Performance art

 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 […]

 Justin Ramsey

Choose Your Own Adventure

Choose Your Own Adventure

Isabelle Kirouac’s Together ( ) Apart

Written by Justin Ramsey Photos provided by Isabelle Kirouac “Where are you coming from today?” “What is the purpose of your visit?” “How long are you planning to stay?” I’ve been groomed to handle myself with quiet, agreeable compliance at border crossings, and for the first minutes, Isabelle Kirouac’s performance and installation piece Together ( […]

 Brit Bachmann

Makeshift Cowboy Meets Improvised Beach

Makeshift Cowboy Meets Improvised Beach

Klasika goes on an urban vandr

Written by Barbara Adler Brit Bachmann photos Brendan Yandt soundscape It feels like it happened a long time ago. A group of friends met in my office at SFU’s School for the Contemporary Arts, where I am currently a graduate student. We listened to field recordings I made last summer in the Czech Republic as […]

 Dillon Ramsey

Words Into Actions

Words Into Actions

Five performances at the Firehall Spring Arts Festival

Written by Dillon Ramsey Every year, the BC Buds Spring Arts Festival at the Firehall Arts Centre showcases some of Vancouver’s best emerging and established talent in the fine and performing arts. For an entire weekend, dozens of acts happen concurrently and consecutively each day—most are between ten minutes and half an hour in length—giving audiences an […]

 Andi Icaza-Largaespada

Dancing and Advancing to the Edge

Dancing and Advancing to the Edge

In preparing Together () Apart, a performance installation by performer and MFA candidate Isabelle Kirouac.

Word + Photos by Andi Icaza-Largaespada Midday on a Sunday towards the end of May, Isabelle Kirouac and Willoughby Arevalo are hand knotting a surprisingly complex structure made up of bamboo logs and white fabric on the floor of SFU Woodward’s Studio T. Surrounded by thick black drapes, the labyrinth-like performance space is still in […]

 Kaylin Metchie

You Have Forgotten More Than You Remember

You Have Forgotten More Than You Remember

Mr. Snortoose and the Machine-Children’s Machine review

Words by Kaylin Metchie Photos by Dan Borzillo An open, empty space filled with soulless sound. The ebb and flow of tones wash over your ears. You feel like you’re here, in the present, but at the same time lost in a different plane, a different dimension. Expectation is invoked. Desire builds, but will it […]

 Alexandra Bischoff

Sounds and Movements Flex Staccato

Sounds and Movements Flex Staccato

Carolina Bergonzoni and Luciana D'Anunciação's new performance inflates Pandora Park Fieldhouse

Written by Alexandra Bischoff Photos and gifs by Ash Tanasiychuk An empty house (full of air) is the first public performance hosted by Dance Troupe Practice at Pandora Park Fieldhouse. It runs for only three days between April 17-19, 2015. The audience is asked to wait outside prior to the performance—it is a beautiful spring […]

 Brit Bachmann

Untap the Millennial Mind

Untap the Millennial Mind

CultureBeast’s Kenneth Lamar puts the ‘con’ in BeastCon

Words by Brit Bachmann + Photos by Andi Icaza-Largaespada Unless you are oblivious to all the ‘Gen Y’ bashing in media, you are familiar with the term Millennial. Wikipedia defines the Millennial Generation, otherwise known as Generation Y as anyone born between 1980 and the early 2000’s. While certain authors praise Millennials for their sense […]

 Carla K. Stewart

True Forms and Shadow Play

True Forms and Shadow Play

Carol Sawyer at Republic Gallery

Words by Carla K. Stewart + Photos by Jon Vincent Those present at Republic Gallery for the opening of Carol Sawyer’s Shadow Puppet pressed up close to one another while chatting, maintaining a respectful yet unbidden distance between themselves and the two-channel video installation projected at the far end of the gallery. To get to […]

 Kaylin Metchie

Dance Yourself Away

Dance Yourself Away

EPIC presented by SFU dance undergrads

Words by Kaylin Metchie Edited by Elysse Cheadle EPIC – SFU Student Dance Show The cavernous Fei and Milton Wong Experimental Theatre at SFU is a formidable arena. Its expanse highlights your smallness, while its dark walls envelope you like a hug from a long lost loved one. Tonight, the space is warm, buzzing with […]