Featuring the works of the students in the 4090 painting and installation classes, the Collective focuses on the exploration of contemporary questions and concerns regarding the body, the environment, urbanity, and cross-cultural overlays. A space for experimentation and new discoveries, the Collective invites you to ask critical questions of the art and of yourself and open up to a collection of work that is both completely unique and yet wholly connected.
the Collective is hosted in the Gales and Special Projects galleries, February 4th-14th.
Please join the artists at the closing reception on February 14th from 12:30-2:00pm for refreshments, engaging discussion, and celebration.
Monday to Friday, 10:30am – 4pm
Admission is free and all are welcome.
Theatre @ York presents a studio production of Metamorphoses by Mary Zimmerman under the direction of Birgit Schreyer Duarte, featuring the third year acting students.
With the themes of loss, transformation, rebellion and the ever-present power of imagination Metamorphoses vividly juxtaposes the ancient and the contemporary in language and image to reflect the variety and persistence of story in the face of inevitable change.
Originally from Germany, Schreyer Duarte is a director, translator and dramaturg who enjoys introducing international work to Canadian audiences and tackling challenging scripts with actors. Most recently, she translated Deportation Cast for Theatre @ York, directed Noise at Randolph College for the Performing Arts and Hamlet at Shakespeare in High Park. She is also the dramaturg & artistic associate at Canadian Stage.
Thu. Feb 7, 7:30pm
Fri. Feb 8, 2pm and 7:30pm
Sat. Feb 9, 2pm
Admission is free, but seating is limited. Those wishing to attend are invited to sign up in advance for the performance of their choice. A sign-up sheet will be posted outside the door of CFT 139 in the Centre for Film and Theatre.
Rob Simms (Tanbur and Setar solos)
Professor, Rob Simms performs traditional and contemporary modal music from Iran
and related traditions played on long-necked lutes, tanbur and setar.
Professor Mark Chambers conducts the York University Symphony Orchestra in a concert featuring 2018 Concerto Competition winners.
David Yang, clarinet
Amanda Singh, soprano
Bilal Nasser, guitar
Gwyneth Chen, piano
Admission: $15 | $10 for students & seniors.
Box Office: Purchase tickets online or phone 416-736-5888
Young artists from York University’s classical vocal performance program share the stage in a series of concerts featuring arias, art songs and ensemble pieces.
Admission is free.
Rooted in the realm of Indigenous futurism, Biidaaban: First Light is an interactive VR time-jump into a highly realistic—and radically different—Toronto of tomorrow. As users explore this altered city now reclaimed by nature, they must think about their place in history and ultimately their role in the future. The VR environment was created using to-scale architectural models of Toronto’s Osgoode subway station and the buildings surrounding Nathan Phillips Square. View the trailer here.
Due to a limited number of VR headsets, you are required to book your time in advance to experience this installation.
Dates: February 11th and February 12th, 2019 from 12:30pm-3:30pm
Please also join us for an artist talk with Lisa Jackson on February 13th, 2019 from 4:00pm to 6:30pm in the Senior Common Room at Vanier College (VC010).
Lisa Jackson (Anishinaabe) is one of Canada’s most celebrated contemporary artists working in film and VR. In Biidaaban: First Light, Lisa joins forces with 3D artist Mathew Borrett to create a future for Canada’s largest urban centre from an Indigenous female perspective.
Biidaaban: First Light appears at York as the inaugural installation in Sensorium’s Curatorial Lab Series, which is curated in 2019 by Shalon Webber-Heffernan.
Created and produced by undergraduate students in the Department of Theatre; this annual, student-produced fringe fest features new, original works collaborated on and created by young playwrights, devisers, designers, and directors.
Keeping the “play” in playGround, this year creators were challenged with an image inspiration along with the theme “everything but the drama…” Encouraging a plethora of passion projects, this year the festival features a wide range of genre bending works that push boundaries and take risks.
playGround runs in two series, each featuring six short works
Tues. Feb. 12, 7:00 pm
Wed. Feb. 13, 7:00 pm
Fri. Feb. 15, 2:00 pm
On the program:
A Friend of Dorothy
The Untitled Bread Project
Wed. Feb. 13, 2:00 pm
Thurs. Feb. 14, 7:00 pm
Fri. Feb. 15, 7:00 pm
On the program:
A Working Class Child
Dice, Daggers, and Darkness
Let’s Have an Orgy!
Our American Dream
She² & He²
Admission: $7 per series.
Box Office: online or tel. 416.736.5888.
Seating is limited and performances often sell out in advance. Book early to avoid disappointment!
Showcase your films at the Winters College Film Screening! Whether it’s a finished or in-the-works project, we’d love for you to share it. All short documentary, fictions and/or experimental films are welcome to be submitted – 15 minutes max. Please upload your work to Google Drive and share it with firstname.lastname@example.org.
York Dance Ensemble: abunDance
The Department of Dance Showcase
Featuring the York Dance Ensemble
Artistic Director: Susan Lee
abunDance -Delicious dances by seasoned artists
Admission: $18 | $12 advance purchase until Sunday, Feb. 12
Box Office: 416.736.5888 | ampd.yorku.ca/boxoffice
Photo by Craig Chambers. Dancer: Kezia Mullings (YDE 2015)
York University music students showcase their talent.
Free admission. Everyone welcome.
Our February edition of Winters Cafe will be extra sweet! Drop in for hot cocoa, snacks and Valentine’s crafts. Come hang out and feel the Winters love! Interested in performing? Sign up here: https://ampd.apps01.yorku.ca/machform/view.php?id=71929
An evening of staged readings of original screenplays by AMPD’s very own!
Undergraduates and graduate students in the Department of Cinema & Media Arts’ production and screenwriting programs were invited to submit short screenplays or fully realized scenes. Selected scripts were chosen for revision with story editors and workshopping with actors from the Department of Theatre.
In a spirit of feedback and dialogue, the results will be presented in this live performance of short scripts and scenes. The readings will be followed by a Q & A with the screenwriters.
Intercut is open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
Admission is free. All welcome.
Presented by Winters College in collaboration with the Department of Cinema & Media Arts and Department of Theatre in the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design.
[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.
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