There is no doubt that the extension of the Chan name will lend further credibility and prestige to the Chan Centre for Performing Arts at UBC.
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One panelist explained that making radical changes within an established organization is difficult, but students can decide not to participate and continue to learn and spread knowledge about the topic.
“[Michelle] was always repeating to us ‘We’re creating a safe space where dangerous things can happen, not a dangerous space where safe things can happen,’” said Paskalidis.
There is a certain charm to campus with its high towers, ivy-covered buildings and tree-lined streets that make directors and producers flock to the university. According to Chan, the more popular locations to shoot are Main Mall, Cecil Green College, Thunderbird Stadium and the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts.
According to Laloo, for this project, artists from different backgrounds were brought together with the idea to create pieces out of textile or weaving, all designing their concept of a “prayer rug.”
The exhibition was the result of a year-long PhotoVoice project facilitated by UBC PhD candidate and Public Scholar Neila Miled. It featured a collection of photographs taken by ten young Muslim women, displaced from their home countries, who now live and study in British Columbia.
The name Free Fall conveys a sense of institutional nonchalance while the piece, according to Zhou, is more about overwhelming control.
Liu made a gracious effort in answering our questions and discussing the need for diaspora representation — the representation of POC in countries outside their country of ethnic origin. He also jokingly asked the audience why we couldn’t give him easier questions, like whether Shannon and Jung were ever going to get together.
Certain pieces are challenging — you will either understand their aim, or you won’t. Indian Candy is an example of this, featuring bright candy coloured portraits of wild buffalo, Geronimo and a warrant letter to arrest Sitting Bull.
Though it may seem that the tangible parts of our cultures are the ones most threatened by natural disasters like earthquakes, our intangible heritage deserves the same protection in our current cultural climate.
Oh my god, where did the break go? The last thing you remember is watching holiday movies on loop... You must have passed out from all of the cheer, because suddenly it's the end of December.
It’s easy to see imagination in Zolitude with the way that Cooper builds her world through prehistoric birds and time machines. The details she weaves tell us that even if it seems familiar, the world we see throughout her stories is not the one we know but one that’s gone awry.
“The biggest misconception that we want to debunk for other immigrant theatre artists is the fact that you actually aren’t alone,” said Barry. “... I really thought I was. That’s really damaging and tragic in a lot of ways.”
Kesler underscored that the new guide is not a comprehensive treatment of the complex subject of appropriate language use. He emphasized that the terminology outlined in the guide will be subject to change and adaptation on an ongoing basis.
Rauniyar specifically concentrates on how post-war life in Nepal has affected familial relations, which inadvertently raised generational differences and questions regarding Nepali traditions.