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A collection and re-creation of Bahamian traditional dances
Consists of a portion of a major research project completed through York University's Department of Dance by Roderick T. Johnson, focusing on the history and development of traditional dances in the Bahamas, including quadrille, heel and toe polka, calypso waltz, sculling dance, ring play dances (brown girl in the ring, bellaby, jump-in-dance, knock the conch style), and festival dances (junkango dance, goombay dance, fire dance). Video credits include: Artistic director/producer: Roderick T. Johnson Videoproducer/director: Peter Freele Videographer: Kouladjie Kambiz Costume designer: Roderick T. Johnson Narrator: Hal Sullivan Script Editor: Rebecca Brosseau, Mary Jane Warner Dance Segment Production: Video Department, York University Studio and post-production facilities: Division of Instructional Development, University of Windsor. Committee Members: Mary Jane Warner, Nina De Shane, Jeff Henry Dancers: Marion Eva Waldamann, Gregor Breedy, Patrick Parson, Rebecca Brosseau, Roderick Johnson, Urie P. Thomas Special Thanks: Dr. Mary Jane Warner, York University Dance Department, Marshall Pynkoski, Jeannette Zingg, Rebecca Brosseau, Constance Hammermaister, Millicent Johnson, John Wilson, Dr. Walter Zingg, Dr. Gail Saunders, Clement Bethel, Keva Bethel, Cris Leelan, Bill Galligan, Beverly Johnson, Victor Johnson. Music: "Bone Fish Medley" by Kayla Edwards and the Research Group, Heel and Toe Polka by the American Folkway Society, "Bellamena" arranged by Clement Bethel, Produced by Kayla and the Research Group, 1990; "Brown Skin Gal" by Joseph Spence, "Junckango Dance" by Bahamian Junkanoo Band, "Goonbay Dance" by Bahamian Goombay Band, and "Fire Dance" recorded by Marshall Stern (American Folkway Society).
An Introduction to Climate Justice Activism in Toronto
Funded by York University Academic Innovation Fund (AIF) in 2020., As climate change continues to grow and impact our world, so does the response from activists across the world. Climate justice activists take many forms and employ many strategies to effect change in policy of or public opinion on greenhouse gas emissions. Through York University's Academic Innovation Fund dedicated to creating open source, publicly available course content, we've created 6 video segments interviewing grassroots climate justice activists from Toronto, a city with many climate justice organizations and efforts. Here we meet Christopher Lortie, an ecologist and professor at York University, and Malory Owen, an ecologist and climate justice activist who will be facilitating the future conversations in this series.
Art and Artists in Climate Justice
As climate change continues to grow and impact our world, so does the response from activists across the world. Climate justice activists take many forms and employ many strategies to effect change in policy of or public opinion on greenhouse gas emissions. Through York University's Academic Innovation Fund dedicated to creating open source, publicly available course content, we've created 6 video segments interviewing grassroots climate justice activists from Toronto, a city with many climate justice organizations and efforts. Here we interview Kenza Vandenbroeck (Instagram: @moon__beam) and Kendall Mar (Instagram: @kandykaym), two grassroots organizers whose art is an extension of their activism. We'll talk about the different ways art can influence our world, how to make effective art for social change, and what it's like to be an artist in a world of environmental challenges. You can watch the live-recorded Zoom video interviews or read the transcripts recorded in Summer 2020., Funding provided by York University's Academic Innovation Fund in 2020.
Available Light: Ithaka
Recording of dance performance "Available Light Ithaka" presented at the McLean Performance Studio on September 24-26, 2015 featuring Nikolaos Markakis as primary choreographer and performer created in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the Degree of Masters of Fine Arts Graduate Program in Dance, York University, Toronto, Ontario. Also features musical performances by Christo Markakis on lyra, Natalie Wong (on violin September 24 and 26) and Leo Zhang (on cello September 25)., Nikolaos Markakis (2016). Cultivating Roots: A Tensional-Hybrid Investigation of Embodied Resources through Traditional Cretan Folkloric and Contemporary Dance Practices (Masters of Fine Arts dissertation).
Building pan-African repertoires to disrupt anti-Black racism in music education
Recording consits of a panel discussion titled "Building Pan-African Repertoires to Disrupt Anti-Black Racism in Music Education," sponsored by the Helen Carswell Chair in Community Engaged Research in the Arts and featuring Brandyn Lewis, Wendy Jones, Darren Hamilton, and Karen Cyrus., Sponsored in part by the Helen Carswell Chair in Community Engaged Research in the Arts
Communicating Effectively - Student Guide to Group Work
This video forms part of an eLearning Module, The Student Guide to Group Work (https://learningcommons.yorku.ca/groupwork/) created by the Learning Commons at York University in Fall 2020. The Learning Commons unites learning and academic support units on campus to bolster student success. This guide sets out to help students understand the key benefits of effective group work and introduces them to the fundamentals of a successful group work process. This video is one of four, and explores why effective communication is key to group success and shares communication strategies and techniques to foster constructive, respectful communication in general and specific contexts like group meetings or dealing with difficult conversations., Funded through a 2021 York University Academic Innovation Fund (AIF).
Digital Activism and Climate Justice
As climate change continues to grow and impact our world, so does the response from activists across the world. Climate justice activists take many forms and employ many strategies to effect change in policy of or public opinion on greenhouse gas emissions. Through York University's Academic Innovation Fund dedicated to creating open source, publicly available course content, we've created 6 video segments interviewing grassroots climate justice activists from Toronto, a city with many climate justice organizations and efforts. Here we interview digital educators Lindura Sappong and Toni Sappong, two sisters who run the environmental justice Instagram blog @PlasticFreeTO. We'll discuss what it's like to be a digital activist, the efficacy of social media as a tool for social change, and the pitfalls of living virtually. You can watch the live-recorded video interviews or read the transcripts recorded in Summer 2020., Funded in part through York University's Academic Innovation Fund (AIF) in 2020.
Fall Immersion : Ariadne
Recording of performance "Fall Immersion : Ariadne" choreographed by Nikolaos Markakis in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the Degree of Masters of Fine Arts Graduate Program in Dance, York University, Toronto, Ontario, and presented at Hub 14 from 19-21 November 2015. Features performer Justine Comfort., Nikolaos Markakis (2016). Cultivating Roots: A Tensional-Hybrid Investigation of Embodied Resources through Traditional Cretan Folkloric and Contemporary Dance Practices (Masters of Fine Arts dissertation).
Guest Lecture by Garry Geddes
Consists of a recorded guest lectured by Gary Geddes at the Faculty of Health's School of Nursing.
Indigenous Perspectives on Climate Justice
As climate change continues to grow and impact our world, so does the response from activists across the world. Climate justice activists take many forms and employ many strategies to effect change in policy of or public opinion on greenhouse gas emissions. Through York University's Academic Innovation Fund dedicated to creating open source, publicly available course content, we've created 6 video segments interviewing grassroots climate justice activists from Toronto, a city with many climate justice organizations and efforts. Here we interview land defenders and organizers Cricket Guest (Instagram: @cricket.guest) and Sam Wong (Instagram: @luvthemutt). We'll discuss the importance of recognizing colonial violence, traditional knowledge, land stewardship, and Indigenous leadership for effective climate justice and action. You can watch the live-recorded Zoom video interviews or read the transcripts recorded in Summer 2020., Funded in part by York University's Academic Innovation Fund (AIF) in 2020.
Integrating the music of Africa, the African diaspora, and persons of African descent: Black Music
This presentation explores sources of pan-African music repertoires that may be used in music programs. It was prepared for RPSM professional development workshop (2018)., Full description and additional materials available at: https://yorkspace.library.yorku.ca/xmlui/handle/10315/37824 .
Introduction to Group Work - Student Guide to Group Work
This video forms part of an eLearning Module, The Student Guide to Group Work (https://learningcommons.yorku.ca/groupwork/) created by the Learning Commons at York University in Fall 2020. The Learning Commons unites learning and academic support units on campus to bolster student success. This guide sets out to help students understand the key benefits of effective group work and introduces them to the fundamentals of a successful group work process. This introductory video is one of four, and provides an introduction to the benefits of group work in a university setting, and to the component elements of the Student Guide to Group Work., Project funded by a 2020 York University Academic Innovation Fund (AIF) grant.
New Light / Ancient Light : Metaxy
Recording of performance "New Light / Ancient Light : Metaxy" presented at the Sandra Faire and Ivan Fecan Theatre from February 10 - 12, 2016. Choreographed by Nikolaos Markakis as Proscenium Arch Case Study in partial fulfillment of the Requirement for the Degree of Masters of Fine Arts Graduate Program in Dance, York University, Toronto, Ontario. Featuring performances by: Sierra Chin Sawdy, Justine Comfort, Maria Gialedakis, Samantha Grist, Miles Gosse, Amanda LaRusic, Charlampos (Bob) Markakis, Christos Markakis, Kleanthu Markakis, Megan Nadain, Nicholas Papadakis, and Gillian Sapounakis., Nikolaos Markakis (2016). Cultivating Roots: A Tensional-Hybrid Investigation of Embodied Resources through Traditional Cretan Folkloric and Contemporary Dance Practices (Masters of Fine Arts dissertation).
Overview of challenges in online learning for students who are deaf or hard of hearing
Funded through a 2020 Academic Innovation Fund (AIF) Grant.
Painting on Film with Adam Wolfond
Adam explores painting on clear 16mm film using sticks and other materials. When dried and projected, the film footage is an explosion of colours, textures and rhythms. This is a new film clip from our artistic explorations about pace, sticks and its materialization with film. This came about as Adam and I discussed how he pixelates, or "frames" movement with the repetition of videos (with the quick clicks of a computer mouse), uses flipbook animation to study movement, waves sticks and flicks water to also pace movement. He thinks about the way his body tics "to feel the world..." and how it hesitates because "I feel the world too much." Hesitation and movement "dance" - like flicked sticks and watercolour - as a way to move within a barrage of sensory-motor stimuli. Adam became interested in the 8mm camera and its sounds as well as the movement of colour on film itself. Slowing down the movement provides the opportunity to study its patterns. It allows a ticcing-moving in slowmo (abeit in seconds), a movement-ephemera. This is the creative "stimvention" (playing on the words "stim" and invention) using various materials - in this case film, sticks, paint - to think differently about diversity, movement and becoming. It pulses beyond the pathology paradigm where autistic movement is characterized as a problem rather than for creative invention and contribution. And more importantly, Adam loves to watch it for its own sake.
Planning the Project - Student Guide to Group Work
This video forms part of an eLearning Module, The Student Guide to Group Work (https://learningcommons.yorku.ca/groupwork/) created by the Learning Commons at York University in Fall 2020. The Learning Commons unites learning and academic support units on campus to bolster student success. This guide sets out to help students understand the key benefits of effective group work and introduces them to the fundamentals of a successful group work process. This video is one of four, and provides tips for effective group project planning to help groups stay on track and meet deadlines. This includes identifying and negotiating roles, learning about tools and approaches that can help groups plan effectively, as well as highlighting resources to help groups with key academic skills, like research and writing, which are commonly integral to the group project planning process., Funded by a 2020 York University Academic Innovation Fund (AIF) grant.
The Feminist Porn Archive Project: Questions from a Working Ontologist
Feminists have long been concerned by archival silences and their impact on memory. Most reclamation work has been about uncovering the buried or lost records of women and inserting interpretations of such material inside broad social, political, cultural and historical narratives. Archivists and librarians also create new and sometimes exciting juxtapositions of archival material that allows for radical recontextualizations of womens’ cultural and political contributions. Archival work at every stage is thus a process of transforming private documents into public testimonial. However, in the creation of women’s archives inside institutional archives using traditional archival principles, we replicate neoliberal ideological formations by emphasizing the individual subject and focusing on the records of primarily white straight women of privilege. How might we instead use the new archival media of the Internet to explore feminist theoretical emphases on collectivity, intersubjectivity, intersectionality, and the affective relations of care, desire and intimacy? How do we prevent subjectivity and meaning from being fixed into place but allow for more slippery and promiscuous plays of meaning in a public feminist archive? How might we reboot the archives of women through digitization, and also provoke feminist rethinkings of the technologies of archivization? Linked open data can be viewed as a deeply post-structuralist response to the nomological principle of authority and commandment of the traditional archive and offers us a generative, erotic commingling of information which resists fixity and hierarchy and focuses instead on relationality. In this paper I will speculate about how a feminist porn archive can, through linked data spatializations and their attendant onotologies, offer new ways of thinking about the archive and the archival-able., Sloniowski, Lisa. The Feminist Porn Archive Project, Questions From A Working Ontologist. Archiver les témoignages, Université du Québec à Montréal. Hosted by the Testimonial Cultures Project on January 25th, 2016.
Traditional Folk Dances from the Bahamas
Consists of a portion of a major research project completed through York University's Department of Dance by Roderick T. Johnson, focusing on the history and development of traditional dances in the Bahamas. Video credits include: Music by Kayla Edwards and Ed Moxey Advisors Nina De Shane, mary Jane Warner and Jeffrey Henry Editors Ethan Clarke, Wendell Cleare and Charles Smith Camera operators Roderick Johnson, Wendell Cleare, Charles Knowles and Ethan Clarke Dancers Kelvin Cooper, Vickie Duvalier, Sharon Martin, Ernest H. Peterson, Baronda Dinon, Roderick Johnson, Kathleen Wallace, Ian Smith, Sean Straehan, Graham Thordarson, Tara O'Leary, Leila Leam, Dorothea Whitlock and Dorothy Moss. Video credits include thanks to Mrs. Pauline Glasby, Mr. Winston Saunders, Mrs. Kava Bethel, Mrs. Rogecca Dockins, Mrs. Gelina Wells, Mrs. Beverley Thatcher, Mr. Hartman Muncure, Mrs. Rosemary Johnson, Mr. Iris Muncure, Mrs. Audrey Wright, Dr. Clevin Eneis, Mr. Marshall Pynkoski, Mrs. Ernestine Dean, Mr. Andrea Mitchell, Ms. Racy Thompson, Ms. Constance Hammermeister, as well as The College of the Bahamas and the Dundas Performing Arts., Acknowledged sponsors include the Clement E. Bethel Scholarship Award and The Bahamas National Dance Theatre Company.
Understanding the Team - Student Guide to Group Work
This video forms part of an eLearning Module, The Student Guide to Group Work (https://learningcommons.yorku.ca/groupwork/) created by the Learning Commons at York University in Fall 2020. The Learning Commons unites learning and academic support units on campus to bolster student success. This guide sets out to help students understand the key benefits of effective group work and introduces them to the fundamentals of a successful group work process. This video is one of four, and focuses provides tips for fostering a strong team dynamic early on in the course of a group project with the goal of building a solid foundation for all the work and stages that follow. Students learn to appreciate typical stages a group will go through and how to navigate these stages in ways that produce a successful outcome., Funded by the 2020 York University Academic Innovation Fund (AIF).
Wrapping Up on Climate Justice in Toronto
As climate change continues to grow and impact our world, so does the response from activists across the world. Climate justice activists take many forms and employ many strategies to effect change in policy of or public opinion on greenhouse gas emissions. Through York University's Academic Innovation Fund dedicated to creating open source, publicly available course content, we've created 6 video segments interviewing grassroots climate justice activists from Toronto, a city with many climate justice organizations and efforts. Here we chat with Christopher Lortie, an ecologist and professor at York University, and Malory Owen, an ecologist and climate justice activist who interviewed climate justice activists in the previous segments. We'll touch on similarities and differences between all the interviewees as well as how we can take what we've learned into our daily lives., Funding provided by York University Academic Innovation Fund in 2020.
Youth Perspectives on Climate Justice
As climate change continues to grow and impact our world, so does the response from activists across the world. Climate justice activists take many forms and employ many strategies to effect change in policy of or public opinion on greenhouse gas emissions. Through York University's Academic Innovation Fund dedicated to creating open source, publicly available course content, we've created 6 video segments interviewing grassroots climate justice activists from Toronto, a city with many climate justice organizations and efforts. Here we interview youth organizers and students Allie Rougeot (Instagram: @alienor.r) and Savi Gellatly-Ladd (Instagram: @yellowpeach.es). We'll discuss what youth activism is, what it's like to be a young person in the age of climate change, and how to get involved in climate justice where you are. You can watch the live-recorded Zoom video interviews or read the transcripts recorded in Summer 2020., Funded by the York University Academic Innovation Fund in 2020.