Image: Return to Ombabika (Ma-Nee Chacaby, Zoe Gordon, Shayne Ehman, 22 min.).

SCA | Quick News | March 24, 2023

Skoden 2023!

Read Stir Vancouver on the Skoden Indigenous Film Festival, which runs Friday, March 31 & Saturday, April 1, 2023, in the Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema here at SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver). Read it HERE. Also, watch the trailer for the SIFF HERE.

Rodriguez works The Flying Dutchman

The SCA's Wladimiro A. Woyno Rodriguez is on Projection Design duties, likely with a crew with some SCA students and alumni, for the Vancouver Opera's upcoming presentation of The Flying Dutchman, which runs April 29 – May 7, 2023, at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre (630 Hamilton St., Vancouver).

Tacata, Chambers, and Loscil's Soft Launch

Organized by Vanessa Kwan at ECU's Libby Leshgold Gallery, the SCA's Ryan Tacata and Justine A. Chambers join SCA alumnus Scott Morgan / Loscil and lighting designer James Proudfoot on Soft Launch, which is a set of "two-week 'mini-residencies'" used to explore the question, "What does it mean to open a space to other things?," running across March & April, 2023. See the full schedule HERE.

For You's The Welcoming

The SCA's Ryan Tacata and his collaborators Erika Chong Shuch and Rowena Richie in For You Productions presented The Welcoming, "the first taste in a series of interactive performances," on Sunday, March 19, 2023, at the Headlands Center for the Arts. More HERE.

Latta behind-the-scenes

Click through to the SCA's Erika Latta's Instagram for behind-the-scenes images from the rehearsals for the fast-upcoming presentation of Strange Joy, which runs Friday, March 31 + Saturday, April 1, 2023, at 8:00 PM, and Saturday, April 1, at 4:00 PM, in the Fei and Milton Wong Experimental Theatre here at SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver). 

Latta on Below the Radar

The SCA's Erika Latta is the guest on the latest Below the Radar, produced by SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement. Listen HERE.  

Chambers' Semiprecious

Artspeak has launched BEACON 04: Semiprecious, which offers "a syllabus for relating / a lodging for our relations" by the SCA's Justine A. Chambers, which grew out of a studio residency Chambers had with the gallery in 2019.

Adler's slowest tour in the world

The SCA's Barbara Adler has announced the "slowest tour in the world," which will have her "sharing an installation, artist talk and process design workshop at Gabriola Isle of the Arts Festival, with showings roughly once per month until August, at other places." As always with posts by Barbara, it's usually worth reading her full post for all the info HERE, and follow her while you're there for tour updates as they're shared.  

Visit Silverfox and Yoon at Evergreen

Make the trip out to the Evergreen Cultural Centre to both see SCA alumnus Krystle Silverfox's Hats’adän echo (Elder’s teachings), which is on Evergreen's windows until April 5 (read what Silverfox has to say about this work on her Instagram), and Jin-me Yoon's Long Time So Long, which runs to April 30, 2023. That's a good afternoon right there!

Until Branches Bend in Stir and Pancouver

Read Stir Vancouver's review of Sophie Jarvis' film Until Branches Bend, which is screening March 24 – April 2, 2023, at the VIFF Centre (1181 Seymour St., Vancouver). And read Pancouver for a deeper dive into the making of the film HERE.

Triana's Arboles

SCA alumni Jhoely Triana is performing her flamenco dance work Arboles (Trees) as part of the Evergreen Cultural Centre's 2023 Rehearsal Hall Sessions on May 27, 2023, from 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM at Evergreen Cultural Centre's Rehearsal Hall (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). Tickets HERE. If you can't make that show, Triana is also performing Arboles (Trees) on Sunday, April 2, 2023, at 7:30 PM in the Anne MacDonald Studio at Presentation House Theatre (333 Chesterfield Ave., North Vancouver), presented by Mozaico Flamenco Performance, featuring dramaturgy by SCA MFA student Shervin Zarkalam and music by Peter Mole, Maria Avila, and Matteo Sampaolo. Tickets HERE.  

Sign up for Caprara's workshop

Attention dancers! SCA MFA student Alexandra Caprara is hosting a movement workshop needs 30 dancers to participate, which is part of her upcoming thesis performance. Sign up HERE.


Are you in the SCA's APCS area? You have a brand new Student Union, with biweekly meetings on Wednesdays via Zoom. Click through and follow the APCSSU on their Instagram for more info. Or drop into their "first group event is this Friday afternoon" at the reception for Judy Radul's opening of Judith’s Skirts at The Cabinet (Room 4390 – SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver) from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

TGIF with Karpus

SCA alumnus Rebecca Karpus is holding TGIF STRETCH! sessions. Click through to her Instagram to find out more.  

Oke talks F O R M

Click through to watch SCA alumnus Julianna Oke and the other 2022 Commissioning Fund Artists for the Festival of Recorded Movement, Thomas Kassian and Solara Thanh-Binh Dang, talk about their experience with F O R M, whose 2023 Commissioning Fund Program is open for new applicants until April 12, 2023.  

Klinke teaches Live

Learn Ableton Live with SCA alumnus Alexandre Klinke, starting April 11. Find out more HERE.

Yassine's How Far Can A Marked Body Go?

SCA alumnus Ghinwa Yassine is presenting How Far Can A Marked Body Go? and will give a "talk back session" about the performance on Wednesday, April 19, 2023, from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM at the VIVO Media Arts Centre. More HERE.

O'Brien's Art & Yoga

SCA alumnus Keely O'Brien is holding Art & Yoga, a "mid-week wind down activity and a stress buster," on Wednesdays from April 5 – 26, 2023, from 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM at the Clayton Community Centre ( 7155 187a St, Surrey), where O'Brien is the current Artist in Residence.  


Click through to the new Instagram account (@illbe.yourmirror) set up to promote the upcoming BFA Project 2023: I’ll be your mirror exhibition, featuring work by Noor Ghazal Abouchehade, Amelia Burggraf, Jazmin Erice, Kota Ezawa, Agnes Fan, Andra Galbin-Pristavu, Caro Garofalo, Sana Kapoor, Elizabeth Li, Melody Li, Amrit Nagra, Christopher Outten, Quinton Qiu, Kinar Saragih, Samantha Steven, Kaleb Thiessen, Minty Zhang, which opens Wednesday, March 29, from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, and runs to April 8 at the Audain Gallery (SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver). 

Kisiskâciwan at the NAC

Working with NAC Indigenous Theatre, SCA alumnus Jeanette Kotowich's Kisiskâciwan is being presented as part of a selection of works from O.Dela Arts' Matriarchs Uprising series at the National Arts Centre (1 Elgin St., Ottawa), running April 13 – 15, 2023. For more info about and tickets to Kisiskâciwan, visit HERE.

Propositions in action

Click through to the SCA Dance Student Union Instagram to see more action shots from Propositions, featuring Sydney Bluck, Nicole Dreher, Brooklyn Fowler, Desiree James, Natalia Martineau, Myah McCarthy, Julianna Oke, Emma Tweedie, Perelandra Waddle, and Anna Wang-Albini, which is part of the Live Acts Festival, running March 22 – 25 & March 30 – April 1, 2023, in Studios D & T & GCA B2, here at SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver). 

Aoki in The 5 Elements

Click through to see some behind-the-scenes images from the filming of Chengxin Wei's The 5 Elements, featuring SCA alumnus Jennifer Aoki and Alex Tam. Even more, the film itself is streaming for a limited time only. More HERE.

Graveyards and Gardens

SFU Woodward's and Music on Main are co-presenting SCA alumnus Vanessa Goodman (Action at a Distance) and Caroline Shaw's Graveyards and Gardens on April 12 – 15, 2023, in the Fei and Milton Wong Experimental Theatre here at the SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver). More HERE.   

Fredriksson's BLOOM interview

Read an interview with SCA alumnus and current instructor Emmalena Fredriksson, shared in support of her BLOOM Residency with Mascall Dance, with performances running March 23 – 25, 2023, at 7:00 PM (PST) at Left of Main (211 Keefer St., Vancouver), along with work by Lesley Telford, Marissa Wong / The Falling Company, and SCA alumni Eowynn and Isak Enquist, and featuring performers Justin Calvadores, C. Diab, SCA alumni Caroline MacCaull, and Daria Mikhaylyuk. Read it HERE.  

Lavery on Vistan

Read SCA alumnus Lauren Lavery on Christian Vistan, for ReIssue, which has SCA alumnus and PhD student Casey Wei as Editor. Read it HERE.

Kong on Jones

Read SCA PhD student Yani Kong on Karin Jones at the Burnaby Art Gallery, for Galleries West. Read it HERE.

Mushet on Sound

Read Mark Mushet on SCA alumnus Michelle Sound at Ceremonial/Art, for Galleries West. Read it HERE.

Morelli on Sergile

Read SCA alumnus Didier Morelli on Michaëlle Sergile at the Maison des arts de Laval, for CBC Arts. Read it HERE.  

Meet Julia

Julia Aoki, recently the Executive Director of Megaphone Magazine, has joined SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement as their new Program Manager. Welcome, Julia!

Brkovic's Projection Mapping Workshop

SCA MFA student Irfan Brkovic held a Projection Mapping Workshop For Beginners on March 14, 2023, here at SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts. Read more and see some images and a quick video from the workshop HERE.

Wallgrin, Jessicka, and Devours at Green Auto

SCA alumnus Wallgrin, here demoing their "lime green tulle" stage-show, is playing with Jessicka and Devours on Saturday, April 1, 2023, from 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM (PDT) at Green Auto (1822 Pandora Street, Vancouver). Tickets HERE.

Albert and Deol co-lead

SCA alumnus Laura June Albert and Pawan Deol are the new co-leaders of the Indian Summer Festival, Deol as executive director of cultural programming and Albert as executive managing director. Congratulations! More HERE.

DBLSPK: Yvonne Wallace

Tonight! rice & beans theatre, which has SCA alumnus Pedro Chamale as artistic director, presents DBLSPK: Yvonne Wallace on March 24. 2023, at 7:30 PM (PST) at Progress Lab (1422 William St., Vancouver). More HERE.

Lin / Tahos at the VAG

SCA alumnus Anchi Lin / Ciwas Tahos will be performing with Vava Isingkaunan on April 2, 2023, at 2:00 PM at the Vancouver Art Gallery (in-person and and via Zoom), followed by an artist talk with Lin / Tahos and Richard Hill, the VAG's Smith Jarislowsky Senior Curator of Canadian Art. More HERE.

New After School

Here's the latest episode of After School, the podcast produced by the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology that has FCAT students in conversation with FCAT alumni, including from the SCA. This time, SFU Publishing student Genevieve Cheng speaks with Heidi Waechtler, the director of sales and distribution at Figure 1 Publishing. Listen HERE.

Sum on CTV

Watch SCA alumnus Amanda Sum and Nyiri Karakas on CTV Morning Live, who are both in Kate Hamill’s adaptation of Sense and Sensibility, directed by Rachel Peake, which is running March 2 – April 2, 2023, at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Theatre (2750 Granville St, Vancouver), presented by the Arts Club Theatre Company. Watch HERE. And for even more Sum and Karakas, watch this video on the Arts Club's Instagram.

Deadline extended – Louise Bentall Award for Emerging B.C. Choreographers

Created in memory of Louise Bentall, a long-time board member of DanceHouse and SCA alumnus who was dedicated to local arts and culture and other charitable work who passed in 2017, DanceHouse and the Hawthorne Foundation have launched the Louise Bentall Award for Emerging B.C. Choreographers. With a value of $10,000, the award is open to "individual emerging dance artists working in all styles of dance, including collaborative and/or multidisciplinary projects" (not including students, companies, collectives, or organizations). Applications are due March 27, 2023. Apply HERE.

East Van Crosses  

Want a mini version of SCA alumnus Ken Lum's Monument to East Vancouver? More HERE.

Kanagawa on the pros and cons of publishing by premiere

Read a Q&A from the Playwrights Guild of Canada with SCA alumnus Hiro Kanagawa and Erin Shields and Vern Thiessen "about the pros and cons of publishing by premiere."  

FRIDAY on the radar

SCA alumnus DEBBY FRIDAY, whose SUB POP debut, GOOD LUCK, is out today, is on The Georgia Straight's radar.

Ybarra's Iceberg Stranded in My Bed

SCA alumnus Faune Ybarra's work Iceberg Stranded in My Bed will be installed at the Aberdeen Station as part of this year's Capture Photography Festival Canada Line exhibitions, in collaboration with the Richmond Art Gallery and Richmond Public Art. More HERE.

Koochakzadeh-Yazdi's Semantic Confusion

Listen to Kimia Koochakzadeh-Yazdi's Semantic Confusion, performed by Distractfold while they were the ensembe-in-residence at Stanford University, where Koochakzadeh-Yazdi is doing a PhD. Listen HERE.

March 24, 2023