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"Is concert theatre? Can theatre be concert?"

February 2016: an artist residency at the Banff Centre led by Pedja Muzijevic, where musicians collaborated with actors, dancers, choreographers, video artists, lighting designers, and people from all walks of life. Here is a small sampling to the workshops, rehearsals, works in progress, and concerts presented during the three-week program.

Music: Sweet Disposition by The Temper Trap


October 28, 2012 at Convocation Hall, Queen's University

"How Music Can Be Better for You Than Sex and Cheesecake"

What is the impact that music has on our brains, on the way we perceive, think, and behave? Why do we even enjoy music? What makes a particular tune catchy or memorable, or make your foot itch to tap along? This talk explores how music can trigger our memory, shape our plasticity (the brain's ability to build internal connections and learn over time), and, ultimately, change the way we interact with others. 

Featuring Cameron Nishi, cello


A devised historical comedy about the lives of five Canadian suffragettes: Flora Macdonald Denison, Augusta Stowe-Gullen, Laura McCully, Laura Hughes, and Constance Hamilton. Blurring fact and fantasy, history and hysteria, Empty Box Theatre Company presents a modern take on the age-old question of feminism nearly a century after women first received the right to vote in Canada.

Music: Por Una Cabeza by Carlos Gardel, remixed by Deanna Choi

Video compilation by Deanna Choi


Shad Valley is a month-long summer program for gifted high school students, focusing on leadership, science, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Held at university campuses across Canada each year, this featured cohort was part of the Queen's University 2014 program. 

Music: Beethoven's 5 Secrets by ThePianoGuys


"Alien" (2014)

Original piece written and performed by Deanna Choi, with musical excerpts from Ravel, Kreisler, and Samuel Barber.

Performed as part of 'Down There 2014: Up Here, In Here, Around There', produced by the Queen's University Arts and Science Undergraduate Society Women's Empowerment Committee. The Down There monologues is an annual collection of stories written, directed, and produced by Queen's students and other talented artists. Originally performed as a spin off to The Vagina MonologuesDown There discusses a range of identity issues such as race, religion, mental health, body image, masculinity and femininity, gender, and sexual orientation. 100% of ticket sales were donated this year to Dawn House Women's Shelter, Interval House, and Sexual Assault Centre Kingston.