University of Calgary

Of birds, cells, and throat singers

UToday HomeJune 19, 2012

The 2012/13 Performing Arts season offers the best of what the departments of dance, drama and music have to offer.The 2012/13 Performing Arts season offers the best of what the departments of dance, drama and music have to offer.The University of Calgary is thrilled to announce its 2012/2013 Performing Arts Season. Featuring extraordinary performances from the departments of dance, drama, and music, this year’s season is not to be missed.

The Department of Drama opens with Timberlake Wertenbaker’s The Love of the Nightingale, a compelling adaptation of the Philomele and Procne myth. Join us October 26 for our inaugural Performing Change gala, an evening of food and entertainment in support of the United Way of Calgary and Area, preceding a special performance of The Love of the Nightingale. The season will continue with two dynamic plays from George F. Walker’s Suburban Motel, and Anton Chekhov’s classic The Seagull carrying the season into the new year.

The dance season opens with Dance Montage, a beloved collaboration between the university and the Calgary community, bringing dancers from all backgrounds together in an incredible performance. In the new year, Peggy Baker Dance Projects will head our Professional Series with coalesce and armour, two companion pieces based on Lewis Thomas’s science essays from his ’70s classic The Lives of a Cell, performed to an electro-acoustic score by Debashis Sinha.

The Department of Music will feature five concert series this year: Celebration, Jazz, Discovery, Quartet, and Organ. Some highlights of our 18 concerts include Inuit throat singer Tanya Tagaq; erhu player Han Lu performing the world premiere of a piece by our own William Jordan, accompanied by the UCalgary String Quartet; and acclaimed cellist Shauna Rolston in collaboration with virtuoso pianist Heather Schmidt.

For a full list of our Dance, Drama, and Music offerings this season, visit performingarts.ucalgary.ca