Theatre @ York gracefully tackles bespoke David Yee play “Love in the Time of Werewolves”

Theatre @ York gracefully tackles bespoke David Yee play “Love in the Time of Werewolves” Theatre @ York returns to the traditional way of theatre-making with playwright David Yee’s new play, Love in the Time of Werewolves. Maggie Basset Award-winning director Diana Belshaw led 30 upper-year and 100 first-year crew members alongside 15 Theatre @ …

140 high school students visit AMPD for a day of musical exploration with WAY

140 high school students visit AMPD for a day of musical exploration with WAY On November 22, AMPD Music welcomed 140 high school students to campus for a day of musical exploration and technique workshops for the inaugural We are York! (WAY). The event was a homecoming for three York alumni, now inspiring young minds …

Embodying climate change: Dance Innovations 2022 showcases inspiring new student work

Embodying climate change: Dance Innovations 2022 showcases inspiring new student work Dance Innovations 2022: Escalate featured new choreographic works by 23 fourth-year dance BFA students. Performed by students in all years of York’s undergraduate program in dance, this series engages with social justice-oriented themes of resistance and rebellion. “Escalate examines the ways in which we have …

CineSiege 2022 nominees announced

CineSiege 2022 nominees announced In its 20th year, CineSiege will celebrate cinema in-person at Paradise Theatre on October 24, 2022, at 7 PM. The festivities are open to AMPD community members and film lovers alike. CineSiege features a juried selection of shorts chosen by program alumni and leading practitioners in film and media culture. Professors’ …

York U to host Ontario’s only in-person National Portfolio Day event following two-year hiatus

York U AMPD to host Ontario’s only in-person National Portfolio Day event following two-year hiatus Emerging artists and designers have an exceptional opportunity to meet experts from institutions around the world and receive feedback  On October 1, representatives from some of the world’s leading post-secondary arts and design institutions will converge on York University’s Goldfarb …

Over 25 AMPD community members dazzle at TIFF

Over 25 AMPD community members dazzle at TIFF Over 25 AMPD community members are premiering pieces at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). From Lina Rodriguez‘s (MFA’ 20) sensitive and subtle return to the screen to Antoine Bourges’ (MFA’ 18) portrait of Toronto’s Thorncliffe Park immigrant community, AMPD alumni, students and faculty members are telling diverse and empowering stories …

AMPD alum Vania Lizbeth Chan joins Vancouver Playhouse’s CHINATOWN

AMPD alum Vania Lizbeth Chan joins Vancouver Playhouse’s CHINATOWN AMPD alum Vania Lizbeth Chan (BFA, PhD) is joining the Vancouver Playhouse’s CHINATOWN running September 13 to 17, 2022, with libretto by Madeleine Thien, music by AlicePing Yee Ho, and Hoisan translation by Paul Yee. CHINATOWN examines family and neighbourhood, racism and resistance, history and tomorrow …

Toronto Musicians’ Association names Levon Ichkhanian 2022 Musician of the Year

Toronto Musicians’ Association names Ph.D. student Levon Ichkhanian 2022 Musician of the Year Ph.D. student Levon Ichkhanian is the Toronto Musicians’ Association‘s 2022 Musician of the Year.  The award recognized Ichkhanian’s dedication to excellence in all aspects of music and the high standard of professionalism and artistry he set for the Association. Past winners include …