SCA | Quick News | November 11, 2022

NO HAY BANDA play Schroeder and Pauly

Listen to "long-form works for chamber ensemble and electronics" from the SCA's Sabrina Schroeder and Mauricio Pauly, along with works by Anthony Tan and Andrea Young, on NO HAY BANDA's debut album I had a dream about this place. Listen HERE.

Shihab's busy

Keep up with the SCA's Nadia Shihab! Her film Echolocation is screening at the Arab Film Festival on Tuesday, November 15 at 6:30 PM at Oakland's The New Parkway Theatre (and streaming from November 12 – 20), and at the MENA Film Festival at VIFF Centre (1181 Seymour St, Vancouver) on Tuesday, November 29 at 6:00 PM. Her film Amal’s Garden is screening November 24 at 4:00 PM the Festival international Jean Rouch – Comité du film ethnographique (Musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac 222, rue de l'Université, Paris) as part of a special program focused on city portraits of Aleppo, Beirut, Alexandria, and Kirkuk. In non-film news, Shihab is also performing in two/fold, a sound performance with collaborator Szuhan Ho, on Sunday, November 20 at 1:00 PM at the Zilkha Gallery at Wesleyan University (283 Washington Terrace, Middletown).

Kitsos in Missed Connections

The SCA's Rob Kitsos is presenting work in Missed Connections, presented by Bellingham Repertory Dance, with shows on November 11 & 12 and 17 – 19, 2022. More HERE.

Eigenfeldt on Musebots and I

The SCA's Arne Eigenfeldt has a chapter, titled 'Musebots and I: Collaborating with Creative Systems,' in the book, The Language of Creative AI: Practices, Aesthetics and Structures, edited by Craig Vear and Fabrizio Poltronieri, which is part of the Springer Series on Cultural Computing. Read it HERE.

Yoon talks

The SCA's Jin-me Yoon is giving a talk on November 23, 2022, from 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM at the Reliance Theatre in Emily Carr University of Art + Design. More HERE.

Daniel in Licht

Early notice: The SCA's Dr. Henry Daniel is presenting a new work on the theme of "light" on Saturday, January 28, 2023, at Theater Pforzheim (Waisenhausplatz 5, 75172 Pforzheim, Germany). More HERE.  

Residuals (住み・墨) reviewed

Read a Stir Vancouver review of SCA alumnus Shion Skye Carter's Residuals (住み・墨), which premiered November 4 & 5, 2022, at The Dance Centre. Read it HERE.

Win dinner and a show

The Cultch and The Tyee are holding a contest to win a "Show and Dinner Package" for Theatre Replacement's upcoming holiday run of their East Van Panto: The Little Mermaid, with SCA alumnus Amanda Sum as Ariel the mermaid. More HERE.

Cassady interviewed

Read an interview with dancer Katie Cassady, who completed some of her training at the SCA, on The Dance Centre's blog. Read it HERE.

Wallgrin's a Staff Pick

SCA alumnus Tegan Wahlgren / Wallgrin's Yet Again the Wheel Turns makes the Staff Picks list at Exclaim!. More HERE.

Mitsuhashi for Kleinplatz

SCA alumnus Erika Mitsuhashi is one of the performers in Sasha Kleinplatz's Miracle’ing/Close to Me/Close to You & We Move Together or Not at All, which runs December 7 – 11, 2022, at MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels). More HERE.

El Shazly in Yassine's For a Spell

SCA alumnus Ghinwa Yassine has curated For a Spell at VIVO Media Arts Centre (2625 Kaslo St., Vancouver), an exhibition of works "created in the Artists as Artwork workshop series led by Ghinwa Yassine at VIVO Media Arts Centre," including by SCA MFA student Mena El Shazly, which runs Saturday, November 12 – Friday, December 9, 2022 (opening: November 12 at 5:00 PM). More HERE.

Tam's Twinned Spirits

Listen to SCA alumnus Nancy Tam's new record Twinned Spirits on Bandcamp HERE.

Stewart and Hammond at NACL

SCA alumnus Megan Stewart, joined by fellow SCA alumnus Julie Hammond, had a week long residency at the North American Cultural Laboratory (NACL) Theatre in Highland Lake, New York, ending with a presentation on Thursday, October 27, 2022, where they worked on the "early ideas for staging and performance of On Bread Time, a solo performance that explores loss, grief, and renewal between seasons of garlic and loaves of bread." More HERE.

Extra show for Double Happiness  

Due to popular demand, SCA alumnus Nancy Tam & Robyn Jacob’s Double Happiness: Detour This Way has added an extra show on Saturday, November 12, 2022, at 8:00 PM at Left of Main (211 Keefer St., Vancouver), presented as part of Music on Main's Modulus Festival. UPDATE: Sold out!

Vickers in Cap Review and at an Open Studio

SCA alumnus Charlene Vickers is sharing Wauzhishk Onigum in Issue 3.48 (Fall 2022): S – Z of The Capilano Review, the third issue in celebration of their 50th Anniversary, and she is also holding an "open studio" with Robert Chaplin on Saturday, November 12, 2022, from 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM at 237 Keefer St., Vancouver. Follow Vickers on Instagram for MORE.

F-O-R-M on ArtScape

Stir Vancouver shared the latest episode of SFU Woodward's podcast ArtScape, featuring Janice Beley talking with Sophia Mai Wolfe about the Festival of Recorded Movement (F-O-R-M), which features many SCA folks (in one way or another!), including Roya Pishvaei, Sarah U, Amanda Sum, Jullianna Oke, Amy Wilson, Anya Saugstad, Eowynn Enquist, Shion Skye Carter, Stefan Nazarevich, Emmalena Fredriksson, Luciana Freire D'Anunciaçã, and Jeanette Kotowich, with Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg as one of the festival's co-commissioning partners. Listen HERE.

Koochakzadeh-Yazdi curates Sound Palace

SCA alumnus Kimia Koochakzadeh-Yazdi is the first curator of a new concert series, Sound Palace, by John Korsrud and the Hard Rubber Orchestra . Running Saturday, November 19, 2022, from 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM at the Vancouver Community College's KEC Auditorium (1155 East Broadway, Vancouver), the show includes SCA alumni Aysha Dulong (electronics) and Matthew Ariaratnam (guitar), SCA MFA student Kittie Cooper (electronics), the SCA"s Stefan Smulovitz (electronics), and Koochakzadeh-Yazdi herself (electronics), along with the rest of the skilled ensemble. More HERE.

Angus in Labyrinth

SCA alumnus Britt Angus and Chaos Emblematic presented Labyrinth on November 8, 2022, at Berlin's Eschschloraque Rümschrümp (Rosenthaler Straße 39). More HERE.

Aoki in The 5 Elements

SCA alumnus Jennifer Aoki and Alex Tam are performing choreography by Chengxin Wei as part of the Little Pear Garden Dance Company's The 5 Elements dance film, which brings "to life the ancient Chinese philosophy of the 5 Elements, Metal, Wood, Water, Fire and Earth." Find out more and watch a trailer HERE.

Fredriksson and Khakpour's You Touch Me

SCA alumnus and current SCA sessional instructor Emmalena Fredriksson and Arash Khakpour's You Touch Me, "an intricate web of duets within an ensemble of people who grew up far from here – and far from each other," runs December 8 – 10, 2022, at 8:00 PM at The Dance Centre (77 Davie St, Vancouver), with a post-show artist talkback on December 9, presented as part of The Dance Centre's Global Dance Connections 2022-2023 series. More HERE.

SCA in Chalk it Up!

SCA alumni Kaia Shukin and Emily Bosak are performing as part of Chalk it Up!, "an annual showing of finished, or developing works, made by young, emerging choreographers," on November 19 & 20, 2022, at Dumb Instrument Dance's MORROW (910 Richards St., Vancouver), presented by the dance collective Chalk. More HERE.

Kamikaze Nurse's Never Better

Watch the video for Never Better by SCA alumnus and PhD student Casey Wei's rock group Kamikaze Nurse. Watch it HERE.

Mediating Vessels reviewed

Read a review of DIGITAL INTERVENTIONS PT 2: Mediating Vessels, a group exhibition featuring SCA alumni Kaila Bhullar, Debbie C, Sena Cleave, kathy feng, Vitória Monteiro, Hân Phạm, and Paige Smith that ran June 14 – July 7, 2022, at the Massy Arts Society, by Andy Zuliani for ReIssue. Read it HERE.

K Body and Mind in VAFF

K Body and Mind by A Wake of Vultures (SCA alumni Conor Wylie, Nancy Tam, and Daniel O'Shea) is being screened "on demand" as part of the Vancouver Asian Film Festival's "virtual" programing, accessible November 7 – 13 in Canada. More HERE.

Kong on Gibson

Read SCA PhD student Yani Kong on Chantal Gibson's un/titled. Portraits, which runs until November 26, 2022, at Vancouver's Wil Aballe Art Projects, in Galleries West. Read it HERE.

U in the XR Program

SCA alumnus Sarah Hin Ching U 余衍晴 is participating in New Works' 2022-23 XR Program, which "provides support for dance makers and embodied practitioners in the early stages of creation involving technologies that fall under the umbrella of XR" (extended reality). More HERE.

Fredriksson facilitates

SCA alumni and current Sessional Instructor Emmalena Fredriksson is facilitating the workshop / seminar Comparative Gesture Study + Discussion as part of the FakeKnot Learning Series: HOLD_xyz on December 4, 2022, from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM at #102 – 1305 Frances St., Vancouver. More HERE.

Sound​'s Strawberry Creek

SCA alumnus Michelle Sound​ is offering prints of her work Strawberry Creek to help support Emily Carr University of Art + Design​'s Drawn by Numbers fundraising event in February, 2023. More HERE.

puzzlehead plays, and so does Big City

SCA (all-but) alumnus Katayoon Yousefbigloo's rock group puzzlehead are playing their first gig in two years on November 10, 2022, at the newish venue Green Auto Body (1822 Pandora St., Vancouver). Also, Big City, the duo of Yousefbigloo and PhD student (and MFA alumnus) Dave Biddle, are playing Autumn Waste on Saturday, November 19, 2022, at 8:00 PM, also at Green Auto Body. More HERE.

Stir on The Frontliners

Read Stir Vancouver on The Frontliners, running November 10 – 13, 2022, at Granville Island's Waterfront Theatre (1412 Cartwright St., Vancouver), which has current SCA student Maraya Franca doing promotion and SCA alumni Jamie Sweeney (Technical Director and Lighting Designer), Megan Lane (Set Designer and Props), Davey Calderon (Dramaturg), and Christian Ching (Assistant Technical Director) working behind the scenes. Read it HERE.

Theatre Replacement's 2023 New Aesthetics Performance Intensive

Applications are now open for Theatre Replacement's 2023 New Aesthetics Performance Intensive, which has Autumn Knight and keyon gaskin as instructors and SCA MFA student and Sessional Instructor Justine A. Chambers as guest curator. More HERE.

Ptarmageddon's Nightmare Song

Released at the far tail end of spooky season, here's Nightmare Song, a new track by SCA alumnus Jenn Edwards' pop group Ptarmageddon, which is also a teaser for their upcoming EP Dream Logic, coming November 25, 2022. Watch / listen HERE.

Huýnh and Khan at the Whistler Film Festival

SCA alumni Cathy Huýnh’s Adrift and Valeriya Khan’s Blue Honey are screening at the 2022 Whistler Film Festival.

Kotowich at Native Earth Performing Arts

SCA alumnus Jeanette Kotowich is presenting Kisiskâciwan on Thursday, November 17 & 18, 2022, at 7:00 PM at Native Earth Performing Arts (Suite 250 – 585 Dundas Street East, Toronto). More HERE.

November 11, 2022