AD Letter: Mies Julie

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The second last World Stage performance of the season, Mies Julie, runs May 6-10 here at Harbourfront Centre. One of the most sought-after touring productions in the world, this award-winning show has been described as a benchmark of excellence by The Telegraph.

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When will pigs really fly?

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Canadian Comedy Award winning performer Freddie Rivas is presenting his latest piece When Pigs Fly… Into Alien Spaceships! during HarbourKIDS: The Toronto International Circus Festival this month. Best known for his monthly show Rapp Battlez, and his short puppetry film B Yo Self, this latest production focuses on courage, friendship and new experiences as Pig Hadfield explores a foreign planet after colliding with a UFO during a routine mission.

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Digital BlackBox present the final Hatch show of the season

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The Studio Theatre has been transformed into a motion capture technology hub this week as Digital BlackBox rehearses for the final Hatch presentation of 2014, Faster Than Night. Be sure to come down to Harbourfront Centre this Saturday May 3rd at 2pm or 8pm to see this novel melding of live performance and 3-D animation.

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Summer of wonder

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From May to October, Harbourfront Centre presents its exciting summer lineup of arts and cultural programming from around the world, featuring artists from South Asia to Africa, China to Brazil, Israel to the Caribbean and more. With returning staples such as Canada Day and Hot & Spicy Food Festival alongside new — soon to be favourite — festivals such as Habari Africa Festival and China Now, we definitely have something for everyone to get excited about.

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Happy International Dance Day

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Santee Smith, choreographer, dancer, and Artistic Director of Kaha:wi Dance Theatre — who are presenting NeoIndigenA this weekend as part of the NextSteps season  — offers her call to action, on behalf of the Canadian Dance Assembly in celebration of International Dance Day 2014.

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We look good for 40, wouldn’t you say?

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Harbourfront Centre has been Canada’s home for cutting edge contemporary cultural programming for the past 40 years. We’ve hosted countless unforgettable concerts (including Celine Dion, Joni Mitchell and Quincy Jones, to name a few), engaging lectures, breathtaking exhibits and unforgettable performances from the likes of Jim Carrey to Cirque Du Soleil.

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BroadFish: examining our obsession with Fairy Tales, magic and weddings

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Award winning actor writer and producer Melissa D’Agostino is in the Studio Theatre this week preparing for the public presentation of her new work BroadFish this Saturday April 19th at 8pm as part of HATCH 2014. BroadFish is a live theatre experiment that integrates folktales, music, improvisation and motion pictures to explore the thin line between reality and fantasy, relationships and romance, and the power of myth in our everyday lives.

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A world premiere from an award-winning dance company

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The award winning Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company, founded in 1982 under the artistic direction of Esmeralda Enrique, are bringing their latest piece De Idas Y Vueltas a celebration of the Latin American songs that have been integrated into flamenco — to Harbourfront Centre April 24-27 as part of NextSteps. A world premiere, the piece explores how things come and go in our lives. This piece marks Esmeralda Enrique’s second appearance in this year’s season (she was also apart of the first inaugural Body Percussion Festival).

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HATCH 2014 launches with #legacy

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The first HATCH company of the 2014 season loaded in to the Studio Theatre today. Rob Kempson and the team behind #legacy will be in residence this week, working on an exciting project that explores the idea of legacy as seen through the eyes of 3 women over the age of 65 and Twitter. How are our representations of self defined by this particular online media and what is ultimately left behind? Join them for presentations at 2:00pm and 8:00pm this Saturday April 12th to be a part of this touching performance experiment.

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We opened our new Craft & Design Studio with a smash – literally

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Surrounded by 4 decades of Artists-in-Residence and friends, we officially opened our newly expanded and revitalized Craft & Design Studio with a reception and “ribbon smashing” on Saturday. A contemporary take on tradition, our current Glass Artists-in-Residence Andrea Kott, Nick Chase, Jesse Bromm, and Silvia Taylor collaborated on a glass ribbon to propel us into the next 40 years of Craft & Design at Harbourfront Centre with a smash.

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