to Jan 13

Premiere | 'Books'


What do we do with all these books?

Books is a performance with and about books. In collaboration with four performers, director Patrick Blenkarn uses books and bodies to sculpt an encounter of ideas ― chaos, order, labour, devotion, knowledge, and consumption. Mixing the durational and the visceral, Books opens a space for the spectator to witness and experience the all-too-human attempt to pursue and preserve stories and sense.

Concept and direction by Patrick Blenkarn
Choreography by Linnea Gwiazda
Performed by Brian Postalian, Nicola Rough, Montserrat Videla, and Johnny Wu
Lighting by Celeste English
Projection by Milton Lim
Sound by Sam Ferguson

Content warning: nudity, strobing lights, loud music.

$7 Students, $10 SFU Staff/Alumni/Faculty/Underemployed, $15 General
Tickets on sale at www.sfu.ca/sca

Patrick Blenkarn's recent projects have explored histories of standardization, through critiques of monolingualism, nationalism, and Western philosophy. He works in variety of media including, but not limited to, theatre, artist books, and video. His writings on political theatre and art have been published in Theatre Research in Canada, Performance Matters, and Canadian Theatre Review. His work at SFU has been supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.


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to Oct 15

Workshop | 'Victim Impact' at Playwright's Theatre Centre


Milton will be designing projection for Theatre Conspiracy's upcoming show: Victim Impact.

Writer/producer Tim CarlsonDavid Mesiha and dramaturg Kathleen Flaherty have been meeting to plan production of the Victim Impact Podcast, which is due to hit the internet first thing in January 2018. The six-part podcast series is a companion to and an unpacking of Victim Impact (the play), which is in workshop in October and in production in June, 2018.  When Tim started on his journey following Ponzi schemes, he got deep into the story of Rashida Samji’s fake investment, which soon became the focus. It led him into the lives of victims, and through a tangle of fascinating information about banking and law enforcement and fraud that can’t be unravelled in a play.

For the October workshop, Tim Carlson and Kathleen Flaherty will be working with designers Milton Lim and David Mesiha, director Jiv Parasram and actors Nimet KanjiRisha NandaMunish SharmaAllan Morgan and Jenn Griffin. Community Outreach Coordinator Gavan Cheema will be funneling information to the actors.

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to Oct 7

Tour | 'Room 2048' to Public Energy, IMPACT, and the MAI

Michelle Lui, Milton Lim, Alex Tam_9445 credit Remi Theriault.jpg

Two of Hong Kong Exile's dance works, Room 2048 + NINEEIGHT, are scheduled for a multi-city tour in September 21st - October 7th 2017 with stops at Public Energy in Peterborough, IMPACT in Kitchener, and the MAI in Montreal.


  • Public Energy will present both NINEEIGHT and Room 2048 on September 21st, 2017 at the Market Hall Performing Arts Centre in Peterborough.
  • MT Space will present both NINEEIGHT and Room 2048 at the Impact 17 Theatre Festival September 28th and 29th, 2017 at the Conrad Centre for the Performing Arts in Kitchener.
  • MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels) presents Room 2048 on October 6th and 7th, 2017 in Montreal.

Photo above by Remi Theriault

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to Mar 6

M+A (gallery performance)

Goldin and Senneby’s M&A (Mergers and Acquisitions)

Performed at the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery (UBC), from February 12 - 23, 2017.

The performer takes on a precarious/variable contract based on artists fees that have been invested into an algorithm in the stock market, rehearsing a script for anywhere between two days to....whenever. The duration of the contract is directly related to the volatility of the market.


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2:00 PM14:00

Room 2048 (Workshop Showing)

Dance Allsorts: Hong Kong Exile and Mahaila Patterson O’Brien
Multimedia dance theatre and contemporary dance.

Sunday, November 13, 2016
Performance 2:00pm, followed by a Q&A with the Artists
Free workshop 3:15pm, open to all ages and abilities
Roundhouse Performance Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver

Pay what you can at the door
Suggested $20 adults, $5 Children under 12.
Advanced tickets for guaranteed seating available online at newworksvancouver.eventbrite.com
Workshop capacity limited to 30 people. Register on-line to secure your spot.

Room 2048 will be premiered in April at the Firehall Arts Centre as part of their 2016/17 season.

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to Aug 14

eatingthegame (Tour)

Hong Kong Exile's eatingthegame will be presented at part of SummerWorks at the Factory Theatre in Toronto.

  • Tuesday August 9th 4:15 PM - 5:45 PM
  • Wednesday August 10th 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
  • Thursday August 11th 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Friday August 12th 6:45 PM - 8:15 PM
  • Saturday August 13th 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
  • Sunday August 14th 5:15 PM - 6:45 PM

Information: www.hongkongexile.com/eatingthegameto
Tickets: http://summerworks.ca/2016/artists/eatingthegame/

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