[caption id="attachment_101471" align="alignleft" width="550"] Title: Silaup Putunga (Laakkuluk WIlliamson Bathory) ©Jamie Griffiths 2018[/caption]
When the exhibit Tunirrusiangit:Kenojuak Ashevak and Tim Pitsiulak opened in the Sam & Ayala Pavilion it was one of the largest showcases of Inuit artwork at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO). it could be seen as a singular sound that started a continuing harmony and one that echoes here within these walls of the Joan Goldfarb Study Centre.
Curated by Jocelyn Piirainen, echoes features “Silaup Putunga” and “Inuit in the Media” that relate to the idea of an echo and to ‘nipi’ – the Inuktitut word that best describes sounds as understood in the English language. Commissioned within the context of Tunirrusiangit, they were created by Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory & Jamie Griffiths and Taqralik Partridge as responses to the artwork of Inuit artists Kenojuak Ashevak and Tim Pitsiulak.
The Goldfarb Study Centre exhibition ECHOES and the screening of THE 5th REGION documentary are presented at York University by MOBILIZING INUIT CULTURAL HERITAGE (MICH), a six-year SSHRC Partnership Grant focusing on the contribution of Inuit visual culture, art, and performance to Inuit language preservation, social well-being, and cultural identity. MICH is based at the Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies and Anna Hudson, Professor/AMPD is the Principal Investigator
A group show featuring sculpture and drawings by upper-level students in the Department of Visual Art & Art History.
Monday – Thursday, 10:30am-4:00pm
The Department of Dance presents TIP – The Incubator Project, exploring interdisciplinary, experimental and interactive performance works.
Artistic Director William Mackwood
Susan Cash and Wesley McKenzie with dancers Nikolaos Markakis and Syreeta Hector
Susan Lee and David Han with students in the York Dance Ensemble
Freya Björg Olafson
TICKETS: Pay-What-You-Can or bring a non-perishable item for the student food bank.
[caption id="attachment_101540" align="alignleft" width="400"] Amnon Buchbinder. Photo by Caleb Buchbinder.[/caption]
In celebration of his recent promotion from Associate Professor to Professor, The Department of Cinema & Media Arts presents a 2 day Amnon Buchbinder retrospective featuring 7 of his films and a workshop by Geneviève Appleton exploring Buchbinder’s innovative interactive documentary project Biology of Story.
Amnon Buchbinder started teaching at York University in 1995 and received a tenure stream appointment in 1996. He is a former Chair of the department and has played an instrumental role in developing the department’s curriculum in production and screenwriting. An active filmmaker, screenwriter and author, his credits include directing two theatrically-released feature films: Genie award winning The Fishing Trip (1998), made in collaboration with his students and distributed by Mongrel Media, and Whole New Thing (2005) which screened at more than 100 international film festivals, winning a dozen best-film awards. Working in the Canadian film and television industry, Buchbinder has written numerous screenplays and served as story editor on over a hundred feature film projects in funded development. His book The Way of the Screenwriter (House of Anansi Press, 2005), which reinterprets the craft from both a philosophical and practical point of view, has been widely acclaimed by working screenwriters and he has taught professional screenwriting workshops in a dozen countries. Buchbinder has also served as a curator and film programmer for several organizations including the Vancouver International Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival.
Biology of Story illustrates Buchbinder’s theory of story and anti-story in art and life. It was undertaken as research-creation and funded with a major SSHRC Insight grant, launching at SXSW-Interactive in 2016 with over 70 hours of material (see news story). It is now a highlight of the School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design’s eLearning courses.
11am Oroboros (1983) & Seed (1988)
1pm The Fishing Trip (1998)
4pm Whole New Thing (2005)
10am Travelling Medicine Show (2011)
1:30pm Biology of Story (2016) (MFA workshop with Genevieve Appleton)
4pm Amnon, talking about his work
followed by reception/celebration of his promotion to Professor
[caption id="attachment_101541" align="aligncenter" width="800"] A still from Biology of Story – Amnon Buchbinder’s interactive documentary[/caption]
Theatre @ York presents Orlando by Sarah Ruhl, directed by MFA candidate Lindsay Bell and The Balcony by Jean Genet, directed by MFA candidate Margaret Legere. The two shows will be performed in repertory and feature the MFA and fourth-year actors.
Orlando is a dramatic adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s feminist classic by contemporary playwright Sarah Ruhl. It investigates the adventures of a poet who changes sex from man to woman and lives for centuries, meeting the key figures of English literary history.
The Balcony uses the setting of an unnamed city and a distant background of a revolution and counterrevolution to explore strains of power in a society. The play compelling examines the delicate equilibrium of reality and illusion.
Sunday, March 24 at 7:30pm (Preview)
Tuesday, March 26 at 7:30pm (Opening)
Wednesday, March 27 at 1:00pm
Friday, March 29 at 7:30pm
Saturday, March 30 at 1:00pm
Monday, March 25 at 7:30pm (Preview)
Wednesday, March 27 at 7:30pm (Opening)
Thursday, March 28 at 7:30pm
Friday, March 29 at 1:00pm
Saturday, March 30 at 7:30pm
Tickets $7- 20
Buy online or call 416-736-5888
The York University Concert and Chamber Choirs
Dr. Lisette Canton, Conductor
Join the York University Concert and Chamber Choirs as they perform Mozart’s Vesperae solennes de confessore, K. 339 and Stravinsk’s Symphony of Psalms with two pianos.
Ticket Admission: $15 | $10 students & seniors.
Box Office: Purchase tickets online or call 416-736-5888
The Department of Cinema & Media Arts, Nat Taylor Tuesday and the South Asian Visual Art Centre (SAVAC) present a free public screening of Priya Sen’s Yeh Freedom Life/This Freedom Life, followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker moderated by Indu Vashisht, Executive Director of SAVAC.
Filmed over the course of a year in a dense, working class area in south Delhi, Yeh Freedom Life/This Freedom Life invites us into the world of Sachi and Parveen, two women in love with other women, whose desire is to live and love outside the constant scrutiny and sanction of society and family.
Admission is free and all are welcome.
Scenes by Design, the annual showcase exhibition of the Department of Theatre, offers an insider’s look at the creative work done behind the scenes before the curtain rises on a stage production.
The exhibition features original set designs and maquettes, costumes, props, scene painting, renderings, drawings and lighting design by students in the production/design area.
Wed. March 27: 11am – 8pm Opens with 2019/20 Season Announcement
Thur. March 28: 11am – 8pm
Fri. March 29: 11am-8pm
Admission is free and all are welcome.
Exciting new choreography created by third-year BFA dance students, inspired by the idea of connection and movement, performed by rising young artists in the Department of Dance. Artistic Director: Tracey Norman.
Mosaic presents 29 original works in two 60-minute programs:
Tessellation – 7:00 pm
Montage – 8:30 pm
Admission is $10 for each program.
Professor Ron Westray directs the York University R&B Ensemble in a show-stopping performance of soul and funk music.
The concert will feature the music of Earth Wind and Fire, Tower of Power and many other great artists.
Admission is free and open to everyone.
Classical piano students from the studio of Professor Christina Petrowska Quilico showcase their talent.
Free admission. Everyone welcome.
The York Classical Guitar Ensemble performs several traditional works in the classical tradition under the direction of Brian Katz.
Admission is free.
Hello future class of 2023! Got questions? Get answers at Spring Open House on the Keele campus.
Starting at 10am, York will have current students, staff and professors on hand to chat about admissions, programs, financial and learning supports plus show you around and make you experience what it actually feels like to join the Lion’s Pride.
For more info and to sign up visit:futurestudents.yorku.ca/spring-open-house
Special AMPD Programming
11:30am – 12:30pm
AMPD Students in Conversation with the Dean
Accolade West (ACW) 109
Hear about life in AMPD as told by students in this conversation with the Dean. Find out what makes AMPD unique and hear about the opportunities students experience inside and outside the classroom.
10 – 11am and 12:30 – 1:30pm
Tour AMPD’s world-class facilities
Accolade West (ACW) Lobby
Go behind the scenes on a tour of our workshops, labs, theatres, studios, performance spaces and more!