Events

Jan
14
Mon
Yoga Classes at Winters College
Jan 14 – Mar 21 all-day
Yoga Classes at Winters College @ Senior Common Room (021), Winters College

Themed yoga classes to help you stay active and healthy in body and mind. Don’t forget to bring a water bottle and yoga mat!

Every Monday : 10:00am – 11:00am, and Thursday : 1:00pm – 2:00pm

No classes on Feb 14th, 18th and 21st.

Feb
26
Tue
echoes – exhibition by Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory & Jamie Griffiths and Taqralik Partridge
Feb 26 @ 12:30 pm – Apr 25 @ 4:30 pm

[caption id="attachment_101471" align="alignleft" width="550"]Still image from Silaup Putunga 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.

The exhibition runs Mondays through Thursdays 12:30-4:30 until April 25.

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

Mar
11
Mon
Sculpture and Drawing Area Exhibition
Mar 11 – Mar 22 all-day

 

A group show featuring sculpture and drawings by upper-level students in the Department of Visual Art & Art History.

Gallery Hours
Monday – Thursday, 10:30am-4:00pm

Free admission

Mar
19
Tue
York University Jazz Festival: Vocal Ensembles and Small Ensembles
Mar 19 all-day

The York University Jazz Festival, running from March 18-21, showcases rising young talent directed by leading lights of the Canadian jazz scene.

Catch the next generation of outstanding jazz artists, right here on campus – and with no cover charge!

Tuesday, March 19

12:30 pm – Vocal ensembles directed by Mike Cado
                      Martin Family Lounge, 219 Accolade East Building

8:00 pm – Small ensembles directed by Anthony Michelli, Artie Roth and Kelly Jefferson
                    Martin Family Lounge, 219 Accolade East Building

Admission is free |  Maps & Directions
Mar
20
Wed
World @ Midday: Aqua Nibii Waawaaskone
Mar 20 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Aqua the singer, songwriter, storyteller, artist, and activist is a strong Anishinaabe Kwe~Indigenous Woman, also known as Nibii Waawaaskone~Water Flower. She originates from North Bay where she was raised by her single Mom Waabishkaasin Kwe~White Stone Woman. Aqua is a two-spirit woman of mixed Ancestry; Ojibwe Métis with French and Scottish
heritage.

Aqua has created a life filled with her love of creation. She is a hand drummer and hand drum maker and has shared her joy for drumming with the community in circles all over the country. During her tour of western Canada visiting many remote reserve communities and sharing her passion for storytelling, Aqua began writing her own stories and turned them into songs with the
help of her hand drum. She then self-produced and released her EP Spirit Music with four tracks to honour the four directions and all aspects of creation encompassed on the medicine wheel. Soon she was signed to Tribal Spirit Music where she co-produced her album Hand Drum Stories with thirteen tracks to honour the thirteen grandmother moons.

Aqua is committed to sharing Indigenous stories through theatre and is grateful to have had the opportunity to study Theatre Arts at Algonquin and Film at Humber where she received the Board of Governors Award for her dedication to her community and the performing arts . She understands the importance of gathering as a community to share stories and has learned that
a beautiful way to bring people together is through live performance. Aqua co-created and collaborated with Cow Over The Moon and other gifted Indigenous artists on a children’s theatre piece to share the creation story of Turtle Island~North America. She composed original music to score the teachings and bring to life our traditions as Indigenous People.

Aqua is currently working on her next album while collaborating with other like-minded artists who want to share their story, their struggle, their truth. She is an advocate for anyone who has endured violence and adversity. She provides a safe space in her sacred circles so the community can grow together, stronger, forever as a whole.

Admission is free.

Photo by: Denise Grant

ART HISTORY PRESENTS: Jane Wark “Conceptual Art and the Back-to-the-Land Movement in Nova Scotia”
Mar 20 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Vintage photo of a white couple standing in front of a tee-peeDepartment of Visual Art and Art History Guest Speaker Series 2018-19

“ART HISTORY PRESENTS”  RESEARCH IN PROGRESS
Canadian art historians share their current projects.

Jane Wark: Conceptual Art and the Back-to-the-Land Movement in Nova Scotia

In the early 1970s, two seemingly disparate cultural phenomena took hold in Nova Scotia: Conceptual art and the back-to-the-land movement. The first aimed to be rigourously intellectual and strip sentiment and expressiveness out of art, while the second was driven by a deeply sentimental urge to establish an alternative and utopian way of life. And yet there are unexpected links between these two movements in that same time and place. Each was part of larger international developments and yet geographically isolated, relied on networked connections to the wider world, took shape under the shadow of the Vietnam war and was largely populated by Americans drawn to Canada to enact resistance and find escape. This presentation examines how these two communities, despite their very different means and strategies, ultimately shared the goal of making critiques–both implicit and explicit–of the cultural status quo.

Jayne Wark is Professor in Art History and Contemporary Culture at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University. She is the author of Radical Gestures: Feminism and Performance in North America (2006) and co-curator of Traffic: Conceptual Art in Canada 1965-1980 (2012). Her most recent publication is “Queering Abjection: A Lesbian, Feminist and Canadian Perspective” in Desire Change: Contemporary Feminist Art in Canada (2017).

TIP experimental & interactive performance works
Mar 20 @ 7:30 pm – Mar 22 @ 9:00 pm

Dancer from SPARKS, 2018The Department of Dance presents TIP – The Incubator Project, exploring interdisciplinary, experimental and interactive performance works.

Artistic Director William Mackwood

Works by:

Susan Cash and Wesley McKenzie with dancers Nikolaos Markakis and Syreeta Hector

Susan Lee and David Han with students in the York Dance Ensemble

William Mackwood

Freya Björg Olafson

TICKETS: Pay-What-You-Can or bring a non-perishable item for the student food bank.

York University Jazz Festival: Small Ensembles
Mar 20 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

The York University Jazz Festival, running March 18-21, showcases rising young talent directed by leading lights of the Canadian jazz scene.

jazzCatch the next generation of outstanding jazz artists, right here on campus – and with no cover charge!

Wednesday, March 20
7:30-10:00pm
Small ensembles directed by Kevin Turcotte, Jim Vivian and Frank Falco

Admission is free  |  Maps & Directions
Mar
21
Thu
Crip Technoscience for Disabled Cyborgs: Access, Community, Politics
Mar 21 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Kelly Fritsch HeadshotYork University’s Peripheral Vision Speaker Series & The New College Disability Studies Speaker Series present

Crip Technoscience for Disabled Cyborgs: Access, Community, Politics

Kelly Fritsch engages with the emerging field of crip technoscience, exploring what it means for disability politics, community, and access. Taking up Alison Kafer’s provocation that disabled people are cyborgs because of their politics rather than their impairments, Fritsch explores the ways in which disabled community forms out of frictional and ambivalent relations to technoscience, marking out the implications of these relations for social justice practices.

For accessibility and to RSVP please  contact pvl@yorku.ca

Dr. Fritsch is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Carleton University in unceded Algonquin territory. Her research broadly engages crip, queer, and feminist theory to explore the relations of disability, health, technology, risk, and accessibility. She is co-editor of Keywords for Radicals: The Contested Vocabulary of Late-Capitalist Struggle (AK Press, 2016 with Clare O’Connor and AK Thompson), and has co-edited special issues of Somatechnics (on “Sexuality in Canada” with reese simpkins, 2017), Feminist Formations (on “The Biosocial Politics of Queer/Crip Contagions” with AnneMcGuire, 2018), and Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, Technoscience (on “Crip Technoscience” with Aimi Hamraie, Mara Mills, and David Serlin, forthcoming March 2019). Fritsch was a 2015-2018 Banting Postdoctoral Fellow at the Women & Gender Studies Institute, University of Toronto.

 

Crip Commitments: Disability, Theory, Politics A Lecture by Prof. Kelly Fritsch (Carleton)

Thursday March 21st 2019, 6-8pm
OISE Library
252 Bloor St. West
(Above St. George Subway)

All Welcome – Free, Wheelchair accessible, ASL, Refreshments

For accessibility or additional information, please contact uoftdisabilitylistserve@gmail.com

Engaging the frictions of crip and disability theory, Kelly Fritsch non-innocently considers the possibilities of radical social change that emerge through knowing and making disability differently.

Event sponsors:  The Peripheral Visions Speakers Series is sponsored by Sensorium Centre for Digital Arts and Technology, VISTA: Vision Science to Application, The Departments of Theatre and Cinema and Media Arts, the Performance Studies (Canada) Speaker Series, the Graduate Program in Critical Disability Studies, the Canada Research Excellence Fund and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). The series is curated by Mary Bunch, Laura Levin and Lauren Sergio. The New College Disability Studies Speaker Series thanks U of T’s Equity Studies Program, the New College Innovation Fund and the Department for Social Justice Education at OISE for their continued support of the Disability Studies Speaker Series.

 

 

Mar
22
Fri
Amnon Buchbinder Film Retrospective March 22 and 29
Mar 22 – Mar 29 all-day

[caption id="attachment_101540" align="alignleft" width="400"]Amnon Buchbinder. Photo by Caleb Buchbinder. 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.

MARCH 22

11am    Oroboros (1983)  & Seed (1988)

1pm      The Fishing Trip (1998)

4pm      Whole New Thing (2005)

 

MARCH 29

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 A still from Biology of Story – Amnon Buchbinder’s interactive documentary[/caption]

Mar
24
Sun
Theatre@York presents Orlando and The Balcony in repertory
Mar 24 – Mar 30 all-day

Sandra Faire and Ivan Fecan TheatreTheatre @ 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.

Performance Schedule:

Orlando 
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

The Balcony
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

Sold-out Show Advisory:  Cash only Rush Seats are usually available at the door for sold out shows. If the show is sold out, please check back as seats may become available.  There is NO GUARANTEE that seats will come available and the timing of seats coming available varies. We recommend booking early & coming early!
York University Concert and Chamber Choirs
Mar 24 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

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

 

 

Mar
26
Tue
Yeh Freedom Life/This Freedom Life
Mar 26 @ 12:45 pm – 2:45 pm

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.

Mar
27
Wed
Scenes by Design: Exhibition of Stage Design
Mar 27 – Mar 29 all-day

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.

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The exhibition features original set designs and maquettes, costumes, props, scene painting, renderings, drawings and lighting design by students in the production/design area.

Exhibition Hours:
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.

Music @ Midday: York University New Music Ensemble
Mar 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The York University New Music Ensemble directed by Matt Brubeck performs an eclectic mix of new music.

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Free admission. Everyone welcome.

Maps and Directions.