SCA | Quick News | May 5, 2023

Reviewing the Dutchman

Read reviews in the Vancouver Sun and Stir Vancouver for the Vancouver Opera's presentation of The Flying Dutchman, which runs to May 7, 2023, at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre (630 Hamilton St., Vancouver), featuring the SCA's Wladimiro A. Woyno Rodriguez on Projection Design duties, working with SCA alumni June Hsu and Isabelle Romas and current SCA undergrad Jack Chipman and SCA MFA student Irfan Brkovic.  

Marks at the Digital Politics Summer School

The SCA's Laura U. Marks is holding a workshop, Small Files for a Small World, as part of the Digital Politics Summer School's Can we 'reduce, reuse, refuse'.. the digital?, which runs June 5 & 6, 2023, presented by Manchester Metropolitan University's Department of History, Politics and Philosophy. More HERE.

Latta on the BOD

The SCA's Erika Latta has joined the Board of Directors for the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, which also has SCA alumni Kimberly Ho and Johnny Wu. Meet the whole BOD HERE.

As the sun disappears and the shadows descend from the mountaintop

While Friedrich Nietzsche's eternal recurrence, “the unconditional and infinitely repeated circulation of all things,” might live up to its promise, for both (or perhaps beyond) good and bad, the SCA's Kathy Slade's exhibition, As the sun disappears and the shadows descend from the mountaintop, which explores this provocative notion (and more!), finishes its run at the Contemporary Art Gallery (555 Nelson St., 
Vancouver) on May 7, 2023.

Shihab's Sister Mother Lover Child at DOXA

The SCA's Nadia Shihab's Sister Mother Lover Child is screening Saturday, May 6 at 12:00 PM at the VIFF Centre (1181 Seymour St., Vancouver) and Tuesday, May 9 at 3:00 PM in the Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema here at SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver) as part of the 2023 DOXA Film Festival. More HERE.

TPE hits the road

The SCA's Owen Underhill and the Turning Point Ensemble are going on tour in Europe, including Croatia, Serbia and Spain. Go to their website for more info and their itinerary.

Welcome, Aimee, Am, and Kimberly!

Welcome Aimee Rigor, the SCA's new New Students Advisor! Also, welcome to Am Johal (Director of SFU's Vancity of Office of Community Engagement) and Kimberly Phillips (Director of SFU Galleries) as Associate Members of the SCA's faculty.  

Adler talks Spring-Summer 2024

The SCA's Barbara Adler is giving an artist talk on Saturday, May 6, 2023, from 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM in Studio 102 at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts (6450 Deer Lake Ave., Burnaby) in support of her exhibition Spring-Summer 2024, which runs in the Shadbolt Centre's Atrium from May 6 – 9, 2023, presented as part of the Burnaby Festival of Learning. RSVP for the talk HERE.  

Saleken's early retrospective

Cineworks Independent Filmmakers Society​ are presenting a FREE retrospective screening of five early short films by the SCA's Corbin Saleken, including Weekend of Terror (1988), Dummy Circle of Death (1995), The B-Team (2000), When They Were Little (2010), and The Vehicle (2012), on Thursday, May 18, 2023, at 6:30 PM in thier Black Box Studio (1131 Howe St., Vancouver). Email for more info.

George and Johal in Summer School on Radical Democracy

SCA alumnus and Gallery Gachet Artistic Director Moroti George and SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement's Am Johal, who's also a newly-joined Associate Member of the SCA, are both Program Faculty for the Summer School on Radical Democracy, which runs May 18 and 25 (from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM) via Zoom and then June 4 – 10 in person, co-presented by Participedia and SFU's Community-Engaged Research Initiative. Read more about the Summer School on Radical Democracy from The Tyee HERE.

Lum wins!

SCA alumnus Ken Lum has won the $50,000 2023 Scotiabank Photography Award. Congratulations, Ken! More HERE.  

withintensions' Double Feature Pt. 1

Download Part 1 of a double helping of withintensions, the monthly art mag produced by SCA alumni, this time on the theme "Double Feature." Grab it HERE.

Smoke Eater's West Coast Premiere

SCA alumni Gloria Mercer and Aidan West's short film Smoke Eater had its West Coast Premiere as part of the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival​, which ran April 25 – 30, 2023. More HERE.

Spence and Dora's Magenta

SCA alumnus Alexandra Spence has a collaborative track, Magenta, with Delphine Dora on Objects & Sounds​' Seasonal Diary II: Lush Abundance compilation. Listen HERE.

Venus Revolution in VSFF

Venus Revolution by Daria Mikhaylyuk's Venus Art Gallery​ project, featuring SCA alumni Eowynn Enquist, Anya Saugstad, Stefan Nazarevich, and Shion Skye Carter and Isak Enquist, Brenna Metzmeier, Sabine Zoe Raskin, Nasiv Kaur Sall, and Ralph Escamillan, is screening as part Vancouver Short Film Festival​'s After Dark Double Block series on Saturday, June 3, 2023, at 8:30 PM at the VIFF Centre (1181 Seymour St., Vancouver), and online from June 2 – 11. More HERE.

C New Critics Award

SCA alumnus Jacquelyn Zong-Li Ross joins Tiana Reid as jurors for C Magazine​'s 2023 C New Critics Award, which is accepting submission to May 30. More HERE.

Rehearsal for a Forest

Branching Songs Ensemble – SCA PhD student Simon Lysander Overstall, with Julie Andreyev, Keira Madsen, and Thomas Myles Feltenberger – performed Rehearsal for a Forest on April 29, 2023, at the New Media Gallery​ (777 Columbia St., New Westminster), presented as a Creative Exhibition Response to the exhibition a B I O T I C with Verena Friedrich, LABOFACTORY, and Finnbogi Pétursson, which ended its run on April 30, as well as to celebrate Earth Day (April 22, 2023). More HERE.

Body Parts & New Age Attitudes trailers

Watch a trailer HERE for SCA alumnus Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg​'s Body Parts, which runs May 3 – 6, and one HERE for SCA alumnus Amanda Sum's New Age Attitudes: Live in Concert, which runs May 11 – 14, both at The Cultch's Historic Theatre (1895 Venables St., Vancouver), presented as part of the 2023 Femme Festival. For more, here's Stir Vancouver on Sum's show, and here's Dance International on Friedenberg​'s show.  

Calderon advocates  

SCA alumnus Davey Samuel Calderon, who's also the Dramaturg, Public Engagement for the Playwrights Theatre Centre (PTC) and a cofounder of the New(to)Town Collective (which also includes SCA alumni Anjela Magpantay and June Fukumura, and Avyen von Waldenburg), was part of a news conference advocating for a new Filipino cultural centre in Vancouver. Here's Pancouver with the story.

Charles in Transmissions

SCA alumnus Roxanne Charles joins Jonathan Alfaro, Katherine Boyer, Emily Hermant, Damla Tamer, and Valérie d. Walker in Transmissions, which runs May 13 – July 23, 2023, at the Art Gallery at Evergreen​ (205 Pinetree Way #1, Coquitlam). More HERE.

Kong on Arseneault and Doyle

Read SCA PhD student Yani Kong in Galleries West on Robin Arseneault and Maura Doyle's Iodame, which is at Pale Fire (866 E. Broadway, Vancouver) to June 3, 2023. Read it HERE.

PantoLand / PantoTown

Have some / know some kids into theatre & performance? Consider Theatre Replacement's week-long summer camps, PantoLand (5-10 years) and PantoTown (11-13 years), running this July. Registration is now open! More HERE.

The Experimentalists

SCA alumni Natalie Tin Yin Gan (Hong Kong Exile) and Aryo Khakpour (The Biting School) joined Tim Carlson (Theatre Conspiracy) and host and SCA alumnus Maiko Yamamoto (Theatre Replacement) for The Experimentalists: Adventures in Devised, Creation-based, and Experimental Theatre on Thursday, May 4, 2023, at the BMO Theatre Centre (162 West 1st Ave., Vancouver, presented as part of the Arts Club Theatre Company's Incubator Series. More HERE.

Wu's working

SCA alumnus Johnny Wu​, who shared an impressive list of recent credits on his Instagram, is a one person Asian Heritage Month celebration! Click through to see the full list of projects, including Adele Lim's Joy Ride, HERE.

Dance Showcase: Flamenco & Contemporary

SCA alumni Jhoely Triana and Eowynn Enquist and Isak Enquist are performing in the Evergreen Cultural Centre​'s (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) Dance Showcase: Flamenco & Contemporary on May 27, 2023, at 8:30 PM. Get more info and tickets HERE.

SCA in rEvolver

SCA alumnus Natalie Tin Yin Gan & Ashley Whitehead, aka Pulsive Party, are presenting Lip Service: Breaking down Barriers as part of Upintheair Theatre​'s rEvolver Festival, which also includes SCA alumnus Davey Samuel Caldero's Big Queer Filipino Karaoke Night! ONLINE and SCA alumni Anthony Kit Chun Lee's Discounted Hotpot Centre in the programming. Find the full schedule, more info, and tickets HERE.

PIÑA trailer

Watch the trailer for Ralph Escamillan​'s FakeKnot: PIÑA, featuring SCA alumnus Tin Gamboa, which runs May 4 – 6, 2023, from 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM, with a post-show Talkback on May 5 & 6, 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. Watch it HERE.

Kanagawa's first draft and Finding Forgiveness  

SCA alumnus Hiro Kanagawa finished the "first draft of a new play commission for the Banff Centre and the Stratford Festival," marking a very busy five months of activity, which included the Vancouver (January 12 – February 12, at the Arts Club Theatre) and Calgary (March 7 – April 1, at Theatre Calgary) presentation of his adaptation of Mark Sakamoto's memoir Forgiveness, which featured SCA alumni June Fukumura in the cast, Cindy Mochizuki as Video Designer & Animation, Howard Dai as Assistant Director, and Sammy Chien and Chimerik 似不像 as co-Video Systems Designer. We'll share news about Where Waters Meet the Land is Sacred, which appears to be the working title of this new project, when we see it. In the meantime, enjoy this image (and more update info) on Kanagawa's Instagram. Also, marking May as Asian Heritage Month, the Museum of Vancouver has released a "limited-time recording" of Finding Forgiveness, which was a "special preview" of Forgiveness, which was followed by a moderated panel with "playwright and museum educator Carolyn Nakagawa; community elder and educator Vivian Rygnestad; and community elder, writer, curator, and activist Grace Eiko Thomson." Watch the video while it's available on the MOV's YouTube channel HERE.

Jeffery and Faint's Way Down Bad

Congratulations to SCA alumnus Daniel Jeffery and Peter Faint, whose "dark comedy" Way Down Bad, which "follows a disillusioned young adult who quits his life in the city to go tree planting in the interior of British Columbia where he unintentionally disrupts the social order just as encroaching fires postpone the work, leaving chaos to reign," was selected by Cineworks Independent Filmmakers Society for the Main Component stream of Telefilm Canada's 2023 Talent to Watch program.

BLOT in Bucharest

SCA alumnus Vanessa Goodman and Simona Deaconescu's BLOT – Body Line of Thought, this time performed by Simona Dabija and Maria Luiza Dimulescu, is running May 13 & 14, 2023, at the Centrul Naţional al Dansului Bucureşti. More HERE.

Improv Karaoke

SCA alumnus Matthew Ariaratnam is co-hosting Improv Karaoke at 8 EAST (8 East Pender St., Vancouver) on Wednesday, May 10, at 6:00 PM. More HERE.  

IGNITE! 2023

Some SCA folks in the 2023 IGNITE! Youth-Driven Arts Festival, which runs May 17 – 20 at the The Cultch's Historic Theatre (1895 Venables St., Vancouver), including alumnus Paige Smith, who's presenting her short film The Big Reveal as part of Solstice Opening Party on Monday, May 15; alumnus Jaqueline Ritter and current student Zoë Braithwaite as part of the Golden Hour program on Friday, May 19; and alumnus Samantha Walters as part of the Solar Flair / The Big Finale / Telling it Bent Showcase on Saturday, May 20. More HERE.

O’Callaghan and Paterson do Encounters – Samplings

SCA alumnus James O’Callaghan is collaborating with turntablist Cheldon Paterson (SlowPitchSound) for Soundstreams' Encounters - Samplings event on Saturday, May 13, 2023, at 8:00 PM, at The Redwood Theatre (1300 Gerrard St. E., Toronto), "remixing from a joint library of their own unique sounds," which will then be shared as "a sample pack so that Soundmakers far and wide will have an opportunity to create their own mixes." More HERE.

On Morelli – for a change!

Download Charlene K. Lau's text on SCA alumnus Didier Morelli's solo exhibition, La maison à jouer de S.L., which runs to May 29, 2023, at Centre Skol (372 Saint-Catherine St W, Montreal). Get it HERE.

ALTA render + an interview

Just in time for your Bandcamp Friday considerations, SCA alumnus Scott Morgan / Loscil has issued a "40+ minute render of ALTA," which is a "generative music piece" that was originally presented as part of Soft Launch, a set of 'mini-residencies' at the Libby Leshgold Gallery in March & April, 2023, that also featured performances by the SCA's Ryan Tacata and Justine A. Chambers. Get it HERE. Also, read an interview with Loscil by Data.Wave. Read it HERE.

Artist Survival & Healing Fund  

Vines Art Festival, which was created by SCA alumnus and festival director Heather Lamoureux in 2015, is holding a fundraiser for their Artist Survival & Healing Fund on Thursday, May 11, 2023, at 6:30 PM at Heritage Hall (3102 Main St., Vancouver), with the goal of raising $40,000 by July 15, 2023. More HERE.

Omote (面) in Montreal and Toronto

Read Nikkei Voice on SCA alumnus Shion Skye Carter and Miya Turnbull work Omote (面), featuring music by SCA alumnus Stefan Nazarevich, which they're presenting as part of CanAsian Dance’s 2023 KickStart program, running both at Montreal's Édifice Wilder (1435 Rue de Bleury), in collaboration with Tangente Danse and the Festival Accès Asie, from May 6 – 9, and in the Greenwin Theatre at the Meridian Arts Centre (5040 Yonge Street, North York) from May 12 – 14, co-presented with TO Live. Read it HERE.

S2E06.5 How Would Lubitsch Do It

SCA alumnus host Devan Scott and guest Paul Cuff discuss Lubitsch's Napoléon vu par Abel Gance (1927). Listen HERE.

Ho's DOXA picks

Check out SCA alumnus Kimberly Ho / 何文蔚's picks for the 2023 DOXA Documentary Film Festival on DOXA's Instagram.  

May 05, 2023