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radio-canada | Rattrapage du vendredi 24 juillet 2020

Queer Arts Festival WICKED Pulls Out All The Stops For Closing Weekend Global Audience

Broadway World | July 23, 2020

Recently referred to as "A Showcase of Resilience in the Digital World", the 12th Annual Queer Arts Festival (QAF) continues their digitally re-imagined festival through the weekend with headline performances from critically acclaimed artists such as avant-drag collective...

4 happenings to wind you up or down right now

xtra | July 23, 2020

What to watch:

Life is Easy

Queer digital platform Revry creates their own spin on Freaky Friday with the new body-swap comedy series, Life is Easy. The New Zealand-based web series explores the complexities of race,...

Too Spirited for the 2020 Queer Arts Festival

The Peak. | SFU | July 23, 2020

By: Kelly Chia, Features Editor

Too Spirited, an Indigenous burlesque show performed for the Queer Arts Festival, was an amazing reminder of why...

There’s no one way to do drag, and Vancouver collective The Darlings are proving that loud and queer

| Peter Knegt · CBC Arts · Posted: Jul 23, 2020 1:15 PM ET

| The non-binary quartet are about to offer their most ambitious performance yet

| Queeries is a...

INTERVIEWS with Lynx band member of Random Order & Rainbow Glitz Part of the troupe TOO SPIRITED – Indigenous Burlesque with Virago Nation at Vancouver Queer Arts Festival 2020

Queer FM | Episode July 7, 2020

8:00am - 10:00am

Lynx the trans-identified Toronto based vocalist, guitarist, songwriter, and producer Lynx has a major love of pop music with an edge...

Queer Arts Festival presenters : Anais West (Underground Absolute Fiction) & Danny Ramadan (A Night Of Storytelling)

Queer FM | Episode July 17, 2020

8:00am - 10:00am

Anais West is a queer actor, playwright, and producer, as well as a settler of Polish descent. She is the playwright...

Interview with Erica Hiroko Isomura a Vancouver-based Writer at the Queer Arts Festival 2020

Queer FM | July 21, 2020

8:00am - 10:00am

Erica Hiroko Isomura 'A Conversation On Queer Mentorship' writer based in Vancouver. Check out programming at Queer Arts Festival.https://qafonline.ca/a-conversation-on-queer-mentorship/Social media handles...

CBC | July 19, 2020

Now in its 12th year, Vancouver's Queer Arts Festival isn't letting physical distancing measures get in the way of its programming, as organizers reimagine the festival for the digital realm. 

Burlesque troupe Virago Nation are on a mission to reclaim Indigenous sexuality

 CBC Arts · Posted: Jul 16, 2020 11:45 AM ET by Peter Knegt 

Vancouver's Queer Arts Festival has gone virtual this year...and this is one event you won't want to miss

As it has with pretty much every...

Queer Arts Festival creates safer ways to express itself during COVID-19 times

Vancouver Sun | Jul 14, 2020 

Queer Arts Festival

When: July 16-26, 2020

Where: Online and some public art

Tickets and info: Register for events and pay by donation at queerartsfestival.com

Like...

Event listings: 12 things to do this week, July 16-22

Vancouver Sun | Julia Piper | July 15

1. Matthew Good

Info: $20, sidedooraccess.com

When: July 17, 6 p.m.

Info: $20, sidedooraccess.com

Twelve things to do around Metro Vancouver the week of July 16-22

Vancouver Province | Julia Piper | July 15, 2020

1. Matthew Good

Where: Online

When: July 17, 6 p.m.

Info: $20, sidedooraccess.com

Canadian singer-songwriter Matthew Good performs an acoustic set of...

Noam Gagnon’s This Crazy Show takes to the virtual stage as part of this year’s Queer Arts Festival

Vancouver Presents By Mark Robins -July 16, 2020

Vancouver’s artist-run, professional, multi-disciplinary festival of queer arts, culture and history, takes place July 16 - 26

The 2020 Queer Arts Festival (QAF)...

Things to do in Vancouver

Georgia Straight | July 16, 2020

Queer Arts Festival Art Party

When

To Jul 16, 5-7 pm

Price

free or by...

Queer Arts Festival creates safer ways to express itself during COVID-19 times

Vancouver Sun, Dana Gee | Jul 14, 2020

Queer Arts Festival

When: July 16-26, 2020

Where: Online and some public art

Tickets and info: Register for events and...

Queer Arts Festival: a Conversation on Queer Mentorship with Hiromi Goto + Erica Isomura

The Bulletin | BY JOHN ENDO GREENAWAY | JULY 13, 2020

#dailyquarantinecomic from March 27, 2020 by Erica Isomura (@ericahiroko)

ERICA There is...

QUEER ARTS FESTIVAL BRINGS TOO SPIRIT INDIGENOUS BURLESQUE | VIRAGO NATION TO WICKED 2020

TANYA COMMISSO | SAD MAG | JULY 13, 2020

Shane Sable wasn’t intending to form Canada’s first Indigenous burlesque collective while on a hiatus from her performance career. Yet in May 2016, that’s exactly what she started to do. Virago Nation was born when...

QUEER ARTS FESTIVAL -WICKED Begins This Week

by BROADWAY WORLD VANCOUVER News Desk Jul. 13, 2020  

The stage is set, the glitter is dusted and the 12th Queer Arts Festival - WICKED (rated one of the top 3 festivals of its kind in the...

The Vancouver 2020 Queer Arts Festival Presents ‘Wicked’!

Homoculture. | July 13th, 2020

Taking place between July 16-26th, ‘Wicked’ includes 11 days of events that exposes the implications of homonormativity as erasure and reimagines the current status quo of identity politics

Even with the current social distancing taking place throughout...

Vancouver’s Queer Arts Festival Officially Kicks Off Next Week

Curiocity Magazine | Jul 9, 2020

Looking for a fun way to spend an evening next week? Then we suggest tuning in for some of the amazing programming coming out for the Queer Arts Festival. The annual event has gone online this year and...

THE 2020 QUEER ARTS FESTIVAL WICKED — INVASION OF THE DIGI-QUEERS!

Posted by  MUSKRAT Magazine Date: July 02, 2020

Vancouver, BC—The COVID crisis and elevated racist violence has created an unprecedented situation which has seen many 2SLGBTQ+ people isolated without vital support structures. Queer art has helped keep our community connected during the age of social distancing.

All-Indigenous Burlesque Show Moves Online and We’re Here For It

By Alyssa Hirose / Vancouver Magazine, Jul 10, 2020

“There’s a joke about giving an Indigenous person a microphone, and you can’t get them to stop talking,” laughs Sparkle Plenty, a burlesque performer in 

Bold new Queer Arts Festival questions the mainstream

by Janet Smith, Georgia Straight, on July 8th, 2020 at 4:39 PM

From the outset of pandemic lockdown, the Queer Arts Festival’s SD Holman decided that cancelling the event was not an option, and neither was laying...

This Crazy Show encourages viewers to explore their imagination during virtual Queer Arts Festival

Georgia Straight : posted on July 9th, 2020 at 10:00 AM

(This story is sponsored by the Pride in Art Society.)          

Noam Gagnon intended to dance for only one year after his completion...

This Crazy Show at the Queer Arts Festival

By Rebecca Bollwitt, Miss 604.com, Tuesday July 7th, 2020

The Queer Arts Festival WICKED takes place July 16-26, 2020 online, with 11 days of events, which are all by donation. WICKED reimagines identity...

The Isolation Diaries: nonbinary drag artists The Darlings

by Janet Smith, Georgia Straight.  May 29th, 2020 at 4:28 PM

With theatres, galleries, stores, and restaurants shuttered to flatten the COVID-19 curve, the Isolation Diaries reach out to Vancouver’s creative sector to...

QUEER ARTS FEST GETS A ‘WICKED’ SPIN

By Kristi Alexandra @kristialexandra | Looselips Magazine | June 23, 2020

Feature photo by Noam Gagnon

“Wickedness is a myth invented by good people to account for the curious attractiveness of others,” Oscar Wilde...

The festival must go on

The Jewish Independent | June 26, 2020

SD Holman, artistic and executive director of the Queer Arts Festival, which takes place July 16-26. (photo from QAF)

“Since the very beginning, I said not doing the festival was not...

Five events that can’t be missed at this year’s virtual Vancouver Queer Arts Festival

Georgia Straight: posted on June 25th, 2020 at 9:00 AM

(This story is sponsored by the Pride in Art Society.)

Art holds the ability to connect people despite their race, culture, gender, or sexuality. As we find ourselves in...

Where to get your (remote) art fix during Pride

Jun 22, 2020, 11:28 AM EDT Last updated Jun 23, 2020, 10:16 AM EDT | By Meredith J. Batt

Six virtual exhibits on this summer bring LGBTQ2 art from the gallery into your home 

Queer Arts Festival WICKED Online for 2020

Thursday, June 18th, 2020 — 8:14am PDT | by Rebecca Bollwitt

The 12th annual Queer Arts Festival (“QAF”), Vancouver’s artist-run, professional, multi-disciplinary roister of queer arts, culture and history, will take place online...

Political art of living

Jewish Independent | June 12, 2020

Avram Finkelstein will be participating in the Queer Arts Festival, which takes place July 16-26. (photo by Alina Oswald)

A lot of it feels familiar, said New York-based artist and activist Avram Finkelstein about the current...

CBC arts Queeries: This exhibit explores queer Asian identity through the lens of China’s traditional five elements

CBC arts Queeries: This exhibit explores queer Asian identity through the lens of China's traditional five elements

Yellow Peril; The Celestial Elements is the brainchild of Vancouver media arts collective Love Intersections

Stonewall Was A Riot – Vancouver’s LGBTTQ2+ community bands together to Remember Stonewall

Originally published June 25, 2019 by MyVanCity

Stonewall Was A Riot… Now We Dance.

With the current tone set recently in Metro Vancouver over the removal of a Pride flag, defacement of Pride flags and the heated anti-transgender protest at the...

QAF 2019: JESSE

Original article from Sad Mag June 17. Written by Rebecca Peng.

The Queer Arts Festival (QAF) is Vancouver’s artist-run festival of queer arts and culture, held every summer at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre. Now in its 11th year, the QAF is...

28 things to do in Vancouver this week: June 17 to 20

Posted in the DailyHive, June 17

What: An annual artist-run multi-disciplinary summer arts festival at the Roundhouse in Vancouver, BC. QAF produces, presents and exhibits with a curatorial vision favouring challenging, thought-provoking work that pushes boundaries...

7 Things to do in Vancouver Today

Posted: Daily Hive, June 17, 2019

What: An annual artist-run multi-disciplinary summer arts festival at the Roundhouse in Vancouver, BC. QAF produces, presents and exhibits with a curatorial vision favouring challenging, thought-provoking work that pushes...

QAF 2019: QUEER SONGBOOK ORCHESTRA

Original article from Sad Mag June 13, written by Rebecca Peng.

The Queer Arts Festival (QAF) is Vancouver’s artist-run festival of queer arts and culture, held every summer at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre. Now in its 11th year, the QAF...

5 Things to do this weekend: Friday, June 14, 2019

By Jon AzpiriOnline News Producer  Global News

https://globalnews.ca/video/rd/1537688643962/?jwsource=cl

Here are five things to do around the province this weekend.

1 — 5X Festival Block PartyJune 15Central City Plaza, Surrey5xfest.com

2 — Queer Arts...

Five things to see and do at Vancouver’s Queer Arts Festival

John Kurucz / Vancouver Courier | JUNE 14, 2019 02:00 PM

It’s not kismet that this year’s Queer Arts Festival ends on the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots.Flashback to June 28, 1969 in New...

#FridayFive: Queer Arts Festival

By Vancouver Presents - June 14, 2019

This year's Queer Arts Festival runs June 17-28 at the Roundhouse Community Centrenull

With the 50th anniversaries of the decriminalisation of Canadian sodomy laws (June 27)...

Queer Arts Festival’s show Relational rEvolutions questions the future

Georgia Straight by Alexander Varty on June 12th, 2019 at 1:08 PM

Although the Relational rEvolutions visual-arts exhibition sounds like it might offer controversy and confrontation, that’s definitely...

Opera gets inclusive at Queer Arts Fest

Georgia Straight by Janet Smith on June 12th, 2019 at 1:27 PM

Soprano Teiya Kasahara has always had a passion for performing opera, but the singer was feeling...

Queer Arts Festival tip sheet: Queer Songbook Orchestra, Technical Knockouts, Diaspora, 69 Positions

Georgia Straight June 12th, 2019 at 1:59 PM

With the theme rEvolution, the Queer Arts Festival celebrates forms from music to media art and everything in between, from Monday (June 17) to June 28. Here are...

Live show questions opera’s sour soprano note

Posted in the Vancouver Sun June 12, 2019

Queer Arts Festival highlight delivered by Abbotsford-raised classical singer.

Queer Arts Festival

When: June 17-28

Where: The Roundhouse...

69 Positions

Georgia Straight by Staff May 15th, 2019 at 12:49 PM

May 14 to August 17 at the SUM gallery

On May 14, 1969, the Canadian government decriminalized same-sex sexual activity. To mark the 50th anniversary of Bill C-150, the Queer Arts Festival brings you this...

City of Vancouver recognizes Pride in Art as “a cutting-edge producer/presenter/curator”

A recent report from the City’s General Manager of Arts, Culture and Community Services, highlighted Pride in Art Society:

“ The following highly-regarded organizations reflect the existing criteria at high level and signal future granting directions that could align with the Creative City Strategy:

Georgia Straight :: Queer Arts Festival expands repertoire

WHILE WE’RE TALKING about the Queer Arts Festival, let’s get one thing perfectly straight: it is not an official part of Vancouver’s annual Pride celebration. Although it grew out of an earlier community-based visual-arts exhibition, Pride in Art, after five years Queer Arts has become, as director of operations...

Vancouver Sun | Alien Sex: a transgressive work of the Oscar Wilde variety

Alien Sex: a transgressive work of the Oscar Wilde variety

BY ART SEEN Published Thurs, May 22, 2014ORIGINAL ARTICLE: http://blogs.vancouversun.com/2014/05/22/alien-sex-a-transgressive-work-of-the-oscar-wilde-variety/

ALIEN SEX has met its goal of $10,000 on Kickstarter. In fact, it raised a little more...