PGNB Festival 2018 (Victoria)

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Sammy Chien will be presenting his new work-in-progress research-creation project W(e)aves 0.3b3 in Pretty Good Not Bad Festival in Victoria May 20th, 9pm. *note: the venue has been changed to Upstairs Cabaret 15 Bastion Square, Victoria, BC V8W 1J1 https://goo.gl/maps/oirqpwEcZmp https://prettygoodnotbad.ca/artists/sammy-chien/ about the project: W(e)aves...

Access All Areas MADHOUSE RE:EXIT

Activism/Social Change, Arts Community, Feedbacks, Interdisciplinary Performance, Postshow, Writing
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I got to catch the show MadHouse re:exit, when I was in London, in one of the most hipster/artsy neighbourhood in London—Shoreditch. I was invited by Lesley Ewen who’s a theatre director and one of the co-creator of the work. The show  is an interactive theatre that focuses on the discussion revolving disabilities, it immediately drawn me from the very beginning. I’ve been to...

Mentorship

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Sammy conducts, leads and engages numerous and various types of mentorship, ranges from media arts, new media integration, audiovisual software programming, live video/projection design, VJ, experimental filmmaking, interdisciplinary collaboration, movement arts, energy practice, workshops, guest teaching, inspirational public speaking and artist coaching. Please contact Sammy for more details. Sammy has mentored a wide variety of groups and individuals on numerous topics and scales. See just a few...

HINKYPUNK @ PUSH Festival 2018

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Sammy Chien's new collaboration as lighting and media artist with Ralph Escamillan's new work HINKYPUNK for Club Push will be premiering in January 26th, 2018 as part of the PUSH International Performing Arts Festival 2018. Striking, subversive and gorgeous to behold, Ralph Escamillan’s dance spectacular has its creator decked out in “sequin skin”—a layer of shiny ornamentation that serves to mask and reveal all at...

Hard Rubber Orchestra’s Riot ISCM 2017

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Sammy Chien (with Chimerik 似不像) is on video design, audiovisual integration & operation for Hard Rubber Orchestrae's Riot as part of  ISCM World New Music Days 2017 Riot “It didn’t feel wrong.” Friday, November 3, 2017, 10:15 pm Roundhouse Performance Centre  (181 Roundhouse Mews) Ticket information at iscm2017.ca/concerts-and-events For the ISCM World New Music Days 2017, Hard Rubber New Music presents a 45-minute version of Riot, a powerful multi-media work-in-progress conceived by composer...

Fall For Dance North 2017 (Toronto)

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Sammy Chien​ will be supporting Dong Mei Dance​'s production A BLOSSOMING APRICOT BRANCH 一枝紅杏, as production coordinator and bringing new sound design. This version will also feature new lighting design by Jonathan Kim​. Sammy and Dong Mei​ will be sharing some updates of their upcoming work in development Flow(er) as well. Looking forward to Fall for Dance North Festival​ next week in Toronto! Dongmei Dance A BLOSSOMING...

W(e)aves 0.2 at MOA

Interdisciplinary Performance, News, Research
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Sammy Chien will be presenting his work-in-progress work at the MOA in Vancouver Oct 6th, 2017, a work that investigates migration, race & gender politics, transcultural identity and spiritual philosophies using digital technologies, audiovisuals, text, contemporary dance, and qi-gong.   Friday, October 6 | 8:30 pm Tickets: $25 (on sale soon) What is the language of movement, light, and sound? Join us for a special evening of live...

Panelist for New Forms Festival 17

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Sammy will be speaking on the panel for New Forms Festival 17, presented by the festival, CURRENT (A Pacific Northwest Feminist Electronic Art Symposium) and the Western Front, Sept 30th 5pm The topic is on "Shifting narratives in the electronic art & music industry: social change through curation and reclaiming space in the global underground”, this is the perfect place to talk about intersectionality, decolonization and...

WESTWARD MUSIC FESTIVAL with Peregrine Falls

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Sammy Chien will be creating live visuals in Peregrine Falls' performance, around 10:30pm Thursday September 14th @ Fox Cabaret, as part of Westward Music Festival 2017  ----- Westward Music Festival 2017 Presents: Gang Signs w/ Peregrine Falls Spruce Trap ACTORS at Fox Cabaret 19+ Thursday, Sept 14, 2017 Doors: 8pm Visit www.westwardfest.com for more info. Line-up subject to change. Tickets on sale July 4 at 10am https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1516286 --- WESTWARD MUSIC FESTIVAL: MRG Concerts presents Westward Music Festival, which features some of the today’s most influential music...

performing for Accordion Noir Festival

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Sammy Chien will be playing live electronics for the event Underdog Instrument Grudge Match: Millennial Edition as part of The 10th Annual Accordion Noir Festival. Sammy will be representing Team Silicon Valley North along  with his long-time collaborator and veteran musician/media artist Stefan Smulovitz + more. The Accordion Noir Festival wraps with a revival of this fan favourite mash-up of music, competition and spur-of-the-moment theatre....