Photo: Nancy Lee
Here For Now vol. 3
SATURDAY, MAY 21 9PM
Social Hour 11pm – 12am each evening
at Slice Next Door
ARYO KHAKPOUR/PEGAH TABASSINEJAD – THE BITING SCHOOL (experimental theatre),
NANCY LEE (sound),
and Montreal artist MOHAMMADREZA AKRAMI (contemporary dance).
$20 – $50 sliding scale
one turned away from lack of funds, please email
Slice Next Door
1636 Venables St Vancouver BC V5L 2H2
THE BITING SCHOOL Co-founded by Arash and Aryo Khakpour, The Biting School draws on history, literature and philosophy to interrogate challenging social and political issues. The company’s work translates the anxiety, trauma and beauty of our time into the language of the body in no-holds barred theatrical works full of physicality, daring ideas and dark humour.
NANCY LEE 李南屏 is a Tiwanese-Canadian interdisciplinary media artist, curator, filmmaker, DJ and cultural producer. Their work stimulates and enlivens space, making a provocative statement about how inescapably interconnected we are with our surroundings. This notion of staging is a constant in Nancy’s work as a filmmaker, through their conception of live events, and into the realms of XR, new media performance and installation, where their art practices continue to coalesce and evolve. Nancy is a co-founder of Chapel Sound, an electronic music and art collective supporting emerging artists, and CURRENT Symposium, an intersectional and multidisciplinary initiative featuring artistic and educational programming for women, gender diverse and artists of colour.
MOHAMMADREZA AKRAMI Born in Tehran, Mohammadreza is a dance artist based in Montreal and Toronto. His eagerness towards episteme leads him to study Physics, Dramatic literature, Contemporary dance and practicing martial arts such as Wing Chun, Escrima and Chi Qong. His experience in performance art spans from choreographing, dancing, acting, singing, and to pure performances. He has worked on butoh, flying low, passing through, and rituals and its music as roots of performance art.