See the light at vox:lumen

In vox:lumen, the world premiere of a new contemporary performance piece by choreographer William Yong of Zata Omm Dance Projects, dancers are illuminated by energy generated from their own movement, renewable sources and the audience. It’s the biggest experiment staging sustainability in Canadian dance/theatre history, and is made possible by the multi-year partnerships with Harbourfront Centre, York University and Aesthetec …

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Disabled Theater: an open call for participants

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On March 25 through March 28, Harbourfront Centre’s World Stage will present the Canadian premiere of Disabled Theater, a collaborative piece developed by French choreographer Jérôme Bel and the artists of Zürich’s Theater HORA. Theater HORA promotes and presents the work of people with intellectual disabilities, and as a part of this presentation the company will lead a five-day workshop for local …

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In Conversation with Sylvain Émard

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On February 28 Harbourfront Centre’s NextSteps, in partnership with DanceWorks, is proud to present Sylvain Émard Danse’s critically acclaimed production, Ce n’est pas la fin du monde (It’s not the end of the world). The Quebec-based company is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and Sylvain Émard gave us some insight into this milestone, as well as the piece being presented …

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Don’t be sheepish – celebrate the Lunar New Year

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Fun fact: Did you know that traditional Lunar New Year celebrations last for fifteen days! To ensure we are a part of this two week long celebration we, in partnership with Asian Canadian Special Events Association, are hosting our annual LunarFest ten days into the fifteen-day tradition, February 28-March 1. This memorable and lunarlicious two-day festival is infused with the …

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Unpacking the Canadian Premiere of The Object Lesson

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Every bubble needs a bit of air. Welcome to World Stage 2015 and another season of international contemporary performance. You’ve seen the line-up, now let World Stage artistic director Tina Rasmussen explain, in-depth, the story and context behind her curatorial choices. Here she talks about Geoff Sobelle’s The Object Lesson which, fresh off a sold out run at BAM, opens …

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Questions: On Kleist and Heti

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HATCH is a situation where new performance and new audiences encounter one another in the spirit of inquiry. This year, artists participating in the HATCH residency are sharing insight on their projects in relation to the other work playing here at Harbourfront Centre – thinking through and sharing ideas across our performing arts programming.

In this post, curator Evan Webber asks Ted Witzel and Lauren Gillis, also known as the red light district to share their thoughts on the World Stage co-production of All Our Happy Days Are Stupid written by Sheila Heti.

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Making a Winter Wonderland: A Q&A with the HarbourKIDS programmer

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This long weekend, bundle up in your warmest woolies, tug on some boots, pack your skates and a thermos and come on down for the HarbourKIDS Skating Festival, running February 15 to 16. An annual Family Day celebration, the HarbourKIDS Skating Festival will be filled with lots of outdoor and indoor programming for kids and grown-ups alike. Want to know …

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From the Artistic Director: The Cardinals

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Every bubble needs a bit of air. Welcome to World Stage 2015 and another season of diverse, international and contemporary performance. You’ve seen the line-up, now let World Stage artistic director Tina Rasmussen explain, in-depth, the story and context behind her curatorial choices. Here she writes about The Cardinals by Stan’s Cafe, running February 12 to 15. To me, David and Goliath is …

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From the Artistic Director: All Our Happy Days Are Stupid

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Every bubble needs a bit of air. Welcome to World Stage 2015 and another season of diverse, international and contemporary performance. You’ve seen the line-up, now let World Stage artistic director Tina Rasmussen explain, in-depth, the story and context behind her curatorial choices. First up, All Our Happy Days Are Stupid, running February 11 to 14. There are so many angles I could …

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Sheep aren’t so Baaah-d

LunarFest 2015 is about celebrating the Year of the Sheep – a lunar symbol that is traditionally related to the qualities of being kind, caring and polite. It’s the time to embrace those characteristics and work towards healing, diplomacy, as well as embracing your creative side. Inspired by the lunar symbol of the sheep, Asian Canadian Special Events Association got …

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