Where Do We Go From Here? Conversations about the Future of Performance

Online Platform

Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations Territory also known as Vancouver., BC

Digital Digital & new media Interdisciplinary Performance Storytelling Theatre

Where Do We Go From Here? Conversations about the Future of Performance is an exploration of the impact and aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic on the artistic performance sector seen through the eyes of emerging artists based in British Columbia. Over the course of six conversations with different emerging artists currently professionally working in various disciplines, we will unpack and engage in open discourse about our works-in-progress, what it's like to be an emerging artist in today's world, making and holding space in the industry for racialized Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour artists, and the future we envision for our generation in the arts. Each episode will be focused on a specific theme and discipline, practiced by the Guest Artist, and hosted by BC Culture Days Ambassador, Valeria Ascolese. Guests include Arthi Chandra (Director & Creator), Shanae Sodhi (Theatre Producer), Maria Escolán (Multilingual Creator), Junita Thiessen (Audio Drama Actor/Producer/Director), Santana Berryman (Teaching Artist), and Mariam Barry (Multimedia Artist).

Sat 25 Sep
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Wed 29 Sep
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Sat 09 Oct
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Wed 13 Oct
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Sat 16 Oct
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Wed 20 Oct
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

This event is free and will be accepting optional pay-what-you-may donations for admission.

Organized by

Valeria Ascolese

Valeria is a Peruvian-Italian multidisciplinary artist and educator born in Lima, Peru. A graduate of Capilano University, she has collaborated with theatre companies like Electric Company Theatre, Rumble Theatre, Bard on the Beach, rice&beans theatre, and Pacific Theatre, while simultaneously working in film and TV. As a teaching artist, she works at Bard on the Beach, Carousel Theatre for Young People, Lights Up Musical Theatre Schools, North Van Arts, and other drama schools across the city and internationally. In addition, she is the Communications and Outreach Coordinator at the Canadian Latinx Theatre Artist Coalition (CALTAC), an organization that advocates for and connects Latinx theatre artists in Canada. Valeria focuses on making art accessible to everyone and anyone by bridging her cultures, languages, and identity into the work.

Location

Vancouver

Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations Territory also known as Vancouver., BC

To access our conversations, the Youtube link provided above is the link to my personal channel, where I will be premiering the videos live on Wednesdays and Saturdays over the course of BC Culture Days.

Event Contact

Valeria Ascolese

valeria.ascolese9815@gmail.com

Language

English

Accessibility

This event offers closed captioning or subtitles.