The end of 2019 is upon us. Roundhouse arts programmers are recollecting another multi-faceted year of residencies, art installations, partnerships, and engaging public events. During a recently concluded residency – Frequencies, the community was invited to participate creatively or observe, but also to write something about themselves and their relationship to music.
This past summer, the Roundhouse welcomed Kay Slater as one of the Centre’s new preparators. With a background in fine arts and design and a keen objective to bring accessibility into gallery spaces, Kay has become an invaluable part of the team. We took a moment to speak with Kay about what compelled them to […]
In Spring 2018 the Vancouver Park Board, in collaboration with Made in BC, launched a call for proposals for a two-year Community Dance Residency at the Roundhouse. The residency called upon professional dancers and choreographers with community-engaged practices to work together with non-professional dancers of varying experience and ability to create and produce new works.
Beyond acting as our beloved Production Administrator, Maria Rita Castillo is an accomplished poet, using her words to share her experience in migrating from the Philippines to Canada. She was compelled to write poetry through a love for classic literature and an understanding that the form could help her to express thoughts and emotions with […]
In 2017, a dialogue sparked between Vancouver Park Board Arts, Culture and Engagement (ACE) programmers and Metis-Cree curator, filmmaker and cultural planner, Kamala Todd. In consideration of the colonial history of the Roundhouse in relation to the land on which it is situated, the group wondered how to initiate the process of Indigenizing the Centre. […]
Illuminated living spaces seemingly on display to evening passers-by provide the inspiration for Janet Wang’s WINDOW installation, Habit@. Habit@ transforms the Roundhouse exhibition space into a portal to peek inside the domestic lives of urbanites. A series of stacked boxes of varying sizes represent apartments and condominiums. Some rooms are empty, some are occupied by […]
The Burrard Marina Field House provided a majestic backdrop for a two-day jam making workshop (August 1 & 2) that was the brainchild of Australian artist Keg de Souza. The Field House Residency Program (supported by the Vancouver Parks Board) provides studio space for artists in exchange for the development of community-based arts projects; the […]
“I think that experimental ideas and concepts, and interdisciplinary is what people are really excited these days and it’s not just one thing but many things. “
The voices of Indigenous peoples in contemporary culture are still stifled, as the traditions have historically been stripped away since the beginning of colonialization. Art has been used by Aboriginal people in order to heal from this assimilation, and to allow for a political assertion. However, it has primarily been male artists that have been […]
Contemporary dance and the Roundhouse community connected recently, during auditions for PuSh Festival’s 2015 production of Le Grand Continental®. For those who are unfamiliar with PuSh, it is a multi-disciplinary, international performance smorgasbord that celebrated its 10 year anniversary last winter. I look forward to it each year as a bright spot in the post-Christmas […]