Yearly Archives: 2017

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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Posted in Summer |

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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Posted in NextSteps |

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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Posted in Summer |

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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Posted in NextSteps |

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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Posted in Craft & Design |