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. […]

 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 […]

 Justin Ramsey

The Lady is a Tramp: Klasika by Barbara Adler

The Lady is a Tramp: Klasika by Barbara Adler

Words by Justin Ramsey Photos by Paula Viitanen Long before his rise to prominence as one of the leading thinkers of the Frankfurt School, Herbert Marcuse was a something of a young aesthete. His doctoral dissertation examined the Künstlerroman, a literary genre that situates the artist in a struggle against her prosaic, everyday milieu. Arguing […]

 Special Contributor

High Hair Economics: An Interview with Klasika’s Ashley Aron

High Hair Economics: An Interview with Klasika’s Ashley Aron

Words by Peter Dickinson, Ashley Aron, Barbara Adler   In the summer of 2015 I went to the Czech Republic to learn about the unique sub-culture of Czech tramping. I’ve told a lot of stories about my attempts to adapt elements of Czech tramping to a Canadian context; many of these efforts have been detailed […]

 Megan Stewart

Blisters are the way the leather says ‘I love you’

Blisters are the way the leather says ‘I love you’

Dear cowboy boots, our adventures begin here. This fall there’s so much more to look forward to besides trudging through leaves and racing to class. We’re going to be in a musical together – Klasika, by my friend and MFA colleague Barbara Adler. There will be musical numbers, bedazzled denim, maybe even some sheep. Get your hopes up.

 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 […]

 Special Contributor

Invisible City: a secret theatrical adventure in a public space

Invisible City: a secret theatrical adventure in a public space

Popcorn Galaxies' urban audio project, documented by the audience and the artists.

Word collage by Keely O’Brien with assistance of audience members, Liis Valjaots, Marc Castellini, D.D. Kugler and Megan Stewart. Photos by Christian Vistan.  Assembling on a downtown Vancouver street corner, ten audience members at a time are greeted by Popcorn Galaxies‘ co-artistic directors, June Fukumura and Keely O’Brien (yours truly). On this corner there’s a […]

 Paul Paroczai

Strange Memorial: an audio memoir for remembering Hastings St.

Strange Memorial: an audio memoir for remembering Hastings St.

Part of the build-up to Klasika, a multidisciplinary musical premiering Oct.29\30, 2015 at the Fei and Milton Wong Experimental Theatre

Words by Paul Paroczai Sound Piece by Paul Paroczai and Barbara Adler Photos by Paul Paroczai and Barbara Adler I can’t remember at what point during the three-hour, fourteen kilometer trek between SFU’s Woodwards and Burnaby campuses we realized Hastings Street was a place that neither of us particularly wanted to be. Yet, somehow, two […]

 Barbara Adler

Call Me Black Wolf: a musical essay

Call Me Black Wolf: a musical essay

David Newberry and Barbara Adler tell the story of Ernest Thompson Seton and the Natures Fakers Controversy, using music, fiction and the sweet voices of many wolves.

Article by David Newberry. Composition by Barbara Adler, with musical performances by James Meger and David Newberry. Story performed by David Newberry and Barbara Adler. Instruments recorded by James Meger at SlugBait Studios. I am writing this on a train that they call The Canadian. It is taking me and my suitcase from Vancouver, where […]