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School of Creative and Performing Arts present ALCHEMY Festival

By Troy Hasselman, March 27 2019 — The University of Calgary’s School of Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA) ALCHEMY: Festival of Student Work is returning for another year with performances from various departments and across different artistic mediums. The festival will include performances that showcase the school’s drama, music and dance departments among other creatives…

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…

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