Dance News

Photo courtesy of Lifeline Syria
December 16, 2015

AMPD for Syria initiative will welcome a refugee family to our community

The School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design is participating in the Lifeline Syria Challenge in response to the current refugee crisis resulting from war in Syria. In the team AMPD For Syria, staff, students and faculty are coming together to sponsor a family of four to resettle in GTA.


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December 15, 2015

Adapting eLearning for the Arts

From expanding options for working with images in Moodle to managing information flow for a fully online film course with 800 students, faculty members in the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design have creative approaches to adapting eLearning for the arts.


November 12, 2015

Dance Innovations premieres 36 works

Thirty-six new works debut in Dance Innovations: Strong/Light, a choreographic showcase of York’s Department of Dance. Rising young dance artists step into the spotlight with three distinctive programs of original choreography.


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June 1, 2015

Latin American students pursue their academic and artistic aspirations at AMPD

Three students from Latin America talk about their experiences as international students in AMPD, where they are pursuing undergraduate degrees, expanding their cultural horizons, advancing their creative practices, and extending their professional networks while laying the foundation for a promising career.


Montreal-based choreographer, dancer and interdisciplinary performance artist Helen Simard
April 13, 2015

Move on Up symposium gets deep with pop culture

Canada's first PoP Moves event, organized by Dance Professor Mary Fogarty, brings emerging and established performance scholars together to share their research into the politics, gender and legitimation surrounding popular dance.