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June 2017

QAF Young Artist Program: Technical Knockouts

June 22 - June 25

Drop-in Workshops with Kinnie Starr, DJ O Show, and Tiffany Moses: Thu Jun 22 | 2:30pm-4:30pm | Roundhouse Room C Fri Jun 23 | 10:30am-12:30pm | Roundhouse Room C Fri Jun 23 | 5pm-7pm | Roundhouse Room C Sat Jun 24 | 3pm-5pm | Roundhouse Room C Sat Jun 24 | 7pm-9pm | Roundhouse Room C Sun Jun 25 | 1:30pm-3:30pm | Roundhouse Room C

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Unsettling Colonial Gender Boundaries

June 23 @ 7:00 pm
Performance Centre | Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews
Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2W3 Canada
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$10 - $13

Local curators June Scudeler and Lacie Kanerahtahsóhon Burning program an evening of Two-Spirit media art, centering Indigenous experiences of sexuality and gender. Shared and emerging histories are explored through media and performance by Thirza Cuthand (Cree), Chandra Melting Tallow (Siksika), Raven Davis (Anishinaabek), and Kent Monkman (Swampy Cree) to highlight discourse within Queered-Indigenous experience and its intersections. Premiering commissioned works by Thirza Cuthand and Chandra Melting Tallow. Thirza Jean Cuthand is an Indian Within the Meaning of the Indian Act |…

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THE GRID [a workshop]

June 24 @ 4:30 pm
Dance Studio | Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews (Corner of Davie & Pacific)
Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2W3 Canada
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$25 - $50

with lemonTree creations   Indrit Kasapi of lemonTree leads dance and theatre artists through lemonTree’s creation process ‘the grid,’ based on viewpoints. The Grid is a creation process that lemonTree creations has been using to generate their material for several of their productions including MSM . Indrit Kasapi (Artistic Producer) derived this process of creation from Viewpoints by Anne Bogart. The Grid takes its name from the most basic principle of the process, which is that the participants are asked…

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Cris Derksen Orchestral Powwow

June 24 @ 7:00 pm
Roundhouse Turntable Plaza | Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews
Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2W3 Canada
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Free

Cellist/composer Cris Derksen performs with Allegra Chamber Orchestra and The Chippewa Travellers in their chamber symphonic work composed around Powwow pieces accessed from Tribal Spirit’s library. This project brings Aboriginal music to the centre of the European model, as aboriginal artists lead the way to create new forms of music.

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Talking Two-Spirit

June 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Performance Centre | Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews
Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2W3 Canada
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Join us for an afternoon conversation of what is Two-Spirit and who is Two-Spirit from a pre-contact/traditional context and what is being done today to revitalize these time-honoured ways. Also addressed is how this discussion and work is different from the broader western LGBT/Queer framing. This conversation will be followed by an interactive panel discussion of distinguished Two-Spirit and Aboriginal artists and performers who will examine how their identity influences and intersects with their art, led by Harlan Pruden. Panelists:…

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Artist-Led Afternoon

June 25 @ 4:00 pm
Performance Centre | Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews
Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2W3 Canada
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Site-specific and culturally-focused teaching through storytelling from local media artist and ethnobotanist Cease Wyss. T’uy’tanat-Cease Wyss, Skwxwu7mesh/Sto: Lo/ Hawaiian/Swiss Individual, who is a media artist with 25 years of experience, producing various formats of media art, as well as being a mentor in her field for close to 15 years. She is also an ethnobotanist, traditionally trained in this field by Indigenous Elders. Her work involves site-specific and culturally focused teaching with storytelling as her means of sharing knowledge. Community…

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Kinnie Starr, DJ O Show, Tiffany Moses in concert: Technical Knockouts

June 26 @ 7:00 pm
Performance Centre | Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews
Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2W3 Canada
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$15 - $27

Poetry, DJ, hip hop and electronic music by Kinnie Starr, DJ O Show, and Tiffany Moses performing with guests from QAF’s young artist program. Kinnie Starr is a genre-defying artist blazing her own influential trail. self-trained, Starr moves from hip hop to art-pop, folk to spoken word to EDM with eclectic grace. Her music is fearless, intuitive, politically charged and melodic, challenging listeners while making them bounce and nod. Starr is a Juno Award winning producer, one of the 5% of female…

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Greed / REsolve

June 27 @ 7:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating until June 28, 2017

Performance Centre | Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews
Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2W3 Canada
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$15 - $27

with Full Circle First Nations Performance Commerce, greed, and disenfranchisement are key themes in these two paired dance works by Circadia Indigena - Indigenous Arts Collective. Greed examines our exploitative stock market system and the crippling effects of corporate and personal greed, results of the false ego. This work juxtaposes traditional Indigenous harmony with the natural environment while consequences of greed, causes personal and biospheric destruction. Affecting the living balance of self, community and our planet. REsolve embodies taking control…

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Greed / REsolve

June 28 @ 7:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating until June 28, 2017

Performance Centre | Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews
Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2W3 Canada
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$15 - $27

with Full Circle First Nations Performance Commerce, greed, and disenfranchisement are key themes in these two paired dance works by Circadia Indigena - Indigenous Arts Collective. Greed examines our exploitative stock market system and the crippling effects of corporate and personal greed, results of the false ego. This work juxtaposes traditional Indigenous harmony with the natural environment while consequences of greed, causes personal and biospheric destruction. Affecting the living balance of self, community and our planet. REsolve embodies taking control…

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Glitter is Forever: Queeraoke Closing Party

June 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Junction, 1138 Davie St
Vancouver, BC V6E4L7 Canada
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QAF’s final blowout—revel in community, effervescent refreshments, and karaoke with glitter. Free, $6 cover after 9pm. At the Junction The Junction is a 19+ venue at all times. Proper government issued photo I.D. is required for entry. The kitchen closes at 10pm. $6 Cover Charge – BRATPACK : SEASON 3 Showtime 11:30pm Mobility Accessibility: This event is wheelchair accessible. QAF takes place on the traditional, unceded territory of the Coast Salish people, in particular the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and…

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