SCA | Quick News | February 2, 2024

Tolmie at Griffin Art Projects

SCA alumnus Cody Tolmie is the recipient of Griffin Art Projects​' 2024 Emerging Indigenous Studio Art Award and will have a residency with Griffin Art Projects from February 1 – March 31, 2024, and will hold an Open Studio at 1180 Welch St., North Vancouver, on Sunday, March 24, from 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Congratulations, Cody! More HERE.

Black History Month at SFU

Here's a list of events shared by SFU's Equity Office in honour of Black History Month with the theme of "Building Connections for Black Flourishing." See the list HERE. SFU Library shared a great selection of books and films in honour of Black History Month. Check it out HERE. Black History Month is also an opportunity to share the ongoing call from the SFU Black Caucus, which has the SCA's Henry Daniel as Academics, Research and Mentorship Officer and SCA alumnus Olumoroti (Moroti) Soji-George as Secretary, for their Black History Project, which seeks to collect the "many stories left untold, questions unanswered and gaps in the history of Black faculty, staff and students at SFU." Find out more HERE – and contribute! And, The Georgia Straight re-shared a set of short texts from last year by "four local writers" exploring "the joy and complexity of being Black in Rain City," including SCA alumnus Doaa Magdy. Read it HERE. Away from SFU, here's a great collection of stories from JSTOR Daily, chosen by the editors for Black History Month. See them HERE.

Chambers in Sediment

Curated by Denise Ryner, Sediment: The Archive as a Fragmentary Base, which is at the Art Museum at the University of Toronto (15 King's College Circle) until March 23, 2024, includes work by the SCA's Justine A. Chambers. More HERE.

Social Studios

The Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology's Stuart Popp reviews the recipients of FCAT's Community Engagement Initiative grants, including the SCA's James Long and Ryan Tacata, whose "Social Studios" focus within our Theatre & Performance area, developed in partnership with 312 Main, seeks "to promote lifelong learning and engagement on the part of Theater & Performance students with respect to social issues and to introduce modes of public engagement via performance practice.” More HERE.

Moving Matter in NYC

Moving Matter, a short film created by the SCA's Rob Kitsos and SCA alumni Beau Han Bridge and Meagan Woods, and featuring the SCA's Erika Latta and SCA alumni Anna Wang Albini, Sydney Bluck, Olivia Johnson, Desiree James, Brett Palaschiuk, Alexandra Caprara, and Max Tyler-Hite is having its World Premiere on Saturday, February 10, 2024, at 8:15 PM in the Francesca Beale Theater at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (70 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York City), presented as part of the shorts program, Provocative Perspectives, at the Dance on Camera Festival, running February 9 – 12, 2024. More HERE.

New Works Cohort 2024

SCA alumni Tomoyo Yamada, Charlotte Telfer-Wan, and Sam Mason of Clala Dance Project and Antonio Somera Jr. and almost alumnus Isak Enquist are part of New Works' New Works Cohort 2024. More HERE.

in the shadow of forward motion – video

Here's an archive video of in the shadow of forward motion: an interdisciplinary conversation on performance, matter, and movement with SCA alumnus and curator and moderator Didier Morelli and artists Stephen Schofield, Kuh Del Rosario, Florencia Sosa Rey, and Alexandre Morin, which ran January 19, 2024, at MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels). Watch it HERE.

Raven <lite>

SCA alumnus Krystle Silverfox's exhibition Raven <lite> is at the ODD Gallery at the Klondike Institute of Art & Culture (KIAC) (Bag 8000, Dawson City, Yukon, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Territory), running February 2 – March 17, 2024. More HERE. Silverfox was also on CBC Radio's Airplay to talk about the exhibition. Listen 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.

Smulovitz plays Open Stage #4

The SCA's Stefan Smulovitz is playing violin and viola to support Jennifer McLeish-Lewis & James-Amzin Nahirnick performance, presented as part of Open Stage #4, on Monday, February 5, 2024, at 7:00 PM at The Dance Centre (677 Davie St., Vancouver). More HERE.

Sample Confluence

Watch a quick preview video of Raven Spirit Dance's Confluence, which is part of Matriarchs Uprising 2024, featuring Michelle Olson, Emily Solstice, and SCA alumni Starrwind Muranko, Jeanette Kotowich, and Tin Gamboa, running Thursday, February 22 at 7:00 PM at The Dance Centre (677 Davie St., Vancouver). Watch it HERE.

Generative music nostalgia

SCA alumnus Christopher Anderson is presenting "Generative music nostalgia: Machine learning and the shaping of an imagined past" at the Time in a Bottle: Containers and Criticisms of Nostalgia research-creation showcase and symposium on Friday, February 2, 2024, from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM at Concordia University's J.W. McConnell Building (1400 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W., Montreal), presented by the NOSTAGAIN NETWORK. More HERE.

DesLauriers in RauschBoléro

As part of the Ensemble Tanz at Pforzheim Theater, SCA alumnus Chelsea DesLauriers is performing in the production of RauschBoléro, which next runs February 13, 2024, at 8:00 PM at Theater Pforzheim (Am Waisenhauspl. 5, 75172 Pforzheim, Germany). More HERE.

Doubt is a way of knowing

SCA alumnus James O'Callaghan's Doubt is a way of knowing is being performed by Sara Constant on Saturday, February 3, 2024, at 7:00 PM in the Goodman Studio at the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) (110 8th St., Troy, New York), presented as part of the Reembodied Sound 2024 festival and symposium on transducer-based music and sonic art. More HERE.

Residuals (住み・墨) in Victoria

SCA alumnus Shion Skye Carter's Residuals (住み・墨), which has music by SCA alumnus Stefan Nazarevich and SCA alumnus Tomoyo Yamada as Dramaturg, is running February 8 & 9, 2024, at the Metro Studio Theatre (1411 Quadra St., Victoria) as part of the OUTstages Festival, presented by Intrepid Theatre and Dance Victoria​. More HERE

Hot Dyke Party

The Library Performance Collective, which has SCA alumnus Arthi Chandra as Artistic Director and SCA alumni Alexandra Caprara and Howard Dai as Artistic Associates, is presenting Hot Dyke Party, "a theatre-rock-concert celebrating hot dykes," co-created by Chandra, Caprara, SCA alumni Cindy Kao and Hannah Meyers, Blue Chu, Hayley Sullivan, and Thule van den Dam (with SCA alumni Brianna Bernard and Dai as Technical Directors, Madeleine Polak as Stage Manager, and SCA student Bernice Paet as Assistant Stage Manager), from February 8 – 10, 2024, at The Birdhouse (44 W 4th Ave., Vancouver). Canada. More HERE.

Patch Portraits

SCA alumnus Michelle Sound​ joins Raneece Buddan in the exhibition Patch Portraits at the TREX Space (#2 - 516 3rd St. SE, Medicine Hat) from February 3 – April 6, 2024. More HERE.

Iceberg Stranded in My Bed

SCA alumnus Faune Ybarra's Iceberg Stranded in My Bed, presented as part of the Canada Line Art Program, curated by SCA alumnus Maria Filipina Palad in partnership by the Richmond Art Gallery (where Palad is a Curatorial Assistant) and the Capture Photography Festival, ends its exhibition at Richmond's Aberdeen Skytrain Station February 28, 2024. More HERE.

Karpus is a finalist

SCA alumnus Rebecca Karpus is a finalist in the 2024 Pole Theatre Canada competition. Good luck, Rebecca!

Biber Bahçesi / Pepper Garden in pictures

Vancouver Art Blog shared some great pictures of SCA Sessional Instructor Damla Tamer​'s Biber Bahçesi / Pepper Garden, which is at Access Gallery​ until March 23, 2024, with a public conversation between Tamer and Sanem Güvenç on Saturday, February 17, 2024, from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. See them HERE.

How Would Lubitsch Do It? S4E08a

Listen to S4E08a of How Would Lubitsch Do It?, the podcast hosted by SCA alumnus Devan Scott, on Lubitsch's Design for Living (1933), with guest Molly Rasberry. Listen HERE.

Exquisite Pressure x The Biting School

Tickets are now on sale 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.

February 02, 2024