Over the weeks leading up to the Alliance's 2017 annual conference, REVOLUTION: Engaging Human Creativity, we'll be sharing some of the exciting programming and engaging speakers conference attendees have to look forward to at The Annex and VSO School of Music's Pyatt Hall in Vancouver on Thursday, June 8.
Today we spotlight "New Ways of Working Together: The Next Generation." This panel explores the collaborative ways in which the next generation of artists and creatives are approaching their work and practice. The session features Kristin Cheung, Natalie Tin Yin Gan, and Sophia Wolfe and is moderated by Dani Fecko of Fascinator Management.
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About the Panelists
Kristin Cheung is an arts administrator. She currently works as the Development Officer at the Contemporary Art Gallery. She has worked in arts fundraising and administration in Vancouver for the past ten years for organizations including Gateway Theatre, Ricepaper and Geist. In 2016 she co-founded The Future is you and me, a free community mentorship program for young, diverse women in the arts.
Natalie Tin Yin Gan is a contemporary dance artist specializing in improvisation and interdisciplinary collaboration. She lives and works on the unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples. Natalie has a double degree in Contemporary Dance and International Studies from Simon Fraser University. Natalie has worked with and performed for battery opera performance, Mutable Subject, MACHiNENOiSY Dance Theatre, Mascall Dance, Dancers' Studio West (Calgary), fu-GEN Theatre (Toronto), La Pocha Nostra (San Francisco), Le Brothers (Vietnam), Amy O’Neal (Seattle), and Daisy Thompson (UK), among others. Natalie pursues opportunities locally andinternationally outside of dance contexts in an effort to hone a critical, decolonized practice. She is co-artistic director of Hong Kong Exile, who are this year's artists-in-residence at the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival. She is a late sleeper, a late riser, a latecomer, a late bloomer, and a late-night snacker.
Sophia Wolfe is a Vancouver based contemporary dance artist who also works in visual media including photography, film, and video art. Sophia completed her post secondary dance training in Vancouver through Modus Operandi, where she was featured in works by Justine A. Chambers, Out InnerSpace Dance Theatre, Wen Wei Wang and Crystal Pite. Sophia’s dancing has lead her to tour nationally and internationally with Company 605, Co-Erasga and has more recently worked with with independent choreographer Chick Snipper. Sophia has participated in workshops such as ImpulsTanz Vienna International Dance Festival, Deltebre Danza in Spain and The Toronto Dance Community’s Love-In; training with artists/companies such as Rootless Root, Frey Faust, Ame Henderson and Laura Airs. Outside of dance performance, Sophia has created and presented video installations through Vancouver's Contemporary Art Gallery mentorship program. Her deep interest in dance on screen has lead her to organize and curate the first ever International Youth Festival Of Recorded Movement (F-O-R-M), which is happening for it’s second year in June 2017.
[Update: A previous version of this blog mistakenly identified this session as a workshop hosted by Kristin Cheung, rather than a panel session featuring Kristin alongside other voices.]