50th Anniversary Festival of Dancing at York

Forward Thinking, Forward Moving Then & Now

Join us in celebrating 50 years of dancing at York with six evenings filled with dance films and live virtual performances, all for free!

Festival Programing March 30th – April 9th, 2021:   

Tuesday March 30th Dancing with 2020 

7:30pm

Covid Chronicles Part 1:  Melding Vistas, EscapeDetached Existence  – Three livestreamed collaborative works by members of the YDE and Digital Media Students 

Isolation, a dance film by Meera Kanageswaran, MFA candidate 

State Shift, a dance film by Kaitlyn Seibold, MFA Candidate 

Link to watch coming soon.

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Wednesday March 31st – York Dances

7:30pm

Series 1: We are Here 

Creations from our 3rd year choreography class 

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Thursday April 1stYork Dances

7:30pm

Series 2: Here We Are 

Creations from our 3rd year choreography class 

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Tuesday April 6th  – New Traditions – Dance on Screen, Then and Now

7:30pm

Echos, a dance film by Leslie Cheng, 4th year dance  

Horology, a dance film by Allison Kingsbury, Mackenzie Link, Alyssa Passero, 4th year dance

Grey Matter, a dance film by Patricia Allison, MFA 2019 

A Few Excerpts from the Archive, a compilation from the Dance Department Video Archives 

The Study of Dance,  documentary film about York dance department from 1985 

Seriously Creative, promotional video created by students in DANC 4260 (2011), Course Director: William Mackwood

Covid Chronicles Part 2 : God Complex, This is not a TestThe Game of Life – Three livestreamed collaborative works by YDE and Digital Media Students 

Link to watch coming soon.

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Thursday April 8th  -For invited guests – Shifting Perspectives – Featuring the York Dance Ensemble

7:30pm

Unheimlichkeit, a dance film by Michael Vintila, MFA candidate 

In Flight, a dance film by Paulo Alcedo, MFA candidate 

Polarities, a new collaborative livestream work by Susan Lee, Don Sinclair, and the York Dance Ensemble. Music by Mark Duggan 

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Friday April 9th – Open to the public – Shifting Perspectives – Featuring the York Dance Ensemble

7:30pm

Unheimlichkeit, a dance film by Michael Vintila, MFA candidate  

In Flight, a dance film by Paulo Alcedo, MFA candidate 

Polarities, a new collaborative livestream work by Susan Lee, Don Sinclair, and the York Dance Ensemble. Music by Mark Duggan

Click here to watch!

Click here for the program!

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