Friday, Sept. 25 - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
This online virtual event features the premier of local filmmaker Francois Desrosier’s newest film Full Circle, an original piece by Edzi-u, a boundary-pushing visual experience by performance artist Ralph Escamillan, music by singer and composer Leila Neverland. For a chance to be one of 50 audience members to see the event live, subscribe to Arts Revelstoke’s YouTube Channel or LUNA’s Facebook feed.
ROXY THEATRE STAGE
|6:30 pm||BLUprnt by Ralph Escamillan||Roxy Alleyway|
|7:00 pm||Leila Neverland||Roxy Theatre|
|7:30 pm||Climate Action Quilt Animation||Roxy Theatre|
|7:35 pm||BLUbrd by Ralph Escamillan||Roxy Theatre|
|7:45 pm||The Wind Carries Their Names by Edzi’u||Roxy Theatre|
|7:55 pm||Full Circle by François Desrosiers||Roxy Theatre|
|8:15 pm||Leila Neverland||Roxy Theatre|
|8:30 pm||Diemm||Roxy Theatre|
Singer/songwriter and homeschooling mother Leila Neverland is stepping out and spreading her most captivating wings across Western Canada, offering transformative performances that match her humongous voice.
She collaborates with singer/songwriter Taylor van Zyl as duet and Sounds Like Things Ensemble.
Edzi’u is a 2S Tahltan and inland Tlingit sound artist, songwriter, composer. They were born in the Yukon and raised in Whitehorse, YT, spending a large part of that time in their traditional territory of Dease Lake, BC. They received a Degree in Music Composition at Vancouver Community College in 2019. Edzi’u has been performing nationally for the better part of ten years, in festivals, galleries and living rooms. Their roles in performance life have ranged from solo performer, to choir soprano, actor, and concert coordinator. Currently their art practice centres on weaving electronic soundscapes with audio manipulation, while drawing on classical songwriting elements. Their music and sound installations have been featured on CBC Radio Reclaimed, Talking Stick festival, shown in Tkaronto’s film festival imagineNATIVE 2018 as well as 2019, while debuting internationally in 2019 at the Document Film Festival in Glasgow, Scotland.
Ralph Escamillan is a queer, Canadian-Filipinx performance artist/choreographer/teacher and community leader based in Vancouver, BC.
Starting at age 14, Ralph trained first in Breakdancing then explored a multitude of other street dance styles such as Popping, House, Waacking and Locking. His passion for dance expanded to include training in Ballet, Modern, Jazz and was a graduate of Contemporary Training Program Modus Operandi in 2015.
Ralph has worked/toured with Vancouver companies: Company 605, Co. Erasga Dance, Kinesis Dance Somatheatro, Out Innerspace Theatre and apprenticed with Kidd Pivot in 2014. He is currently on contract with Wen Wei Dance, Mascall Dance and was recently an guest dancer with Ballet BC.
In the commercial industry, he’s worked with choreographers including AJ Aakomon, Luther Brown, Paul Becker, Tucker Barkely and Mandy Moore as well as artists Victoria Duffield and Zendaya Coleman, and was a guest dancer for Janet Jackson’s “Unbreakable” tour in 2015.
With his company FAKEKNOT he creates work that strives to understand the complexities of identity using sound, costume, technology and the body. He is currently working on his second full length work ‘whip’ set to premiere at the MAI (Montreal) in spring of 2021.
Ralph ‘Posh’ Gvasalia Lanvin has been in the Ballroom Scene since 2014, opening his own kiki House Gvasalia and recently inducted into the Xclusive House of Lanvin. The founder of non-profit organization VanVogueJam, Ralph shares his passion for Vogue/Ballroom culture at his weekly by-donation class and vogue balls, acting as a beacon for the queer dance form in Western Canada.
Lyrics like arrows. Layers of harp, acoustic bass and tasty percussion. Poetry that tugs you into the liminal place between conscious and subconscious mind.
To entertain is one thing; to enrich is another. Diemm plays for that one note that can open a cascade of ‘yes’ inside you.
This art film explores a psychologists theory of emotions using the common bicycle as the principle vehicle for delivery. The film touches on the relationship between cycling, mental health and happiness while taking the viewer on a thought provoking emotional journey. Full circle is a cinematic experience filmed entirely in Revelstoke BC. The characters are all Revelstoke residents with authentic stories. Eight chapters, eight emotions, eight characters, real people, real stories, all bicycles, all Revelstoke.