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Eunoia: Buddhism, Poetry, and Dance

Eunoia: Buddhism, Poetry, and Dance
1265 Military Trail, UT-Scarborough MW130
Time: Oct 27th, 2:00 pm End: Oct 27th, 4:00 pm
Interest Categories: Philosophy (UTSC), Human Geography (UTSC), Historical and Cultural Studies (UTSC), English and Drama (UTM), English (UTSC), Drama, Theatre, Performance Studies (FAS), Cinema, Arts, Culture and Media (UTSC), 2000-
Christian Bok, Denise Fujiwara, and Phil Strong

The Robert N. Ho Family Foundation presents

Eunoia: Buddhism, Poetry and Dance - A Lecture

This session will feature dancer/choreographer Denise Fujiwara, musician/composer, Phil Strong and poet Christian Bök

Christian Bök is the author of Crystallography (Coach House Press, 1994), a ’pataphysical encyclopedia nominated for the Gerald Lampert Award for Best Poetic Debut, and ’Pataphysics: The Poetics of an Imaginary Science (Northwestern University Press, 2001). His book Eunoia won the 2002 Griffin Poetry Prize and is the best-selling Canadian poetry book of all time. Bök has created artificial languages for Gene Roddenberry’s Earth: Final Conflict and Peter Benchley’s Amazon. His conceptual artwork has appeared at the Marianne Boesky Gallery in New York City as part of the exhibit Poetry Plastique. Bök currently teaches at the University of Calgary.

Denise Fujiwara won the Toronto Arts Foundation Award for International Achievement in Dance in 2013.  Her exquisite solo dance concerts have toured to international festivals all over the world.  Last year her company premiered EUNOIA at Harbourfront Centre’s World Stage and received three Dora Award nominations; for Outstanding Production, Outstanding Ensemble Performance and Outstanding Music, as well as being listed in the Top 5 Dances of 2014 by NOW Magazine.  Her other ensemble works include commissions for the Compania Nacional de Danza de Costa Rica, eX…it! in Germany, and NO EXIT for the CanDance Network.  She co-founded the CanAsian International Dance Festival in 1997 and continues as the Artistic Director. www.fujiwaradance.com

Phil Strong is an award-winning multidisciplinary artist whose work has been in installations as well as for dance, television and film. http://phil-strong.com/home/ps.html

This event is free and open to all, but registration is requested.  To register, please click HERE

For further information, please contact the Cultural Liason, Office of the Dean, UT-Scarborough.

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This event was supported by the International Festival of Authors at Harbourfront, the University of Toronto Scarborough, the Snider Fund, IFOA Ontario, ODVP.


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