Verses Festival Recap: The Witching Hour

Verses Festival Recap: The Witching Hour

“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.  

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In Conversation with Selina Crammond, DOXA's Director of Programming

In Conversation with Selina Crammond, DOXA's Director of Programming

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.

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Review: The Shooting Gallery Performance Series

Review: The Shooting Gallery Performance Series

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.    

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Review: The Unconventional Romance Variety Show

Review: The Unconventional Romance Variety Show

Following the oh-so-conventional (puke in my mouth a bit) hallmark holiday came this refreshingly honest, open, and humourous series of acts responding to ideologies of love, romance, and relationships. The Unconventional Romance Variety Show celebrated sex and uncovered stereotypical notions of modern-day romance. Spicy, gritty and sometimes grotesque, the show offered racy entertainment for those seeking a not-so-hallmark approach to sensory stimulation.

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