Creative and Performing Arts 2021-22 Season

Performance Returns
 

Director's welcome

After a long hiatus, performance returns. The School of Creative and Performing Arts is thrilled to once again be able to share live dance, drama and music—and to re-engage with our multiple communities of friends and patrons. Like all of us, performance has changed and evolved during this unprecedented time, been reimagined in a transformed world. The SCPA is embracing this new age, offering opportunities to collectively gather in-person and to experience a range of work virtually, as we expand access and diversify our content. We’ve learned to be agile and innovative in the ways we create, perform and present, with the primary goal of connecting our remarkable students, faculty and guests with the world. We hope you will join us in the return of performance.

Bruce Barton, Director, School of Creative and Performing Arts

University of Calgary SCPA Dance 2021-22 Season

25 years: Learning through the Dancing Body

WHY DANCE? | IV
This fourth instalment in the Why Dance? research concert series will feature Michèle Moss, Tara Wilson, Caroline Fraser and ShoTyme as well as numerous students and youth in funky communion.
NOVEMBER 25 • 7:30 PM • UNIVERSITY THEATRE • $12/$17

DANCE@NOON
Dance@Noon presents the choreographic and directorial debut of our dance students in their third semester of composition.
DECEMBER 7-8 • 12:00 PM • UNIVERSITY THEATRE • FREE

PRO SERIES II | WHEN LANGUAGE FAILS
A new duet work performed by powerhouse artists Marie France Forcier and Wojciech Mochniej, When Language Fails poses the question of boundaries between “me” and “we”.
JANUARY 21–22 • 7:30 PM • UNIVERSITY THEATRE • $17/$22

MAINSTAGE DANCE
Mainstage Dance presents the works of professional choreographers on auditioned students at all levels in the dance program.
MARCH 10-12 • 7:30 PM • UNIVERSITY THEATRE • $17/$22

DANCE@NIGHT
Dance@Night presents the summative choreographic and directorial work of our senior Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Dance students, through the live performance of students at all levels in the dance program.
APRIL 8-9 • 7:30 PM • UNIVERSITY THEATRE • $11/$14

University of Calgary SCPA Drama Division

Drama for Our New World

THE BUS STOP 车站 
Darkly funny, the Chinese Waiting for Godot by Nobel Prize winning writer Gao Xingjian. English and Mandarin content.
By Gao Xingjian, translated by Shiao-Ling Yu
Directed by MFA Candidate Fangzheng (Nick) Wang
NOVEMBER 26 - DECEMBER 4 • REEVE THEATRE • $22/$17

THE TAO OF THE WORLD 万物之道
Rollicking and ribald: A modern Restoration Comedy for the New World. English and Mandarin content
By Jovanni Sy (freely adapted from William Congreve's The Way of the World)
Directed by MFA Candidate Jovanni Sy
FEBRUARY 11-19 • UNIVERSITY THEATRE • $22/$17

FORMATIONS
The un-known histories of female scientists who changed the world.
By Meg Braem
A collaboration between UCalgary Drama and Geosciences
MARCH 28-29 • UNIVERSITY THEATRE • $14/$11

University of Calgary SCPA Music Division

A Celebration of Music

The Faculty and Friends Concert Series

The Faculty and Friends Concert Series highlights our talented music faculty, along with established local and international musicians.

A CELEBRATION OF MUSIC BY BLACK COMPOSER III
With UCalgary String Quartet with Jani Parsons (piano)
NOVEMBER 19 • 7:30 PM • ECKHARDT-GRAMATTÉ HALL • $26/$19

TRIO REGARD PERSAN
JANUARY 29 • 7:30 PM • ECKHARDT-GRAMATTÉ HALL • $26/$19

JANI PARSONS, PIANO
FEBRUARY 19 • 7:30 PM • ECKHARDT-GRAMATTÉ HALL • $26/$19

DUO BEIJA-FLOR - FLUTE & GUITAR
MARCH 19 • 7:30 PM • ECKHARDT-GRAMATTÉ HALL • $26/$19

MÉLANGE
With UCalgary String Quartet
APRIL 22 • 7:30 PM • ECKHARDT-GRAMATTÉ HALL • $26/$19

Monday Night Jazz Series

Our popular Monday Night Jazz Series features local, Canadian and international jazz artists perform a variety of jazz styles.

INTERSECTIONS
With The Jeremy Brown Ensemble
NOVEMBER 15 • 7:30 PM • UNIVERSITY THEATRE • $26/$19

CLAIRE DEVLIN QUARTET
MARCH 21 • 7:30 PM • UNIVERSITY THEATRE • $26/$19

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2021 ECKHARDT-GRAMATTÉ WINNER'S TOUR
Julien Siino, the talented winner of the 44th Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition in Strings will perform a winner’s tour concert of innovative and exciting new works.
OCTOBER 29 • 12 PM • ECKHARDT-GRAMATTÉ HALL

Ensemble Series

WIND ENSEMBLE & SYMPHONIC BAND
OCTOBER 12 • 8 PM • ECKHARDT-GRAMATTÉ HALL • $14/$11

GUITAR ENSEMBLE
NOVEMBER 17 • 8 PM • ECKHARDT-GRAMATTÉ HALL • $14/$11

CHAMBER MUSIC ENSEMBLE
NOVEMBER 22 • 12 PM • ECKHARDT-GRAMATTÉ HALL • $14/$11

BRASS AND PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE
NOVEMBER 22 • 8 PM • ECKHARDT-GRAMATTÉ HALL • $14/$11

CHAMBER CHOIR & UNIVERSITY CHORUS
NOVEMBER 23 • 8 PM • ECKHARDT-GRAMATTÉ HALL • $14/$11

ORCHESTRA
NOVEMBER 25 • 8 PM • ECKHARDT-GRAMATTÉ HALL • $14/$11

JAZZ COMBOS
NOVEMBER 26 • 7:30 PM • ECKHARDT-GRAMATTÉ HALL • $14/$11

CHAMBER MUSIC
NOVEMBER 29 • 8 PM • ECKHARDT-GRAMATTÉ HALL • $14/$11

SYMPHONIC BAND
NOVEMBER 30 • 8 PM • ECKHARDT-GRAMATTÉ HALL • $14/$11

COLLEGIUM MUSICUM
DECEMBER 1 • 8 PM • ECKHARDT-GRAMATTÉ HALL • $14/$11

WIND ENSEMBLE
DECEMBER 2 • 8 PM • ECKHARDT-GRAMATTÉ HALL • $14/$11

WORLD MUSIC
DECEMBER 6 • 8 PM • ECKHARDT-GRAMATTÉ HALL • $14/$11

ORCHESTRA
MARCH 24 • 8 PM • ECKHARDT-GRAMATTÉ HALL • $14/$11

JAZZ COMBOS
MARCH 25 • 7:30 PM • BORIS ROUBAKINE RECITAL HALL • $14/$11

COLLEGIUM MUSICUM
MARCH 29 • 8 PM • ECKHARDT-GRAMATTÉ HALL • $14/$11

GUITAR ENSEMBLE
MARCH 30 • 8 PM • ECKHARDT-GRAMATTÉ HALL • $14/$11

BRASS AND PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE
MARCH 31 • 8 PM • ECKHARDT-GRAMATTÉ HALL • $14/$11

CHAMBER CHOIR
APRIL 1 • 8 PM • ECKHARDT-GRAMATTÉ HALL • $14/$11

CHAMBER MUSIC
APRIL 4 • 8 PM • ECKHARDT-GRAMATTÉ HALL • $14/$11

WIND ENSEMBLE
APRIL 5 • 8 PM • ECKHARDT-GRAMATTÉ HALL • $14/$11

CHAMBER CHOIR
APRIL 6 • 12 PM • ECKHARDT-GRAMATTÉ HALL • $14/$11

SYMPHONIC BAND
APRIL 7 • 8 PM • ECKHARDT-GRAMATTÉ HALL • $14/$11

UNIVERSITY CHORUS
APRIL 8 • 8 PM • ECKHARDT-GRAMATTÉ HALL • $14/$11

WORLD MUSIC
APRIL 10 • 8 PM • ECKHARDT-GRAMATTÉ HALL • $14/$11