Concurrence Gatherings at 8EAST #11
Monday December 4, 2023 – 8pm
Concurrence Gatherings are concerts, talks and story-sharing events, featuring Indigenous Artists and emerging DTES Small Arts Grants recipients with NOW Society Musicians. Presented and hosted by the NOW Society at 8EAST, they are curated by Sophie Dow and Lisa Cay Miller. Gathering #11 is presented in partnership with Downtown Eastside Small Arts Grants.
Eva Cho – dance and music
Tallulah Photo – film
Jennifer Cooley – Poetry
For information about Gatherings 8 – 11 visit concurrence-gatherings-8-11
Supported by improvising NOW Artists and presented and hosted by the NOW Society in partnership with Carnegie Community Centre. Curated by Sophie Dow and Lisa Cay Miller.
Eva Cho is a dancer and a musical performer. When Eva was young, she enjoyed dancing and singing. She started to learn traditional Chinese dancing. Eva moved to Vancouver in 2010 from Regina, Saskatchewan. In Regina, she taught children, teenagers and adults. Since she came to Vancouver, she has enjoyed teaching dance at the Carnegie Community Centre and DEWC Women’s Centre. She is a dancer, choreographer, and teacher of several styles of Chinese folk dancing including fan, ribbon, sword, flower and many more. She has given performances at the DTES Oppenheimer Park, Carnegie Community Centre, DTES Women’s Centre, Granville Island, and other places.
Tallulah has been working for 20+ years in photography and has extended her work into video shorts and documentaries over the last few years. Her work focuses on portraiture and documentary, including the impact of the environment, whether it be urban, such as homelessness in DTES Vancouver, war-torn countries such as Haiti and Afghanistan or the role of women in the conservation of elephants in Kenya. She launched the World People Project in 2012, a series of portraits and conversations that capture the unique, creative and quirky side of seemingly ordinary individuals, and co-founded Journeys to the Edge in the same period to document the stories of those who are marginalised and disenfranchised. In 2020, she was awarded the Telus Storyhive Local Heroes Documentary Grant to develop the 2019 Angels on Call Photo Essay (which was awarded the Canadian Church Press Award) into a 40-minute documentary. Telling the story of two outreach nurses who have worked in Vancouver’s DTES for over 40 years, the resulting Angels on Call documentary short went on to win awards. This year, she was awarded a Jack Webster Professional Development Fellowship, which has assisted her in furthering her studies in documentary filmmaking.
Jennifer has been writing as long as she could hold a pen. Her first story ever penned was at the young age of 5, her first Novel was written at the age of 13! She got in trouble for skipping school to write it, so Mom came home and threw it away one day, this caused a string of events that changed Jennifer’s young life forever! After 4 yrs of writers block and running around on the streets and seeking love and attention anywhere she could find it, young love, and first crushes finally helped to bring an end to her earlier trauma and she once again found her voice with the pen and has never stopped writing since she was 17 years old!
Her success today is on the edge of your seat excitement and you will find and learn all about these ongoing changes and successes right here at Future Productions Online website, so be sure to mark this as one of your favorite pages and come back often to read everything Jennifer shares with you here so that you may use this vital stream in her life to get to know her the best way you can, through discovering who she is in the work she writes and the stories here that she tells!
Cole lives in Vancouver BC and is a multi-media artist that works in sculpture, painting, music and video. Her sculpture and painting is figurative and explores emotional and psychological associations, analyzing human behaviour. Her work has a sense of humour and playfulness. Cole struggles with Depression and has been transformed through developing her art practice. Cole has a BFA from Concordia University in Montreal. She has presented her work in VAV Gallery Montreal and Galerie Espace Montreal. She was the recent recipient of a DTES Small Arts Grant.