Previews

 Brit Bachmann

Making Destroy Vancouver

Making Destroy Vancouver

An Interview with DV founder John Brennan

Interview by Brit Bachmann This is a shotgun preview of Destroy Vancouver XI, happening in less than 24 hours. Destroy Vancouver began in July 2012. It is a one-night music festival combining drone, harsh noise, free jazz and experimental electronic. Most instalments take place at VIVO, a media arts centre and venue that recently migrated […]

 Barbara Adler

Hey you, it’s me

Hey you, it’s me

 Story and audio recording by Barbara Adler. Photographs by Jirka Matousek and Míša. After posting “My Cowbojsky Boty,” Barbara Adler returned to Czech Republic, cast as a character in Czech Country, a documentary about Czech tramping which is also the subject of her year-long, multidisciplinary art project Klasika. Her return to Canada’s west coast brings […]

 Brit Bachmann

Weak Stimuli

Weak Stimuli

Tyler Keeton Robbins at Catalog

Words by Brit Bachmann If you are a follower of Booooooom or Juxtapoz, you have seen splashes of this graphic work. It is not a coincidence, but rather a coordinated effort to introduce people to the talent of Tyler Keeton Robbins, a multidimensional illustrator. Last month Robbins made his Vancouver debut at Catalog Gallery, located […]

 Brit Bachmann

VIVO’s Tell-Tale Heart

VIVO’s Tell-Tale Heart

A preview of VIVO's On the Move installation July 26-31

Words by Brit Bachmann The crisis consists precisely in the fact that the old is dying and the new cannot be born; in this interregnum a great variety of morbid symptoms appear. -Antonio Gramsci, Prison Notebooks Vol.3 [1929-35] Last year VIVO placed an open call for On the Move, a final artist residency in their […]

 Justin Ramsey

Feeling Visions: Choreographer Julianne Chapple Talks LAUNCH Festival

Feeling Visions: Choreographer Julianne Chapple Talks LAUNCH Festival

Written by Justin Ramsey Edited by Kaylin Metchie Photos by Ash Tanasiychuk I am sitting in Kafka’s, a charming café in Vancouver’s fashionable Mount Pleasant neighbourhood, enjoying a fabulously foamy London fog. The white walls are decorated with art, and the large front windows fill the spacious room with a pale, natural light. At 9:53, […]

 Dillon Ramsey

Perpetual Motion: Dance Artist Meredith Kalaman Talks LAUNCH Festival

Perpetual Motion: Dance Artist Meredith Kalaman Talks LAUNCH Festival

Written by Dillon Ramsey Edited by Christopher Millin For Meredith Kalaman, it seems that inertia doesn’t exist: from her full schedule, to her physically-demanding practice, to her constant creative process, the Vancouver-based performance artist is always on the move. After all, she has been honing her dance talents since she was three, has studied many […]

 Barbara Adler

Permanent Deviation

Permanent Deviation

Happy accidents and the transformative power of coding

Written by Barbara Adler Interview conducted by Barbara Adler, video recorded and edited by Harley Spade On March 14th, a new, interactive public artwork will launch at VIVO Media Arts. Permanent Deviation is an online project that allows the public to create artworks using computer code. The launch party will feature public coding stations connected […]

 Claudia Spontaneous

A Union of Disciplines and Minds: The Body Narratives Collective and Their Upcoming Production, Dark Room

A Union of Disciplines and Minds: The Body Narratives Collective and Their Upcoming Production, Dark Room

Of collaboration and experimentation in the realm of dance, theatre, photography and science

Written by Claudia Spontaneous On a recent cloudy fall afternoon, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Julia Carr and Meghan Goodman of the Body Narratives Collective. One part of my agenda was to gather more information about their upcoming production, Dark Room, while the other was to explore the history of these two […]

 Ash Tanasiychuk

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, […]

 Ash Tanasiychuk

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, […]