In anticipation of his shows this Thursday through Saturday, SAD Contributor and cool writer Cole Nowicki chatted with famed improviser and Vancouver performer, Colin Mochrie!Read More
SAD Contributor Katherine Chan writes about Vancouver dance company MascallDance's upcoming production OW, running July 4th - 14th, including an exploration of both the choreography and the choreographer, Jennifer Mascall herself.Read More
Voilà our interview with Shawn Hunt, our Featured Artist for May! You may have seen our short-and-sweet post about Shawn last week, but here you'll find a fuller discussion of Shawn's day-to-day, his family of artists, and the nexus of his cultural identities. Check it out!Read More
Here's a sneak peek at our May Featured Artist, Shawn Hunt! Shawn is a Vancouver-born artist of Heiltsuk, French, and Scottish ancestry. Over the course of May we'll see more of Shawn's work—in the meantime, enjoy this icebreaker interview!Read More
Our last two DOXA previews are here, just in time! But the Virtually Absurd shorts program and Those Who Come, Will Hear don’t have to be the final titles added to your list; there are so many more excellent film experiences waiting to be had! We hope you’ve enjoyed these early-bird festival reviews, and can now enter DOXA’s viewing ranks with confidence and expertise.Read More
Becki Chan is a Vancouver-based spatial and jewelry designer with a background in sculpture and architecture. She also happens to be the producer of the Vancouver PechaKucha Night on May 8th, part of Vancouver Design Week! We chatted with Becki about the event, about her relationship to her creative practices, and the necessity of grid paper.Read More
Vancouver Story Slam (VSS) took the stage at East Van’s Wise Hall on Wednesday, April 25th as part of Verses Festival of Words. This year marked the 8th annual festival for Verses, who stakes claim to Canada’s largest alternative literary festival. The program which ran from April 19-29 offered a range of events, like poetry readings, story slams, workshops, and live music mingled with literature.
“Welcome to the witching hour,” said Verses festival director Jillian Christmas on Tuesday, April 24th. Gathered in the dark room of The Wise Hall, tea-lights twinkling, and moon phase flags strung along a table at the front, it certainly felt like we had all gathered for some witchy rituals. The sun blazed outside, the air was warm, but we were hidden away from the outside world, ready to breathe words of passion, and evoke the mystic.
The Frank Theatre Company presented The Explanation in the Vancity Culture Lab from April 17th to 29th. The Explanation is a tender, playful, introspective story about identity, relationships, and the questionable necessity of labels. SAD writer Ella Adkins reviews!Read More
Our second round of early-bird DOXA film reviews includes the festival’s opening and closing films—The Rankin Film: Legacy of a Radical and Kusama - Infinity. Both are flicks you won’t want to miss. Read, and be intrigued!Read More
As you begin to form your DOXA Documentary Film Festival must-see list, we’re here to help you. Marie Dumora’s Belinda and Rami Katz’s The Issue of Mr. O’Dell are both films that you should certainly consider. You’re welcome!Read More
2018’s DOXA Documentary Film Festival is in the very near future, so to kick off our DOXA coverage this year, SAD writer Becca Clarkson interviewed the fest’s new Director of Programming, Selina Crammond. She offers some excellent advice on how to start your festival adventures, and where to find outstanding cinematic content! We approve.Read More
This month's Featured Artist mix takes the silly and turns it into the strange, happily. Check out Anna Kasko's found-photography piece, BBQ, and discover its suburban absurdity. We can practically smell the barbecue sauce and freshly-mown grass—all we need are The Stooges to serenade us there.Read More
The bi-annual Shooting Gallery Performance Series is a “breeding ground for raw works of dance and performance art”, said co-curator Julie Chapple at Saturday night’s performance. Produced with Sarah Gallos, the two women sift through submissions of established and emerging performance artists interested in exploring new approaches performance. Held at the artist collective The Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret, the series offers a much needed experimental clearing for Vancouver’s performance-based artists.Read More
“Introducing Anna Kasko, SAD's Featured Artist for the month of April, just in time for the Capture Photography Festival. She's one of the talented and expressive photographers exhibiting work in the fest, and I just can't get enough! A few words one could use to describe her photographs are: subdued, familiar, contemplative. I'm in love.”Read More