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Ryerson students gather for impromptu hip-hop lessons

Ryerson students gather for impromptu hip-hop lessons

The Ryerson University Hip-Hop Union wants to grow its Ryerson presence.

Third-year, Sierra Richardson and fourth-year, Connor Mitton, rehearse before Ryerson Dances 2016 launches. (Courtesy Megan Stephens)

Ryerson Dances 2016

Juggling course work, electives and rehearsing for a major production may seem unmanageable to most. But it’s what Ryerson dance students have been doing for the last two months in preparation for their annual fall production. Ryerson Dances, the School of Performance’s showcase for third and fourth-year students, brings together 62 dancers to perform three brand new routines. The dancers […]

(Courtesy Chayonika Chandra)

Things to do this weekend (Nov. 11-13)

1. Friday Night Live at the Royal Ontario Museum Honour & celebrate all heroes, both real & mythical, this Friday! #FNLROM! https://t.co/MbMboBo5VI pic.twitter.com/NKXNtyz5kb — Royal Ontario Museum (@ROMtoronto) November 9, 2016 There are always places to party in Toronto on the weekend, but nothing as unique as The ROM Friday Night After Hours. This weeks theme is “Tribute”, meaning the art gallery will have […]

(Courtesy UHHU)

Ryerson’s Urban Hip Hop Union is going back to its roots

Ryerson’s Urban Hip Hop Union (UHHU) will take over Lake Devo to spread positive hip-hop culture on campus this weekend. The union is hosting its most ambitious event to date, DEVO 2016, a competition and block party, to celebrate hip hop culture and dispel any negativity surrounding it. “I feel like nowadays there’s such a negative stigma attached to [hip […]

by Kelsey Adams· · Arts & Life, Music, Performance Arts
(Alexia Kapralos/Ryersonian Staff)

Ryerson dance students take the stage for a 25-piece showcase

Ryerson Theatre School put the talents of Ryerson students on display in its new show EnChoreo, which presented pieces danced and choreographed by first-, second- and third-year dance students. The show ran March 22-24 and was produced by Tanya Evidente, a Ryerson dance associate professor. Evidente said that this showcase served as an extension of the upper-year dance show, Choreographic Works. […]

(Ryersonian Staff)

Ryerson in talks with city to find new theatre school: Lachemi

By Shane Perusse Ryerson is working with the City of Toronto to find the theatre school a new, permanent home, said interim president Mohamed Lachemi. But the process could take about five years. “We are in a very serious discussion with the mayor’s office, including (with) the mayor himself,” Lachemi said, mentioning that he is also in talks with a number […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Off Campus, On Campus
Performance students draw on real-life experiences for show

Performance students draw on real-life experiences for show

Student-run and student-made – that’s what Ryerson’s upper-year dance show Choreographic Works is all about.

Ryerson Dance Pak gets ready for competition

Ryerson Dance Pak gets ready for competition

The Ryerson Dance Pak will attend three weekend competitions in March where it will be facing other post-secondary dance teams from Ont.

by Christina Botticchio· · News
Not just for single ladies: Beyonce inspired dance classes get Toronto ‘bodied’

Not just for single ladies: Beyonce inspired dance classes get Toronto ‘bodied’

“I’m just trying to spread the love to people who normally wouldn’t be able to dance like Beyoncé.”

Ryerson Dances poster. (courtesy of Ryerson Theatre School)

Performance of a lifetime: Ryerson dancers team up with famous choreographer Kudelka

Kudelka meets Ryerson Dances 2015 runs from Nov. 24-28 at the Ryerson Theatre, 44 Gerrard St. E.

by Tiffany Crawford-Christie· · Arts & Life, Theatre
Ryersonian Weekly Wrap Episode: 39

Ryersonian Weekly Wrap Episode: 39

The Ryersonian weekly wrap is a news audio series produced by senior students in the School of Journalism in Toronto. It features weekly news from ryersonian.ca and from the Canadian University Press.           This week on The Ryersonian weekly wrap: Oakham Cafe introduces new beers to their menu No rooms available at Ryerson’s commuter hostel Trans Collective and the […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Audio, News, Podcasts
Ryerson Dances ‘Into the Storm’

Ryerson Dances ‘Into the Storm’

When tragedy strikes, sometimes it’s hard to find the light in all the darkness. But choreographer Hanna Kiel has done just that. With the help of 19 Ryerson dance students she will be translating her personal experiences with death and illness into a contemporary dance piece, using movement and lights in place of words and pictures to tell her story. […]

(Sarah Jones/ Ryersonian staff)

Review: New Voices piece conveys water through dance

By Sarah Jones Sarah Hopkin, a fourth-year dance student, moves fluidly around a dance studio on the third floor of the Ryerson Theatre School (RTS), nimbly and unseeingly avoiding the many tripping obstacles on the floor. Like many of Toronto’s architectural fixtures, RTS seems to be in a continual process of renewal, which involves a conveyor belt of construction implements […]

In pictures: A 1920s flashback

In pictures: A 1920s flashback

Ryerson University’s image arts and fashion unions organized a social event last Saturday to bring together students from the two disciplines. The event was held at the Fraternal Order of the Eagles on Elm Street, and had a 1920s theme. It was dubbed Swingin’ Speakeasy Night and references the underground bars popular in the United States in the 1920s — […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · In pictures, Top stories
New Voices showcases rising theatre talent

New Voices showcases rising theatre talent

The Ryerson Theatre School is hard at work on its annual year-end production, New Voices, which will run from March 25 to April 9. The fourth-year theatre students – from the performance, dance and production streams – have been working on their pieces since the beginning of the school year. While performance and dance students have been focusing on their […]

by Kelly McDowell· · Arts & Life, Theatre
How-to Tuesdays: Salsa

How-to Tuesdays: Salsa

by vstunt· · Videos
New Voices producer Sheldon Rosen (Courtesy Ryerson Theatre School)

Q-and-A: New Voices producer Sheldon Rosen

With the Ryerson Theatre School’s annual New Voices series – showcasing dance, theatre and set design work from the program’s fourth-year students – quickly approaching on March 26, Ryersonian reporter Kelly McDowell spoke with producer Sheldon Rosen on what to expect from the show. The performance series runs until April 9. Q: What is New Voices? A: It is a variety of […]

by Kelly McDowell· · Arts & Life, Theatre
Q-and-A with Choreographic Works producer Kenny Pearl

Q-and-A with Choreographic Works producer Kenny Pearl

The Ryersonian’s Kelly McDowell sits down with Choreographic Works 2014 producer, Kenny Pearl.  Choreographic Works is Ryerson Theatre School’s largest dance extravaganza. This year, it will run every night from March 7 -15 with two dates featuring matinee performances. For tickets and show time information visit the Ryerson Theatre School’s website. Q: What is the general idea of Choreographic Works? Kenny Pearl […]

by Kelly McDowell· · Arts & Life, Theatre
The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 8

The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 8

We bring you a weekly wrap-up of Canadian campus news produced by senior students in the School of Journalism in Toronto, Canada. It features weekly news from ryersonian.ca, and from the Canadian University Press. Here are the stories mentioned in this week’s podcast: Mayor Ford admits during city council meeting to buying illegal drugs. http://www.ryersonian.ca/?p=8642 LIVE: Anti Rob Ford protest […]

Members of the Urban Hip Hop Union at Ryerson have to pop and lock it in the school's hallways

Student groups cramped on campus

Each Tuesday starting around 7 p.m., rap and smooth R&B music echoes loudly through a hallway packed with the 17 members of Ryerson’s Urban Hip Hop Union (UHHU) competitive dance team. They’d rather be in a spacious studio. Instead, they’re stuck in a corridor of Kerr Hall West between the nutrition lounge and the lower gym.Their biggest competition of the […]

by Sam Sim· · News, On Campus

VIDEO: Dozens audition to dance for the Pak

Reporter/Camera/Editor: Marie Alcober

by Marie Alcober· · Arts & Life, Visual Arts & Design