Bruce Cassidy, a musician and composer who has been a fixture in Toronto’s jazz scene for decades, has earned a Master’s degree at the age of 81. Audra Brown with what the York University student says he plans to accomplish next.
Paul Gross, an eminent Canadian actor, writer, director, producer, musician and arts supporter, received an honorary doctor of laws from York University on June 17 during afternoon convocation ceremonies for graduands of the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design and the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies.
For the first time ever, a Theatre@York production will be remounted in Toronto’s acclaimed SummerWorks Performance Festival, one of the most important platforms for launching new work in Canada.
Taien Ng-Chan makes maps, videos, websites, podcasts and radio plays, artist book-works, and social events. She has written and produced for stage, screen, and CBC radio; her media works have been shown across Canada and internationally. She is a founding member of the artist-research collective Hamilton Perambulatory Unit.
York doctoral student in music Heidi Chan has been chosen to participate in the highly competitive International Doctoral Workshop in Ethnomusicology, held at the Center for World Music at the University of Hildesheim and Hanover University of Music, Drama & Media in Germany.
AMPD Faculty & Alumni recognized with Dora nominations for their contributions to the top shows of 2018-19
Now celebrating it's 40th anniversary, The Dora Mavor Moore Awards are Canada's longest-running professional theatre, dance and opera awards. The Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts rolls out the red carpet Tuesday, June 25 at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts and many alumni from the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design will be recognized for their outstanding contributions to the hottest shows in Toronto last year.
Indigenous filmmakers will screen their works on the walls of the historic Jacob Stong Barn, June 13
The historic Jacob Stong Barn on York University’s Keele Campus will be transformed into an outdoor cinema space on Thursday, June 13 (rain date: Tuesday, June 18) for a special presentation by the Department of Cinema and Media Studies’ 2019 Summer Institute Archive/Counter-Archives, which focuses on media archives and archiving practices.
Dancing Manilenyos was an official selection at the Diversity in Cannes Short Film Showcase.