Everybody Wants That East Van Cross

The Tyee's Chris Cheung talks with SCA alumnus Ken Lum about the East Van Cross. Read it HERE.

The Peak on The Café

Read SFU's The Peak on The Café by Aphotic Theatre, which has SCA alumnus Fay Nass as Artistic Director, presented as part of the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival. Read it HERE.

UNSCRIPTED: It Lives in My Bedroom

SCA alumni Caroline MacCaull, Sammy Chien, and Davey Samuel Calderon and current SCA MA student Dale Macdonald are working on Mily Mumford's UNSCRIPTED: It Lives in My Bedroom, an "'art-house horror' immersive theatre experience," which runs Friday, February 17, 2023, at 7:30 PM at Progress Lab 1422, presented by Playwrights Theatre Centre (PTC). But take note: Installations and discussions may describe themes of horror, PTSD, sexualized violence and trauma. More HERE.

withintensions' Romance

withintensions, the digital arts mag produced by SCA alumni, is calling for their next issue on Romance, with submissions due February 26, 2023. More HERE.

Louise Bentall Award for Emerging British Columbia Choreographers

DANCE HOUSE is accepting applications for the Louise Bentall Award for Emerging British Columbia Choreographers, which was 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. 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. Apply HERE.

Support the Black Arts Centre

If you're able, consider donating to the Black Arts Centre in Surrey, which has SCA alumnus Olumoroti (Moroti) Soji-George as one of its directors. More HERE.

Magdy on being Black in Vancouver

SCA alumnus Doaa Magdy contributed to the article "Black in Vancouver" in The Georgia Straight. Read it HERE.

Perkins Deneault on Fraser-Monroe

Read the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology's Tessa Perkins Deneault in Dance International on choreographer and dancer Cameron Fraser-Monroe. Read it HERE.

Tsay co-curates Clouds, Power and Ornament

SCA alumnus Alexandra Tsay is part of the curatorial team for Clouds, Power and Ornament – Roving Central Asia, which runs February 25 – May 21, 2023, at the CHAT 六廠 | Centre for Heritage, Arts and Textile (The Mills, 45 Pak Tin Par Street, Tsuen Wan, N.T 852 Hong Kong). More HERE.

Friesen and Smith's Cinematography Workshop

SCA alumnus Suzanne Friesen and Kate Smith are holding a Cinematography Workshop on Thursday, March 9, 2023, at 10:00 AM at the VIFF Centre (1181 Seymour St, Vancouver), presented as part of the Vancouver International Women in Film Festival, which runs March 7 – 11, 2023. More HERE.

Loo's Inay

Inay, a documentary feature by Thea Loo, who's an SCA alumnus and the Learning and Outreach Coordinator for the The Cinematheque, has begun production in BC and Ontario, produced in association with Knowledge Network, which will air the film in the summer of 2024. More HERE.

After School S2.E5.

Here's the latest episode of After School, the podcast produced by the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology that features FCAT students in conversation with FCAT alumni, including SCA folks. This episode has SFU School of Communication student host Eden Pollitt talking with CMNS alumnus Kirstin Ritcher, who's the co-founder of the strategic marketing company The Social Agency. Listen HERE.

Morelli on Evergon

SCA alumnus Didier Morelli contributed a profile of the artist Evergon for the newest issue of Spirale on the "paradoxical legacy" of Nietzsche and his work. More HERE.

Headphone Commute on Colours of Air

Here's a review of Colours of Air, SCA alumnus Scott Morgan / Loscil's new album with Lawrence English, by Headphone Commute. Read it HERE.

A video for Sol

Watch a video for SCA alumnus Scott Morgan / Loscil's track Sol from the album Clara and read an interview with Meredith Hama-Brown, its director, HERE.

Submit to ReIssue

Submit to ReIssue, the "interdisciplinary art writing platform" edited by SCA alumnus and PhD student Casey Wei. More HERE.

Uaac/Aauc calling

SCA PhD student Yani Kong, who's the BC and Yukon board representative for the Universities Art Association of Canada (Uaac/Aauc), shared a call for submissions of session proposals for the 2023 UAAC-AAUC conference at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, from October 19 to 21, 2023. More HERE (PDF download).

Theatre Conspiracy's Same Difference

With SCA alumnus David Mesiha (Concept, Projection Design, Sound Design & Composition, Text), Milton Lim (Projection Co-Design, Co-Development), and Aryo Khakpour (Dramaturgy, Performance and Co-Development), Theatre Conspiracy's Same Difference, "an immersive mixed-media installation and digital performance examining themes of identity and belonging," is running February 15 – 25, 2023, at Toronto's Franco Boni Theatre (1115 Queen St. W), presented by The Theatre Centre. Watch the trailer HERE and grab tickets and find more info HERE.

Sediment: the archive as a fragmentary base reviewed

Read a review (in French) of the Denise Ryner curated exhibition Sediment: the archive as a fragmentary base, running to April 1, 2023, at the Galerie Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery (400, boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest, LB-165 Montreal), which includes work by SCA MFA student Justine A. Chambers, who will also be performing Heirloom on Saturday, March 11, at 3:00 PM in the Gallery’s large front window in the atrium. Read it HERE.

Reimer in Perchance to Dream

SCA MFA student Jami Reimer is performed as part of Vancouver Opera's Perchance to Dream: A Cabaret on Wednesday, February 15, 2023, at the Stanley Park Nature House on Lost Lagoon (712 Lost Lagoon Path).

UGC 2023

Upcoming! The 2023 FCAT Undergraduate Conference, which takes place March 3, from 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM, here at SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts. RSVP HERE.  

Wallgrin plays Green Auto Body

SCA alumnus Tegan Wahlgren / Wallgrin is playing with jo passed and Swim Team on Sat, 18 February 2023, 8:00 PM, at Green Auto Body (1822 Pandora Street, Vancouver). Tickets HERE.

To fold; To fault pictures

SCA alumnus Vitória Monteiro shared some pictures from the opening for the exhibition To fold; To fault, which runs February 17 – March 25, 2023, at North Vancouver's Cityscape Community ArtSpace (335 Lonsdale Avenue). See them HERE. Don't miss the "artist led" tour on Friday, February 24, at 3:30 PM.

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