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SCA | Quick News | February 9, 2024

Happy New Year!

February 10, 2024, marks the start of the Lunar New Year. Let's all welcome the Year of the Wood Dragon! The 50th Anniversary of the Chinatown Spring Festival Parade, although marked by some disappointing controversy, runs through Vancouver's historic Chinatown neighbourhood on Sunday, February 11, starting at 11:00 AM. The City of Vancouver has shared parking information and a map of the parade's route HERE.

Oleksijczuk at CAA 2024

The SCA's Denise Oleksijczuk is presenting on T’uy’t’tanat-Cease Wyss' x̱aw̓s shew̓áy̓ New Growth《新生林》project (located at 221A's Semi-Public space at 271 Union St., Vancouver) at the 2024 College Art Association of America conference, which runs February 14 – 17 at the Hilton Chicago (720 South Michigan Ave.). More HERE.

8East x 2

Two gigs of improvised music to consider at 8EAST (8 E. Pender ST., Vancouver): Tonight – Friday, February 9, 2024 – featuring sets by Lisa Cay Miller (piano) and the SCA's Mauricio Pauly (de-keyed chromaharp, lapsteel, and electronics) and by (2024 Juno nominee!) Meredith Bates (violin), Parmela Attariwala (viola), James Meger (bass), and Torsten Muller (bass). Doors at 8:30 PM; music at 9:00 PM. More HERE. And tomorrow – Saturday, February 10, 2024 – featuring sets by Alfred Jarry, the duo of the SCA's Eldritch Priest (guitar) and Brady Cranfield (electronic & acoustic drums), and by the duo of SCA alumnus Matthew Ariaratnam (guitar) and Adrian Avendaño (drums), plus a set by everyone together. Doors at 8:00 PM; music shortly after. 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.

Stir on Get Lucky

Here's Stir Vancouver on the Get Lucky Art Show, organized by District Local and One More Life, which runs February 10 & 11, 2024, at 312 Main St., Vancouver, and includes work by the SCA's Suze Shore. Read it HERE.  

After School S03E03

Listen to the latest episode of After School, the podcast produced by the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology. This episode has student host Emma Jean speaking with SFU Publishing alumnus Charlotte Nip, "a multi-talented marketer, poet, and writer currently working as a marketing coordinator for Penguin Random House Canada." Listen HERE.

Goel in StrideFest

SCA Visual Art student Sana Goel is participating in StrideFest 2024, which runs February 2 – 10 at various sites in Burnaby, presented by The Long Table Society. You can see Goel's work in the windows of the Heights Merchants Association at 4019 Hastings St., Burnaby. More HERE.

Cold Road in Edmonton & Calgary

If you're in Edmonton and Calagry, don't miss the local screenings of SCA alumnus Kelvin Redvers' film Cold Road, which was also produced by Redvers' production company IndigiFilm Media, on Friday, February 9, 2024, at 8:45 PM, at Landmark Cinema's Edmonton City Centre location (10200 102 Ave., NW), and on Saturday, February 10,  at 3:14 PM and 7:40 PM at Landmark Cinema's Country Hills location in Calgary (300 – 388 Country Hills Blvd., NE). Get tickets for each HERE. Also, Roseanne Supernault, who plays the lead, Tracy, will be on hand for the screenings, as well!

Kong on Falk

Read the SCA's Yani Kong on Gathie Falk: Revelations in Galleries West. Read it HERE.

Hot Dyke Party is on!

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," running February 8 – 10, 2024, at The Birdhouse (44 W 4th Ave., Vancouver). Presented by Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre (VACT), Hot Dyke Party is 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. More HERE.

Bruton solo

Watch SCA alumnus Rebecca Bruton solo performance as Swanherds on January 23, 2024, at The Sun Room at (918 Bathurst St., Toronto). Watch it HERE.

West Coast Curated on Matriarchs Uprising

Read West Coast Curated on the 2024 Matriarchs Uprising Festival, running February 19 – 25, which includes An Evening with Raven Spirit Dance on Thursday, February 22, at 7:00 PM at the Dance Centre (677 Davie St., Vancouver), with Raven Spirit Dance's Confluence (featuring Michelle Olson, Emily Solstice, and SCA alumni Starrwind Muranko, Jeanette Kotowich, and Tin Gamboa), Sandra Lamouche's 9ᓀᐦᐃᔭᐍᐏᐣ (nehiyawewin), and SCA alumnus Tin Gamboa's dance film KARISKIS. Read it HERE.

Morelli on the Monnet sisters, plus more

Read SCA alumnus Didier Morelli on Caroline and Émilie Monnet for CBC Arts. Read it HERE. Also, Morelli​ has two other recent texts out: one in Vie des arts​ on Anouk Vervier (more HERE), and the other is a review of the 2023 Venice Architecture Biennale for Espace art actuel (online HERE).

The Only Animal newsletter

Here's the latest newsletter from The Only Animal, which has SCA alumnus Barbara Adler as Artistic Director. The newsletter talks about a bunch of recent activities, including an announcement of their next Slow Social event on May 25, 2024, in Vancouver, as part of the Improvised Arts Society's next West Coast String Summit, info about a fundraiser to bring artist / community organizer Mohammed "Mo" Zaqout and his family to Canada from Gaza, plus much more. Make sure to sign up for the The Only Animal's newsletter, if only for Adler's skillful prose (even when it comes to the day-to-day stuff). Read it HERE. Also, The Only Animal shared a "poetic journey with corals, sea sponges, and sokui (続飯, rice glue), inspired by their reflections while knitting and crocheting squares for the hyperbolic installation, Slow Calendar" by SCA alumnus Sena Cleave. See it HERE.

NWXR Short Circuit Series

SCA alumni Sarah U and Caroline MacCaull are participating in New Works​'s free NWXR Short Circuit Series of workshops, panels, a mixer, and more, which runs March 15 – 17, 2024, at Q7 Studios (77 E. 7th Ave., Vancouver). More HERE.

Hite's A Vista

SCA alumnus Howard Dai participated in the making of regular SCA Sessional Instructor Josh Hite's A Vista, which "features theatrical backdrops used by the Royal City Musical Theatre company at Massey Theatre" in New Westminster. A Vista runs at the Surrey Art Gallery (13750 88 Ave.) until April 21, 2024. More HERE

Richards at ReIssue

Organized through the SCA's undergraduate practicum program, SCA Art, Performance & Cinema Studies (APCS) student Rianna Richards is bringing "her experience in graphic design, editing, and student union work to ReIssue," the "interdisciplinary art writing platform" edited by SCA PhD student Casey Wei. Read ReIssue HERE, see their Instagram post on Richards HERE, and find out more about student practicum through the SCA HERE.


SFU Galleries is presenting MAKE|DO scrap weaving with Germaine Koh and Community Fabric Collective on February 16, 2024, from 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM, just outside the entrance to SFU Gallery in the Academic Quadrangle (Room 3004, SFU Burnaby Campus, 8888 University Dr. W.). More HERE.

Films for Gaza

Liquidation World (1965 Main St., Vancouver), the multipurpose space run by SCA alumnus Katayoon Yousefbigloo, SCA PhD student Dave Biddle, and Maya Beaudry, is presenting Films for Gaza on February 21, 2024, at 7:00 PM, featuring work by Razan AlSalah, Suha Araj, Saeed Taji Farouky, Farah Nabulsi, Dina Nasser, and Ahmad Saleh. Tickets and more HERE.

"As Good As Rocks”: A Poetry Marathon

The Capilano Review, which has SCA alumni Jacquelyn Zong-Li Ross as Art Editor and Lauren Lavery as Managing Editor, is hosting a virtual benefit, "As Good As Rocks”: A Poetry Marathon, on Saturday, February 10, 2024, from 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM (PST) via Zoom. More HERE.

Santi's Love and Country County Fair

SCA alumnus Santi Henderson and the Hanky Tanks are playing Santi's Love and Country County Fair tonight – February 9, 2024 – at 7:00 PM at The Russian Hall (600 Campbell Ave., Vancouver). More info and tickets HERE.

Wallgrin in Europe

SCA alumnus Wallgrin (Tegan Wahlgren) is heading to Europe for a tour in May, 2024. See the itinerary HERE.

60 Second Horror Filmmaking Workshop

SCA alumnus Doaa Magdy, who organizes the Horror in Seconds Festival, which is dedicated to 60-seconds-or-less horror shorts from emerging BIPOC filmmakers in Canada, is holding a 60 Second Horror Filmmaking Workshop on February 17, 2024, at The Black Arts Centre (Unit 105 – 10305 City Pkwy, Surrey), which has SCA alumnus Olumoroti Soji-George as one of the Directors. Follow The Black Arts Centre on Instagram HERE for TBA times and more info.

How Would Lubitsch Do It? S4E08b

Listen to S4E08b of How Would Lubitsch Do It?, the podcast hosted by SCA alumnus Devan Scott, on Lubitsch's Design for Living (1933), with guests Jordan Fish, Ray Tintori, and Z Behl. 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.

Yung in Objects of Affection

SCA alumnus Minnie Yung is part of the exhibition Objects of Affection, which opens tonight – February 9, 2024 – from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM at Sweetpea Gallery​ (750 Fairfield Rd., Victoria), and running, appropriately, to February 14, 2024. More HERE.

Snack Witch in Did You Eat?

SCA alumnus Snack Witch / Joni Cheung is part of the exhibition Did You Eat? at Ed Video Media Arts Centre​ (404 York Rd., Guelph), which runs until February 16, 2024, with a closing reception on Friday, February 9, at 7:00 PM and a panel discussion on Saturday, February, from 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM (EST) on Zoom, and the upcoming Symposium: Pork & Screens (info to come). More HERE.

FRIDAY blogging

SCA alumnus DEBBY FRIDAY​ has restarted blogging. Follow her HERE.

Into Existence in pictures

The SCA Dance Student Union's Instagram has posted a great series of photos from the recent presentation of the student-organized Into Existence: 1st & 2nd Year Dance Show, which ran on February 2 & 3, 2024. Follow the SCA Dance Student Union on Instagram HERE.

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