SCA | Quick News | June 14, 2024

Congratulations grads!

Today was convocation day for the latest set of SCA graduates! You can watch the archived livestream HERE. Well done, everyone! And please keep in touch! And thank you to Dr. Yani Kong (yay!) for the picture above, which has Kong with Chris Outten, who we interviewed last week (read it HERE).

Maier and Lou – Live at UCSD

The SCA's Stefan Maier and Michelle Lou have a new tape, Live at UCSD, via Dinzu Artefacts, which was recorded on February 10, 2023, in the Experimental Theatre at the Conrad Prebys Music Center at the University of California, San Diego. More HERE.

Marks hosts Al-Mozian's Gaza

The SCA's Laura U. Marks introduced a free screening of Khalil Al-Mozian's experimental documentary, Gaza, and facilitated a post-screening Q&A on Tuesday, June 11, 2024, at The Cinematheque (1131 Howe St., Vancouver).

Dunn talks with Kazymerchyk

SCA alumnus Janine Dunn will be in conversation with curator Amy Kazymerchyk on Saturday, June 22, 2024, from 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM at Kazymerchyk's Pale Fire Projects (866 E. Broadway, Vancouver), presented in support of Dunn's exhibition over the taken bone, which is at Pale Fire until June 22. RSVP HERE.

Jesuino's All Abilities Dance & Movement Class + Nature of Us

SCA MFA student Kevin Jesuino hosted an "All Abilities Dance & Movement Class" as part of Theatre Terrific's Open House on Tuesday, June 11, 2024, at the Christine Sinclaire Community Centre (3713 Kensington Ave., Burnaby). Also, TRAction, a "dynamic collective of interdisciplinary artists" facilitated and organized by Melanie Kloetzel and Jesuino, presented Nature of Us, a "semi-improvised devised theatre and choral performance," on June 8, 2024, on St. Patrick’s Island, Calgary, presented by New Works Calgary. More HERE.

Company 605's lossy

With the SCA's Justine A. Chambers (Wardrobe Design) and Wladimiro A. Woyno Rodriguez (Technical Support) and SCA alumni Jack Chipman (Production Assistant) and Kevin Soo-Locsin (Associate Producer) behind the scenes, Company 605's lossy had its world premiere from June 12 – 14, 2024, in the Fei and Milton Wong Experimental Theatre here with us at 149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver, presented as part of the Dancing on the Edge Festival. Read Stir Vancouver on the show HERE.

Powell Street Festival

While the full schedule isn't released yet, the Powell Street Festival have announced the date and some content for their 2024 edition on August 3 – 4, including a performance by Kokoro Dance, which has SCA alumnus Barbara Bourget as co-Artistic Director, with Jo Passed, and a screening of SCA alumnus Cindy Mochizuki’s Between Pictures: The Lens of Tamio Wakayama

Pancouver talks to Liu

Here's Pancouver on Giselle Liu's Behind Veiled Eyes, which runs June 18 at 7:00 PM and June 20 at 9:00 PM at the Firehall Arts Centre (280 E Cordova St., Vancouver), presented as part of the 2024 Dancing on the Edge Festival. Read it HERE.

Sum's it's kinda funny

Listen to another new song, it's kinda funny, from SCA alumnus Amanda Sum's upcoming "EP/suite" (as Sum describes it), does it make me naive if i’ve never been part of something where i’ve meant more to them than they did to me?, on Spotify. And don't miss the record release concert on Thursday, June 27, 2024, at 7:30 PM at The Cultch's Historic Theatre (1895 Venables St., Vancouver). More HERE.

Stir on Gravity in Your Eyes + Behind Veiled Eyes

Read Stir Vancouver on SCA alumnus Anya Saugstad and Sophia Saugstad's (as Furious Grace Dance Theatre) Gravity in Your Eyes on June 21 & 22 at 7:00 PM, and SCA alumnus, and associate director of Method Dance Society, Giselle Liu's Behind Veiled Eyes on June 18 at 7:00 PM and June 20 at 9:00 PM, all of which are at the Firehall Arts Centre (280 E Cordova St., Vancouver) as part of the 2024 Dancing on the Edge Festival. Read it HERE.

Yellow Swans return

Yellow Swans, SCA alumnus Gabriel Mindel Saloman influential improv noise duo with Pete Swanson, have reunited, shared new music, and are planning live gigs, too. More HERE.

Lyd screening

We're joining with the Centre for Comparative Muslim Studies, from the river to the sea collective, SFU School of Communications, and SFU School of International Studies as cosponsors to present a free screening of Rami Younis & Sarah Ema Friedland's speculative documentary Lyd on Tuesday, June 18, 2024, from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM in Room 1410 at SFU Harbour Centre (515 W. Hastings St., Vancouver). The event will include a discussion featuring Sarah Shamash, Dana Qaddah, and Sobhi Al-Zobaidi, moderated by Adel Iskandar. RSVP HERE.

Bruton's Creative Sound Workshop

SCA alumnus Rebecca Bruton is hosting Sonic Geomancy: Creative Sound Workshop, on Saturday, June 15, 2024, from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM, in the Abattoir Studio at cSpace King Edward (1721 29 Ave. SW, Calgary). More HERE.

Tedlie-Stursberg in Forms in Dialogue

SCA alumnus Alex Tedlie-Stursberg joins Beau Dick, Jeremy Hof, Gailan Ngan, Rocky LaRock, and Alex Morrison in Forms in Dialogue, which opens Saturday, June 15, from 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM, and runs to July 13, 2024, at the Monte Clark Gallery (53 Dunlevy Ave., Vancouver). More HERE.

Tour Ken Lum

If you're in or around Toronto, curator Gaëlle Morel and Dan Adler (York University) are giving a Special Exhibition Tour of SCA alumnus Ken Lum's Scotiabank Photography Award exhibition on Wednesday, June 19, 2024, at 6:00 PM at The Image Centre (33 Gould St., Toronto). More HERE.

Basanta's Persistent Teenage Gestures

SCA alumnus Adam Basanta shared some images and video clips on his Instagram of Persistent Teenage Gestures, which was presented as part of the Festival International de Musique Actuelle in Victoriaville, Québec, which ran May 13 to 19, 2024.

Ng on Ng two

The Art Gallery at the Evergreen Cultural Centre shared another video of SCA alumnus Silas Ng talking about his work Music in My Eyes, which is on the Centre's windows until September 4, presented as part of the 2024 Capture Photography Festival's Selected Exhibition Program. Watch it HERE.

Obuwoma on Copy Machine Manifestos

Read SCA alumnus Ogheneofegor Obuwoma for Akimbo on Copy Machine Manifestos, which is at the Vancouver Art Gallery until September 22, 2024. Read it HERE.

Carter and Kisyuu's Movement & Calligraphy Workshops

SCA alumnus Shion Skye Carter and calligrapher Kisyuu are holding free (but limited attendance) Movement & Calligraphy Workshops on Friday, June 14, 2024, from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM (for ages 9 – 14) and 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM (for ages 14 +), at the Yellowhouse Art Centre (2517 Sturdies Bay, Galiano Island), presented with the Dance West Network. More HERE.

Piece Lily

Upcoming from Odd Meridian Arts: Piece Lily, "an improvised mandala of movement, music and musings," devised and performed by SCA alumnus Marisa Gold, Ziyian Kwan, and Peggy Lee, with lighting design by SCA alumnus Jessica Han, running July 2 & 3 and July 5 – 7, 2024, at 7:00 PM at Odd Meridian's Morrow (Unit 204 – 910 Richards St., Vancouver). More HERE.

Tablao Triana Flamenco

SCA alumnus Jhoely Triana is performing as part of Tablao Triana Flamenco on Friday, June 14, 2024, from 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM at the Anza Club (3 W. 8th Ave., Vancouver). More HERE.

Centre A's TBA workshops

On their Instagram, Centre A is promising TBA "workshops in July as part of the program, open and free to the public" as part of their 2024 Art Writing Mentorship, facilitated by SCA alumnus Jacquelyn Zong-Li Ross, and with SCA alumni Sena Cleave and Lauren Han as participants. Find out more about the Art Writing Mentorship HERE.

How Would Lubitsch Do It? S5E04b  

Listen to S5E04b of How Would Lubitsch Do It? with SCA alumnus host Devan Scott and guests Whit Stillman (nice get!) and Jose Arroyo on Lubitsch's The Shop Around the Corner (1940). Listen HERE.

Silverfox's Raven <Lite>

SCA alumnus Krystle Silverfox's Raven <Lite> is part of Creation Stories: Supernatural, running June 8 – September 8, 2024, at EXPRESSION: Centre d’exposition de Saint-Hyacinthe (495, Avenue Saint-Simon, Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec), presented as part of the 7th edition of the Contemporary Native Art Biennial / Biennale d’art contemporain autochtone (BACA). More HERE.

Klinke's Sixteen Chimes

SCA alumnus Alexandre Klinke is presenting Sixteen Chimes from June 20 – September 23, 2024, at New Adventures in Sound Art's North Media Arts Centre (313 Highway 124, South River, Ontario). More HERE.

Finn in Risk/Reward

SCA MFA student Sarah Finn is presenting Is this the right thing to be doing? as part of Risk/Reward's Festival of New Performance, from June 21 – 23, 2024, at 7:00 PM in the Annex Theatre at the Hancock Building (15 NE Hancock St., Portland). More HERE.

Executive Produced by Bridge

SCA alumnus Beau Han Bridge is the Executive Producer for Midtwenties Theatre's The Bluffs, which runs July 4, 5, 7, 10, 12, 13, & 14, 2024, in the 's The Bluffs, which runs July 4, 5, 7, 10, 12, 13, & 14, 2024, in the Mainspace at Theatre Passe Muraille (16 Ryerson Ave., Toronto) as part of The Toronto Fringe. More HERE.

Making a Scene 2024

SCA alumni Maiko Yamamoto, Derek Chan, Fay Nass, Tasha Faye Evans, Jeanette Kotowich, Keely O'Brien, and Pedro Chamale are all participating in the Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance's 2024 Making a Scene webinars & gathering, which runs June 17 & 24. More HERE.

Inner Sublimity in Riga

Watch a trailer for Inner Sublimity (HERE), a new work in development by Chimerik 似不像 (co-created and performed by SCA alumni Sammy Chien & Caroline MacCaull), which will be presented as part of LAIKS DEJOT 2024: International Contemporary Dance Festival in Riga, Latvia, running June 9 – 15. More HERE.

Mercer wrapped

SCA alumnus Gloria Mercer wrapped "principal photography" on her first feature film, A Safe Distance. Described as a "feminist thriller set in the BC wilderness," A Safe Distance, which is directed by Mercer, also includes SCA alumni Aidan West (writer and co-producer) and Devan Scott (cinematographer) as part of the creative team. Keep track of the film HERE.

Mitsuhashi talks sh*t with Friedenberg

SCA alumnus Erika Mitsuhashi is the guest on the latest episode of SCA MFA student Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg's podcast, Talking Sh*t With Tara Cheyenne. Listen HERE.

The Biting School new place

Nice! The Biting School (SCA alumnus Aryo Khakpour and his brother Arash Khakpour) have taken over a small studio in East Vancouver. They're sure to make some good stuff. Find out more about the Biting School HERE.

June 14, 2024