THE ECO-RUNWAY

TUES AUG 13 | DAVID LAM PARK

NEW(TO)TOWN COLLECTIVE - ZERO HEROES

6 PM

THE COVEN

6:30 PM

RAVEN JOHN

6:45 PM

RALPH ESCAMILLAN – ECO RUNWAY

7:15 PM

IMMIGRANT LESSONS – ORIGINS

7:45 PM

THE ECO-RUNWAY
TUESDAY, AUG 13 | DAVID LAM PARK (1300 Pacific Boulevard)
Near to Smamḵw’ch (Squamish) by the foot of Howe St


NEW(to)TOWN COLLECTIVE –
Zero Heroes
featuring June Fukumura, Davey Calderon, Anjela Magpantay, and Avyen von Waldenburg

6 PM

The Zero Squad is an unlikely group of heroes that believe they can save the planet and bring emissions down to 0%. By day they are Eco-Heroes but by night they are just ordinary people struggling to reconcile their own relationship to the climate crisis. Part confessional, part open debate, and all clowning, this performance explores the complexities and hypocrisies of trying to live sustainably in the current climate crisis. We ask ourselves and the audience, “when are you an Eco-Hero and when are you an Eco-Villain? What’s your personal battle? Day of the show, audiences are welcome to contribute at any time their anonymous “Green Triumph” and/or “Eco-Shame” to the show’s backdrop installation.

THE COVEN
featuring Ralph Escamillan, Kevin Fraser, and Ross Wirtanen
6:30 PM

“The Coven” will be presenting a theatrical demonstration of vogue and ballroom culture, using dance, fashion, music, and spoken word. This high-energy, interactive showcase gives the audience insight into the multidisciplinary art forms that embody the house / ballroom community. Vogueing, having African American and Latino roots, is an important historical expression of queer culture and “The Coven” is passionate about preserving this dance from through entertaining and educational live performances.

RAVEN JOHN
6:45 PM

Raven John, artist, involuntary comedian and two-spirit activist, is of Coast Salish and Stolo Nation decent. This Two-spirit Trickster is a BFA graduate from Emily Carr University of Art and Design with a major in visual art and minor in social practice and community engagement, as well as a graduate of the North West Coast Jewelry Arts program at the Native Education College. Raven is a visual artist, cultural consultant, mediator, storyteller, photographer, and sculptor. A jack-of-all-trades (and master of a few), their practice covers a wide array of mediums from provocation and humor, puppet making, ceramics, dressmaking, interactive electronics, and indigenous technologies. Should you wish to participate in direct action regarding Truth and Reconciliation and/or the ongoing colonization/genocide of the indigenous peoples of Canada, feel free to visit their following website to directly wire them money for coffee, comic books and/or art supplies.

RALPH ESCAMILLANEco-Vogue Runway
7:15 PM

Vogue and Ballroom culture emerged in the 1930s and 40s in New York City, birthed by the Black and Latinx LGBTQ2S+ community who were excluded from the pageant world of white America. The development of the Ballroom scene created safe and inclusive spaces for these communities to explore and experience life styles from which they were excluded due to systemic oppression.

Tonight’s Eco Vogue Runway will be focused on two categories, runway and face. Each will challenge participants to incorporate elements of social and environmental justice into their presentation in a glamorous display of passion, fashion, and activism.

TO COMPETE IN THE ECO-RUNWAY, SIGN UP HERE! We would love to see you strut.

IMMIGRANT LESSONS – Origins
featuring Sophia Gamboa, Sharon Lee, and Kin Balam

A multi-disciplinary social commentary work in progress which explores the complexity of ancestry, our present day connectivity to the imprints left behind, and examining the origins we create for future generations. Through movement, the universality of rhythm and music, wearable art and makeup, and technology, we will explore the memories that are held within the body and soul and the relationships between previous and future generations through communal collaboration.

INSTALLATIONS (ALL DAY)

KELLY McINNESIn the midst of…

In the midst of… asks how is our consumption an extension of our bodies? What do we leave behind when we’re gone?

JASON BEMPONGI Am

This piece portrays the globe hovering over a dense group clouds with the words “I Am” behind the earth. This statement signifies that we are the Gaia. There will be two hands (one on each panel) reaching out of the clouds below to represent how we strive to manifest towards unity and peace. The image being split in two also represents the division we also experience today.

AT A GLANCE

TUES AUG 13
DAVID LAM PARK


NEW(to)TOWN COLLECTIVE – Zero Heroes
6 PM


THE COVEN
6:30 PM


RAVEN JOHN
6:45 PM


RALPH ESCAMILLAN- The Eco-Runway
7:15 PM


IMMIGRANT LESSONS – Origins
featuring: Sophia Gamboa, Sharon Lee, and Kin Balam
7:45 PM


INSTALLATIONS (ALL DAY)


KELLY McINNESS
In the midst of…


JASON BEMPONG
I Am

David Lam Park

Location for 181 Roundhouse Mews

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