W(e)aves 0.3 Completion

New Media, News, Research
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I’ve completed my first solo research-creation phase for W(e)aves, with version 0.3 beta 1, 2 & 3 presented. In this 2.5 weeks research phase, I’ve got to do a residency at Centre A & Left of Main and got to perform at Vancouver Art Gallery’s big art auction and Pretty Good Not Bad Festival in Victoria. I feel really blessed, honoured and accomplished. I...

Marathassa Free Performance

Activism/Social Change, Arts Community, Dance, News
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This was a painful show but we’re doing it again! To stand against Kinder Morgan and the Trudeau government’s decision on using our tax dollar to purchase an old leaky pipeline that can potentially destroy our health and the environment. Sammy will be performing as part of this outdoor activism-performance with Pressed Paradise and many amazing local artists to raise environmental awareness on issues of...

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...

SCREEN:MOVES

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Sammy's new dance film will be screening as part of: Screen:Moves Conceived by the RT Collective and presented in collaboration with Dancemakers, SCREEN:MOVES invites 20 artists from across Canada to create original short dance films for this one-night-only program that features a wide range of formats—experimental, narrative, animated and comedic works - offering a unique cross section of Canada’s diverse dance communities on screen. Monday December 4,...