Sarah Hin Ching U, Kuafu's race with the Sun

SCA | Quick News | October 23, 2020

Sarah Hin Ching U's Kuafu's race with the Sun

SCA dance student Sarah Hin Ching U has just released a terrific dance video, Kuafu's race with the Sun, presented by the Burnaby Arts Council. Watch it HERE.

New SCA graduate MacCaull in profile

Read a great profile of just-graduated (congratulations!) SCA student Caroline MacCaull by the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology's Tessa Perkins Deneault. Read it HERE.

Architek Percussion plays O’Callaghan and Basanta

Architek Percussion, featuring friend of the SCA Noam Bierstone (of scapegoat), is presenting a FREE online concert this Saturday, October 25, 2020, at 3PM (EDT), for the Brockville Concert Association, including work by SCA alumni James O’Callaghan and Adam Basanta. Read more HERE.

Spence's Blue waves, green waves

Listen to a new work by SCA alumni Alexandra Spence, Blue waves, green waves, produced for The SUBSTATION Listening Series curated by Room40 and the Australian Art Orchestra. Listen HERE.

Marks' Unfolding from Pentagons

Watch a trailer for Unfolding from Pentagons, a new "poetic" short documentary about artist Gerard Caris by the SCA's Laura U. Marks and a team of collaborators, including Azadeh Emadi, Jim Byrnes (UK), SCA MA student Negar Ipakchi, and the SCA's Stefan Smulovitz. Reach out to her directly at for the password to the full video. Watch the trailer HERE.

Yamada and Liu in Dance Café

SCA MFA students Tomoyo Yamada and Xinyue Liu will be part of Dance Café on Sunday, October 25, 2020, streaming via Response Dance's Instagram. Read more HERE.

Hekademia in Film Threat

SCA alumni Gloria Mercer’s short film Hekademia was reviewed on Film Threat. Read it HERE.

Kong on Soundings

Read the SCA's Yani Kong on the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery's Soundings: An Exhibition in Five Parts, for Akimbo's blog. Read it HERE.

Koochakzadeh-Yazdi for Ballet BC

Recent SCA graduate Kimia Koochakzadeh-Yazdi is working in collaboration with Alexis Fletcher and Peter Smida, who are Ballet BC's 2020/21 Artists in Residence. Koochakzadeh-Yazdi will be performing Initial response and reconfiguration, which is a "duet for one dancer and one musician choreographed and filmed by Peter Smida," which will be viewable on October 22 and 23 between 2:00 PM and 10:00 PM (PST). Read more HERE.

Goodman in Solo Dances/Past into Present

Tickets are on sale for The Dance Centre's event, Mary-Louise Albert: Solo Dances/Past into Present, featuring SCA alumni Vanessa Goodman. Read more HERE.

Chan and Calderon talk yellow objects

SCA alumni Derek Chan (rice & beans theatre) and Davey Calderon (Playwrights Theatre Centre's Dramaturg, Public Engagement) are hosting an online event / workshop / meeting to bring "the voices of Hong Kong democracy activists in Vancouver into conversation with Derek’s play-in-development, yellow objects," on Sunday, November 1, 2020 at 7:00 PM (PST), as part of PTC's new Unscripted series. Read more HERE.

Ivanochko on the Talking, Thinking, Dancing Body

SCA alumni and Dancers Studio West Artistic Director Sasha Ivanochko is co-facilitating an online discussion, Talking, Thinking, Dancing Body, on Thursday, October 29, 2020, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT). Read more HERE.

Marks on Below the Radar

The SCA's Laura U. Marks talked with co-hosts Am Johal and Paige Smith on the Below the Radar podcast, produced by SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement, "about her research into experimentalism and aesthetics in Arab cinema and the connections between Islamic art and philosophy and new media art." Listen to it HERE.

Szoke's The Dark Redacted

Double SCA alumni (BFA and MFA) and current faculty in the Department of Visual Arts at Brock University, Donna Szoke recently launched her book, The Dark Redacted, published by Small Walker Press. Congratulations, Donna! Read more HERE.

van Wyk on The Artist's Way

SCA alumni Eddy van Wyk is holding a two part virtual workshop – SESSION 1: October 25, 2020 to January 16, 2021, and SESSION 2: January 10 to April 3, 2021 – based on Julia Cameron's The Artist's Way. Read more HERE.

Marks, Clark, Livingston, Oleksijczuk, and Hilderbrand's Streaming Media’s Environmental Impact

Laura U. Marks, Joseph Clark, Jason Livingston, Denise Oleksijczuk, and Lucas Hilderbrand's Streaming Media’s Environmental Impact is live now on Media+Environment, an "open access, online, peer-reviewed journal of transnational and interdisciplinary ecomedia research" from the University of California Press. Read it HERE.