May 2017 Short Takes…
From the May 2017 edition of Improv Notes
….. IICSI UBC’s annual colloquium, Lines of Flight: Improvisation, Hope and Refuge takes place June 23-25, 2017, at the UBC campus in downtown Vancouver during the opening weekend of the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival, and will feature as keynote speakers several world-renowned improvisers who are performing at the festival.
….. The Guelph Dance Festival, May 31-June 4, 2017, once again brings the best in Canadian contemporary dance to Guelph, featuring 15 companies, 8 performances, 4 venues, 5 workshops, talkbacks, receptions, large-scale outdoor work, intimate studio performances, dancers from far and near, virtuosity, athleticism, and cultural diversity.
….. Former IICSI postdoctoral fellow Chris Tonelli, now teaching in the Arts, Culture, and Media program at the University of Groningen, has organized the Groningen Vocal Exploration Choir to celebrate the diverse and wonderful possibilities of the human voice.” Sessions are free of charge / Sessies zijn gratis!
….. June 16-19, Hamilton’s Zula Music and Arts Collective presents The 4th Annual Something Else! Festival of Creative Music, featuring artists such as Ken Vandermark; Earth, Wind & Choir; Tatsuya Nakatani; AbBaars; DKV (Vandermark with Kent Kessler and Hamid Drake); Nate Wooley; Haram; and many others.