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15 July Sunday

PAUSE In the Park

15 July 2018, 12:00 - 15 July 2018, 16:00
PAUSE Pavilion, 1600 Whyte Ave (near Bard on the Beach Parking lot, Kitsilano)
Vancouver, BC V6J 1A9 Canada

Free Programming Series

PAUSE PAVILION PARTNER

PAUSE is situated at the site of the village of sən̓aʔqʷ (pronounced Sun’ahk), currently known as Vanier Park, the location offers a spectacular backdrop of the North Shore mountains and downtown Vancouver. Housing a festival within the festival, PAUSE in the Park is our free programming series packed with art, performances, workshops, a book nook, and visual splendour. Slip on a hat, slap on some sunscreen, pack a picnic and bring the whole family out to join us in the sunshine!


Saturday, July 7

Vines at PAUSE 12:00pm – 3:30pm
IN COLLABORATION WITH Vines Art Festival

Vines Art Festival is an all-outdoor, community-oriented performance series that speaks to environmental and social justice. Reminding us of life’s beauty and strengthening our power to create change as a community, Vines at PAUSE has brought together a group of artists who share their stories and connection with the earth through voice, drum, story, body and song.

Artists: Jaz Whitford, Crystal Smith, Eddy Van Wyck, Yoro Noukoussi, Arash Khakpour

Community Mandala workshop with Sheniz Janmohamed 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Nature mandalas are created with found materials, allowing patterns to develop through the act of making, rather than planning. Join Artist Educator and Land Artist, Sheniz Janmohamed, for an interactive Community Mandala workshop, complete with creative prompts to encourage you to find inspiration in the nature that surrounds us.


Sunday, July 8

Jhalaak at PAUSE 12:00pm  – 1:00pm

Jhalaak (spark) music project spans two continents and four cities. Members of the Sufi music supergroup Rajasthan Josh pair up with hip-hop artist and multiple Leo award-nominated composer Rup Sidhu and Juno award-winning producer Adham Shaikh. In addition to this free performance at PAUSE, Catch Jhalaak at Confluence.

Supernatural Women 1:00pm – 1:30pm
IN COLLABORATION WITH Vancouver Indigenous Fashion Week

A gathering and fashion show celebrating a pantheon of supernatural women, their glorious accoutrements, their stories and songs, brought to us by our partners Vancouver Indigenous Fashion Week. The show features Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson’s out of concealment collection from designers Pam Baker and Angela Demontigny, with models accompanied by Terri-Lynn’s original music.
Guest Curator: Joleen Mitton

Musical Performance 2:15pm – 3:45pm

Founder of the Naad Foundation, and multi-award-winning tabla player Amarjeet Singh with Baljit Singh on Dilruba


Saturday, July 14

Sita Sings the Blues @ Museum of Vancouver, 12pm
CO-PRESENTED BY VIFF & MoV

A noontime screening of Nina Paley’s contemporary animation masterpiece inspired by the Hindu epic Ramayana. This witty, gorgeously illustrated film with a lush 20s jazz era soundtrack is perfect for children and adults. Generously brought to us by our friends at VIFF. Enjoy the film then stroll over to PAUSE in the Park a few minutes away to picnic and catch an art workshop.

Wisdom Stones Workshop 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Human beings have gathered and used stones for millennia – as decoration, as talismans, as markers on paths. Indian Summer Festival’s 2018 Artist-in-Residence, the brilliant Sandeep Johal, leads this workshop that brings stones and art together. She invites you to use word and patterns to create a stone that has special meaning for you, and becomes your talisman and guide for the year. Both children and adults will find delight in meeting Sandeep and creating with her.

Myth and Rupture: An Interactive Sculptural Installation 12:00pm4:00pm (Saturday July 14th and Sunday July 15th)
IN COLLABORATION WITH SFU Woodwards and SFU School of Contemporary Arts

Myth and Rupture installation showcases furniture artworks in the form of lawn chairs from students at SFU’s School of Contemporary Arts, in collaboration with Indian Summer Festival.

The underlying thematic of these chairs is an aesthetic questioning of the myths and narratives that mediate and structure our contemporary lived experiences. Art and visual culture employ myths to underscore the universality or the merit of their intended messages and meanings, and to convey these efficiently. How do these myths, and how they are deployed, affect what we understand as our agency within our social contexts? What myths need to be uncovered, deconstructed, replaced, or reformulated? How can we use language in the art as a way to effect new self-understanding and social change?


Sunday, July 15

Kite-making Workshop 12:00pm – 4:00pm

People have been making kites for thousands of years. In many cultures worldwide, kites are an important part of childhood, and of play. In India, there are annual kite festivals, that see the skies filled with thousands of kites. PAUSE in the Park takes place in one of the most coveted kite flying sites in BC. What better way to enjoy this beautiful spot than to make, decorate and fly your own kite, with the help of experts from BC Kiteflyers association? Kids and adults welcome. Come and (literally) let your imagination soar!

Myth and Rupture: An Interactive Sculptural Installation 12:00pm4:00pm (Saturday July 14th and Sunday July 15th)
IN COLLABORATION WITH SFU Woodwards and SFU School of Contemporary Arts

Myth and Rupture installation showcases furniture artworks in the form of lawn chairs from students at SFU’s School of Contemporary Arts, in collaboration with Indian Summer Festival.

The underlying thematic of these chairs is an aesthetic questioning of the myths and narratives that mediate and structure our contemporary lived experiences. Art and visual culture employ myths to underscore the universality or the merit of their intended messages and meanings, and to convey these efficiently. How do these myths, and how they are deployed, affect what we understand as our agency within our social contexts? What myths need to be uncovered, deconstructed, replaced, or reformulated? How can we use language in the art as a way to effect new self-understanding and social change?


Stay tuned for more performances, workshops, and activities announcements at this venue!

Full venue description and accessibility information: PAUSE Pavilion


PAUSE IN THE PARK EVENTS IN COLLABORATION WITH

                    

    


 

PAUSE is Indian Summer Festival’s first ever full outdoor programming hub. Against a spectacular view of the North Shore mountains and downtown Vancouver, PAUSE is situated at the site of the village of sən̓aʔqʷ (pronounced Sun’ahk), currently known as Vanier Park. Housing a festival within the festival, PAUSE features free events every day from July 6th to July 15th. Events at this venue — Gratitude Song, Mythical Vancouver, PAUSE in the Park and Tiffin Talks — include all-star performances, talks and dialogues, food, workshops, and visual art, featuring a wide range of local and international artists.

The PAUSE Pavilion’s unique design was the result of an international design competition organized by the non-profit school DBR (Design Build Research) for TED2017. The contest winner, designer Alsu Sadrieva in Russia, thoughtfully conceptualized PAUSE as an outdoor space to reflect, gather, and interact within.

As part of Indian Summer Festival’s Taiké stream, PAUSE programming emphasizes collaborations and conversations between South Asian and Indigenous artists.

       


You may also purchase tickets or register for events by phone (credit card only) from Monday-Thursday 10am-5pm.
Call us at (604) 283-9172 (Dial 2 for Box Office).


 

Details
Date: July 15, 2018
Time: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost: Free
Event CategoriesAll, Free, Literature, Music
Venue
Venue Name: PAUSE Pavilion
Address: 1600 Whyte Ave (near Bard on the Beach Parking lot, Kitsilano)
Vancouver, BC V6J 1A9 Canada

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