Residency at Banff Centre

Dance, Interdisciplinary Performance, News
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Sammy Chien has been accepted in the Dance Thematic Residency: “Choreography Across Disciplines” at Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity, also awarded with financial support by Muriel Jolliffe Endowment for Dance. Sammy would like to express a thank you acknowledgement  to the Banff Centre and Muriel Jolliffe Endowment for Dance for the support. program overview: In response to a growing cross-disciplinary interest in choreography, this eight-day thematic residency co-facilitated by...

NOW Society Presents madMethod

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  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE madMethod Dec. 2 and 3 The NOW Society presents madMethod December 2 and 3, 2016 at The Annex Performing Arts Center at 8pmThe NOW Society presents madMethod, featuring Stefan Smulovitz’s Mad Scientist Machine, visuals by Sammy Chien and performances by MaSOM and the NOW ensemble. Layers of memory and experience combine light, images and sound, remembered, manipulated and instantly created. Audience members will look down upon...

Made In China on Halifax local press

Media Presence, News
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Sammy Chien 's 3 year collaboration work with Wen Wei Dance, their remount of Made In China for Canada East Coast tour just opened last night in Halifax, they're on the local press: https://www.localxpress.ca/…/made-in-china-celebrates-birth… Wen Wei Wang has toured in Halifax 3 times already, the presenters loves to bring his work back. It's been more than 10 years since Sammy has been back in Halifax, he's...

Made In China 2016 Canada Tour

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Sammy Chien is going on tour with Wen Wen Dance for the remount of  Made in China. A show premiered in 2015 January at the Banff Centre, with development/creation since 2013. This time, they’re touring to the East Coast of Canada.   Co-created and performed by Wen Wei Wang (Wen Wei Dance), Gao Yanjinzi (Artistic Director of the Beijing Modern Dance Company), Qiu Xia He (Silk...

reflections on the enriching past week of shows and radical vagina

Activism/Social Change, Arts Community
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This past week, I was very pumped to see Vancouver's art scene so happening, I lined up 7 shows  to see in 4 days and shared them on my facebook: The Nether - to see David Bloom's acting, James Coomber's music/sound, Jonathan Kim's lighting, plus the lovely Firehall Arts Centre This piece makes us question about our own ethic, morality and the responsibility in our imaginations as...

feedback from viewers on Digital Carnival

Feedbacks, Postshow
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After the show at the Digital Carnival, I'd like to share some of the feedback from the viewers that I engaged with. So honoured that the legendary Taiwanese experimental electronic musician Sonic Deadhorse came to see my show, and gave such a compliment: “Coding, sensor tracking, sound, visual and movement, he managed to do it all by himself, demonstrates clear relationship between the body movement and...

Digital Carnival/Richmond World Festival 2016

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Sammy Chien is selected as the Featured Artist and will be headlining a show at 5th Annual Digital Carnival organized by Cinevolution Media Arts and curated by Wynne Palmer as part of Richmond World Festival 2016! Sammy will be showing some new work development in Berlin last month at the Lake Studios Berlin working with realtime audiovisual software Isadora. September 3rd 8:15pm. Free #digitalCarnival #YourKontinentDigitalCarnival#Cinevolution #MediaArts #SammyChien #Chimerik#RichmondWorldFestival #newmedia...

Co-op Radio CFRO on Digital Carnival

Media Presence
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Listen to our interview by Brit Bachmann on Vancouver Co-op Radio CFRO 100.5FM Make A Better World, on the upcoming performance/event in 5th Annual Digital Carnival organized by Cinevolution Media Arts and curated by Wynne Palmer as part of Richmond World Festival 2016. I talked about my trip in Berlin attending Isadora Werkstatt, working with the creator of this innovative/artist driven software Isadora - Mark Coniglio and doing residency at...

Workshop for Vines Art Festival

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Sammy Chien – Nature Centre Gong/ Energy Practice/Movement Healing Workshop MACLEAN PARK (Vancouver) August 19th, 2016 2-3:30 PM Sammy will lead a workshop session on accessing our own spiritual energy as a form of movement and healing practice. He’s integrating his interdisciplinary background with Nature Centre Gong (自然中心功) a kind of Qi Gong that’s shapeless and formless, resonating with the Taoist principles of Wu Wei (無為 the...

Neural Constellations: Exploring Connectivity

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Sammy Chien has been invited to be part of this event to create the opening live performance act, with lights, shadows, electroacoustic music with full dome projection from the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre. Sammy would like to give a special thank you shout out to Stefan Smulovitz. "We are made of star stuff," Carl Sagan once said. From constellations to our nervous system, from stars to...