OVATION: CBU Celebrates the Arts

When: Tuesday, April 2, 2019. 7:00p.m.

Where: CBU Boardmore Theatre

Cost: Donation to the CBU Foodbank

Pablo Picasso said, “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” Post-secondary arts programs are the solution to this problem: they provide an environment rich with inspiration, resource, and knowledge for budding artists to bloom.

But arts and humanities disciplines provide more than a training ground for tomorrow’s artists.  They provide opportunities for cross-pollination: singers and musicians lend inspiration to actors and dancers, who then exchange their words with poets and storytellers. More significantly, in a time when cross-cultural understanding is more important than ever before, arts programs open students’ eyes to a literal world of possibilities – music, colour, and words from the greatest imaginations in history, from all corners of the globe.

This evening’s celebration features: electrifying excerpts from Canadian plays, guided by students from our Directing class; singers and dancers drawing international inspiration from our Vocal Ensemble class; powerhouse performances from our Acting II class; plus a smorgasbord of extra-curricular and volunteer performers offering song, story, movement, poetry, and more. Audiences see more than a mere showcase of talent; they get to witness the cross-pollination unfold before their eyes and ears, sowing the seeds for future creations and collaborations.