Events

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

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

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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!
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.

Music @ Midday: York University R&B Ensemble
Mar 27 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

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.

2019 Wendy Michener Lecture: Anna Maria Tremonti
Mar 27 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

“Dispatches from Inside the Newsroom Revolutions in Journalism and Our Changing World”

Anna Maria TremontiAnna Maria Tremonti is the host of CBC Radio One’s flagship network morning news program, The Current, where she has devoted hours of coverage and questions to issues that range from world politics, to social and demographic shifts to economics. For this memorial lecture, she will draw on her extensive experience as a reporter, a correspondent, and a host to examine the dynamic changes and challenges facing the field of journalism.

Admission is free; all welcome.

The Wendy Michener Lecture, named in commemoration of the Canadian arts critic and journalist, was established at York University in 1986 to provide a forum for discussion of vital issues and developments in culture and the arts.

Mar
28
Thu
Music @ Midday: Classical Piano Showcase
Mar 28 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

two hands on a piano keyboardClassical piano students from the studio of Professor Christina Petrowska Quilico showcase their talent.

Free admission. Everyone welcome.

York University Symphony Orchestra
Mar 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Professor Mark Chambers conducts the York University Symphony Orchestra. 

Admission: $15 | $10 for students & seniors. 

Box Office: Purchase tickets online or phone

Maps & Directions

Mar
29
Fri
Music @ Midday: York Classical Guitar Ensemble
Mar 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The York Classical Guitar Ensemble performs several traditional works in the classical tradition under the direction of Brian Katz.

Admission is free.

Mar
30
Sat
AMPD At Spring Open House
Mar 30 all-day

HeAccolade East Building inside looking northllo 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!

York University Gospel Choir
Mar 30 all-day

The York University Gospel Choir directed by Interim Director, Lisa Toussaint, presents a rafter-raising concert of works by Hezekiah Walker, Edwin Hawkins, Kirk Franklin and other Gospel greats.

The 100+ voice choir is backed by a rhythm section directed by Corey Butler:

Sat. March 30, 7:30 – 9pm

Admission: $15 | $10 students & seniors

Box Office: ampd.yorku.ca/perform/boxoffice | 416-736-5888

Map & Directions

Mar
31
Sun
York University Wind Symphony
Mar 31 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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The York University Wind Symphony presents a concert featuring various classical works.

William Thomas, conductor
Admission: $15 | $10 students & seniors
Box Office: Purchase tickets online or phone 416-736-5888

Map & Directions

Apr
1
Mon
Music @ Midday: Instrumental Masterclass in Concert
Apr 1 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Master ClassStudents in the Department of Music’s Wind Masterclass perform works under the direction of Professor Patricia Wait.

Free admission. All welcome.

Apr
2
Tue
HOME MADE VISIBLE Film Screening + Panel at York University
Apr 2 @ 12:45 pm – 2:45 pm

Screen capture from Caribou in the Archives by Jennifer Dysart.Experience archives through a personal lens with the short film program of Home Made Visible, Regent Park Film Festival’s nation-wide archival project dedicated to works by Indigenous people and Visible Minorities.

Join us after for a panel discussion with filmmakers and YorkU MFA alums Jennifer Dysart and Aeyliya Husain; adjunct archivist Katrina Cohen-Palacios from YorkU Libraries; and Regent Park Film Festival’s Elizabeth Mudenyo and Ananya Ohri.

Admission is free and all are welcome.

HOME MADE VISIBLE Film Screening + Panel at York University is presented by Archive/Counter-Archive, Regent Park Film Festival, York Cinema & Media Arts, & Nat Taylor Tuesdays

About Home Made Visible
Home Made Visible is a nationwide archival project by the Regent Park Film Festival. The Canadian archives are lacking in home movie footage from Indigenous people and Visible Minorities. As old film and videotapes threaten to fall apart with time, Home Made Visible works to preserve this history, celebrate the joy captured in home movies, and explore how archives have the power to shape who we become and how we relate to one another. HMV is currently on tour across Canada – find participating library branches near you HERE: http://homemadevisible.ca/tour/

About Archive/Counter-Archive
Archive/Counter-Archive: Activating Canada’s Moving Image Heritage is a six-year project dedicated to researching and remediating audiovisual archives created by women, Indigenous Peoples, the LGBTQ2+ community, and immigrant communities. Political, resistant, and community-based, counter-archives disrupt conventional narratives and enrich our histories. A/CA is led by Professor Janine Marchessault and funded by a SSHRC Partnership Grant; the partnership is composed of four universities (York, Concordia, Ryerson, and Queen’s), numerous communities, memory institutions, and policy advocates.