Image: Emma ​Savić Kallesøe, I am not Here Now, presented as part of Live Acts Festival, March 22 – 25 & March 30 – April 1, 2023 | Studio D, Studio T, & GCA B2 – SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver.

SCA | Quick News | May 12, 2023

Emma Savić Kallesøe wins!

Soon-to-be alumnus Emma Savić Kallesøe has won the 2023 Dean's Convocation Medal and will be the student speaker for the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology's Convocation ceremony on Friday, June 9. Congratulations, Emma!

Latta in Croatia and Finland

The SCA's Erika Latta will be in Dubrovnik, Croatia, from July 10 – 23, 2023, with WaxFactory, her company with Ivan Talijancic, for their Contemporary Performance Practices annual workshop, featuring Claudia De Serpa and Ellen Lauren. More HERE. Also, later in the summer Latta will join Dr. Bertie Ferdman and Peter Eskerall on a panel, Intermedial Dramaturgies: Staging Play, Modes of Liveness and Social Engagement, as part of CARPA8, the Colloquium on Artistic Research in Performing Arts, which runs from from August 24 – 27 at the University of the Arts Helsinki, Finland.

Long's Through My Lens and Lonely Lonely Oh So Lonely

The SCA's James Long is presenting Through My Lens, a one-on-one, performance-meets-portraiture project with blind performer and photographer Amy Amantea, also working with SCA alumni Jordyn Wood, Daniel O’Shea, and Sophie Tang, which will premiere at the FOLDA: Festival of Digital Art in Kingston, Ontario, running June 7 – 10, 2023. Also, Long will be in Tampere, Finland, in August developing a lecture, Lonely Lonely Oh So Lonely, which will be presented at the Museum Millaveda as part of the Tampere International Theatre Festival. More HERE.

Tacata's Welcoming this summer

For part of his summer, the SCA's Ryan Tacata will be at the Sausalito's Headlands Center for the Arts with For You, to develop an iteration of The Welcoming to present at San Francisco's Jones Institute.

Maier in Paris

The SCA's Stefan Maier will be performing at Paris' Studio 3537 on May 14, 2023, presented by MONOM.

Pauly in Austin

The SCA's Mauricio Pauly was in Austin, Texas, recording a new album with Line Upon Line Percussion, and they played a show at the Ernest Butler School of Music at the University of Texas on Thursday, May 11, 2023.

Underhill Q&A

Read a Q&A with the SCA's Owen Underhill, who's also Turning Point Ensemble's Artistic Director and conductor, about the TPE's upcoming European tour. Read it HERE.

Mitsuhashi and Mardon's whereverever

SCA alumnus Erika Mitsuhashi and Alexa Mardon, working with media artist Alysha Seriani and composer Sasha J. Langford, are presenting whereverever from May 26 — 28, 2023, at 7:00 PM (May 26 & 27) and 4:00 PM (May 28), at the Western Front's Grand Luxe Hall (303 E. 8 Ave., Vancouver). More HERE.

Murdoch at the DCMF

SCA alumnus Corbin Murdoch is the new Executive Director of the Dawson City Music Festival (DCMF). Congratulations, Corbin! More HERE.

LOVE HOUSE dance party

SCA alumnus Deanna Peters and DJ Scott G are hosting a LOVE HOUSE dance party on May 20, 2023, with doors at 9:30 PM at the Gold Saucer Studio (211 – 207 W. Hastings St., Vancouver). More HERE.

Sum's New Age news roundup

The Georgia Straight and Pancouver both covered SCA alumnus Amanda Sum's upcoming New Age Attitudes: Live in Concert, which runs May 11 – 14, 2023, at The Cultch's Historic Theatre (1895 Venables St., Vancouver), presented as part of the Femme Festival. Read the Georgia Straight HERE, and Pancouver HERE. Also, Stir Vancouver was first to give a review, which you can read HERE.

PIÑA reviewed

Stir Vancouver and Pancouver both reviewed Ralph Escamillan​'s FakeKnot: PIÑA, featuring SCA alumnus Tin Gamboa, which ran May 4 – 6, 2023, in the Fei and Milton Wong Experimental Theatre here at SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver), presented by SFU Woodward's. Read Stir's review HERE, and Pancouver's HERE.

Pancouver on Chan's Happy Valley

Here's Pancouver on SCA alumnus Derek Chan / 陳嘉昊's Happy Valley, which runs May 25 – June 4, 2023, at the Firehall Arts Centre (280 E Cordova St., Vancouver), produced by rice & beans theatre. Working behind the scenes are SCA alumni Anjela Magpantay (Director), Heidi Taylor (Dramaturg), Megan Lane (Set/Props/Costume Designer), Andie Lloyd (Video Designer), Jonathan Kim (Lighting Designer), and Cindy Kao and Aysha Dulong / Sapphire Haze (Sound Design). Read it HERE.

An Ocean to Livity tour

Jordan Strom, SCA PhD student and Curator of Exhibitions and Collections at the Surrey Art Gallery, shared about a free special tour of Charles Campbell: An Ocean to Livity, which Strom curated, on Saturday, May 13, 2023, from 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM, featuring Phanuel Antwi (Associate Professor in the UBC Department of English Language and Literatures and Canada Research Chair in Black Arts and Epistemologies) in conversation with Charles Campbell. More HERE. And for more on the exhibition, read THIS from West Coast Curated.

Le Sigh 08

The latest issue of Le Sigh, online arts magazine from SCA alumnus Didier Morelli and Charlene K. Lau, is available. Read it HERE.

What Are Our Supports? reviewed

C Magazine reviewed What Are Our Supports?, the anthology co-edited by SCA PhD student Joni Low and Jeff O’Brien, which was co-published by Information Office (who also did the design), Doryphore Independent Curators Society, the Richmond Art Gallery, and Art Metropole. Read it HERE.

Morelli at ARTEXTE

SCA alumnus Didier Morelli is doing a research residency at ARTEXTE this spring, exploring "the many relationships between art and sports in their archives." More HERE.

Rahi talks ghosts and hyper-organs

SCA PhD student and alumnus George Rahi is giving a talk, "Ghost in the Machine: Mediation and the 21st century Hyper-organ," on Saturday, May 13, 2023, at the Instruments, Interfaces, Infrastructures: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Musical Media, organized by the Harvard University Department of Music. More HERE.

The Darlings III trailer

Watch a trailer for the Darlings III by The Darlings, the "multi-disciplinary, non-binary drag performance collective" that includes SCA dance alumni Desi Rekrut (P.M.), presented as part of Urban Ink​ and The Cultch​’s TRANSFORM Cabaret Festival—The Digital Remix, which us available online and on demand until May 28, 2023. Watch it HERE

Tedlie-Stursberg​ shares some images

SCA alumnus Alex Tedlie-Stursberg​ shared some installation images of an exhibition in the offices of Chan Family Collection Gallery / Burrard Properties. See them HERE.

Art Action Earwig's Re-membering Families, Futures, and Hearts

Art Action Earwig 예술행동그룹 이어위그​, the "multidisciplinary performance collective" of SCA alumni Minah Lee, Wryly Andherson, and Tadafumi Tamura are hosting Re-membering Families, Futures, and Hearts, "a gathering with Japanese graves at Bowen Road Cemetery (555 Bowen Road, Nanaimo)," on May 14, 2023, from 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM, presented as part of their exhibition Give Birth Love Tooth, which runs to June 25, 2023, at the Nanaimo Art Gallery​. More HERE.

Beg's virtual tour

SCA student Ayesha Beg shares a "virtual tour" of their work Flatlines, which they presented as part of Dream Safely, the SCA BFA Graduating Exhibition, which ran April 19 – May 6, 2023, at SFU Galleries​' Audain Gallery. See it HERE.

Sound's The Aunties That Do

SCA alumnus Michelle Sound​ is presenting The Aunties That Do from May 19 – July 1, 2023, at Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art​ (103 – 421 Cawston Ave., Kelowna, opening Friday, May 19, from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. More HERE.


CHEUNG LEE GLOBAL, the artist collective of Ahreum Lee & SCA alumnus Joni Cheung / Snack Witch, shared HOT, MUST-KNOW SURVIVAL TIPS (which they collected via a Google form), on May 11, 2023, as part of Quite Ourselves​' Moving Trailer Project, which was presented at various sites in Montreal. More HERE.

Graveyards and Gardens in Rome

Caroline Shaw and SCA alumnus Vanessa Goodman are presenting Graveyards and Gardens on Wednesday, May 17, 2023, at 8:30 PM at Rome's Teatro Palladium (Piazza Bartolomeo Romano, 8, 00154), presented as part of ORBITA La Stagione Danza 2023. More HERE.

Divorcer wins the EGG

The SCA Theatre Student Union has awarded their inaugural Emerging Growth Grant to the group Divorcer (we assume featuring SCA students and / or alumni) to support the release of their album Espionage, which they're celebrating with a show at Green Auto Body (1822 Pandora St., Vancouver) on May 20, 2023, at 8:00 PM. More HERE.

Vancouver Art Blog shares In The Air images

Vancouver Art Blog has shared some installation shots of SCA alumnus Krystle Silverfox​'s exhibition In The Air, which is at Macaulay & Co. Fine Art​ (293 E 2nd Ave., Vancouver) until May 27, 2023. See them HERE.

Horror in Seconds

SCA alumnus Doaa Magdy announced that Horror in Seconds, "Vancouver's first BIPOC horror film festival" that she's organizing, will have its opening night on Wednesday, November 22, 2023, at the Fox Cabaret​ (2321 Main St., Vancouver). In the meantime, Magdy is still raising funds to support the festival. Find out more about the festival HERE, and donate HERE

How Would Lubitsch Do It? S2E07

SCA alumnus host Devan Scott and guest Bram Ruiter and SCA alumnus Will Ross discuss Lubitsch's expressionist comedy epic The Wildcat (1921). Listen HERE.

Big Queer Filipino Karaoke Night! – and more!

SCA alumnus Davey Samuel Calderon's Big Queer Filipino Karaoke Night! ONLINE, "an interactive livestream Clown-Drag-Karaoke Extravaganza," is part of Upintheair Theatre's rEvolver Festival, which also includes Pulsive Party's (aka SCA alumnus Natalie Tin Yin Gan & Ashley Whitehead) Lip Service: Breaking down barriers, SCA alumni Anthony Kit Chun Lee's Discounted Hotpot Centre, and SCA alumnus Jordyn Wood's Vascular Necrosis (as part of the Updrafts Reading Series) in the programming. Check out the full schedule, more info, and grab tickets HERE.

UBC's Indigenous Art Intensive

SCA alumni Michelle Sound, Krystle Silverfox, Dylan Robinson, and Gabrielle L'Hirondelle Hill are all participating UBC Okanagan's great looking 2023 Indigenous Art Intensive, presented by UBC Okanagan Gallery and the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies. More HERE.

Hini and Joey Chaos and The Ghosts play Verboden

SCA student Rohini Soedhwa's Hini project and SCA alumnus Joseph Malbon's Joey Chaos and The Ghosts are playing the Verboden Festival, which runs May 12 – 14, 2023, at the Rickshaw Theatre (254 E. Hastings St.), Green Auto Body (1822 Pandora St.), and the Vault (247 E. 1st Ave.). More HERE.

Division Infinity Saves The World!

Division Infinity Saves The World! by SCA alumnus Keely O’Brien and Matt Clarke and Shizuka Kai, will have it's World Premiere at the 2023 Vancouver International Children's Festival, which runs May 30 – June 4, presented by Neworld Theatre. More HERE.

Workin' It Out with Friedenberg

SCA alumnus Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg​ is calling for submissions for Workin’ It Out, a "new creation support platform." The deadline to submit is May 14, 2023. Apply HERE.

Aoki's Echoes of Silence

SCA alumnus Jennifer Aoki is presenting a FREE private screening of the dance film Echoes of Silence, followed by "community Q&A with the artistic team," on May 28, 2023, from 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM at the Vancouver Japanese Language School (487 Alexander St., Vancouver). RSVP HERE.

McMann's Nimihitowin!

SCA alumnus Jessica McMann, who's also the co-director of Wild Mint Arts, is presenting Nimihitowin! on May 12, 2023, at 7:00 PM at the Bert Church Theater in Airdrie, Alberta. The show has other dates this summer, too. More HERE.

Ermacora and Johnson retrospective

The Cinematheque is presenting a retrospective of solo and collaborative documentary shorts by SCA alumni Ryan Ermacora and Jessica Johnson, as well as their 2022 feature Anyox. Ermacora and Johnson have also selected to screen Sharon Lockhart's , as well. More HERE.

May 12, 2023