VINES: THE WOOD5 ANNIVER5ARY

SAT AUG 17 | TROUT LAKE PARK

KATHARA - THE RETURN OF THE BUWAYA SPIRIT

3:50 PM

NEW(to)TOWN COLLECTIVE - NEW(to)TOWN COLLECTIVE X VINES FESTIVAL's 3rd ANNUAL CLOWN PARADE

1:00 – 3:00 PM

CHRONFUSED - FOLLY TELLING

2 – 4 PM

POLYMER DANCE - WEATHERING TALES

2 PM

NDIDI O

5:30 PM

ZION FYAH & ZUNELVIS FONSECA – MUSIC OF LOVE AND FREEDOM

1:30 PM

VINES: THE WOOD5 ANNIVER5ARY
SATURDAY, AUG 17 | TROUT LAKE PARK (2120 East 19th Avenue)

Too far inland for a village site, Coast Salish peoples live close to the shores
ASL Interpretation Will Be Available

PERFORMANCES

ZION FYAH & ZUNELVIS FONSECAmusic of love and freedom
1:30 PM
Cedar

Zion Fyah & Zunelvis Fonseca present music of love and freedom.

POLYMER DANCE and MIRIAM ESQUITIN – Weathering Tales
Featuring Miriam Esquitin, Sonja Janousek, Courtney Belgiorgio, Leslie Stark, Cynthia Bronaugh, Lana Wei
2 PM
Birch

Weathering Tales is an ode to the future in which we may one day have to live. Using structured improvisation and live music, dancers will use text, gestures, and movement to create a fantastical while abstract piece based on make-believe and exaggerated weather predictions for our region. It’s a mix of imaginary temperatures, extreme precipitation estimates, and out of this world storms while experiencing a whimsical world of movement, stillness, action, and inaction. The aim is an artistic reflection on the often contradictory or detached responses that humans have to troublesome climate change futures, threats, and projections.

KIRAN SHOKERBody Topography
2:15 PM
Cedar

Kiran Shoker explores the relationship between sexualization of the female body, and rape of land in order to elucidate rebuilding relationship with land and our responsibility to its dignity.

RABBIT RICHARDS
2:30 PM
Birch

Join brilliant wordsmith and performer Rabbit Richards for a set of pure poetic prowess.

HEATHER LAMOUREUXWelcome
2:45 PM
Cedar

SUDANDA
3 PM
Cedar

Sudanda was formed in 2004 around the music of Alaaeldin Abdalla, a composer, singer and oud player. He is originally from the Sudan and now living in Vancouver. Alaaeldin’s music draws on traditional Sudanese forms, and he composes music for contemporary Sudanese poets. The name of the band is a combination of Sudan and Canada. Current band members include Earle Peach on guitar, Jane Kalmakoff on accordion, and James Griffiths on trumpet and percussion.

SUNA GALAY
3:30 PM
Birch

Suna Galay is a Vancouver-based Indigenous visual and performance artist of mixed descent (Chipewyan, Nepalese, German and Ukrainian). She studied painting and sculpture before exploring the world of clown and performance. Her visual art practice began with an examination of cultural identity and expanded into an exploration of the human spirit’s inherent fluidity, realized through the many masks of her own character. Her goal in performance is to remind us all of our raw humanity and the validity of emotions.

Her paintings have been exhibited at Hapa-Palooza Festival, Toast Collective, and Slice of Life Gallery. She has also performed at Vancouver’s Vines Art Festival, Car Free Days, Elk Lodge, Anza Club, and Kanti Children’s Hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal.

EVAN DUCHARME
3:40 PM
Cedar 

Evan Ducharme is Metis with ancestral ties to the Cree, Ojibwe, and Saulteaux peoples, and is from the Métis community of St. Ambroise, Manitoba. His work explores Metis identity and its cultural iconography, with particular focus on creating images of contemporary Indigeneity, reclamation of Indigenous sexualities, and a commitment to environmentally conscious practices. Ducharme currently lives and creates with gratitude on the ancestral, traditional, and unceded territories of the Musqueam, Tsleil Waututh, and Squamish Peoples (Vancouver, BC.)

KATHARA
The Return of the Buwaya Spirit
3:50 PM
Beach

The Return of the Buwaya Spirit is an intergenerational presentation in theatre, dance, and music in traditional and contemporary forms exploring The Pilipinx identity. Artistic Director Babette Santos integrates indigenous land based systems such as sweat lodge and fire ceremony. She brings origins of the dances and music back to the land to inspire new ancestral connections. This is all to support participants in their various stages of decolonizing.

Return of Buwaya Spirit is a creation to reclaim and celebrate an ancient connection to Pilipinx Indigenous Identity with the Buwaya, the Crocodile.

Buwaya Spirit gives us gifts and ideas of how we are to sustain interconnectedness to the land and all that it provides. The Return of the Buwaya Spirit is ceremony exploring new forms featuring a diverse ensemble of artists. Stage Design by Tattoo artist Mayo Landicho, Mask and painting by Bert Monterona. Costume Designer Michael Tamayo. Electronic Neo Indigenous house fusion created by Rup Sidhu, percussionists Sacha Levin and Michael Louw, traditional instruments played by Corrine Enojo, Kamille Ignacio and with Contemporary choreography by Tin Gamboa, traditional choreography of Bagobo Tagabawa tribe by Babette Santos. Dancers: Joshua Oncol, Corrine Enojo, Joy Tan, Xhalida, Kayla Vargas, FIlipino Martial Artists, J. Cabactulan, Z. Garcia and youth talent 13 year old featuring comic, writer, actress- Jade Santos. Community members are welcome to participate in agricultural dance, Filipino Martial arts and Buwaya song. Find out more at katharainfo@gmail.com or on FB: Return of the Buwaya Spirit 2019 Community Participation.

JILLIAN CHRISTMASPoetry Garden
4:10 PM
Birch

Walk through the garden, rest your feet in the grass, yes, the breeze is calling your name, and here, your name is everything you want it to be, here, your name is Love. Put your ear to the ground, rest your fingers on your own heart. You are the soil that births your own beauty. Welcome to the poetry garden, get your hands dirty, listen, rest, sing, play!

ESTÍQW
4:35 PM
Cedar

Take in the exceptional art of Estíqw | Jaz Whitford. A 2 spirit anti-professional, working as an interdisciplinary artist with a focus on decolonization and indigenous autonomy. they are a defender of the sacred and use their craft as a tool to decolonization and land sovereignty. they and their fire are from the secwepemc nation of the south central interior of so called british columbia.

JUSTIN CALVADORES and ROSEMARY HUWithout Force
4:50 PM
Birch Stage

This piece investigates the relationships we have with the land we have grown up on. This is done through dance and poetry as we explore how movement and language can jointly create space in exploring land, water, and resilience. This piece is made with the intentions of trust and vulnerability instead of a focus on a fixated product. We hope to find the common threads that weave between us and beyond what often seems random.

KALLFÜMALEN – SUSSAN YÁÑEZ
5:10 PM
Birch

Descending from mixed ancestries, Kallfümalen – Sussan Yáñez, remains in a vibrant state of surrender into the present. Not the kind of surrender that gives the efforts up without working for ideals, but the kind of surrender that receives each experience as an opportunity to devote remotely to our inherent sacredness. She fervently believes that if we allow ourselves to listen to that divine inner guidance, we have the power create realities. Situating herself as a resilient single mother that is a survivor of domestic violence, colonization and intergenerational trauma, carrying blood from the oppressors and the oppressed, her life purpose is to broaden the perspectives. She envisions that, by shedding that which is no longer beneficial and reclaiming the interrelated self-sovereignty that we all carry, we can heal the wounds that have taken us to the states of destruction that we can see in our world today. Kallfü is a cultural facilitator, a multidisciplinary artist, funding her performances in sometimes improvised and others not, poetry, while also weaving in dance, storytelling and singing. She currently studies a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in the Quest University on the unceded Sḵwx̱wú7mesh territories. Her family decided to move to the province of Quebec in 2003 and as an occupant of the territories of the Iroquoian, Mi’kmaq and Mohawk nations in Montreal, she became a Canadian citizen. She was born on the Wallmapu, today politically known as Viña del Mar, in Chile, and is now learning to become an ally of the indigenous nations of the world, including her own ancestry, that was once erased from the official records, by reclaiming her indigeneity.

NDIDI O
Featuring Brad Ferguson, Mike Kenney and Skye Brooks
5:30 PM
Cedar

Experience a high intensity, moving 30 minute musical performance by Ndidi O and her fellow bandmates.


ROAMING & INTERACTIVE

LIGHT THE STAGE COMMUNITY ARTS + EDUCATIONFace Painting and Body Art
Featuring Jessica Nicholson and Guest Artist
1 – 6 PM
pathway

Light The Stage Community Arts + Education is pleased to be returning to Vines Art Festival for its third consecutive year, offering FACE PAINT and BODY ART! Light The Stage is committed to offering opportunities for children and adults to explore their creative self in a safe, supportive, and engaging environment. We encourage participants to take risks, share ideas, and risk being unique. We celebrate individuals who come as they are and enjoy just being themselves! Allies of LGBTQ2+ Community! www.lightthestage.ca

NEW(to)TOWN Collective and FriendsNew(to)Town Collective x Vines Festival’s 3rd Annual Clown Parade
Featuring June Fukumura, Davey Calderon, Anjela Magpantay, Avyen von Waldenburg and Friends
1 – 2 PM
roaming

New(to)Town Collective x Vines Festival’s 3rd Annual Clown Parade at Trout Lake looks forward to once again celebrate togetherness and play with our community. Our roving troupe of colourful and eclectic clowns will be joined by artists from the Clown Jam and other individuals from Vancouver’s clown community.

CHRONFUSEDFolly telling
2 – 4 PM
roaming

Folly telling uses magician and fortune teller tropes so guests are eased into an atmosphere of playful inspiration by being asked to simply ‘pick a card’ out of an obviously mixed up set of decks. Once they do, what they choose will result in one of many activities such as a poem, (improvised or rehearsed depending on their reaction) being given a festival name, a quick tarot reading, a prize, a joke, a mission, (dare) or even getting to have their wish “granted”.

ARIEL MARTZ-OBERLANDERShelter
1:30 – 2:30 PM, 2:45 – 3:45 PM, 4:30 – 5:15 PM
interactive installation

One audience member enters and is asked a question: “What are your fears about living through climate change? You can leave anything here that you no longer want to carry.” Part interactive installation, part confession, part metaphor as the temperature inside the small space rises from body heat, this piece strips away all performativity and allows for shelter from the enormity of our times.

WORKSHOPS

CLAUDIA SEGOVIA Imagination Station
1 – 3:30 PM
craft tent

Workshop for building 3D pieces for the public. We have a table with 3D supplies so the participants can stop by and build cultures with glue guns.

ANNE MONTGOMERY and DAWN LIVERACast Off Crazy Quilt
3:30 – 6 PM
craft tent

Crazy quilts were traditionally a hodgepodge of fabrics joined together with a riot of stitches to create a unique textile piece. At the 2018 Vines Festival Anne and Dawn encouraged people to bring items that were thrown away or found in the park at Trout Lake. In the spirit of a community sewing bee, using pieces of an old sheet as a background, people of all ages drew and stitched to create the beginning of a ‘cast off’ crazy quilt. This year the quilt will be added to and finished, creating a one of a kind textile art piece using items that would normally be thrown away.

the earth, that is sufficient by mia susan amir, ANNALISA DIAS, DELESSLIN GEORGE-WARREN, CECILIA CACKLEY, KARA TURNER, ANNA LATHROP, NINA BUDABIN McQUOWN, SANAM EMAMI, MELISSA STROVA-VALENCIA
3:00 – 4:30 PM

Movement based workshop in relationship to the earth, that is sufficient installation. Read more about the installation on the following page. To take part, meet at the installation at 3 PM.

INSTALLATIONS (ALL DAY)

VINES COLLABORATIVE SOUNDSCAPE PROJECT by MATTHEW TOMKINSON & ELISSA HANSON

This project is a communal sound art piece which will be created throughout the day (by you!) We invite you to borrow a field recording device from our table and wander the park listening for any sounds you wish to record. We will collectively gather these recordings at a computer where you may wish to edit them in with other participants’ contributions. Together we hope to explore the theme of intersubjective listening practices. The piece will be uploaded to the following web address at the end of the festival: https://soundcloud.com/vcsp

PORTRAITS OF TREES by EMILIA BELLIVEAU

Portraits of Trees is a series of paintings that capture the diverse textures, colours, and patterns of bark. By gesturing to traditions of portraiture, the work positions the tree as a living subject whose skin and scars can tell stories about it’s life, these features giving each tree its own unique character. The project is also a reflection on how forests are valued. In our economy a tree is not a subject with agency in its life, but a material resource that’s value is accessed through extraction and other human interventions.

KARAKASE OBAKE by PHOEBE HUANG
Featuring Haylee Marx, Carmen Wong, Elisha Wong, Jana Ghimire, The Powell Street Festival

The Karakasa Obake installation is an oversized Japanese umbrella that takes the form of a trickster spirit with one eye and one foot. This spirit is said to be a tsukumogami, a word used to describe objects and tools that develop spirits after being used for hundreds of years. This piece is made with materials like the plastic bag sourced by the local community and assembled together through workshop at the Oppenheimer Park where the piece was first held at. This piece is made by a group of Visual Art students from SFU in conjunction with the Powell Street Festival.

BEAVER LODGE CINEMA by GLEN ANDERSEN, LISA BUTEL and BRENT CROSS

Beaver Lodge Cinema is an immersion into the hidden world of beavers -an interactive installation, temple and chill-out space devoted to the mystery of this industrious rodent. Modeled after a life-sized beaver lodge, it features improvised electronic music, including participants’ sonic contributions. Trout Lake is a peat bog lake, once fed by many streams -and home to beaver, who once dammed a diverted outgoing water flume servicing the Hastings Mill on Burrard Inlet. Participants are encouraged to imagine the lives of beavers, including their role in terraforming landscapes in advance of (and inadvertently in the service of) European settler societies.

Photography by SELINA JULES

Enjoy spectacular photography from Resilient Roots artist, Selina.

Placards by ESTÍQW | JAZ WHITFORD

I will be crafting a set of buffalo shields to be gifted to people who give their lives to the frontlines as well as be writing some poetry/songs to honor them.

the earth, that is sufficient by MIA SUSAN AMIR, ANNALISA DIAS, DELESSLIN GEORGE-WARREN, CECILIA CACKLEY, KARA TURNER, ANNA LATHROP, NINA BUDABIN McQUOWN, SANAM EMAMI, MELISSA STROVA-VALENCIA

the earth, that is sufficient, brings an outdoor immersive media installation to Trout Lake this summer, through which an international ensemble of artists imagines generative futures in the face of the climate crisis. An accompanying interdisciplinary movement-workshop will run twice over the course of the day. Together we will use our bodies to practice adaptability, emergence, fractal relationships, and interdependence, to imagine our own generative futures. Those who wish will have the opportunity to have their explorations documented to be added to a living web archive on https://www.sufficientearth.com/. We will map places where we can take these practices into our climate movement organizing. There will be a somatic workshop from 3 – 4:30 PM.

AT A GLANCE

SAT AUG 17
TROUT LAKE PARK


PERFORMANCES

ZION FIYAH & ZUNELVIS FONSECA – music of love and freedom
(cedar stage)
1:30 PM


POLYMER DANCE & MIRIAM ESQUITIN – Weathering Tales
(birch stage)
2:00 PM


KIRAN SHOKER – Body Topography
(cedar stage)
2:15 PM


RABBIT RICHARDS
(birch stage)
2:30 PM


HEATHER LAMOUREUX – Welcome
(cedar stage)
2:45 PM


SUDANDA
(cedar stage)
3:00 PM


SUNA GALAY
(birch stage)
3:40 PM


EVAN DUCHARME 
(cedar stage)
3:40 PM


KATHARA- The Return of the Buwaya Spirit
(birch stage)
3:50 PM


JILLIAN CHRISTMAS – Poetry Garden
(birch stage)
4:10 PM


ESTÍQW
(cedar stage)
4:35 PM


JUSTIN CALVADORES & ROSEMARY HU – Without Force
(birch stage)
4:50 PM


KALLFÜMALEN – SUSSAN YÁÑEZ
(birch stage)
5:10 PM


NDIDI O
(cedar stage)
5:30 PM



ROAMING & INTERACTIVE


LIGHT THE STAGE COMMUNITY ARTS + EDUCATION – Face Painting & Body Art
(pathway)
1-6 PM


NEW(to)TOWN COLLECTIVE AND FRIENDS – New(to)Town Collective x Vines Festival’s 3rd Annual Clown Parade
(roaming)
1- 3 PM


CHRONFUSED – Folly telling
(roaming)
2-4 PM


ARIEL MARTZ-OBERLANDER – Shelter
(interactive installation)
1:30-2:30 PM |  2:45-3:45 PM | 4:30-5:15 PM



WORKSHOPS


CLAUDIA SEGOVIA – Imagination Station
(craft tent)
1 PM – 3:30 PM


ANNE MONTGOMERY & DAWN LIVERA – Cast Off Crazy Quilt
(craft tent)
3:30 – 6:00 PM


the earth, that is sufficient by mia susan amir, ANNALISA DIAS, DELESSLIN GEORGE-WARREN, CECILIA CACKLEY, KARA TURNER, ANNA LATHROP, NINA BUDABIN McQUOWN, SANAM EMAMI, MELISSA STROVA-VALENCIA
3:00 – 4:30 PM



INSTALLATIONS (ALL DAY)


MATTHEW TOMKINSON & ELISSA HANSON
Vines Collaborative Soundscape Project


EMILIA BELLIVEAU
Portraits Of Trees


PHOEBE HUANG
Karakasa Obake


GLEN ANDERSEN, LISA BUTEL and BRENT CROSS
Beaver Lodge Cinema


SELINA JULES
Photography


ESTÍQW | JAZ WHITFORD
Placards


the earth, that is sufficient by mia susan amir, ANNALISA DIAS, DELESSLIN GEORGE-WARREN, CECILIA CACKLEY, KARA TURNER, ANNA LATHROP, NINA BUDABIN McQUOWN, SANAM EMAMI, MELISSA STROVA-VALENCIA


 

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