FRESH BLOOD at NextSteps, part 1

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By Aria Evans The Chimera Project in association with Harbourfront Centre presents FRESH BLOOD, part of NextSteps, October 6–7. This piece showcases fifteen of the top up-and-coming contemporary choreographers in Toronto. Blog post written by Aria Evans from The Go To Company. As an emerging artist, an opportunity like FRESH BLOOD, part of NextSteps, offers a platform for artistic exploration. …

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Anjelica Scannura’s thoughts on Bird Bee Bat Attack, part of Harbourfront Centre NextSteps


By Anjelica Scannura, Ritmo Flamenco Bird Bee Bat Attack is unlike anything I’ve ever done. I know I sound like a broken record, but it truly is. First of all, I’ve never collaborated! I don’t really consider working with my family a collaboration anymore because we are more like one unit, or a “tripod” as Malgorzata has referred to us …

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Thank you for being part of another great Planet IndigenUS festival!


This past August, Planet IndigenUS celebrated the very best of Indigenous arts and culture with the co-production between the Woodland Cultural Centre in Brantford and at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto. This was the fourth time that the acclaimed multi-disciplinary festival has occurred and over the course of ten years, the festival has grown into the largest Indigenous arts festival on …

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International flamenco dancer Joaquín Grilo takes the stage for NextSteps

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Written by Sonia Muñoz Direct from Spain, the internationally acclaimed Joaquín Grilo will be performing in Toronto, as part of NextSteps, for one night only in the self-titled production, Grilo, October 3. Joaquín Grilo is a powerful dancer who is considered one of today’s leading male flamenco dancers. While his singular and personal style has made him an innovator in …

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Students respond to STRAIGHT WHITE MEN at World Stage


September is here and school is back in session. To help you adjust to the academic mindset, have a read over these two brilliant essays from University of Toronto students Christopher Geary and Clara Osei-Yeboah. After seeing STRAIGHT WHITE MEN close the World Stage 2015 season, they wrote papers on the performance for their drama and literature course. Clara examines signifiers of …

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DanceWorks presents the world premiere of Peter Chin’s Woven

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Written by Catherine Romano, DanceWorks As part of Harbourfront Centre’s NextSteps, DanceWorks kicks off the season with the world premiere of Woven, choreographed by Peter Chin and performed by an international cast September 24-26 at the Harbourfront Centre Theatre. Inspired by the intertwined threads of woven art, Peter Chin’s creative process involved an investigation of cultural details from traditional and indigenous …

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ProArteDanza’s “kick-butt, high-energy dancing”* returns to Harbourfront Centre

Written by Nicole Rosove, ProArteDanza Starting off the NextSteps season and returning to Harbourfront Centre’s stage September 23–26, ProArteDanza proudly presents Season 2015, a stunning evening of three world premieres celebrating passion in performance that is sure to impress! This season will be particularly special as it is the first year the company will be presenting a program with entirely new creations. …

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Announcing the 2015 culinary champions of Harbourfront Centre’s Hot & Spicy Food Festival

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This past weekend the weather was hot and so were the culinary competitions. This four-day festival featured three sizzling cook-offs: Fire & Ice, Party Mix on a Stick and the twelfth annual International Iron Chef Competition. International Iron Chef Competition In this fiery two-day cook-off, four of the hottest chefs competed for title of International Iron Chef Champion. The heat …

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A Glimpse into Volunteering at Harbourfront Centre’s FLAUNT Festival

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Harbourfront Centre hosted its distinctive FLAUNT festival this year from July 24-26, 2015. Everyone was encouraged to show their authentic self in this welcoming environment. As a place of inclusion, self-expression, and acceptance, Harbourfront Centre offered the LGBT community a place to feel supported and encouraged in a family-friendly atmosphere. The LGBT community was given a place to feel encouraged …

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Hot & Spicy Food Festival returns for its sizzling 18th Edition

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Some like it HOT! Do you get flush faced or light-headed when you eat some heat? Or are you someone who craves the fiery sensation of eating spicy fare? With music that sizzles, competitions sure to fire you up and food dishes that will make your mouth water – literally, we’ve got it all at Harbourfront Centre’s Hot & Spicy Food …

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