Vendors at Harbourfront Centre for Future Routes

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Welcome to Future Routes! It has been said that our future is informed and inspired by our past and that’s what our Future Routes Festival (July 8–10) is about. Forging new paths by taking inspiration from traditional roots and techniques and using them to create new ideas. There are many vendors at the Lakeview Market that have taken inspiration from traditional …

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Switch up your date night at Harbourfront Centre

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Summer is short, so why wait for the weekend to enjoy time with the one you love? Weekends start Wednesdays at Harbourfront Centre so turn mid-week dates into the new tradition and make the most of summer with your special someone. The return of Free Flicks and Dancing on the Pier means you can ditch the typical “dinner and a …

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Vendors at Harbourfront Centre for Canada Day Weekend

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Canada Day is almost here, and it’s time to celebrate all of the things that make our nation great. Come and join us at Harbourfront Centre as we celebrate the opening of the Lakeview Market and the World Café and of course, Canada’s birthday on July 1–3! Enjoy a day full of great music, fun, food, shopping and relaxation along the beautiful Toronto …

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Six Harbourfront Centre shows nominated for the 2016 Dora Awards

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The nominees for the 2016 Dora Awards have been announced and we are thrilled that six shows from our 2015-16 performing arts programmes were nominated. With four from NextSteps and two from World Stage, the ten total nominations include: Outstanding Touring Production, Outstanding Performance – Ensemble and Outstanding Performance – Male, among others. Harbourfront Centre is also proud to host …

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Book a staycation, May 27-29, for the return of Barbados on the Water

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Pack your day bag! The best of Barbados is coming to Toronto’s waterfront May 27–29 for the return of Barbados on the Water, the largest celebration of Barbadian culture in Canada. This year, Barbados commemorates 50 years of Independence. In recognition of this milestone, we’ve put together a jam packed weekend dedicated to celebrating the beautiful Barbadian culture and its …

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Swan Lake Syndrome! (or how smoking and modern dance saved my life)

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By Linnea Swan From Many Peoples, Strength (The Official Motto of Saskatchewan) I am a prairie girl, through and through. I grew up in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and had what most would consider a privileged childhood. I had a loving family with parents who had the will and the means to let me rigorously pursue my passion for dance from a …

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A note on PRECIPICE

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By: Natasha Poon Woo, Rehearsal Director of Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre (CCDT) This past October I had the honour of accompanying 14 of our young company dancers and apprentices to New York City, where CCDT proudly took to The Joyce Theater’s stage to perform excerpts from The Winged at the José Limón International Dance Festival. We were the youngest troupe …

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Let’s talk Circus

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HarbourKIDS: Circus returns this Victoria Day long-weekend featuring the best parts of the circus with music, theatre, comedy, art-making and “animals”. Throughout this three-day festival there are endless activities to enjoy with your family. We sat down with HarbourKIDS curator Allison Cummings to get her perspective on the theme of circus. There has been a gradual change in the past …

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Circus around the Globe

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By: Jackie Houghton Circus Sessions, co-produced by Femmes du Feu and Harbourfront Centre, is a week-long creative laboratory supporting the evolution of Canadian contemporary circus. A selection of contemporary circus artists from across Canada and the world will share exciting new ideas, discoveries and collaborations in a memorable performance for two nights only, May 20–21. With the global success of …

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A World Beyond Our Senses

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Steer is a part of the 2016 World Stage season and performances will take place from May 11 – 14 at the Fleck Dance Theatre. William Yong is the choreographer and performer of Steer as well as the artistic director of Zata Omm. We had the chance to speak with William about Steer’s origins, his work with Zata Omm and …

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