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.

ArtHaus: Launching our 2017 season in style

It was three cheers for Harbourfront Centre last week as guests joined board members and staff for a captivating evening at the inaugural ArtHaus fundraising gala. Taking place at Toronto’s prestigious Shangri-La Hotel, ArtHaus offered guests a sneak peek of what they could expect in our upcoming 2017 season, Sounds of Home. Dressed in their best creative attire, guests were …

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Pushing Limits on Creation

by Mary-Margaret Scrimger It is every humans dream to fly. And our greatest nightmare to fall. That’s what attracted me to circus: the brief moment of freedom, the weightlessness, and the terror of falling. The circus empire that stretches through history and across the world is based on audiences all knowing these truths. As a performer, it is different. Whether …

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Behind the scenes at ProArteDanza’s Season 2016

ProArteDanza’s Season 2016 hits the Fleck Dance Theatre, November 16–19. Read what audiences had to say about this upcoming NextSteps performance. St. Catharines “incredible, captivating” “wonderful choreography – loved the show” “you all rocked it!” “a perfect mix of beauty, creativity, athleticism, and feeling” Oakville “Pro Arte Danza should be seen by everyone.” “…intoxicating” “I’ve seen hundreds of shows in my life, …

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