Studio showing at Scotiabank Dance Centre/photo Chris Randle

Talks, Workshops, Studio Showings

July 2019

Karen Jamieson Dance: Archiving for Performing Arts...use your records to tell your story
Friday July 12, 2019 | 4.30-6.30pm

Marcuse Studio | free admission
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A roundtable discussion focussing on records management and archival practices for performing arts organizations in Vancouver - sharing best practices, answering questions, hearing your stories and continuing the conversation in supporting this important work.  
Supported by SFU's Special Collections and Rare Books, SFU's Community Engagement Initiative, and The Dance Centre. 

Karen Jamieson Dance: Dance is only really passed on from Body to Body
Saturday July 13, 2019 | 3-5pm

Faris Family Studio | free admission
Body to Body is a 2-year research project that used the body as an “investigative device” to get to the essence of specific Karen Jamieson choreographic works. Karen was, and continues to be, interested to see if working with young artists today could reveal the power of myth in these dances to be both timeless and absolutely contemporary. This event shares selection of the research conducted by Amber Funk Barton, Lisa Gelley, Meredith Kalaman, Josh Martin, and Darcy McMurray. Details
Presented in partnership with The Dance Centre.

August 2019

DanceLab program: The Biting School
Thursday August 1, 2019 | 4-6pm
Birmingham Studio: free admission.

The Biting School invites you to an open rehearsal in which they may not have anything specifically crafted “to show”. You can see how they work, how they look and sound, and they will use your presence and energy towards the building of their work. Grateful for your presence, the rehearsal door will be open to anybody who wishes to drop by, please come and go as you wish.

This is a research and creation process inspired by Shahnameh (The Book of Kings). Shahnameh is the celebrated work of Ferdowsi, in which the Persian national epic stories found their final and enduring form. It is a poem of nearly 60,000 verses, a history of the kings of Persia from mythical times to the 7th century. 

Produced by The Biting School. Created by Arash and Aryo Khakpour in collaboration with: Alex Mah, Billy Marchenski, Candelario Andrade Gutierrez, Chu-Lynne Ng, Elika Mojtabaei, Elysse Cheadle, Hamidreza Jadid, Majid Sajadi Tehrani, Nazli Akhtari, Raina Von Waldenburg, and Zahra Shahab.

Information is subject to change.

Photo: Chris Randle