Ash Tanasiychuk

Dynamo Fundraiser is Dynamite

Dynamo Fundraiser is Dynamite

Pitre, Belle Finch, and The Albertans rock East Van Arts Association

Photos and words by Ash Tanasiychuk A trio of indie bands played sets at Dynamo Arts Association, a rad artists studio / event space near Main & Broadway. We’ve seen playful ‘food porn’ here, amongst many other excellent events. This night was a fundraiser ($5 suggested donation) to keep enabling Dynamo to do the great […]

 Ash Tanasiychuk

Clear Out The Garage! It’s Time For A House Concert

Clear Out The Garage! It’s Time For A House Concert

Phantoms Again, Lewis & Clark, and Graham Bannerman play to an evening backyard gathering

Photos by Ash Tanasiychuk Well, we thought it was the end of summer… — The lack of support for small, indie venues is still a very real problem in Vancouver. And although the City needs to listen to the needs of our artists, performers, youth, and creative supporters, until that happens, creative and inspiring people […]

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Two 40 Year Celebrations Combine At The Cultch

Two 40 Year Celebrations Combine At The Cultch

World premiere presentation of Bulletins from Immortality… freeing Emily Dickinson "a provocative new work by beloved dancer and choreographer Margie Gillis"

All quoted text from press releases, unless otherwise noted Photographer credit: Adrienne Surprenant Premiering October 23rd and running to the 26th, Margie Gillis‘ Bulletins from Immortality… freeing Emily Dickinson marks a combination of two historic anniversaries: “Performed in The Cultch’s Historic Theatre, Bulletins from Immortality… freeing Emily Dickinson not only celebrates Gillis’ acclaimed 40-year career, […]

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Performing Process

Performing Process

Project CPR 4.0 explores practice in choreography

Words by Alicia McLean Photos and video by Ash Tanasiychuk “A process is a process is a process, it falls into itself,” explains Claire French, the organizer of Project CPR (Choreographic Practice and Research), which is a choreographic lab for movement research that is now in its fourth year. As French explains, choreographers need to […]

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Don’t Stop Playing: Preview of a Brief Encounters Pairing

Don’t Stop Playing: Preview of a Brief Encounters Pairing

The first ever collaboration between Karen Jamieson, contemporary dancer, and Nathaniel Justiniano, bouffon

Photos and words by Ash Tanasiychuk What’s the expression? “We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing” (thanks George Bernard Shaw, that’s a good one). Sunshine and laughter. Claps of hands and stomps of feet. Smiles of play and bulges of… ogre lumps?! The Dance Centre, Davie St, […]

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The Stories of a Lifetime: Sean Karemaker’s Scroll Drawings

The Stories of a Lifetime: Sean Karemaker’s Scroll Drawings

Karemaker's solo show at The Gam features his large narrative-based compositions

Photos by Ash Tanasiychuk One of the nicest guys you’ll meet, Sean Karemaker is a gentle giant who creates epic panels of drawings that tell the stories that span entire lifetimes. His drawing style is rough and raw, yet proportionately accurate and approachable. In late July 2013, Karemaker launched a solo show at The Gam. […]

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coming from | going to – a night of film and sound

coming from | going to – a night of film and sound

Found footage and minimal sounds mesh for the most peaceful, respectful, and mellow evening party of the summer

Pics & vids by Ash Tanasiychuk On August 8 2013, thick in the heat streak typically unknown to Vancouverites, a group of artists held an outdoor evening screening in the industrial area near Clark Drive & 1st Ave. The event, entitled “coming from | going to – a night of film and sound,” happened in […]

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OneLove @ The Cultch

OneLove @ The Cultch

ArtQuake’s two evenings of youth expression explore issues of identity through art and performance

Words by Celesse McCarthy Photos by Jensen Gifford and Ash Tanasiychuk — This year, ArtQuake, in conjunction with The Cultch, hosted OneLove – “a 2-day live arts celebration celebration honouring youth leaders who are using their art to initiate positive change in their communities.” (from artquake.ca) ArtQuake’s goal is to help youth (aged 13-25) capture […]

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VANDOCUMENT @ Khatsahlano 2013

VANDOCUMENT @ Khatsahlano 2013

Annual outdoor arts & music fest builds new connections and celebrates community

Photos by Sheng Ho and Ash Tanasiychuk Video shot & edited by Ash Tanasiychuk The sun was hot but the shade was cool. Khatsahlano 2013. VANDOCUMENT’s first booth at a festival. And it was a blast. We were based on Trafalgar, just off 4th, amongst fellow arts and community and arts organizations such as Bard […]

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Vocal Tracts @ WAAP

Vocal Tracts @ WAAP

Intimate yet exquisite premiere evening of mouth/vocal-themed work

Photos and words by Ash Tanasiychuk The night was sweaty. Vancouver was in the thick of it’s hottest and driest summer in recent history. It was also fireworks night, which meant most people were heading to the West End of the city. Yet curiosity got the better of a group of folk took Wil Aballe […]