Final Mile Club: Strategic Thinking for the Creative Mind

In the newest installment of the Final Mile Club podcast, award-winning strategist, documentary producer and AMPD Theatre alumnus Shayna Haddon shares her expertise in the field of creative strategy and networking. Haddon talks about the importance of mastering digital skills, connecting with audiences and gaining creative experiences while forging your own path in today’s evolving …

Department of Dance and the Harriet Tubman Institute hosted a screening of the biographical documentary MABOUNGOU: Being in the World

During Florent Nikiéma’s guest artist residency at York University from October 14 to November 3, a screening of the biographical documentary MABOUNGOU: Being in the World was hosted by the Department of Dance and the Harriet Tubman Institute on November 1. Nikiéma collaborated with the York Dance Ensemble, creating a new piece, and also guest-taught …

Dance Innovations 2023: York University Unveils Infinite Corners, a Dazzling Showcase of Creative Resilience

Dance Innovations 2023: Infinite Corners, ran from Nov. 22 to 24 at the McLean Performance Studio and featured 25 new choreographic works by York University fourth-year Bachelor of Fine Arts students addressing various social issues and personal experiences. Performed by students in all years of York’s undergraduate programs in dance, the series engaged with a …

York Alum’s Documentary ‘To Kill a Tiger’ Nominated for Oscar in Documentary Feature Category

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has recently unveiled the shortlists for several categories for the upcoming 96th Oscars ceremony, including Documentary Feature. Among the contenders is “To Kill a Tiger,” a compelling film directed by Toronto-based filmmaker Nisha Pahija and produced by Cornelia Principe, an accomplished alumnus of York University’s School of …

AMPD Alum Appointed Executive Director of Toronto Fringe

In advance of the 36th Annual Toronto Fringe Festival, the non-profit charitable organization has announced the appointment of York University Theatre Alum Rachel Kennedy as the new Executive Director and co-lead. Joining Kennedy in this appointment is Laura Paduch, who will assume the position of Managing Director and co-lead. This new leadership team will work …

Hands-on green screen course an AMPD hit

An intensive five-week course called Shooting the Set offered 30 students valuable experience working with a green screen, taking advantage of York University’s Motion Media Studio (YUMMS), which is based at Cinespace Film Studios, the company’s one-million-square-foot industry studio space in Toronto.

Alum Abraham Oghobase joins MoMA’s distinguished Forum on Contemporary Photography

AMPD alum Abraham Oghobase (MFA 2022) joins The Museum of Modern Art’s (MoMA) distinguished Forum on Contemporary Photography, Decentering the Document, in New York City on April 19, 2023. Oghobase will speak and exhibit works alongside six other artists united by their critical use of photographic forms and their ties to the artistic scene in …