Photos by Ash Tanasiychuk
LAUNCH Festival! is an interdisciplinary performance & mentorship showcase of Vancouver’s professional emerging artists.
2014 was the Festival’s second year. Presented by 149 Arts Society, which “dedicates itself to arts programming that is provocative in nature, and that serves to engage, challenge and inform.”
The society’s name is “inspired by Woodward’s Department’s $1.49 discount days and the strong sense of community commitment that Woodward’s continues to symbolize today.”
Hosted by singer Warren Dean Flandez
And featuring artists:
Mahaila Patterson-O’Brien‘s “same same but different”
Elizabeth Lewis Celeste and Kara Nolte
Liz Cairns‘ film “Withering Heights”
Clara Shandler with Timothy Van Cleave
LAUNCH 2014! A showcase of talent happened on 20 June 2014 at the Fei & Milton Wong Experimental Theatre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings St, Vancouver BC.
And don’t miss our interviews with LAUNCH 2013 alumni, written by the fantastic duo Dillon and Justin Ramsey:
“Perpetual Motion: Dance Artist Meredith Kalaman”
“Medical Drama: Theatre Artist Yvette Lu”
“Feeling Visions: Choreographer Julianne Chapple”
“The Wide Perspective: Filmmaker Rami Katz”
“In The Loop: Musician Chersea”
Ash Tanasiychuk and the VANDOCUMENT team would like to thank Michael Boucher, Mallory Gallant, Caitlin Bryant, and the whole team behind LAUNCH for our partnership as media sponsor, and for all the incredible work they put in to this incredible project.
Founder of VANDOCUMENT. Photographer, illustrator, lover and supporter of arts & culture.