Playful Interruptions

Date: April 8–12
Location: Senior School
The theme for ArtsWeek 2019 is Playful Interruptions, focusing on experience, performance, and making. Historically, the arts have played the role of disruptor, bringing fresh perspective to issues, technologies and aesthetics and therefore, interrupting the way we perceive our surroundings.  
Keeping to our theme, artists, dancers, poets, painters, architects and other performers will interrupt classes throughout the week with 10-minute performances. You won't know when, but do be prepared for what we like to call, FlashArt!
If you are interested in participating as an artist during ArtsWeek, please contact Santhe LeBlanc ( or any of the Art, Music, or Drama teachers for more information.
In addition, we will showcase faculty and Georgian artwork at an art exhibition throughout the week. If you are interested in showcasing your work, please drop off your artwork to Chloe Gammon in the Art Department, anytime between now and the beginning of Spring Break (March 15th). 
This year’s keynote speakers include: Georgian JJ Adrian, musician; Nicholas Bowers, LA-based street artist; Kyle Duffield, Toronto based Digital Media artist; and Immigrant Lessons, a local dance crew.

Keynote Presenters

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  • Immigrant Lessons

    Immigrant Lessons is a dance/art collective created by professional artists, Kevin Fraser and Alyssa Amarshi, to promote cultural pluralism through dance, music, fashion, and visual design. Kevin and Alyssa merge their 13 years of combined experience to tackle issues prominent in their professional and personal lives including sexual orientation and gender identity, feminism, racial discrimination, cultural erasure, intersectionality, and mental illness. Immigrant Lessons aims to create more opportunities for people of colour and marginalized communities in dance, stage performance, film, urban performance, concert dance, and community development.

    Watch Immigrant Lessons on Youtube.
  • JJ Adrian

    Vancouver-born and Berklee College of Music educatied 24-year-old, JJ Adrian, redefines the scope of R&B with an untouchable vocal ability and a refreshingly alternative narrative, lyrically and musically. He shares a selection of stories from his upcoming project that draws on journeys in love, honest introspection, and understanding the responsibility of a cross-national identity.
  • Kyle Duffield

    Kyle Duffield is a Toronto-based Interactive and Experience Design Professional who creates immersive interactive installations. He also collaborates with Daniele Hopkins under the moniker, Hopkins Duffield. Additionally, Kyle is the Director of Educational Strategy, Technical Director, and Co-Curator for the studio and exhibition space Electric Perfume, and an educator who facilitates interactive media workshops. Kyle is currently focusing on fostering the creative media community in Toronto and is continually striving to create unforgettable technological experiences.

    Watch a video of his work.
  • Nicholas Bowers

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