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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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The JOE Project, co-production with Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault

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Older & Reckless, part of NextSteps, offers a unique opportunity for amateurs (or non-professionals) to learn and perform a contemporary dance piece as part of the programming. Since 2012, every O&R season has included a community performance project, offering participants a new appreciation of contemporary dance by jumping into the act. They get to flex their muscles – and their creative muscles, too, in the process of …

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Catching up with the magnificent Older & Reckless artists

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We asked the Older & Reckless artists some questions leading up to their upcoming performances at NextSteps, presented in association with Harbourfront Centre, November 11 & 12. Here are a few selected responses. You can find all of the Q&As with the O&R artists on the MOonhORsE website. And don’t miss the video below for a sneak peak at the magnificent Older …

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Just over a week until PRALAYA!

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With just over a week left until the world premiere of our newest production PRALAYA, we at Sampradaya Dance Creations can feel the excitement mounting in our studios. From rehearsal schedules to costume trials to set and light designs, we have put on our creative and production hats. Two of our principal dancers, Atri Nundy and Nithya Garg travelled to Bali this past …

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