University of Calgary
UofC Navigation

Faculty Update: March 2018

Wondering what our faculty members are up to? Here's a brief snapshot of some of the activities.

Edmond Agopian escorted Her Honour, the Honourable Lois E. Mitchell, CM, AOE, LLD, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta, at the Calgary Youth Orchestra gala.

Edmond Agopian welcomed dignitaries at Waves of the Danube, a gala evening of music and fine dining in support of the 2018 Calgary Youth Orchestra tour to Hungary, Austria and Poland.

The Calgary Wind Symphony, under the direction of Jeremy Brown, will give the premiere performance of Allan Gordon Bell’s Flat Out, Covering Ground on March 18 at the Rozsa Centre.

Christine Brubaker was in residence for 10 days this month at the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario observing Artistic Director Tim Carroll’s rehearsal process of The Magicians Nephew.
"Tim has an refreshingly original approach to text analysis – fully embodied, fully lifted off the page from day one, and free from the tyranny of conventional character analysis. While his process is highly technical, what it seems to create is an incredible freedom in his performers. I’ve never encountered anything like it and I hope to be able to explore some of these techniques with our students."

Laura Hynes will be performing as the soprano soloist in Händel’s Alexander’s Feast with Spiritus Chamber Choir and the Rosa Barocca Ensemble on March 18 in the Bella Concert Hall.

Join Clem Martini for the book launch of The Comedian on March 16 at 7 p.m. at Gravity Espresso and Wine Bar in Inglewood, Calgary. Register for this free evening that will feature remarks and reading, book sales and signing, great conversation, and more.

Wojciech Mochniej and Melissa Monteros are taking WeSelle.PL to Lublin, Poland, where they will be in residence in April and May, with performances in June. Wojciech Mochniej will also be teaching in Kielce, Poland in April with performances of Framed that same month.

Michèle Moss attended the conference Dance Black Joy: Global Affirmation and Defiance presented by the Collegium for African Diaspora Dance (CADD) at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.
"It was a sensation due to a number of factors; great weather, large attendance, provocative topics, some luminaries and it was hosted in the newly built Arts building called the Ruby. Besides the many scholars attending, there were also some amazing dance artists in performance and in workshops."
Michèle Moss is currently contributing to Mainstage Dance, as is Melanie Kloetzel and two outstanding guest choreographers.
"Mainstage Dance will be exquisite and mark the beginning of a year long celebration of our amazing colleague, dancer and work horse Melissa Monteros as she celebrates her last year in the academic saddle.