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 Ash Tanasiychuk

DOXA 2017 preview

DOXA 2017 preview

Industry Day, film picks, sharing the love of documentary filmmaking

Intro: DOXA 2017 is nearly here Thursday, May 4th, is the launch of the 16th annual DOXA Documentary Film Festival, bringing 11 days & nights of international film, forums, and education to Vancouver. This year, VANDOCUMENT is a proud Media Partner of DOXA 2017. Industry Day VANDOC’s involvement in Vancouver’s creative scenes is a dual […]

 Hannie Munday

City of Blinding Lights

City of Blinding Lights

Spring Lights Illumination

Vancouver has just seen its annual Cherry Blossom Festival take place in the city. Heralded as a time of renewal and togetherness, the festival celebrated the coming of spring and the inherent beauty of nature that becomes so apparent with the blooming of these spectacular flowers. I was lucky enough to witness one of the […]

 Lucia Misch

Hullabaloo 2017, More For Everyone

Hullabaloo 2017, More For Everyone

The 3rd and final day of the youth stream of Verses Festival of Words

Hullabaloo 2017 wrapped up yesterday with its most poetry-packed schedule yet. Young writers participating in the festival, which is the youth stream of Verses Festival of Words, started the day by taking two of four possible workshops from professional poets and performers. The workshops included everything from methods for maintaining good vocal health to tips […]

 Lucia Misch

Teetering Too Close to Cliffs

Teetering Too Close to Cliffs

Hullabaloo Day 2, All Star Slams at The Rio Theatre

Hullabaloo’s second day got going with two All Star Slams at The Rio Theatre, which brought champion spoken word artists Rabbit Richards, Dana ID Matthews, and Charlie Petch together from across the country to compete for a discerning audience of students and teachers. Next, the festival served a heaping helping of BC’s finest youth poetry […]

 Lucia Misch

The Alchemy of Feeling Into Words

The Alchemy of Feeling Into Words

Day 1 of Hullabaloo at Verses Festival of Words, 2017

What do the phases “Breakdown Babes,” “Mad But Rad,” “Gibberish and the Hootenannies,” “Mediocre at Best,” “What Would Bert and Ernie’s Legs Look Like?,” and “The 2013 Bocce Championship Runners Up” have in common? If your answer is that they’re what six of the sixteen teams in Hullabaloo, BC’s youth poetry festival, have christened themselves, […]

 Ash Tanasiychuk

Lazy Susan

Lazy Susan

the 2017 SFU BFA graduating exhibition at Audain Gallery

With a playful title like Lazy Susan, unlike so many pretentious undergrad group show titles (hell, mine was “Flux” – ha!), the world was wide open with possibilities about the range and quality of work that would be seen. This was by far one of the most fresh showings of undergrad work to be seen […]

 Ash Tanasiychuk

Elkhorn Live at China Cloud

Elkhorn Live at China Cloud

Tom Wherrett's jazz Americana fusion project takes the stage

Outside, it was a mess of wind and snow; inside in the warm and inviting China Cloud, there couldn’t have been greater contrast on the night that Elkhorn performed their album release party. Playing almost all new material, the band, who mixes jazz, folk, Americana, and elements of post-rock, kicked off their set with “Who? […]

 Rennie Brown

The Distorted Nothingness of Being

The Distorted Nothingness of Being

Nothingness release their new album with a party at Hidden City

Local art rock band Nothingness celebrated the release of their new album Being with a loud show at Hidden City Records. VANDOCUMENT photographer Rennie Brown was there to grab some sweet snaps of the night. The band has ties to local faves Nam Shub, and expands upon that band’s diverse sounds with excellent indie rock […]

 Rennie Brown

Visitors From Far Away to the State Machine

Visitors From Far Away to the State Machine

Rennie Brown photographs Hong Kong Exile's PuSh Festival piece

Spanning video, music, and theatre, local interdisciplinary arts company Hong Kong Exile have been making innovative art for years. One of their latest pieces, Visitors From Far Away to the State Machine, was shown at PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, and our photographer Rennie Brown was at The Fox Cabaret to capture shots of this […]

 Ash Tanasiychuk

Sawdust Collector is Kicking Up Some Seriously Cool Stuff

Sawdust Collector is Kicking Up Some Seriously Cool Stuff

Weekly performance series curated by Barbara Adler, Cole Schmidt and James Meger with frequent help from Debra Jean Creelman, Megan Stewart and Kyla Gardiner

VANDOC: Sawdust Collector started Sept 2016, correct? What does the name mean? Sawdust Collector: Yes, our first show was in September, only about a month and a half after we first decided to work together and join the Gold Saucer collective. At the end of February, we’ll have been running weekly shows for 6 months. […]