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SCA | Quick News | November 10, 2023


Theatre Replacement (which has SCA alumnus Maiko Yamamoto as Artistic Director and Yamamoto and the SCA's James Long as co-founders) and Company 605 have changed the name of PushOff, their annual collaborative programing series, to HOLD ON LET GO, and also announced its two-part run – PART I: January 23 – 27, 2024 and PART II: January 30 – February 2, 2024 – at The Russian Hall (600 Campbell Ave., Vancouver). The full programme will be announced the week of November 13, which we'll also post. More HERE.

Hopeful Monster on the list

Hopeful Monster, the collaborative album from Eve Egoyan and the SCA's Mauricio Pauly, released by No Hay Discos, is included in the list of Best Contemporary Classical Music on Bandcamp for October 2023. Read it HERE.

XINEMA's One Year Cine-Celebration

The SCA's Patricia Gruben, SCA MFA students Niloufar Samadi and Mena El Shazly, SCA PhD student Dave Biddle, and SCA alumni Kaila Bhullar, Nita Bowerman, Inanna Cusi, Deborah Edmeades, Hân Phạm, and Jaewoo Kang all have films in XINEMA's One Year Cine-Celebration, which runs Thursday, November 16, 2023, at 7:00 PM at the VIFF Centre (1181 Seymour St., Vancouver). More HERE.

Chambers and Kwan's Timeless Talk

The SCA's Justine A. Chambers and the Libby Leshgold Gallery's Vanessa Kwan are holding the "third and final installment" of the Contemporary Art Gallery's Timelines Talk series, which "invite open reflection on the future of 'Vancouver,'" on December 7, 2023, at 7:30 PM (555 Nelson St., Vancouver). More HERE.

Disrupting the Everyday: Women’s Experimental Video and Film

Co-convened by Gallery curators Sameena Siddiqui and Jordan Strom, who is also an SCA PhD student, the Surrey Art Gallery​ have announced Disrupting the Everyday: Women’s Experimental Video and Film, the 2023 edition of their annual media arts symposium, running Saturday, November 18 from 12:00 PM – 4:30 PM, featuring Abedar Kamgari, Faraz Anoushapour, Nimisha Srivastava, Abeer Khan, the SCA's Patricia Gruben, Sharlene Bamboat, and Sunera Thobani (Vancouver). More HERE.

DBLSPK: Hymn of the Weaver Birds

rice & beans theatre, which has SCA alumnus Pedro Chamale as Artistic Director, has announced their first DBLSPK of the season: SCA alumnus Johnny Wu and Jocelyn Yuchia Chang's Hymn of the Weaver Birds. Wu and Chang are presenting on their "explorations in Regional Mandarin and English" on Monday, December 11, 2023, at 6:00 PM in the Alice MacKay Room at Vancouver Public Library's Main Branch (350 W. Georgia St., Vancouver), and it's FREE! More HERE.

Bergonzoni talks Translating Movement

SCA alumnus Carolina Bergonzoni, who is a 2023 Shadbolt Fellow with SFU Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies, is presenting Translating Movement, a FREE talk "about audio described projects she has been involved with in partnership with the inclusive dance company, All Bodies Dance Project," on November 16, 2023, at 6:30 PM in Room 2245 at SFU Harbour Centre (515 W. Hastings St., Vancouver). RSVP and more HERE.

On Film and Media Working for and Against the Environment

SCA alumni Ryan Ermacora and Jessica Johnson, SCA PhD student Yani Kong, and SCA alumni and Small File Media Festival co-organizer Joseph Malbon joined UBC's Claire Cao for a conversation about Film and Media Working for and Against the Environment on Tuesday, November 7, 2023, in the Coach House at Green College (UBC, 6201 Cecil Green Park Road, Vancouver). More HERE.

…wreckage upon wreckage…

Under the artistic leadership of SCA alumnus Nancy Tam, A Wake of Vultures' …wreckage upon wreckage…, "a durational performance installation for solo performer accompanied by an immersive soundscape," runs December 2 & 3, 2023, at Dumb Instrument Dance's Morrow (910 Richards St., Vancouver). More HERE.

Educate and Act: Resources on Palestinian Refusal

ReIssue, the "interdisciplinary art writing platform" edited by SCA PhD student Casey Wei, has shared a collection of resources and links on Palestinian Refusal. More HERE.

Intro to Gamelan Workshop

Publik Secrets, the multi-disciplined group with Robyn Jacob, SCA PhD student George Rahi, I Putu Swaryandana Ichi Oka, and Adrian Avendaño, are holding an Intro to Gamelan Workshop on Saturday, November 18, 2023, from 2:00 – 3:30 PM at the Hadden Park Fieldhouse (1015 Maple St., Vancouver). More HERE.

The Refrain: getting in sync with the world

SCA alumnus James Maxwell provided the "Sound composition" for Fight With a Stick Performance's The Refrain: getting in sync with the world podcast. Listen HERE.

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella

SCA alumnus Sophie Tang is the co-Set and Props Designer and Lighting Designer for Gateway Theatre​'s presentation of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella, which runs December 14 – 31, 2023 (6500 Gilbert Road, Richmond). More HERE.

How Black Mothers Say I Love You reviewed

The Georgia Straight​ reviewed Trey Anthony’s How Black Mothers Say I Love You, directed by SCA alumnus Fay Nass, which runs at The Cultch's Historic Theatre (1895 Venables St., Vancouver,) from November 2 – 12, 2023. Read it HERE.

Horror in Seconds at the Fox

Organized by SCA alumnus Doaa Magdy, the Horror in Seconds Festival, dedicated to 60-seconds-or-less horror shorts from emerging BIPOC filmmakers in Canada, opens November 22 at the Fox Cabaret (2312 Manin St., Vancouver). Grab tickets HERE.

Ross' Night Work

SCA alumnus Jacquelyn Zong-Li Ross has a text in Asia Art Archive. Read it HERE.

Exquisite Pressure x The Biting School

What Lab​'s upcoming Exquisite Pressure will be organized with The Biting School (SCA alumnus Aryo Khakpour and Arash Khakpour). Exquisite Pressure is "a performance residency culminating in a public showcase," which gives participants "30 hours of studio time and a paid stipend to create a 15-20 minute work-in-progress piece, to be shared at a public showing." The application deadline is November 26, 2023, at 11:59 PM. More HERE.

Silverfox​ at KIAC

SCA alumnus Krystle Silverfox​ is beginning an Klondike Institute of Art & Culture (KIAC)​ artist residency at the historic Macaulay House in Dawson City. More HERE.

I Have My Mother’s Eyes: A Holocaust Memoir Across Generations

Read Pancouver​ on SCA alumnus Rita Ueda's new chamber opera, I Have My Mother’s Eyes: A Holocaust Memoir Across Generations, which is premiering at Chutzpah! Festival from November 18 & 19, 2023, at 8:00 PM at the Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre (950 W. 41st Ave., Vancouver). Read it HERE.

Basanta's Small Movements

SCA alumnus Adam Basanta is presenting his "all-feedback set" Small Movements on November 14, 2023, at Bar Orwell (1595 Dundas St. W., Toronto) and November 15 at Ateliers Belleville (545 rue Legendre Ouest, Montreal). More HERE.

Prairie Dusk live

SCA alumnus Jessica McMann is performing Prairie Dusk on Wednesday, November 22, 2023, at 7:30 PM at The Annex (823 Seymour St., Vancouver), presented by Re:Naissance as part of IndieFest. More HERE.

Zahak, the Serpent King

The World Premiere of Zahak, the Serpent King by The Biting School​ (SCA alumnus Aryo Khakpour and Arash Khakpour) runs November 30 – December 2, 2023, at 8:00 PM at The Annex (823 Seymour St., Vancouver), presented by New Works​. More HERE.

Armour on Below the Radar

SCA alumnus and "legendary BC arts impresario" Norman Armour guests on Below the Radar, the podcast produced by our colleagues in SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement​. Listen HERE.

Maddock reviews Kidd Pivot

SCA alumnus Rachel Silver Maddock reviewed Kidd Pivot's Assembly Hall for The Dance Current​. Read it HERE.

Yamada and Aoki at Morrow

Collaborating with SCA alumnus collaborator Jennifer Aoki​, SCA alumnus Tomoyo Yamada​ is doing a Foray residency at Dumb Instrument Dance's Morrow, and will be presenting a free informal showing on November 12, 2023, at 5:00 PM at Morrow (Suite 204 – 910 Richards St., Vancouver). RSVP to

Vancouver Art Blog visits Crazybull

Click through to Vancouver Art Blog's Instagram to read a quick text about and see images from a recent studio visit with SCA MFA student Lauren Crazybull, who has contributed the painting Red Touch to the 19th Annual C Magazine Art Auction.  

Low on Hill

Read SCA PhD student Joni Low in Artforum on SCA alumnus Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill's exhibition M*****, which ran May 26 – September 3, 2023, at the Contemporary Art Gallery. Read it HERE.

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