Toronto’s premiere international dance festival and AMPD explore post-pandemic dance evolution 

 Toronto’s premiere international dance festival and AMPD explore post-pandemic dance evolution  The York University School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design (AMPD) is delighted to be partnering with Toronto’s premiere international dance festival, Fall for Dance North (FFDN), for a cinematic exploration of how the art of screendance continues to evolve post-pandemic.  Fall for […]

Patrick Alcedo recognized with Top 25 Canadian Immigrant award

Patrick Alcedo recognized with Top 25 Canadian Immigrant award Chair Patrick Alcedo has been named one of the Top 25 Canadian Immigrants of 2022. Alcedo was selected from a list of 75 finalists nominated by the Canadian public for the award that recognizes inspirational immigrants who have positively impacted their communities since arriving in Canada. […]

Black History Month At AMPD: Message from the Dean

  Message on Black History Month – February 2022 Sarah Bay-Cheng Every February, York University joins in the celebration of Black History month. In 2022, Canada highlights this month as “February and Forever: Celebrating Black History today and every day.” This year’s call to action is clear, especially for those of us working across the […]

AMPD’s top 10 moments of 2021

AMPD’s Top 10 Moments of 2021 2021 had its challenges. From adapting to online learning to navigating being back on campus for the first time in our new normal. Still, it was a year of excitement, progress and resilience. As we enter 2022, let’s reflect on just some of the many moments that made 2021 […]

Dance Professor Patrick Alcedo’s documentary wins at Cannes Indies Cinema Awards

Dance Professor Patrick Alcedo’s documentary wins at Cannes Indies Cinema Awards A film by York University Associate Professor Patrick Alcedo earned the Best Short Documentary award at the Cannes Indies Cinema Awards on July 10. The film, titled They Call Me Dax, tells the story of 15-year-old Dorothy Echipare who struggles to survive as a high-school student and ballet dancer […]