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Member News - April 2018

04 April 2018

Into the Woods We Write

Shadowpath Theatre presents an exploration into the art of storytelling. Let nature spark your creativity with a writing workshop and a guide tour of the woods. Read more here>>>

Sweaty & Soulful

Our newest work created by the Shadowpath Femme5. Dive into an immersive experience of fitness as it examines our relationship to our mind and body. Read more here >>>

Femme Operative

FemmeOperative will feature two interviews with women that are making it happen in the dance and musical theatre world. Read More here >>>

...Everything Remains Raw

…Everything Remains Raw is a photographic exploration of the resilience of hip hop culture and asks why this supposed ‘fad’ has not faded away? Archival photographs, as visual representations of hip hop culture in Canada, guide this exhibition’s exploration on the evolution and longevity of this now global cultural phenomenon. Read more here >>>

Get to Know YRAC Members - Sarah Magni

04 April 2018

YRAC membership encompasses such a wide variety of talented and skilled individuals that we wanted to take some time to highlight some of you. This month we are featuring Sarah Magni, from Thatz Showbiz Theatre Project. Learn more about her journey here.

Tell us about yourself and your organization

I'm a performer, writer, theatre creator, arts educator and advocate.  My organization Thatz Showbiz Theatre Project uses theatre to educate, empower and for social change.  Young people come to us to gain theatre based creative tools that they can then take out into the world, into their communities and make them better.  Some of our students go on to have successful careers as performers while others use their tools to effect positive change in themselves and those around them in other ways.  It's important to me that everyone gains an understanding of the many important contributions theatre practitioners can provide and the many facets of being an artist.  There are a wide range of vocations available to creatives, it's our job to help young people discover those.

Member News - March 2018

12 March 2018

Georgina Arts Centre & Gallery

Helen's World is an exhibition of work by Helen Barcza, with an opening reception April 1 at 1pm. The exhibition runs March 31 - May 5th.

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Arts Society King hosts Student Art Exhibit

The third annual Student Art Exhibit takes place at 7pm at the King Heritage and Cultural Centre.

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Ovation! Launches Summer Performance Company

The Ovation! Performing Arts Academy announced the launch of their “Summer Performance Company”.

This is a new performance troupe in York Region, focused on producing a play or musical utilizing new or revised materials.  Each summer, 12 performers will be challenged to plan, create, rehearse and produce a performance piece in late August, working with directors, guest artists and the faculty at Ovation!  For summer 2018, the Company will produce an abridged version of Shakespeare’s classic “Romeo and Juliet”, adapted and directed by Alison Smyth.

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Phone: 905-726-3278
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