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Faculty Update: Jan. 2019

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Bruce Barton heads to the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity to participate as dramaturg in a two-week creative residency with long-time collaborator, Toronto-based choreographer Allen Kaeja (Kaeja d’Dance). Entitled I am the Child of…, Barton’s fifth collaboration with Kaeja explores the embodied memories that connect individuals to their complex personal and cultural histories—and which act as both barriers and bridges for relationships with others.

Last month, Kenneth DeLong presented a conference paper Narrative and Metanarrative in the Music to "El secreto de sus ojos" (2009) at the Literature and Film Adaption Association conference in New Orleans, Louisiana.
In February he will give a conference paper Of Ballads, Song, and Rhapsodies: Genre Designations in Brahms’s late Piano Music at the Intellectual Worlds of Brahms conference hosted by The University of California at Irvine.

Marie France ForcierMelanie Kloetzel and Tania Alvarado presented pieces in The Experiment #3, a presentation created by the ReLoCate collective. The show included a solo created by Linnea Swan for Marie France Forcier, and an excerpt of a new duet created and performed by Tania Alvarado and Melanie Kloetzel. This month, the group travels to Edmonton for two evenings at Mile Zero Dance.

On Dec. 6, Laura Hynes and MMus student Laura Jones sang as soloists in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the UCalgary Orchestra, Chorus and Chamber Choir, conducted by Edmond Agopian.  

This fall, Melanie Kloetzel completed her PhD in Dance Studies at the University of Roehampton in London, UK under the supervision of Dr. Fiona Wilkie and Dr. Stacey Prickett. Her thesis, Dancing sites: Ethics, agency, and the choreographic act' builds on performance practice and scholarship she has been conducting over the past fifteen years.

BMus students Brianna Jones, Maria Mirakhmedova and Serena Yeung were the Debut Singers for VoiceScapes Sing Along Messiah in Knox United Church on Dec. 23. VoiceScapes is part of Julie Harris's Early Music Voices.