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SCA | Quick News | July 7, 2023

Gardiner lights Fredriksson

Don't miss SCA alumnus Emmalena Fredriksson's Ecdysis & Soft Palate, featuring Lighting Design by the SCA's Kyla Gardiner, on July 12 & 13, 2023, at 7:00 PM in Studio T here at SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver), co-presented by SFU Woodward's as part of the Dancing on the Edge Festival. More HERE.

Infinitely Yours at the Powell Street Festival

The SCA's Miwa Matreyek is presenting Infinitely Yours on August 5, 2023, from 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM at the Firehall Arts Centre (280 E Cordova St, Vancouver) as part of the 2023 Powell Street Festival, which announced the full festival lineup. More HERE.

8EAST's Five Years Marathon

The SCA's Mauricio Pauly and Brady Cranfield (that's me!), playing as a duo, and SCA alumnus Matthew Ariaratnam, playing with Spencer Schoening and Nikko Whitworth, are all part of 8EAST's Five Years Marathon anniversary show on Saturday, July 8, 2023, from 4:00 PM – 9:30 PM (8 East Pender St., Vancouver). More HERE.

Smulovitz / Kelly / Magnanensi

The SCA's Stefan Smulovitz is playing with Chris Kelly and Giorgio Magnanensi, opening for La Syrie Libre (Emad Armoush, Kenton Loewen, and James Meger), on July 11, 2023, at 8:00 PM at Red Gate Arts Society (1965 Main St., Vancouver). More HERE.

Wei and Higgins talk Art Rock

SCA alumnus and current PhD student Casey Wei and the Libby Leshgold Gallery's Kay Higgins talk to Pancouver about Art Rock Summer, curated by Wei, which runs June 16 – August 12, 2023, at the Libby, and features a great schedule of music events, including performances by Wei's rock group Kamikaze Nurse, SCA alumnus Katayoon Yousefbigloo's "amorphous rock cosplay" project Puzzlehead, SCA alumnus Madison Mayhew's "synth-led prog rock power trio" Yep, and the SCA's Brady Cranfield (that's me!) and Higgins' Vomit Fraud. Read it HERE.

Wallgrin and Sum in ARC

SCA alumni Wallgrin and Amanda Sum are participating in Music BC 2023 ARC program, which is an "intensive accelerator" designed to "advance the business, creative, and technical skills of recording artists" in BC. More HERE.

Sound updates

SCA alumnus Michelle Sound​ has prints for sale, each in a limited edition of 10, via Gallery 881's Flat File Project. More HERE. Also, Sound was on CBC Radio's Yukon Morning with Elyn Jones, talking about her participation in the Adäka Cultural Festival in Whitehorse, which also included SCA alumnus Krystle Silverfox. Listen HERE. Finally, Sound's LIVE THROUGH THIS closes tomorrow – Saturday, July 8, 2023 – at the Seymour Art Gallery (4360 Gallant Ave., North Vancouver). More HERE.

Publik Secrets in Current

SCA alumnus and current PhD student George Rahi and Publik Secrets are participating in the 2023 edition of Current: Feminist Electronic Art Symposium, this time co-produced by Alanna Ho, which is an "intersectional, multidisciplinary, music and electronic art initiative" co-founded by Soledad Fátima Muñoz and Nancy Lee 李南屏. More HERE.

Ueda in Summer Concert #3

SCA alumni Rita Ueda is presenting As the first spring blossoms awaken through the snow at the Summer Concert #3: Academy Concert on Friday, July 7, 2023, at 8:00 PM at The Annex (823 Seymour St., Vancouver), which is part of Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra's 2023 Summer Concert Series. Grab tickets HERE.

Against the bigots

Proud of SCA alumnus and Playwright Theatre Centre's Dramaturg, Public Engagement, Davey Samuel Calderon, who's quoted in this article from the CBC, and the other folks that stood up in support of Carousel Theatre for Young People's drag themed summer camps.

Gateway's audio plays

Here's Pancouver on Gateway Theatre's "five free audio plays by talented artists of Asian ancestry as part of its 2023-24 season," including three episodes of A Year of Blessings by The Five Blessings Collective (Jasmine Chen and SCA alumni Derek Chan, Howard Dai, Nancy Tam, and Amanda Sum). Read it HERE.

Joy Ride reviews

SCA alumnus Johnny Wu, who plays the character Xing Xing, shared a collection of screen grabs on his Facebook of reviews for Adele Lim's Joy Ride, which is in theatres now. See them HERE.

Girl at What Lab

SCA alumni Montserrat Videla Samper and Jordan Zanni's Girl runs August 11 – 13, 2023, at 7:00 PM & 9:00 PM at What Lab (202 – 1814 Pandora St., Vancouver), produced as part of What Lab’s Deep End residency program. More HERE.

Read the Straight on Barocco Rave

Read The Georgia Straight on Wen Wei Dance's Barocco Rave, produced in collaboration with SCA alumnus Sammy Chien and Chimerik 似不像 and Adarte Compagnia, which is running July 6 at 7:00 PM and July 7 at 9:00 PM at the Firehall Arts Centre (280 E Cordova St., Vancouver) as part of the 2023 Dancing on the Edge Festival. Read it HERE.

Rashtian's Reveries

Hamed Rashtian, who's a PhD student in the School of Interactive Arts + Technology (part of the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology with us), is presenting Reveries at the Equinox Gallery (3642 Commercial St., Vancouver) from July 7 – August 5, 2023. More HERE.

Read the Straight on Vines

Read The Georgia Straight on Vines Art Society, this year running August 9 – 19, which was started by SCA alumnus and Artistic Director Heather Lamoureux in 2015. Read it HERE.

The Queen of Carthage

Co-presented by Re:Naissance Opera, Early Music Vancouver, and SFU Woodward's, SCA alumnus Marisa Gold is performing in The Queen of Carthage, which also features SCA alumnus Jessica McMann as one of the composers, on July 27, 2023, at 8:00 PM in the Fei and Milton Wong Experimental Theatre here at SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver). Get tickets HERE.

Big Dreams and Balanced Budgets

SCA alumni Hiro Kanagawa and Heidi Taylor joined Christina Cook, Alen Dominguez, and host Christine Quintana for Big Dreams and Balanced Budgets on Thursday, July 6, 2023, at the BMO Theatre Centre (#203 – 162 W 1st Ave., Vancouver), an Incubator Series event from the Arts Club Theatre Company. More HERE.

Kong on Shaw

Read SCA PhD student Yani Kong in Galleries West on Jeremy Shaw. Read it HERE.

Halo Halo! Filipinx Mix Mixer & DBLSPK

Upcoming from rice & beans theatre, which has SCA alumnus Pedro Chamale as Artistic Director: Halo Halo! Filipinx Mix Mixer & DBLSPK on Saturday, July 15, 2023, from 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM at Progress Lab (1422 William St., Vancouver). Grab tickets HERE.

McMann nominated

SCA alumnus Jessica McMann is nominated at the Western Canadian Music Awards for Classical Composer of the Year for Muskwa's Mountain Home, which was presented as part of The Bear and the Wild Rose, a "free, four-part online series" from "much-loved Canadian musician and humanitarian Tom Jackson and the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra." Also nominated is Mayumi Yoshida for Video Director of the Year for SCA alumnus Amanda Sum's Different Than Before. More HERE.

Ascension is looking!

The SCA Dance, Music & Sound, and Production & Design Student Unions are seeking an upper level SCA Production & Design student to act as Production Representative for Ascension 2023, the annual interdisciplinary show produced and performed by undergraduate SCA students in the Dance, Music & Sound, and Production & Design areas. Could this be you? Applications are due July 10, 2023. More HERE.

Tedlie-Stursberg’s Only the Stones Remain

Great installation images from Vancouver Art Blog of SCA alumnus Alex Tedlie-Stursberg’s Only the Stones Remain, his first solo exhibition with Monte Clark Gallery (53 Dunlevy Ave., Vancouver), who now represent him, running July 1 – 29, 2023. See them HERE. Catch the opening reception on Saturday, July 8, from 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Also, Tedlie-Stursberg talks with Patrik Andersson of Trapp Projects on Saturday, July 22, at 2:00 PM at Monte Clark, as well.

Cleave and Tedlie-Stursberg in Flavoured Soup

Curated and produced by Dan Siney, 560 Gallery (560 Clark Drive, Vancouver) is hosting Flavoured Soup: Doing&Doing's First Exhibition, running July 15 – August 15, 2023, and opening July 15 from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM, featuring "55 current and former Vancouver-based artists (+ possibly a few more)," including SCA alumni Sena Cleave and Alex Tedlie-Stursberg. More HERE.

Kirouac's Meta/fauna

SCA alumnus Isabelle Kirouac's Meta/fauna, featuring music by the SCA's Stefan Smulovitz, runs on July 8, 2023, at 6:00 PM at the Dance Centre (677 Davie St., Vancouver), presented in association with the Dancing on the Edge Festival. More HERE.

Goodman choreographs Villega

SCA alumnus Vanessa Goodman (Action at a Distance) is the director and choreographer of Juan Villegas's presentation of Edictum (excerpt), with music by SCA alumnus Scott Morgan / Loscil, on July 6 & 8, 2023, at 9:00 PM at the Firehall Arts Centre (280 E. Cordova St., Vancouver), presented as part of the Dancing on the Edge Festival. More HERE.

Gamboa's dama

SCA alumnus Tin Gamboa is presenting dama on August 19 at 3:00 PM and 7:00 PM and August 20 at 3:00 PM at the Tanghalang Ignacio Gimenez (CCP Complex, Malate, Manila) as part of her 2023 Koryolab Residency at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. More HERE.

Kang's Intergenerational Eco-Fashion Workshop

SCA alumni Jaewoo Kang is hosting an Intergenerational Eco-Fashion Workshop (Parts 1 & 2) on July 8 & 15, 2023, from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM at Griffin Art Projects (174 Welch St., North Vancouver). But act fast: there's space for only five participants. Also, only register if you can do both Part 1 and 2. Register by email to with the subject line: Intergenerational Eco-fashion Workshop with Jaewoo Kang. More HERE.

Triana in the Victoria Flamenco Festival

SCA alumnus Jhoely Triana is presenting Arboles (Trees) on Saturday, July 22, 2023, from 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM at the Cameron Bandshell in Victoria's Beacon Hill Park (100 Cook St.) as part of the 2023 Victoria Flamenco Festival. More HERE.

Ocean Roaring on tour

SCA alumnus Anya Saugstad and team, including SCA alumni Eowynn Enquist and Shion Skye Carter and Daria Mikhaylyuk, Marlene Ginader, Nasiv Sall, and Sabine Raskin as dancers and music by SCA alumnus Cindy Kao 高慧欣, are taking Saugstad's Ocean Roaring on tour, performing "on the shores" of Nanaimo on July 7 & 8, Bowen Island on July 13 – 15, Galliano Island on July 21, and then in Vancouver on August 9 as part of the Vines Art Festival. More HERE.

Magdy's Chill Zone Workshops

SCA alumnus Doaa Magdy is hosting "trauma informed, neurodivergent friendly" Chill Zone Workshops, featuring "restorative yoga and somatics practice to activate the parasympathetic nervous system," on July 10 & 13, 2023, from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM, location TBA. More HERE.

How Would Lubitsch Do It S3E00

It's back! Listen to S3E00 of the podcast How Would Lubitsch Do It about Ernst Lubitsch's move to Hollywood, with SCA alumnus host Devan Scott and guest Peter Labuza. Listen HERE.

July 07, 2023