FUSE Friday: Dark City – Vancouver Art Gallery

Having just gone to the FUSE Family weekend and had a fabulous time with my nephew and niece, I’m curious to see what the adult social version is going to be like in two weeks time.

On select Fridays, the Vancouver Art Gallery transforms into THE place for art, music and live performance in the city. Since its inception in July 2005, thousands of Fuse-goers have converged at the Gallery for this unique adult event. Live performances in the Gallery spaces, DJs, eclectic Gallery tours and unexpected surprises have made Fuse Vancouver’s favourite see-and-be-seen event.

Friday, March 18, 2011
8pm to 1am

Performance | Music | Art

Celebrate Vancouver with this night of art, music and performance investigating the “darker side” of our city of glass, WE: Vancouver meets Unreal with works by some of Vancouver’s most innovative artists, including November Theatre, the 605 Collective and others.

Highlights of FUSE Dark City include:

• Vancouver dance troupe The 605 Collective will perform dances created in response to current exhibitions KEN LUM and UNREAL.

• Contemporary dance company The Response will present a new work choreographed especially for FUSE entitled Team 3.0, featuring dancers Amber Funk Barton, Heather L. Gray, and Maiko Maiyuchi.

• November Theatre will ressurect Vancouver’s punk rock scene at the Gallery with excerpts from the musical Hard Core Logo Live. Singer Michael Scholar Jr. will perform highlights from this hugely popular show.

• Beat Nation members will throw down hip hop and create digital graffiti art up on the 4th Floor balcony. Beat Nation is a collective of aboriginal artists working in traditional and new media environments. Performing at FUSE: artist Corey Bulpitt (Haida Nation); hip hop performers Miss Christie Lee Charles (Musqueam Nation) and JB the First Lady (Nuxalk and Cayuga Nations); and musician Cris Derksen (Cree).

• Looking to find your own personal Doomsday Prophecy? A variety of Vancouver’s artists and writers will be setting up their Prophecy Shops at FUSE to provide you with one. Artists and writers include:

  • Amber Dawn is a writer, filmmaker and performance artist based in Vancouver. She is the author of the novel Sub Rosa (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2010), editor of the Lambda Award-nominated Fist of the Spider Woman (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2008) and co-editor of With a Rough Tongue: Femmes Write Porn (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2005).
  • Cindy Mochizuki is an interdisciplinary artist working in installation, audio, performance, drawing, video, webworks and animation.
  • Paul Ternes is a writer and performer whose recent work includes the theatre project Babylonia.

From Woodwardsmile’s blog her review of the last FUSE event

From BeyondRobson’s blog Crowds Light Up FUSE at the VAG

From Woodwardsmile’s blog her review of this FUSE event


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