Meet a Creative Genius: Shane McNutt

Shane McNutt is a Toronto-based ceramic artist, and an artist-in-residence at Harbourfront Centre. You might have seen Shane’s work if you’ve ever strolled by the windows outside of the Craft & Design Studio, or walked through the warm, open-air space inside where the public can watch artists do their thing. Shane is inspired by some pretty iconic motifs drawn from …

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Interview with adelheid dancers Brendan Wyatt and Luke Garwood

NextSteps starts a new season with the premiere of the much-anticipated DanceWorks DW 207: adelheid elsewhere. Five years in the making, elsewhere choreographer Heidi Strauss has teamed up with five vibrant dancers to visually portray the effects of our decisions and the impact on our bodies, gestures and the space between. We took a moment to sit down with two of the dancers, …

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Getting in touch with Heidi Strauss, choreographer of DanceWorks DW 207: adhelheid

NextSteps 2014/2015 season kicks off with Danceworks DW 207: adelheid – elsewhere, September 25 to 27. Heidi Strauss, an award-winning choreographer, founded adhelheid in 2008, transforming the dance world with her performances and workshops. She is no stranger to Harbourfront Centre; she was commissioned by Christopher House and Toronto Dance Theatre in 2013 for the World Stage premiere of Everyday …

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Look who’s coming to the Leslieville Flea at Harbourfront Centre this Sunday

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The next Leslieville Flea will be on Sunday, September 7th at Harbourfront exhibition common from 10:00AM – 5:00PM. This month we are excited to also have the Vegetarian Food Festival taking place at the Harbourfront Centre from 12:00PM – 7:00PM. You can’t ask for a better pair of events to spend your Sunday.

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Interview with photographer Brendan George Ko

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In this latest video, Brendan George Ko talks about his work and shares why he thinks everyone should come check out the exhibition.

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Great vendors to visit during Ashkenaz festival

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This weekend marks the return of North America’s premier festival of global Jewish music and culture, the 10th biennial celebration of Ashkenaz! This year there will be over 200 artists from more than a dozen countries showcasing the vibrancy and brilliance of Jewish artistic traditions, from traditional styles to cutting-edge, cross-cultural fusion. In our Lakeview Market and World Café, be sure to check out Chokka Jewellery, Designs by Nature, Eli’s Body Shop, Beavertails, Free Times Café and Burgy’s!

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Let’s say shalom to summer with the largest chagiga in Toronto

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 School, reality and regular working hours are looming ahead of us – summer is coming to an end. Before all of this takes place, as Canadians we need to have one last celebration to say farewell to our summer. This Labour Day long weekend check out the 10th biennial Ashkenaz Festival and forget about the fall and what lies ahead. Come with friends, family or yourself and witness the diversity of Jewish culture with over 250 visiting artists from around the world. This is one chagiga(party) you won’t want to miss.

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Vendors to look out for during TAIWANfest

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Taiwan is a country built on the legacy of global traditions and cultures that have marked its shores. Join us this weekend at Harbourfront Centre for the return of a wander down the path of music, dance, art and food that invigorates the island nation, at TAIWANfest! TAIWANfest includes everything from pinball, to puppetry, to karaoke and a bubble tea …

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Roxane Gay shares her thoughts on The Big Idea: Legacy

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Roxane Gay’s writing has appeared in Oxford American, American Short Fiction, Virginia Quarterly Review, NOON, The New York Times Book Review, The Rumpus, Salon and numerous anthologies. She is the co-editor of PANK and teaches writing at Eastern Illinois University. She is also the author of the books Ayiti, An Untamed State and Bad Feminist.

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Ken Hsieh pays tribute to some of the greatest Taiwanese filmmakers of our time

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“I couldn’t make this movie without the help of Taiwan” – Ang Lee, during his Oscar acceptance speech  for Life of Pi Ang Lee, the first person of Asian descent to win an Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA for Best Director — among other awards — is the brilliant mind behind films like Brokeback Mountain, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon and Life of Pi. Born …

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