Toronto Storytelling Festival director outlines how local yarnspinners are preparing for the festival

Spring has officially arrived, which means we’re just days away from the Toronto Storytelling Festival. Join us Sunday, April 2 for a day of family fun featuring multilingual performances, an African riddle contest, a Teddy Bear picnic and more. But first, Toronto Storytelling Festival director Dan Yashinsky outlines how local yarnspinners are preparing for the big day. I was once rehearsing the Princess and the Pea.  …

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inDance AD talks South Asian dance, cultural appropriation, collaboration, and Big Macs

DanceWorks presents inDANCE’s Holy Cow(s)!, as part of Harbourfront Centre’s Next Steps Series on March 23–25, 2017 at the Harbourfront Centre Theatre. In this interview, Hari Krishnan, Artistic Director of inDANCE, talks South Asian dance, cultural appropriation, collaboration, and Big Macs. DANCEWORKS: The title of the show is Holy Cow(s)! Can you tell us more about this compelling title? HARI: …

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Toronto Storytelling Festival director outlines what’s in store for 2017

Get excited, storytelling fans! The Toronto Storytelling Festival returns to Harbourfront Centre Sunday, April 2 with storytellers from Haida Gwaii, Quebec, Japan, Ethiopia, Iran, Newfoundland, Haiti, Cameroon, Zimbabwe and even outer space. Keep reading below as Toronto Storytelling Festival director, Dan Yashinsky, outlines what you can expect to hear this year.   There’s a Jewish saying that asks: “Why did God invent human beings?” To which …

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Choreographer Lina Cruz talks creative process and the upcoming world premiere of Ylem (3 Eggs Ago)

Photo by Jeremy Mimnagh DanceWorks presents Throwdown Collective, as part of Next Steps at Harbourfront Centre, from February 9–11, 2017. Comprised of Toronto dance artists Zhenya Cernazocv, Mairéad Filgate, and Brodie Stevenson, Throwdown Collective will perform two trios: the world premiere of Ylem (3 Eggs Ago) commissioned from Montreal choreographer Lina Cruz, and the Collective’s own creation, Various Concert. Here, …

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Now accepting applications: Craft & Design Artist-in-Residence Program

Artist-in-Residence Helen Liene Dreifelds installs her work as part of Non-Objective at Harbourfront Centre, January 2016. Harbourfront Centre Craft & Design is now accepting applications for its Artist-in-Residence Program. Craft & Design at Harbourfront Centre is a unique Canadian institution that assists recent graduates to establish professional careers. The Craft & Design Studio is the only post-graduate national training facility for …

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Harbourfront Centre’s rooftop beehives produce fresh honey

Have you heard the buzz? Harbourfront Centre got a little sweeter this past summer. This past August we partnered with local urban beekeeping group Alvéole, to install four beehives on Harbourfront Centre’s roof. Aimed at education and helping contribute to a greener Toronto. This sweet partnership helps produce local honey, while assisting with garden pollination throughout the city. You can purchase …

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Happenings: News for Donors Making a Difference

Earlier this month we released our Fall 2016 edition of Happenings: News for Donors Making a Difference – giving donors an inside look at some of the extraordinary activities taking place on site throughout the year. Donors support enables Harbourfront Centre to continue to provide world-class arts, cultural and recreation experiences for millions of Torontonians and visitors to our city. Didn’t receive your copy? …

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Call to artists: Circus Sessions 2017

Circus Sessions, May 14–20th, 2017 Produced by Femmes du Feu in partnership with Harbourfront Centre, part of NextSteps 2016/17. Call to artists Circus Sessions – now in it’s third season – is a weeklong creative laboratory and think-tank that offers 12 contemporary circus artists the opportunity to work with internationally renowned UK mentor Sean Gandini at the Harbourfront Centre Theatre. This initiative is open to the …

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DanceWorks presents world premiere works by Yvonne Ng

DanceWorks presents Yvonne Ng/tiger princess dance projects’s In Search of the Holy Chop Suey and Zhong Xin as part of Harbourfront Centre’s NextSteps dance series, November 24–26. DanceWorks spoke with choreographer Yvonne Ng about the upcoming world premieres and her creative process, which included working with the dancers in isolation from each other for the past year. DanceWorks: In your new …

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5 Elements choreographers talk inspiration and process

Little Pear Garden’s 5 Elements features five exciting, emerging choreographers representing diversified dance backgrounds. Watch below as they talk about their sources of inspiration and process of choreography. Don’t miss Five Elements on November 24–26 at Harbourfront Centre’s Studio Theatre. Get your tickets now.