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 Ash Tanasiychuk

Red Gate Takes on Granville Island

Red Gate Takes on Granville Island

What does Red Gate's new residency at the Revue Stage mean to this cleverly rebellious underground arts org?

VANDOC: How did Red Gate’s takeover of the Revue Stage come to be? Jim Carrico: In the spring of last year we were approached by a members of the “Granville Island Vision Committee” to discuss their plans for repurposing the Emily Carr buildings on Granville Island after the art school departs for their new Great […]

 Christin Herrmann

Eastside Culture Crawl 2016

Eastside Culture Crawl 2016

Artists on Vancouver's Eastside open their studios to the public for the 20th Culture Crawl

Photos by Christin Herrmann An ambitious project to give exposure to Strathcona-based artists 20 years ago, The Eastside Culture Crawl has turned into one of Vancouver’s most loved annual arts events. VANDOCUMENT photographer Christin Herrmann roamed this year’s Crawl, which has grown beyond the borders of Strathcona proper from Railtown in the north, south to […]

 Tara Flynn

Between Two Rocks: Robert Leveroos’ MFA Project

Between Two Rocks: Robert Leveroos’ MFA Project

Studio T, SFU School of Contemporary Arts

Between Two Rocks is a haunting and sumptuous performance full of bold imagery that will stick to your bones. The performance runs from September 22-24th, 2016 at SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts. A mountain of wool turns into a cloud. A stream of thread becomes a song and slowly leaks out a bucket. Morning […]

 Tara Flynn

Not Yet Yeti & Mine Agente

Not Yet Yeti & Mine Agente

Presented by Sawdust Collector at Gold Saucer Studio

On Wednesday September 14th, two multidisciplinary performances happened at Gold Saucer: Not Yet Yeti and Mine Agente. Music, movement, and live sewing, all photographed by Tara Flynn. NOT YET YETI Ben Brown: Drums JP Carter: trumpet and electronics Lee Hutzulak: bass and electronics Dave Leith: synthesizer and electronics John Mutter: guitar and electronics with special […]

 Lukas Engelhardt

Vancouver Queer Film Festival 2016

Vancouver Queer Film Festival 2016

Part of an incredible community: photos from this year's VQFF galas, receptions, performances, and Q&A's

Photos of the 2016 Vancouver Queer Film Festival by Lukas Engelhardt and Ash Tanasiychuk. In 2015, the Vancouver Queer Film Festival (VQFF) asked VANDOCUMENT to photograph the festival. They liked us so much they brought us back for 2016! We were asked to focus on these Q & A’s, galas, performances, cocktail receptions, and dance […]

 Jen Kennedy

The Work In Dreams

The Work In Dreams

Contemporary dance lights up the Firehall

It is possible to perceive something that isn’t actually there. Choreographers, dancers and composers create a production with many interpretations. I am sitting in the Firehall Arts Centre theatre, about mid row, my eyes relaxed on the gravitational pull of an empty stage. The new contemporary dance performance “Things Near and Far” has not yet […]

 Kaitlen Louise

Disembarking the Garuda IV

Disembarking the Garuda IV

Pythagoras Records Issue 01 Launch at the Vancouver Art Gallery

On a rainy Sunday, Pythagoras Records brought together some nice folks in the rotunda of the Vancouver Art Gallery. Those curved twin marble steps that seem all so familiar were infinitely more impressive when experienced in a relaxing way. Lounging on the stairs drinking a beer while Dan Rincon provided the perfect soundtrack. All that […]

 Kaitlen Louise

Lessons From Pecha Kucha x Emily Carr 38

Lessons From Pecha Kucha x Emily Carr 38

A Dose of Local Inspiration

Words & Photos by Kaitlen Arundale The lineup outside the Vogue Theater was exactly the mixed bag of well dressed folk I expected to see at Pecha Kucha 38. Once inside we secured a spot on the upper balcony and waited for the show to begin. I must confess that this was my first time attending a Pecha […]

 Corie Waugh

My Missing Body

My Missing Body

Start to finish, an Immersive Workshop facilitated by Zoe Kreye and final performance at Western Front

Photography by Corie Waugh, description taken from the FACEBOOK page “In partnership with LIVE 2015 and the Western Front, artist Zoe Kreye facilitates an immersive workshop where participants develop embodied scores with an installation of ceramic sculptures. The workshop in its entirety is conceived of as a collectively developed performance ritual. Each session begins with a […]

 Special Contributor

Field Camp: An Imagined Wilderness

Field Camp: An Imagined Wilderness

Words by Nola Semczyszyn Photos by Lukas Engelhardt and Megan Stewart On August 22, a motley group of people gathered at East Vancouver’s Pandora Park for Field Camp — a collaborative participatory art event and neighbourhood celebration organized by Barbara Adler and Dance Troupe Practice as part of DTP’s Field House Residency. The event drew […]

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