“Lovely opportunity to spend some time outside, thinking about the earth”
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR | (she/her/hers)
FESTIVAL PRODUCER | (she/her/hers)
RESILIENT ROOTS DIRECTOR | (she/her/hers)
COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR | (they/them/theirs)
jaye is a spoken word Champion, holding titles for both Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Slamapalooza 2017 and Vancouver Poetry Slam’s Women of the World 2019. they were in the Vancouver Poetry Slam’s 2018 team which placed third in the Nationals at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word 2018.
jaye is a displaced indigenous person living, creating and occupying on xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-waututh), and sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) First Nations territories.
JESSE DEL FIERRO
YOUTH PROGRAM COORDINATOR | (they/them/theirs)
Jesse Del Fierro is a non-binary, second generation Filipinx settler, originally from Treaty 7 Territory, and now currently residing on the ancestral and unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples, the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) nations. A recent grad from SFU, they work to decolonize their practice, defy binaries and foster community through performance and facilitation. They have collaborated on works presented at PuSh International Performance Art Festival, SummerWorks, Audain Gallery and rEvolver Festival amongst others.
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EVENT & VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR | (they/them/theirs, he/him/his)
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT | (he/him/his)
Arash’s desire is to see whether the theatre can be a place to interrogate the body and to investigate the alternate ways of being – how can one just be a body? He is interested in dance as a way to research human nature and human conditions through historical, social, political and existential interpretations.
Arash is the cofounder of the dance-theatre company The Biting School (alongside his brother Aryo Khakpour), the cofounder of Vancouver’s performance group Pressed Paradise and the founder and co-host of How About A Time Machine a podcast on the history of Canadian performance. Arash is grateful to be the 2017 recipient of Dance Victoria’s Chrystal Dance Prize’.
Photo by Angel Lynne
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Vines Art Festival takes place on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh peoples.
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