SCA | Quick News | July 14, 2023
Adler to direct The Only Animal
Barbara Adler, SCA alumnus and soon-to-be the SCA's former Professional Development Coordinator, is leaving us to become the new Artistic Director of The Only Animal. We'll miss her organizational gumption, creativity, work ethic, and dark, humorous insight around the office. But we're also very happy to see her move onto something she's totally perfect for. Official congratulations, comrade! Read more HERE from Stir Vancouver.
New Aesthetics Performance Intensive
Theatre Replacement, which is lead by SCA alumnus and Artistic Director Maiko Yamamoto and co-founded by Yamamoto and the SCA's James Long, are holding their New Aesthetics Performance Intensive from July 17 – 28, 2023, in our studios here at SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver. Facilitated by Autumn Knight and keyon gaskin, the intensive also features FREE public events, including an artist talk with Knight and gaskin on Tuesday, July 25, 2023, at 6:00 PM at The Russian Hall (600 Campbell Ave., Vancouver). RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to attend. More HERE.
Kwon tours Yoon
Vicki Kwon, Associate Curator, Korean Art & Culture at the Royal Ontario Museum, is hosting a special tour in Korean of the SCA's Jin-me Yoon's Scotiabank Photography Award exhibition on July 19, 2023, at 6:00 PM at The Image Centre (33 Gould St, Toronto). More HERE.
An Afternoon Recital with Vomit Fraud
Vomit Fraud (VF), the duo of Kay Higgins, SCA alumnus and Head of Publishing at the Libby Leshgold Gallery, and the SCA's Brady Cranfield (that's me!), are playing tomorrow – Saturday, July 14, 2023 – at 2:00 PM as part of Art Rock Summer, curated by SCA alumnus and PhD student Casey Wei. More HERE.
Fredriksson's Contemporary Dance and Choreographic Thinking Workshop
Hot off her presentation of Ecdysis & Soft Palate, featuring Lighting Design by the SCA's Kyla Gardiner, which ran July 12 & 13, 2023, in Studio T here at SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts as part of the Dancing on the Edge Festival, SCA alumnus Emmalena Fredriksson is teaching a Contemporary Dance and Choreographic Thinking Workshop (Intermediate / Advanced) on July 15 & 16, 2023, from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM at 45 West Hastings St., Vancouver ($30 – $60 + GST sliding scale per day / drop in or $50 – $100 + GST for the weekend). Click through to her Instagram for the contact info. Also, Fredriksson spoke with Michael Boucher, Director of Cultural Programs and Partnerships at SFU Woodward's, which co-presented Ecdysis & Soft Palate with the Dancing on the Edge Festival, about her show. Listen HERE. Finally, Stir Vancouver also spoke with Fredriksson about Ecdysis & Soft Palate, too. Read it HERE.
FRIDAY on the short list
Ghost [DIGITAL FOLK VR edition]
SCA alumni Shion Skye Carter, Kayla De Vos, Vanessa Goodman (Action at a Distance), Rachel Helten, Rachel Maddock, and Deanna Peters are all involved in the plastic orchid factory's Ghost [DIGITAL FOLK VR edition], which is "an installation and VR performance exploring game culture, community and embodiment," running July 13 – 15, 2023, in 60-minute loops at 4:00 PM, 5:00 PM, and 6:00 PM at Left of Main (211 Keefer St., Vancouver), presented as part of Dancing on the Edge's EDGEoff program. More HERE.
Wreck Beach Butoh
SCA alumnus Barbara Bourget and Kokoro Dance, also featuring SCA MFA student Salomé Nieto, are presenting Wreck Beach Butoh, a tradition they started in 1995, on July 15, 2023, at 10:15 AM and July 16 at 10:45 AM at Vancouver's Wreck Beach as part of the Dancing on the Edge Festival. More HERE from Stir Vancouver.
Women, Life, Freedom
SCA alumnus Goli is part of the exhibition Women, Life, Freedom, which runs to August 26, 2023, at the Cityscape Community ArtSpace (335 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver), with a tour with curator Saghi Ehteshamzadeh on Saturday, July 22, from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. More HERE.
Art Workers Inquiry for Decolonial Potential
Do you identify as an art worker? Do you have feelings about private property? Those are some of the questions Steff Hui Ci Ling is asking in her Art Workers Inquiry for Decolonial Potential survey, which "seeks to examine art workers’ political consciousness of labour and land exploitation." Responses will be collected and recirculated as a "free community zine." Like to participate? Please reach out to Steff Hui Ci Ling at email@example.com.
Horror in Seconds calling
SCA alumnus Doaa Magdy's Horror in Seconds, a festival of 60-seconds-or-less horror shorts from emerging BIPOC filmmakers in Canada, is now accepting submissions for their inaugural run from November 22 – 26, 2023, under the theme of Holiday Horror. The deadline is August 23, 2023, 11:59 PM PST. More HERE.
Yassine's Invisible Ink
SCA alumnus Ghinwa Yassine, who will be a Shadbolt Fellow in the Humanities at SFU in the fall, is seeking SCA and Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies students to participate in a co-created performance for her project, Invisible Ink. Students can contribute through performing, writing, sound design, moving image, and costume and set design. More info is forthcoming, which Yassine will share in a TBA talk. But for all early inquiries from interested students, please reach out to Yassine via her website HERE.
Dancing on the Edge reviewed – so far
Read a review of the 2023 Dancing on the Edge Festival – so far! – from Stir Vancouver, including of Wen Wei Dance's Barocco Rave, produced in collaboration with SCA alumnus Sammy Chien and Chimerik 似不像 and Adarte Compagnia, and SCA alumnus Vanessa Goodman's direction and choreography of Juan Villegas's presentation of Edictum (excerpt). Read it HERE.
Morelli on Architects Against Housing Alienation
A warm goodbye to De Vos
Read a very nice thank you and goodbye from F-O-R-M to SCA alumnus Kayla De Vos, who was "an integral part of producing and coordinating 6 festivals," but is now stepping back to be a Producing Consultant while they "pursue new endeavors." Read it HERE on F-O-R-M's Instagram.
Saugstad in Athene
Sawyer's The Natalie Brettschneider Archive
Volunteer with Vines
Vines Art Society, established by SCA alumnus and Artistic Director Heather Lamoureux in 2015, need volunteers for their upcoming festival, which runs August 9 – 19, 2023. More HERE.
Chien and MacCaull talk to The Dance Centre
Cox in Canadian Cinematographer
Congratulations to Raven Spirit Dance, featuring SCA alumni Tasha Faye Evans, Jeanette Kotowich, Starrwind Muranko, and Kayleigh Sandomirsky, and Emily Solstice Tait, and Michelle Olson, for their successful Confluence tour of BC and the Yukon. See some pictures from the tour HERE.
Snack Witch – zines and songs
SCA alumnus Joni Cheung (aka Snack Witch) shared some "exciting news + LAST CHANCE call:" She co-facilitated a zine-making workshop with the Hamilton Zine Club and Luke Johnson, in collaboration with Hamilton Artists Inc. and Latitude 53, tonight, July 14, 2023, at The New Gallery (208 Centre St. S, Calgary). More HERE. And she's reminding us to send "Song Requests and Cute Notes" – also due today! – for an imaginary radio show to accompany her sound work Songs to my Ancestors, which is hosted on Montreal's DARE-DARE's website. More HERE.
Postalian and Antos at Presentation House
SCA alumnus Brian Postalian (Բրայն Փոսթալյան) is the new Artistic Associate for Presentation House Theatre's Creative Hub. Read a nice profile of Postalian on the PHT's Instagram HERE. Joining Postalian at PHT is SCA alumnus Linnea Antos, who's the new Development Associate. Read Antos' also nice profile on the PHT's Instagram HERE.
U in SKAMpede
SCA alumnus Sarah Hin Ching U is presenting Stratum, "a performance installation interlacing dance and textile art," as part of Theatre SKAM's SKAMpede live performance festival, which runs at various sites in Victoria from July 14 – 16, 2023. More HERE.