Tagged school of creative and performing arts

Alchemy Festival turns student creativity into gold

By Nikayla Goddard, March 23 2018 — Coming up on its fifth anniversary, the University of Calgary’s School of Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA) continually strives to proudly showcase student works in all its encompassed disciplines — music, dance and drama. Traditionally, the annual Taking Flight Festival has been a way to showcase drama performances….

U of C compositions debut at the Forms of Sound festival

By Brent Matterson, February 8 2018 — Focusing on innovation and questioning the meaning of not only music, but sound itself, the final concert of the Forms of Sound Festival takes place Thursday, Feb. 8 at 8 p.m. in the Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall. Forms of Sound presents works that explore diverse areas in music and the…

SCPA making a splash with Metamorphoses

By Nikayla Goddard, November 23 2017 — Great plays are able to explore what it means to be human. The upcoming production of Metamorphoses from the University of Calgary’s School of the Creative and Performing (SCPA) is no exception. Based on Ovid’s classic poem Metamorphoses, director Haysam Kadri says the play by Mary Zimmerman is…

SCPA’s The Double Hook is an opera with a cause

By Sidrah Anees, October 26 2017 — Sheila Watson’s 1959 novel The Double Hook stands out as a masterpiece of drama and prose in Canadian literature. Set in a small B.C. town in the 1930s, it tackles themes of family, redemption and Canadian tradition in the aftermath of a murder. Fifty-eight years after its initial…

SCPA Dance Montage celebrates dance and movement at the U of C

By Gurman Sahota, November 15 2016 — Showcasing diverse dance in the city, the University of Calgary School of Creative and Performing Arts will host its 47th annual Dance Montage from Nov. 24–26. The performance attracts local choreographers from around Calgary to contribute work. Ten pieces of various styles will take the stage in this…

Student work takes flight at annual festival

By Rachel Woodward, March 22 2016 — University of Calgary dramatic arts students will showcase their works at the 12th annual Taking Flight: Festival of Student Work, which takes place from March 29–April 2 and April 6–9 at the Reeve Theatre. The two-week festival, presented by the School of Creative and Performing Arts, allows students…

Campus performances tackle PTSD and climate change through dance

By Jason Herring, January 19 2016 — Two School of Creative and Performing Arts dance faculty members are tackling topics like post-traumatic stress disorder and climate change in their works. Professional Series: Dance runs from Jan. 21–23 at 8:00 p.m. in the University Theatre. Marie France Forcier is a SCPA associate professor involved in the…

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