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Faculty Update: May 2018

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


"The Dwindling Dispute", a dance film with performances by Naomi Brand and Melanie Kloetzel and cinematography by Jennifer Mahood, is playing on the Arts Commons video monitors until May 25.

Laura Hynes presented Testosterone and the Transgender Singing Voice with Dr. Ari Agha at the Transgender Voices Festival hosted at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota on April 13-14.

Sarah Kenny co-authored an article in The Journal of Dance Medicine and Science. This is the third article that has been published as part of her PhD research. This month, she will be co-leading a dance session at the Teachers' Conference hosted by the SCPA.  So you think you can warm up? Best practices for dancing bodies will be presented together with dance alumna Hailey McLeod and Karen Sudds.

Melanie Kloetzel's dance film The Dwindling Dispute is playing in the Arts Commons Broadcast Lab. A reception and panel to celebrate the exhibition will take place on May 14 from 6 to 9 p.m. as part of Happenings 12.

Olivier and Clem Martini's book The Unravelling has been shortlisted for the W.O. Mitchell Book Prize. The $5,000 prize is awarded each year for an outstanding book. The Prize recipient will be announced on June 13.

As part of a study of high density loudspeaker arrays (HDLAs) and new media performance practices, Laurie Radford attended concerts, festivals and conferences throughout the UK and Montreal from February to April. The research included residencies in multichannel compositional environments at the University of Huddersfield and the Université de Montréal. He also attended the world premiere of my cut glass body, his new composition for voice and four electric guitars, at the Sala Rossa in Montréal in March 2018.

Drama sessional Mike Czuba's collective Dancing Monkey Laboratories presents KARL NIMENI IS NOT DEAD – I KILLED KARL NIMENI from May 3 to 6 as part of Theatre Junction's NEXT STAGE. Alumnus Leon Schwesinger (designer, BFA'10, MFA'14) is also part of the collective. Czuba also wrote an article in online theatre magazine Intermission, taking a closer look at the idea of "emerging".

Drama sessional John Knight is currently in rehearsal as assistant director for Vertigo Theatre’s production of Sherlock Holmes and the American Problem, observing director Mark Bellamy (BFA'86). The play runs from May 12 to June 10.

In March, Music sessional James Scott visited Mount Royal University and the University of Georgia to perform and work with students. In April, he presented a workshop and performed as part of Slide Into Spring.  James is looking forward to September when he will present the world premiere of a new concerto for the trombone by composer Vincent Ho (BMus'98), with the Calgary Philharmonic.