SCA | Quick News | November 17, 2023

TPE play Harmony of the Spheres

Turning Point Ensemble, which has the SCA's Owen Underhill as Artistic Director and conductor, is presenting Harmony of the Spheres on November 25 at 7:30 PM & November 26 at 2:30 PM at UBC's Telus Studio Theatre at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts (6265 Crescent Road, Vancouver). More HERE.


Here's Stir Vancouver on 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 renaming of PushOff, their annual collaborative programing series, to HOLD ON LET GO, which has a 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). Read it HERE.

Free Absolute Unit

With the SCA's Stefan Smulovitz and SCA alumnus Aysha Dulong contributing "electronics," John Korsrud's Absolute Unit is playing a free show on Saturday, November 25, 2023, at 7:00 PM in the Atrium at the Woodward's complex (111 W. Hastings St., Vancouver. More HERE.

Concord Floral

With SCA alumnus Arthi Chandra directing and SCA PhD student Daisy Thompson as movement coach / choreographer, UBC's Department of Theatre & Film's production of Jordan Tannahill's Concord Floral runs November 22 – December 2, 2023, at the Frederic Wood Theatre (6354 Crescent Rd., Vancouver). More HERE.

F O R M 2023

Presented with ssupport from SFU Woodward's, the closing night of the 2023 edition of F O R M runs Saturday, November 18, 2023, from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM in the Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema here at SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver) includes work by SCA alumnus Marisa Gold (and Darryl Ahye) and SCA student Adam Smith (and Colby McLean), who are Commissioned Artists. Also, Adam Smith and Colby McLean join Joanne Park for a Waving and Krump-based Freestyle Workshop on Saturday, November 18, 2023, from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM in the Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, which is also here. More HERE.

Stir on McMann's Prairie Dusk

Here's Stir Vancouver on SCA alumnus Jessica McMann's show, 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. Read it HERE.

Feels like… Proto-Zone13

SCA alumnus Anchi Lin (Ciwas Tahos) is part of Feels like… Proto-Zone13, which run November 17, 2023, to January 14, 2024, at Zürich's Shedhalle (Seestrasse 395, 8038), and will be giving an artist talk on November 18 from 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM. More HERE.

MENA and VIVO screen Foragers

Presented in collaboration with the MENA Film Festival, which has SCA alumnus Ghinwa Yassine as Strategy Director, VIVO Media Arts Centre (2625 Kaslo St., Vancouver) is screening Jumana Manna's Foragers on Wednesday, November 15, 2023, from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM as part of "From the River to the Sea, a global collective initiative established by a group of displaced media artists and activists all in solidarity with Palestine." More HERE.

Stir on Zahak, the Serpent King

Here's Stir Vancouver on The Biting School's (SCA alumnus Aryo Khakpour and Arash Khakpour) premiere of Zahak, the Serpent King, which runs November 30 – December 2, 2023, at The Annex (823 Seymour St., Vancouver), presented by New Works. Read it HERE. More HERE.

Winter "Less" Intensive

Company 605 are running an access-minded Winter "Less" Intensive from December 11 – 15, 2023, daily from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM in our studios here at SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver), co-presented by SFU Woodward's and with our support, too. More HERE.

Winter Clothing Drive

Attention SCA students! The SCA Dance Student Union is hosting annual Winter Clothing Drive on Monday November 20th. We are looking for donations so if you are going through your stuff and have things to bring in please do. Our classes are in an area with a lot of poverty. This is a way to give back and support the community. More HERE.

The Narrow Bridge

Chimerik 似不像​, which has SCA alumni Sammy Chien​ and Caroline MacCaull​ as Co-Artistic Directors, collaborated with Pomarantz Collective on The Narrow Bridge, which runs November 20 – 22, 2023, at the Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre (950 W 41st Ave., Vancouver) as part of the 2023 Chutzpah! Festival​, and includes SCA alumni Jullianna Oke as New Media/Projection Designer, Cindy Mochizuki as Set Designer, and Cindy Kao as Sound Designer. More HERE.

Wounded Healer

SCA alumnus Julian Yi-Zhong Hou joins Prince Nifty, Eddy Wang, Fan Wu, Kasper Feyrer, Amy Gottung, and Michael Joseph Loncaric for an "Open Rehearsal" concert by Wounded Healer on Saturday, November 25, 2023, from 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM at the Western Front​ (303 E 8th Ave E, Vancouver). More HERE.

Taylor in the Crawl

Heidi Taylor, SCA alumnus and Artistic & Executive Director of PTC​ (Playwrights Theatre Centre), is one of many artists participating in the 2023 Eastside Culture Crawl. Find her and her work at 268 Keefer St., Vancouver. More HERE.

Dear Friends &. video

Watch the video archive of the final edition of Dear Friends &., a collaborative series by readings organized by The Capilano Review (which has SCA alumni Jacquelyn Zong-Li Ross as Art Editor and Lauren Lavery as Managing Editor), and the Western Front, which ran Thursday, November 2, 2023, at the Western Front (303 E 8th Ave. E, Vancouver), featuring Hopeton (Hope) Anderson, Wayde Compton, and Samantha Marie Nock, hosted by Deanna Fong, who's the Literary Editor at the Cap Review, too. Watch it HERE. While you're here, consider donating to the The Capilano Review, who could use your support.  

Basanta​ in The Museum As Performance

SCA alumnus Adam Basanta​ is participated in the ninth edition of The Museum As Performance (November 4 & 5, 2023) at Porto, Portugal's Serralves​, presenting his work A Large Inscription, A Great Noise and the performance Small Movements. More HERE.

ecosystems Symposium: Strengthening Artist Relations

SCA alumnus and Vines Art Society​'s Artistic Director Heather Lamoureux is moderating the panel, Why don't we address conflict?, which includes SCA alumnus Starr Muranko​, on November 30, 2023, from 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM at the Famee Furlane Hall (2605 E. Pender St., Vancouver), which is part of Vines' ecosystems Symposium: Strengthening Artist Relations, running  November 29 – December 2, 2023. More HERE.

Free cake!

SCA alumnus Keely O'Brien is calling for submissions to her "new cake-themed theatre project" in development through Theatre Replacement​’s COLLIDER residency, which "will culminate in a process presentation and cake tasting inspired by the cakes and the stories behind them at HOLD ON LET GO performance festival in January 2024." More HERE.

2023 MSG Lab Readings

SCA alumni Garvin Chan and Christian Ching join Jiejun Wu for the free MSG Lab Readings running December 11 – 13, 2023, at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre​ (181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver), presented by Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre (VACT​). More HERE.

From Turtle Island to Palestine – No Pride in Genocide

Vines Art Society​, which has Heather Lamoureux as Artistic Director, and the grunt gallery​, which has SCA alumnus Katrina Orlowski as Program Director, are presenting From Turtle Island to Palestine – No Pride in Genocide on December 6, 2023, at 630 PM at the grunt (#116 – 350 E. 2nd Ave., Vancouver), presented with Queer Cinema for Palestine. Also, a longer program of films, including work by SCA alumni Hamidreza Jadid, Eddy van Wyk, and Alize Zorlutuna, will be available online from December 2 – 10, 2023. More HERE.

Rahi​ in Germany

Click through HERE for some lovely pictures of SCA PhD student George Rahi​ performing Music for the Augmented Pipe Organ on October 28, 2023, as part of lab30​'s Media Art Festival In Augsburg, Germany. More HERE on the Festival.

Caribbean Television

SCA alumnus Vishal Jugdeo's Caribbean Television runs November 11 – December 23, 2023, at Commonwealth and Council (3006 W. 7th St. STE 220, Los Angeles). More HERE.

Gamboa at the NAC  

SCA alumnus Tin Gamboa performed as part of Ralph Escamillan's PIÑA on November 16 & 17, 2023, in the Azrieli Studio at the National Arts Centre (1 Elgin St., Ottawa). More HERE.

Thompson​ in residency

SCA PhD student Daisy Thompson​ is "in residency" at EDAM Dance​ and, along with SCA alumni Billy Marchenski, is presenting work as part of EDAM's Choreographic Series, which runs December 6, 8, 9, 13, 15, 16, 2023, at 8:00 PM, with a post-show artist talkback on December 6, at EDAM / Western Front (303 E. 8th Ave, Vancouver). More HERE.

SGPS #12 – Performance X Technology

Open call! SCA alumnus Caroline MacCaull​ is the Guest Curator for the 12th edition of Future Leisure​'s Shooting Gallery Performance Series​' Performance X Technology, produced in partnership with Chimerik 似不像​. Set to run March 4 – 8, 2024, click through for application info, with a deadline of November 30.

withintensions' FORM

They're back! withintensions, the monthly art publication produced by SCA alumni Francisco Berlanga and Natalie Chan, are calling for submissions for their next issue on the theme of Form, with a deadline of November 27. Email them HERE with your submission. Also, please join us on November 30, 2023, at 7:00 PM in the Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre here at SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver), for an artist talk by Berlanga and Chan and a tribute to Opal Mclean, the third founder and co-editor of withintensions, who tragically died in a car accident in July, 2023. For their work as withintensions, Berlanga, Chan, and Mclean are the inaugural recipients of the SCA Alumni Creative Production & Research Prize, which we'll be renaming to The Opal Mclean SCA Alumni Creative Production and Research Prize, or The Opal for short. RSVP HERE.

Divine Figures: A Glorious Night of Fat Utopia

SCA alumnus Alexa Fraser is curated and is hosting Neworld Theatre​'s fundraiser Divine Figures: A Glorious Night of Fat Utopia on Saturday, December 2, 2023, from 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM at Progress Lab 1422​ (1422 William St., Vancouver). Tickets and info HERE.

Bridge in Beijing

SCA alumnus Beau Han Bridge​ is screening SHE SINGS FOR THE WORLD at the Beijing International Short Film Festival​, which runs on December 2 – 10, 2023. More HERE.

Friedenberg in the Intersecting: Interdisciplinary Artists Series

SCA alumnus and current MFA student Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg joins Nyla Carpentier for the Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance​'s 3rd online session of their Intersecting: Interdisciplinary Artists Series of conversations on November 27, 2023, from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. More HERE.

How Would Lubitsch Do It S4E00

Listen to S4E00 of How Would Lubitsch Do It with SCA alumnus host Devan Scott and guest Patrick Keating on the topic of Early Hollywood Camera Movement. Listen HERE.

Koochakzadeh-Yazdi​'s Unstuck in Time

SCA alumnus Kimia Koochakzadeh-Yazdi​'s Unstuck in Time, which she remade for Ensemble Contrechamps​, will be performed as part of BECOMING, the 2023 SONIC MATTER Festival, on November 30, 2023, at the Schauspielhaus Zürich (Rämistrasse 34, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland) More HERE.

Yousefbigloo in Along the Way

SCA alumnus Katayoon Yousefbigloo is part of the exhibition Along the Way at the TAP Art Space (3333 Boul Crémazie E, Montréal). More HERE.

Tabassinejad talks

SCA alumnus Pegah Tabassinejad performed and gave an artist talk on November 15, 2023, for Kwantlen Polytechnic University​'s KPU Fine Arts Department. More HERE.

Need a pet sitter / dog walker?

Hire SCA alumnus June Fukumura! More HERE.

November 17, 2023