SCA | Quick News | October 27, 2023

Kanagawa up for a Governor General's Literary Award

SCA alumnus Hiro Kanagawa's adaptation of Mark Sakamoto's book Forgiveness has been nominated for the Governor General's Literary Award for Drama. We're rooting for you! More HERE.

Hopeful Monster reviewed – and live

Read a review in The Belleville Intelligencer of Hopeful Monster, the new collaborative album by the SCA's Mauricio Pauly and Eve Egoyan, released by No Hay Discos. Read it HERE. And don't miss Pauly and Egoyan on Saturday, November 4, 2023, at 7:30 PM (doors) at Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre (181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver), presented as part of Music on Main's Modulus Festival. More HERE. Also, if you're in or around Montreal, you can catch Pauly and Egoyan on Monday, November 13, 2023, at 7:30 PM (doors) at La Sala Rossa (4848 St Laurent Blvd, Montreal). More HERE.

Matreyek at ECUAD

The SCA's Miwa Matreyek gave an artist talk on October 26, 2023, in The Reliance Theatre at Emily Carr University of Art + Design (520 E 1st Ave, Vancouver). More HERE.

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.

Magdy talks horror on the CBC

SCA alumnus Doaa Magdy was on CBC Radio's On the Coast with Gloria Macarenko to talk about the upcoming Horror in Seconds festival, dedicated to 60-seconds-or-less horror shorts from emerging BIPOC filmmakers in Canada, which opens November 22 at the Fox Cabaret​ (2312 Manin St., Vancouver), and runs at various venues to November 26, 2023. They also talked about the video making workshop Magdy ran on Tuesday, October 24, at the Vancouver Public Library​'s Central branch. Listen HERE.

Congratulations, Shaffer

SCA alumnus Olivia Shaffer has been announced as the new Associate Artistic Director of EDAM Dance, and eventually the successor of Peter Bingham as Artistic Director. More HERE.

Kisiskâciwan in Calgary

SCA alumnus Jeanette Kotowich is presenting Kisiskâciwan on October 25 & 26, from 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM, at cSPACE Projects (Suite 125 – 1721-29th Avenue SW, Calgary), as part of Springboard Performance's Fluid Fest. More HERE.

Triana and Harding talk to The Dance Centre

In advance of their show on November 9, 2023, at 12:00 PM at the Scotiabank Dance Centre (677 Davie St., Vancouver), The Dance Centre spoke with Michelle Harding of Calle Verde and SCA alumnus Jhoely Triana on their blog. Read it HERE.

Graveyards and Gardens

SCA alumnus Vanessa Goodman (Action at a Distance) and Caroline Shaw's collaborative Graveyards and Gardens is running November 1 – 3, 2023, at 8:00 PM at Salle Multi de Méduse (591 Rue de Saint-Vallier Est, Quebec), presented by La Rotonde. More HERE.


Read Stir Vancouver on STARBABY by The Library Performance Collective (SCA alumni Arthi Chandra and Howard Dai, and SCA MFA student Alexandra Caprara), which is running as part of Upintheair Theatre's The Array: An Exquisitely Sensitive Machine, which runs October 26 – 28, 2023, at 7:30 PM, at What Lab (1814 Pandora St., Vancouver). Read it 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.

Berlanga talks Material Miracle of Craft

SCA alumnus Francisco Berlanga is giving an artist talk, Material Miracle of Craft, on November 2, 2023, at 7:30 PM at the Surrey Art Gallery (13750 88 Ave., Surrey). More HERE.

What the F-Word is Going On?

Working with Mikeeto Zavorotny and Cece Ludwar, SCA alumni Garvin Chan and Jesse Del Fierro are at Rumble Theatre workshopping What the F-Word is Going On?, which is a "primarily improvised panel show about where Garvin Chan (our asexual panel host), learns about sex via our panelists through word games, banter, and more things they'll come up with during the workshopping process." Follow Rumble on Instagram for updates.  

SCA at the Toronto Art Fair

If you're in Toronto for the Art Fair, catch the work of SCA alumni Michelle Sound​ at Ceremonial / Art's booth, Alex Tedlie-Stursberg at Monte Clark's booth, Krystle Silverfox and Charlene Vickers at Macaulay & Co. Fine Art's booth, and Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill at Unit 17's booth, and the SCA's Raymond Boisjoly at Catriona Jeffries' booth. More HERE.

Obuwoma on Practice as Ritual / Ritual as Practice

Read SCA alumnus Ogheneofegor Obuwoma on Akimblog about Practice as Ritual / Ritual as Practice at the Libby Leshgold Gallery. Read it HERE.

Irvine at ReIssue

SFU Galleries​' Karina Irvine is the new Publisher of ReIssue​, the virtual / print anthologized "interdisciplinary art writing platform" that has SCA alumnus and current PhD student Casey Wei as Editor. Congratulations all round!

Bridge's Persephone Mara

Watch Persephone Mara (2022 | 19mins), directed by SCA alumnus Beau Han Bridge​, which he describes as "A dear passion project I shot with my close film undergraduate colleagues at the School for the Contemporary Arts pre-covid 2021," on Here TV. Watch it​ HERE.

Helten at Kinesis Dance

SCA alumnus Rachel Helten is the new Associate Artistic Director of Kinesis Dance somatheatro. Congratulations, Rachel! More HERE.

Basanta's Rough Beast

Produced during his artist residency at Ubisoft Montreal, SCA alumnus Adam Basanta​ has shared the new video work Rough Beast, which he describes as "A work of speculative auto-fiction on the future of artificial intelligence and labour, network science and data rights; on personal doubts and collective memories; on the role of the artist in a corporate environment. On being sad and wondering what sadness actually is." Watch it HERE.


SCA alumnus DEBBY FRIDAY​ is on the cover of the NME​! Read it HERE.

Ariaratnam​ and Ivanochko's The view from here

SCA alumnus Matthew Ariaratnam​ produced the music and SCA alumnus Sasha Ivanochko did the choreography for The view from here, which is being performed by Jillian Peever on October 26 – 28, 2023, at 7:30 PM (doors) at the Ottawa Dance Directive (2 Daly Ave., Ottawa). More HERE.

Maddock​ writes Ripple Effects

SCA alumnus Rachel Maddock​ wrote the didactic texts for Ripple Effects: 30 Years of New Works​, which is on display from October 21 – November 18, 2023, at The Dance Centre​ (677 Davie St., Vancouver), and online via Dance Collection Danse's website.

Kong​ on Terada

Read SCA PhD student Yani Kong​ in Galleries West​ on Ron Terada. Read it HERE.

Sum and Mochizuki in Intersecting: Interdisciplinary Artist Series

SCA alumni Amanda Sum and Cindy Mochizuki are participating in Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance's online Intersecting: Interdisciplinary Artist Series, with Sum and Veda Hille on October 30, 2023, from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM, and Mochizuki and co-host CS Fergusson-Vaux on November 13, 2023, from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. More info and RSVP links HERE.

Standing Wave plays Tam

Standing Wave​ is performing I forget when we last touched by SCA alumnus Nancy Tam (along with liminal spaces by Giorgio Magnanensi and Of All Things Elusive by Dorothy Chang) on Monday, November 6, 2023, at 7:30 PM at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre​ (181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver), presented by the good folks from Music on Main​. More HERE.

Winning – with your help!

Attention SCA folks! We're not saying we deserve to rule the FCAT Excellence Awards again, which were "created to honour the hard work, dedication, and excellence that occurs across FCAT and beyond," but we're also not saying we don't deserve to rule them. But really, it's up to you! Nominations are open to all FCAT faculty, staff, alumni, and students, with an extended deadline to November 3, 2023. More HERE.

October 27, 2023