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Events listing

The Night Dances (Danses Nocturnes)

June 20-21, 2015

Award-winning stage and screen actress Charlotte Rampling and renowned French cellist Sonia Wieder-Atherton join forces to bring the words of American poet Sylvia Plath and the music of composer Benjamin Britten to life.

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Malpaso Dance Company

June 24-26, 2015

Known for their extraordinary skill and pristine technique, this sparkling dance company from Havana, Cuba features a different repertoire each night over a three-night run that feels immediate and vital.

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Dancing on the Pier: Son Ache

June 25-August 20, 2015

Join us for high-energy music and outdoor dancing every week by the shores of Lake Ontario. Son Ache is one of Toronto's most popular Cuban bands, and they bring their patented blend of driving son montuno to the Pier.

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Sounds Like Canada Series: CaneFire

July 1, 2015

The Sounds Like Canada Series showcases artists that reflect the festival curatorial theme of Canada Day: The Next Generation. As Canada’s demographic shifts, we seek out exemplars of a new Canadian identity. These are artists who employ the traditions and practices of multiple influences: The homelands from which they or their families have come; the events, goings-on and influences from the diverse population among which they now live; and the work from across the city, country and world in which they live.

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Divine @ 25: By Divine Right’s 25th Anniversary

July 1, 2015

By Divine Right performed their first live show in June, 1990 and quickly rose through the ranks of the Canadian indie-rock landscape, influencing generations of musicians. We celebrate their landmark 25th anniversary with a star-studded cast of current and former band members.

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Dancing on the Pier: Swing Shift Big Band

July 2-16, 2015

Join us for high-energy music and outdoor dancing every week by the shores of Lake Ontario. Dance to the classics with Swing Shift Big Band, one of the country’s premiere live groups striving to preserve the sounds and energy of the big band era.

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Magnetic Beats: Kick Up Your Heels Edition Ft. Gadfly

July 3, 2015

Magnetic Beats is a weekly social and interactive series that combines urban dance and music in one meeting space. This week, 'Skills and Soul' with Gadfly!

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Hassan Hakmoun

July 4, 2015

Hassan Hakmoun brings dance sounds rooted in funk and reggae from the Gnawa Sufi trance music of Morocco. Regarded as a trailblazer for many young Gnawa musicians who have sought out connections with the world beyond their traditional heritage and milieu, he revels in the world's musical melting pot.

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Body Brake 4.5 Special Edition

July 4, 2015

Kick Up Your Heels invites audiences to explore dance through three dimensions; expression, movement and experience. Focusing on expression, Body Brake 4.5 investigates how dancers articulate themselves intuitively. Part cabaret, part performance installation, part immersive environment, completely fun!

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Chak De Bhangra

July 5, 2015

Kick Up Your Heels invites audiences to explore dance through three dimensions; expression, movement and experience. Chak De Bhangra will explore what happens when bodies move together, creating cohesion. Chak De means 'pick it up!' It's a cheer to go on and win it!

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Deep Fried Party on the Block

July 10, 2015

At DJ Deep Fried Fridays, we're setting the table and laying down the dance floor as DJs and chefs take us on a journey of the senses. Invisible City DJs bring a globetrotting mentality to crate digging in their search for the most obscure (but funky) pop music from around the globe. Tear up the dance floor while the chefs from Santo Pecado fry up some Duck Comfit Gorditas!

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Maurice Louca

July 10, 2015

Maurice Louca is one of the most exciting artists in the Arab world today, making music informed by traditional and contemporary music across genres. At the forefront of the global electro-chaabi movement, Louca's work features most prominently Egyptian wedding music (chaabi), combined with contemporary electronic music.

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