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Joe Morris brings world leadership in the teaching and study of improvised music to the Faculty of Arts 

Luigi Pirandello may not be a household name to most, but in the theatre world he is as important as Bertolt Brecht and Samuel Beckett. In Italy, where Pirandello lived and worked for his entire life (1867 – 1936), he is celebrated as one of the foremost writers in the country’s history. 

The new academic year is always a busy time with new students joining the university, but there are also changes and new faces in faculty, sessionals and staff members. Here’s an overview.

The dance division at the School of Creative and Performing Arts is welcoming two accomplished guest artists in residence during this winter term. In this Q&A, we introduce Iris Heitzinger, who will be here until the end of February 2016.

Choreographers Marie France Forcier and Melanie Kloetzel present works Jan. 21-23 for Professional Series, Dance

Christopher House is an award-winning choreographer, performer, director and teacher. He has been the Artistic Director of Toronto Dance Theatre, one of Canada’s leading contemporary dance companies, for more than two decades. This January, House will be guest teaching and performing his solo adaptation of Deborah Hay’s I’ll Crane For You.

2015 has been a great year for drama professor Penny Farfan. This summer, she received the U.S.-based Association for Theatre in Higher Education’s (ATHE) Excellence in Editing Award and the ATHE Women and Theatre Program’s Achievement Award for Scholarship.

Composition by University of Calgary grad student will be performed at B.C. commemoration of famous Second World War photograph

Composer and Beakerhead presenter Aura Pon uses sensory technology and body’s internal process to create music

The School of Creative and Performing Arts and the Department of Art bring mobile art and unconventional performances to this year's Beakerhead festival.

Drama students at the University of Calgary will get a chance to immerse themselves in a full year studying the exciting, unpredictable art of theatrical devising, thanks to a partnership with Ghost River Theatre, a nationally-acclaimed, Calgary-based theatre company.

Wagonstage Children's Theatre produces entertaining, interactive and educational plays for families, written and directed by theatre professionals and performed by drama students of the School of Creative and Performing Arts at the University of Calgary.

From outhouse art to LED technology in stage costuming, the School of Creative and Performing Arts has a significant presence at this year's Prague Quadrennial (PQ), the largest and most important scenography event in the world.

In January 2015, Professor Anne Flynn retired from the University of Calgary after more than thirty-six years of distinguished service as a teacher, artist, scholar, administrator, and visionary advocate for all aspects of the field of dance at the university and across a wide range of communities and professional organizations at the local, national, and international levels.

Violinist Rena Far, a first-year University of Calgary student, was selected March 17 as the winner of the prestigious 2015 RBC Concerto Competition, presented by the School of Creative and Performing Arts in partnership with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and the RBC Emerging Artists Project.

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