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2017-18 Season Announcement

The School of Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA) has announced an exciting program of 20 dance, drama and music performances for the 2017-18 season.

“The school has evolved and matured since it was formed in 2013, and this is evident in this year’s programming,” says director Bruce Barton. “There’s an increased clarity of focus, a new scale of ambition, and a strong emphasis on exploring the place and function of the arts in our current historical moment. The creative and performing arts have never been more relevant and important for contemporary societies, and the SCPA is exploring that role in so many ways this season.”

The 2017-18 season combines familiar discipline-specific programming with ambitious new interdisciplinary initiatives. The wide variety of productions, performances and presentations that make up the season showcases recognized international talent, key Canadian artists, and the school’s impressive roster of remarkable faculty, staff and students.

Season highlights:

  • Dance Series: including a special three-week collaboration with visiting Polish artists for ProSeries
  • Drama Series: welcoming Haysam Kadri of the Shakespeare Company to direct Mary Zimmerman’s stunning Metamorphoses
  • Monday Night Jazz Series: with Toronto’s acclaimed dueling piano duo Eddie and Quincy Bullen 
  • Faculty and Friends Concert Series: featuring the Double Hook, with original performances and compositions by SCPA faculty.

Benefits for UCalgary employees

  • All employees who subscribe to the season by Sept. 30 will receive 50 per cent off the subscription rates.
  • For single tickets, which will go on sale in September, all UCalgary employees receive 50 per cent off tickets for themselves and for one guest using the online discount code MYUC at box office.
  • In addition to division-specific subscription packages, SCPA invites individuals to become formal members of the SCPA community. Memberships give access to all of the school’s season programming in dance, drama and music, in addition to special pre-show access and enhanced communication about upcoming events. UCalgary employees can purchase a 50 per cent discounted membership until Sept. 30, 2017 for $112.50.
  • To view the full season, please see the brochure, or visit the School of Creative and Performing Arts.
  • To find out more about employee discounts call 403-210-7576.