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SCA | Quick News | May 17, 2024

Congratulations, Yousefbigloo, Crazybull, and Vistan

Congratulations to SCA alumni Katayoon Yousefbigloo and Lauren Crazybull and Christian Vistan, who are the recipients of the 2024 221A Fellowship, which includes "a (non-residential) studio placement and a $72,000 stipend over an 18 month period" and a "$10,000 budget to activate online and in-person cultural outputs, including talks, exhibitions, workshops, film screenings, podcasts, and digital prints." Also, don't miss the Fellowship Shortlist Exhibition, curated by Asia Jong, running June 3–July 31, 2024, at 825 Pacific Street Vancouver, with works by Yousefbigloo, Crazybull, Vistan, and Anne Riley, Damla Tamer, Jordan Hill, Manuel Axel Strain, Odera Igbokwe, and Soloman Chiniquay. More HERE.

Bibliographic Performances & Surrogate Reading

The SCA's Kathy Slade is included in Janelle Rebel's forthcoming book, Bibliographic Performances & Surrogate Reading, produced by The Everyday Press. More HERE.

Mascall Dance's Privilege At Home

Mascall Dance, which has SCA alumnus Tobias Macfarlane (son of Jennifer Mascall and the SCA's John Macfarlane) as part of their team, is collecting bookings for their Privilege At Home project, which they describe as "a travelling delivery dance well-suited to gatherings of all sizes and major events." Find out more HERE.

Official Music Video: first date face/sex with an ex

Watch the video for SCA alumnus Amanda Sum new track, first date face/sex with an ex, which Sum directed/choreographed (and describes as a "chinese jane austen mini music video"). Watch it HERE.

Inspire by Fighting Monkey Practice

Alanna Kraaijeveld is holding an "Inspire by Fighting Monkey Practice" workshop in our studios from June 10 – 14, 2024, daily from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM here at 149 W. Hastings Street, Vancouver. More info and tickets HERE.

How Would Lubitsch Do It? S5E02

Listen to S5E02 of How Would Lubitsch Do It? with SCA alumnus host Devan Scott and guest Olympia Kiriakou on Lubitsch's Bluebeard's Eighth Wife (1938). Listen HERE.

Stir and Pancouver on Jackson’s Wilfred Buck

Read Stir Vancouver (HERE) and Pancouver (HERE) on SCA alumnus Lisa Jackson’s Wilfred Buck, about the eponymous Indigenous author and astronomer, which, following its screening as part of the 2024 DOXA Documentary Film Festival, screens May 17 to 25, 2024, at the VIFF Centre (1181 Seymour St., Vancouver).

Maamawi (ᒫᒪᐏ): Together Through The Fire

SCA PhD student Daisy Thompson (Dance Artist) and SCA alumni Sophie Dow (Dance Artist), Sammy Chien & Caroline MacCaull (co-artistic directors of Chimerik 似不像 as the Lighting Design, Projection & Audiovisual Playback System Support Team), Jonathan Kim (Lighting Designer), Kayleigh Sandomirsky (Stage Manager), and Brian Postalian (Producer) are all part of O.Dela Arts' Maamawi (ᒫᒪᐏ): Together Through The Fire, which runs May 17 & 18, 2024, at Animatrik Studios (4088 1st Ave., Burnaby). Get tickets HERE.

Lum's Scotiabank Photography Award exhibition

Rescheduled, SCA alumnus Ken Lum's Scotiabank Photography Award exhibition opened May 15 and runs to August 3, 2024, at Toronto's The Image Centre (33 Gould St.). More HERE. glimpse: African Cinema Now!

Curated by SCA alumnus Ogheneofegor Obuwoma, the glimpse: African Cinema Now! film series at the VIFF Centre (1181 Seymour St., Vancouver) continues with Rungano Nyoni's I Am Not a Witch on May 29 & 30 and concludes with Abba Makama's The Lost Okoroshi on June 20 & 22. More HERE.

Slow Social #4

Upcoming as part of the Vancouver Improvised Arts Society's West Coast String Summit: SCA alumnus Barbara Adler and The Only Animal's FREE Slow Social #4 (featuring SCA alumnus Toni-Leah C. Yake, Anju Singh, and Julia Ulehla) on Saturday, May 25, from 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM, in the backroom at The Ironworks (235 Alexander St., Vancouver). More HERE.

Stir on the rEvolver Festival

Here's Stir Vancouver on Upintheair Theatre’s rEvolver Festival, which runs May 22 – June 2 at The Cultch, featuring lots of SCA representation, including: Jonathon Kim (lighting for Multi – Vs), Jami Reimer's Soft tongues: a bioacoustic opera (which has Czarina Agustines, Sara van Gaalen, Eve Middleton-Meyer, Lauren Han, and Ruby Maher as performers and Mena El Shazly as co-Video Editor, Bernice Paet as Stage Manager, and Maddy Woodly as Assistant Stage Manager), Sarah Hin Ching U's Silent Howl has Alexandra Caprara as Video Designer, Olympia Tomasta's Cloaks (which has Stephen Hass and Avery Chapman as performers and Wenwei Zhou as Stage Manager), Garvin Chan's What the F-Word is Going On? (which has Jesse Del Fierro, Samantha Walters, Eve Middleton-Meyer, Cindy Kao, and Brett Hubich as "Panelists"), The Midnight Parade is a collaborative project with Blake Hobson-Dimas and Tamlin Vetter, and Please Wait While We Connect You by The Troika Collective (which includes Aliya Griffin, Caroline Sniatynski, and Manuela Sosa). Read it HERE.

D’Anunciação Photography

SCA alumnus Luciana Freire D’Anunciação is not only a dancer, artist, and writer (and probably more, besides), but also a very accomplished photographer. Check out her newly updated website for a look-see. 

Chen, Chan, and Magpantay talk Jade Circle

SCA alumnus Derek Chan, who's also the Managing Artistic Director of Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre (VACT), will be in conversation with Jasmine Chen about Chen's Jade Circle, which Chan directed, on Wednesday, May 22, 2024, from 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM at the Vancouver Public Library's Central Branch (350 West Georgia), with SCA alumnus and rice & beans theatre's interim Artistic Director, Anjela Magpantay, as facilitator. More HERE.

Congratulations, Alvarez-Mesa!

SCA alumnus Pablo Alvarez-Mesa won the Colin Low Award for Best Canadian Director for La Laguna del Soldado, presented by the Directors Guild of Canada. SCA alumus Lisa Jackson was an Honourable Mention for Wilfred Buck. Read all of the winners HERE.

Publik Secrets seeking spacemates

Publik Secrets, the multi-disciplined group with Robyn Jacob, SCA PhD student George Rahi, I Putu Swaryandana Ichi Oka, and Adrian Avendaño, are looking for a new studio space in Vancouver, and are hoping to find like-minded folks to share with. They've produced a handy online survey for interested possible spacemates (fill it out HERE). Could this be you?  

Otherwise Disregarded reviewed

Here's West Coast Curated on Otherwise Disregarded, featuring the SCA's Jin-me Yoon and SCA alumnus Michelle Sound and Adad Hannah and Jake Kimble, running April 20 – September 29, 2024⁠, at the Audain Art Museum (4350 Blackcomb Way, Whistler), co-presented by the Audain Art Museum and the Capture Photography Festival. Read it HERE.

Volunteer for Deep Fried

Playwright's Theatre Centre (PTC) are looking for volunteers for UNSCRIPTED: Deep Fried on Sunday, June 9, 2024, at 6:00 PM at PL 1422 (1422 William St., Vancouver), with SCA alumnus Davey Samuel Calderon (who's also the Dramaturg, Public Engagement for PTC), Peter Abando, and Kimmortal, and SCA alumnus Anjela Magpantay. Interested? Sign up HERE.

Morelli on Pussy Riot

Read SCA alumnus Didier Morelli on Velvet Terrorism: Pussy Riot’s Russia for Border Crossings. Read it HERE.

Majidi's Paralax and Sārbaz

SCA MFA student Ghazal Majidi is presenting Paralax, "an interactive augmented reality installation," as part of Mutek UAE at Alserkal Avenue in Dubai, activated via the MUTEK.AE App from May 4 to May 17, 2024. More HERE. Also, Majidi presented the animated 3D short, Sārbaz (or soldier in Persian), produced in collaboration with Vienna-based jazz trio /kry, on May 15, 2024, at Reaktor's Foyer (Geblergasse 40, 1170 Wien). More HERE.

Snack Witch's bring back as souvenirs

SCA alumnus Snack Witch Joni Cheung is presenting bring back as souvenirs at The New Gallery (208 Centre St. S, Calgary), opening Friday, May 17, from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, and running to June 29, 2024. More HERE.


SCA alumnus Jessica Sparvier-Wells and Wild Mint Arts are presenting Nimihitowin! from May 28 – 31, 2024, at the Granville Island Revue Stage (1601 Johnston St., Vancouver) as part of the Vancouver International Children's Festival, co-presented by the Talking Stick Festival. More HERE.

Ocean Kin: A Shadow Show

Ocean Kin: A Shadow Show, co-directed by SCA alumni Megan Stewart and Ian McFarlane, runs May 18 & 19, 2024, at The Bus Stop Theatre (2203 Gottingen St., Halifax), presented by Jeighk Koyote. More HERE.

Buy Nothing Boutique

SCA alumnus Keely O'Brien and Ana Lorena Pérez Rolando have curated the "Buy Nothing Boutique," which is presented as part of nNeworld Theatre's Earth Case Scenario on Saturday, May 25, 2024, at 7:00 PM, at Progress Lab (1422 William St., Vancouver), presented in partnership with Upintheair Theatre and in association with the Britannia Community Centre. More HERE.

Prophouse: an exhibition of 1 million objects

SCA alumnus Charlene Vickers is part of the exhibition Prophouse: an exhibition of 1 million objects, which opens Friday, May 17, from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at Griffin Art Projects (1174 Welch St., North Vancouver), and runs to August 18, 2024, co-produced by On Main Gallery and Griffin Art Projects, in collaboration with grunt gallery and Mount Pleasant Furniture. More HERE.

Raven Spirit at Evergreen

Raven Spirit Dance, which has SCA alumni Starr Muranko as Co-Artistic Director and Jeanette Kotowich as as Artistic Associate, are presenting "new work-in-progress pieces from Raven Spirit and the artists of the Pakitinam Choreographers Circle, a residency program for Emerging Indigenous Choreographers," on Saturday, May 25, 2024, from 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM at the Evergreen Cultural Centre's Rehearsal Hall (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). More HERE.

Inverso Summer Intensive

Heather and Lesley Telford are holding the third annual Inverso Summer Intensive from July 29 – August 2, 2024, daily from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM in our studios here at 149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver, co-presented by SFU Woodward’s Cultural Programs in association with us. More HERE.

Chimerik – behind-the-scenes

The Vancouver Art Gallery shared this quick behind-the-scenes interview video with Chimerik 似不像 (which has SCA alumni Sammy Chien & Caroline MacCaull as co-artistic directors) about their interactive media arts project, Ritual-Spective 迴融, which was part of the VAG's Art Party on May 11, 2024. Watch it HERE.

50th Talking Sh*t With

SCA MFA student Tara Cheyenne is celebrating the 50th podcast episode of Talking Sh*t With, featuring guests SCA's Justine A. Chambers and Kate Franklin. Listen HERE.

Your Old Way Kind of Vision

The Libby Leshgold Gallery (520 East 1st Ave., Vancouver) shared their summer schedule and it includes the Daina Warren curated exhibition, Your Old Way Kind of Vision, running June 1 – 30, 2024, with Siku Allooloo, Catherine Blackburn, Wally Dion, and and SCA alumnus Charlene Vickers, presented by the ECU Aboriginal Gathering Place. More HERE.

Silverfox​ at the 2024 Indigenous Art Intensive

SCA alumnus Krystle Silverfox​ is one of the keynote speakers (presenting with Marika Swan on June 12 from 12:00 PM – 3:30 PM) and an artist-in-residence for UBC's Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies' 2024 Indigenous Art Intensive, which runs May 13 – June 20 at UBC's Okanagan Campus (1148 Research Road, Kelowna). More HERE.

Gorgeous Tongue

SCA alumnus Jeanette Kotowich is performing as part of Lara Kramer's Gorgeous Tongue, which is having it's world premiere as part of the Festival TransAmérique on May 31 – June 3, 2024, at Édifice Wilder – Espace danse (1435 rue de Bleury, Montréal). More HERE.

Dunn's cover the taken bone

SCA alumnus Janine Dunn's exhibition, cover the taken bone, opens Saturday, May 18, from 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM, and runs to June 22, 2024, at Pale Fire (866 E. Broadway, Vancouver). More HERE.

asses.masses in Montréal

SCA alumni Patrick Blenkarn and Milton Lim are presenting asses.masses on Saturday, May 25, and Saturday, June 2, 2024, at 2:00 PM as part of the Festival TransAmérique at the Théâtre Centaur (453 Rue Saint-François-Xavier, Montréal). More HERE.

Hot Dyke Party

Hot Dyke Party, which includes SCA alumni Arthi Chandra, Cindy Kao, and Hannah Meyers (plus Blue Chu, Hayley Sullivan, and Thule van den Dam), are playing with Mermaid and Danielle Lande on Sunday, May 19, 2024, from 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM at The Birdhouse (44 W. 4th Ave., Vancouver). Grab tickets HERE.

Monologue for the Dancer

SCA alumnus Eddy van Wyk is running a workshop, Monologue for the Dancer, Wednesdays in June (5, 12, 19 & 26), 2024, from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM at Hopbopshop Studio (at McLean Dr. and Powell St. in  Vancouver). More HERE.

Tsgeba x Daily Paper

SCA MFA student Alexis Chivir-ter Tsgeba shared this video on World Collage Day featuring her collaboration with Daily Paper. More of the collaboration HERE.  


IT IS WHAT IT IS, the Spring 2024 issue of The Capilano Review (which has SCA alumnus Jacquelyn Zong-Li Ross as Art Editor), is out now. More HERE.

May 17, 2024