Ash Tanasiychuk

Oh The Smell Of Blood! Bob’s Salon @ UNIT/PITT

Oh The Smell Of Blood! Bob’s Salon @ UNIT/PITT

Dance, music, story, and booze meet as part of 'Vancouver, crawling, weeping, betting'

On February 28th, 2014, the last in a lofty series of evenings happened at UNIT/PITT Projects that combined improv dance, live music, storytelling, and matching wine. All wrapped around the book launch of ‘Vancouver, crawling, weeping, betting.’ Bob’s Salon part of ‘Vancouver, crawling, weeping, betting’ a UNIT/PITT co-presentation with battery opera performance Dance: Arash Khakpour, […]

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Hanging Heart and Phantoms Again: East Van Tag Team

Hanging Heart and Phantoms Again: East Van Tag Team

Commercial and Venables lights up with Indie rock excellence

Photos by Ash Tanasiychuk Two very quickly rising stars in Vancouver’s indie rock scene – Hanging Heart and Phantoms Again – played simultaneous shows in East Van – right across the street from each other! Phantoms Again at Prophouse A fundraiser for their new album, also the 1st show with their new drummer. — Hanging […]

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Strength in Community

Strength in Community

Broadway East Art Walk and MetamorFest combine for successful all day family friendly community art event, despite the rain

Photos by Ash Tanasiychuk Two organizations with the shared goal of building community in Mount Pleasant have combined to create an all day, family friendly event. — Broadway East Art Walk Broadway East Art Walk emerged from community discussions about revitalizing Broadway East, focusing on the stretch from Prince Edward to Prince Albert. They “are […]

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Gettin’ Cozy, Interactive, and Interpretive @ the VANDOC House Concert

Gettin’ Cozy, Interactive, and Interpretive @ the VANDOC House Concert

We celebrate our first six months with a house concert full of great people, great vibes, dance, illustration, and music

Photos by Ash Tanasiychuk VANDOCUMENT recently celebrated our 6 month anniversary! After producing 80+ posts, 15 videos, almost 2000 photos, nearly 4000 page views, and building a team of over 30 talented, dedicated contributors, we held an all-afternoon House Concert that extended into the evening. A fantastic gathering of people came to support VANDOC at […]

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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 […]

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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. […]