SCA | Quick News | March 3, 2023

SIFF program announced

This term's Skoden Indigenous Film Festival team have released the program for the 2023 edition of the Festival, which takes place 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). Split into five programs – Activating the Landscape; It’s a Long Story, with feature Ever Deadly; The Deepest Part of my Heart; Who I Am, Who We Are; and Our Connections – check out the amazing lineup of films HERE.

Daniel, Sembatya, and Brown Mapping Black Creativity

Along with SCA PhD student Edward Sembatya and SCA alumnus Shauna-Kaye Brown, the SCA's Henry Daniel is participating in Mapping Black Creativity in the Arts, Sciences, Technology and Business on Saturday, March 11, 2023, at 5:00 PM PST, at the Legacy Art Gallery (630 Yates St., Victoria), presented by the University of Victoria. More HERE.

Dongnier goes Below the Radar

The SCA's Nini Dongnier just recorded for an upcoming episode of Below the Radar, the podcast produced by the excellent team at SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement. Check out a behind-the-scene image HERE.

TPE's Vienna: End of an Era

The SCA's Owen Underhill and the Turning Point Ensemble are presenting Vienna: End of an Era on March 25 & 26, 2023, at the Annex Theatre (823 Seymour St., Vancouver).

I had a dream about this place reviewed

The latest issue of Musicworks includes a review of NO HAY BANDA's terrific I had a dream about this place, which includes works by the SCA's Sabrina Schroeder and Mauricio Pauly, along with works by Anthony Tan and Andrea Young. Read it HERE.

Smulovitz and Wallace at VCC

The SCA's Stefan Smulovitz collaborated with Russell Wallace on a new commissioned work for this upcoming show on Saturday, March 4, 2023, at 7:00 PM at Vancouver Community College's Auditorium. More HERE.

Chimerik 似不像 does Teenage Dick

SCA alumni Caroline MacCaull and Sammy Chien and the Chimerik 似不像 crew shared some behind-the-scenes images of their projection design collaboration on Chimerik 似不像's Instagram for the Arts Club Theatre Company's presentation of Teenage Dick, which is running to March 5, 2023, at the Newmont Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre (#203 – 162 W 1st Ave., Vancouver), presented in collaboration with Bard on the Beach and Realwheels Theatre. See them HERE.

Sound's Sipikiskisiw (Remembers Far Back)

SCA alumnus Michelle Sound shared some images of and an excerpt of a text about her work Sipikiskisiw (Remembers Far Back), which is installed at Edmonton Transit Service shelter (10020-100 Street NW). Click through to see the images HERE and read the full text HERE.

Soji-George at Honour Their Names Fundraiser

SCA alumnus Moroti Soji-George is one of the speakers at Defund 604 Network's upcoming Honour Their Names Fundraiser in support of Justice for Jared & Independent Black Media on Sunday, March 12, 2023, from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM (PDT) at VIVO Media Arts Centre (2625 Kaslo Street, Vancouver). More HERE.

Vickers' Memory Flower

SCA alumnus Charlene Vickers shared this studio shot with works for her upcoming exhibition Memory Flower at NYC's DIANA (127 Henry Street), which opens March 16, 2023, presented by Macaulay & Co. Fine Art.  

Fierro in Block D

SCA alumnus Jesse Del Fierro is part of Playwrights Theatre Centre's Block D 2023 cohort, and will be "working with [PTC's] Dramaturg, Creative Engagement Joanna Garfinkel over the next 10 weeks in a small and supportive cohort to expand their dramaturgical tool kits and breadth of experience." More HERE.

Propositions practice shots

Click through to the SCA Dance Student Union Instagram to see some rehearsal images of Propositions, an evening of solos and groups works by Sydney Bluck, Nicole Dreher, Brooklyn Fowler, Desiree James, Natalia Martineau, Myah McCarthy, Julianna Oke, Emma Tweedie, Perelandra Waddle, and Anna Wang-Albini," which is being presented as part of the Live Acts Festival, which runs March 22 – 25 & March 30 – April 1, 2023, in Studio D, Studio T, and level B2 here in the SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver).

McMann on CTV Morning Live

Watch SCA alumnus Jessica McMann on CTV Morning Live. McMann performed on Thursday, March 2, 2023, as part of the 2023 Coastal Dance Festival, which runs to Sunday, March 5, at the Anvil Centre (777 Columbia Street, New Westminster), presented by the Dancers of Damelahamid. Watch HERE.  

withintensions' Romance

Download the latest issue of withintensions, the monthly art mag by SCA alumni, this time on the theme of Romance. Grab it HERE.

Itter's anecdotes

Carole Itter is giving a kind of free informal talk – "a series of anecdotes from her life, particularly in 'trying to become an artist and then trying not to sometimes too'" – this Saturday, March 4, 2023, from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM at SFU Galleries' Audain Gallery (SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver), presented in support of Itter's exhibition Please Meet the Geese Who Have Lived Here Forever: Set, Properties, and Film, which runs to March 11 at the Audain Gallery. More HERE.

Patel visits Kitsos' Interdisciplinary Studio

SCA alumnus Mansi Patel was a guest in the SCA's Rob Kitsos' Interdisciplinary Studio (CA 285) class. Click through to her Instagram to see some images.   

Magdy's BIPOC Horror Film Festival

Read Vancouver is Awesome on SCA alumnus Doaa Magdy work to start a BIPOC Horror Film Festival HERE, and perhaps also donate to make it happen HERE.


The SCA Theatre Student Union has launched EGG: Emerging Growth Grant, which is a $625 "project assistance grant" open to all current SFU students, alumni, and collectives (with at least one member that is an SFU student or alumnus). They're "looking for works from any artistic discipline, whether they be presented live, digital, as a work in progress, as a workshop, interactive works," but with a "preference for works that are interdisciplinary and/or promote collaborative practice." The deadline to apply: April 15, 2023, at 11:59 PM. Find more info and the application form HERE.

La Libélula Cooperative's Perceptions of Dual Identity

The folks from La Libélula Cooperative, which includes SCA alumnus Adriana Contreras, former SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement staffer Fiorella Pinillos, and Settlement & Employment Specialist Giuliana Lira, shared a video about their recent Perceptions of Dual Identity workshop for "newcomer Latin American teens," led by art educator Carolina Aguirre. Watch it HERE.

Enquists interviewed

Read an interview with Mascall Dance's "BLOOM resident choreographic team" Isak Enquist and SCA alumnus Eowynn Enquist." Read it HERE.

Obuwoma on Codes of Silence

SCA alumnus Ogheneofegor Obuwoma reviews the group exhibition Codes of Silence, which is running at the Richmond Art Gallery until April 2, 2023, for Akimbo's Akimblog. Read it HERE.

Ramsey and Lewis in conversation

Elliott Ramsey, who's an SCA alumnus and the curator of The Polygon Gallery, will be in conversation with curator, writer and artist Nya Lewis, on March 23, 2023, from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, in support of the exhibition As We Rise: Photography from the Black Atlantic, which is at the Polygon until May 14, 2023. More HERE.

Cleave's Scrying and Weaving

Upcoming: Open Studio: Scrying and Weaving with SCA alumnus Sena Cleave on March 25, 2023, from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM at the Contemporary Art Gallery (555 Nelson St., Vancouver). More HERE.

Ptarmageddon goes acoustic  

SCA alumnus Jenn Edwards' band Ptarmageddon is kicking off its "Newfoundland Arts and Culture Centre tour" in Stephenville, and they've released an "acoustic EP for the RPM Challenge." Listen HERE.

Apply to interplay_2023

Apply to interplay_2023, the "festival of live online performance," which is produced by SCA alumnus Deanna Peters, by April 15 at 11:59 PM. More HERE.


Read an interview with SCA alumnus DEBBY FRIDAY in RANGE magazine. Read it HERE.

Wallgrin, Jessicka, and Devours at Green Auto

SCA alumni Wallgrin is playing a show with Jessicka and Devours on Saturday, April 1, 2023, at 7:00 PM at Green Auto (1822 Pandora Street, Vancouver), in celebration of a new EP by Jessicka. Tickets HERE.

rice & beans presenting ~

rice & beans theatre, which has SCA alumnus Pedro Chamale as its Artistic Director, are presenting DBLSPK with Yvonne Wallace on Friday, March 24, 2023, at 7:30 PM (PST) and the “ALL MY CUZZINS” Indigenous showcase! on Wednesday, March 8, from 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM (PST), both at Progress Lab 1422 (1422 William St., Vancouver).

Militaru and Bockmann on 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 speak with FCAT alumni, including SCA folks. This episode features SFU School of Communication student Eric Militaru in coversation with alumnus Kai Bockmann. Listen HERE.

Stir talks with Montague and Ramsey

Stir Vancouver speaks with dentist and collector Kenneth Montague and SCA alumnus and The Polygon Gallery curator Elliott Ramsey about As We Rise: Photography from the Black Atlantic, which runs at the Polygon until May 14, 2023. Read it HERE.

Zaurrini's field recording workshop

If you're in Montreal, SCA alumnus Joey Zaurrini is holding a field recording workshop on March 12, 2023, from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM, at QPIRG | GRIP McGill (3516 avenue du Parc). More HERE.

Stir on the West Coast String Summit

SCA alumni Alex Abahmed and Cindy Kao and Aysha Dulong (as Sapphire Haze) are performing as part of the West Coast String Summit, which runs March 9 – 12, 2023, co-presented by Vancouver New Music, the Vancouver Improvised Arts Society, and the NOW Society. Read more HERE.

Sum's in Sense and Sensibility

From Mermaid to a Dashwood sister, SCA alumnus Amanda Sum is performing in Kate Hamill’s adaptation of Sense and Sensibility, directed by Rachel Peake, running March 2 – April 2, 2023, at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Theatre (2750 Granville St, Vancouver), presented by the Arts Club Theatre Company.Read an interview with Peake HERE.

Gamelan Bike Bike's 10th anniversary

Founded by musician Robyn Jacob and SCA alumnus and PhD student George Rahi, Gamelan Bike Bike are holding a concert to celebrate their 10th anniversary on Friday, March 24, 2023, at 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre (181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver). The evening features new works by the ensemble under the direction of I Putu Swaryandana Ichi Oka, plus an opening set of gendér wayang, traditional music from the Balinese art of shadow puppetry wayang kulit. Grab tickets HERE.

Kennedy and Lim's Full Moon Sound and Music Journey

SCA MA student Jason Kennedy is performing with Nora Lim for a Full Moon Sound and Music Journey on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM (PST), at Sharanam (Suite 223 – 119 West Pender Street, Vancouver). More HERE.

Shaffer, Walkley, and Cooke in Convergence

Convergence, the 5th Annual Vancouver Contact Improvisation Festival, featuring SCA alumni Olivia Shaffer, Helen Walkley, and Joni Cooke, is running April 28 – 30, 2023, in our dance studios here at SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, presented by the Western Canada Contact Improvisation Foundation. More HERE.

Housedance Rhythm Metrics w/ Sekou Heru

SCA alumnus Deanna Peters is hosting an intensive with NYC's Sekou Heru on April 4 – 7, 2023, from 6:00 PM –11:00 PM at Left of Main (211 Keefer St., Vancouver). As Peter's notes, "Register with full payment to save your spot."

March 03, 2023