The Roberta Bondar Foundation welcomes new opportunities to explore the fusion of art in science and the science in art. The Foundation shares some of its images with other artists to create new ways of realizing that fusion.
Toronto, June 18, 2017
Sunday, June 18: Luminato 2017 presents the National Arts Centre Orchestra’s celebrated Life Reflected — storytelling, original compositions, and immersive multimeda to reflect four legendary Canadian women: anti-bullying advocate Amanda Todd (My Name is Amanda Todd), writer Alice Munro (Dear Life), astronaut Roberta Bondar (Bondarsphere) and poet Rita Joe (I Lost My Talk).
Sunday April 9, 2017
Eglinton St. George’s United Church, Toronto —
Dr. Roberta Bondar joined the Amadeus Choir of Greater Toronto in celebration of the 25th anniversary of her flight aboard STS Discovery’s First International Microgravity Laboratory
The concert was presented in collaboration with The Roberta Bondar Foundation. Dr. Bondar was the concert’s special guest. Along with Bondar’s captivating photography, were choral works inspired by the magic of the heavens and the earth, as well as real star sounds.
Amadeus Choir of Greater Toronto
Lydia Adams, conductor
Shawn Grenke, piano
Dr. Roberta Bondar
Ottawa, May 19, 2016
Life Reflected — National Arts Centre
A collection of powerful stories inspired by life experiences of four exceptional Canadian women — Alice Munro, Amanda Todd, Roberta Bondar and Rita Joe.
The stories are told in a sensory immersion of multidisciplinary composition — music, film, dance, photography.
The Art Gallery of Algoma hosted a reprise of Dreams & Realities — Human Sensitivity of Place. This was the exhibition’s first visit to Ontario. [February 14 – May 24, 2015]
In 2015, The Foundation joined a second multimedia collaboration with the Amadeus Choir of Greater Toronto in an evening of music and image — Of Heart and Tide: The Gift of Water — under the direction of conductor Lydia Adams.
The Buhler Gallery in the Saint Boniface Hospital, Winnipeg, Manitoba, exists “… to provide an oasis of contemplation and vision, engaging people in high visual arts programming, music, readings, and performances.”
Who could resist?
Patricia Bovey, FRSA, FCMA, founding partner & Project Lead for the Buhler Gallery, created Dreams & Realities — Human Sensitivity of Place to feature fine art photographs from The Roberta Bondar Foundation together with the textile assemblages of Carole Sabiston. The installation produced a fusion of different media from two internationally acclaimed artists expressing their concerns about and commitment to Canada’s natural diversity. [October 2, 2014 – January 11, 2015]
The Association of Canadian Choral Communities awarded “Most Innovative Performance” to the Amadeus Choir and Lydia Adams, conductor for Music of the Spheres.
Participant Dr Roberta Bondar talks about how we see elements in Nature differently. From the Walrus Foundation, host of Autumn 2012’s public conversation at Toronto’s AGO about the future of our cities and the nature of urban living in Canada.
In 2012, The Roberta Bondar Foundation was pleased to collaborate on Music of the Spheres, a multimedia production between the Amadeus Choir, the Elmer Iseler Singers, and The Ontario Science Centre under conductor Lydia Adams.