Unearthing the history of flamenco

Anjelica Scannura, co-artistic director of Ritmo Flamenco, gives a sneak peak behind the movement in SIROCCO, which runs from March 27-29 at the Studio Theatre at Harbourfront Centre. Limited tickets for Ritmo Flamenco Dance & Music Ensemble’s SIROCCO are available for purchase through our online box office, or by calling 416-973-4000.

The thrill and challenge of making Disabled Theater

Experience a one-of-a-kind performance when Disabled Theater opens March 25 as part of World Stage 2015. French choreographer Jérôme Bel, working with Swiss company Theater HORA, has put together a remarkable piece exploring the possibilities of the stage. A scripted show, featuring a cast of people with intellectual disabilities, Disabled Theater encourages its audience to think about the dynamics of exclusion when it comes to theatre, political correctness …

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Amelia Ehrhardt thinks about manipulation in Disabled Theater


HATCH is a situation where new performance and new audiences encounter one another in the spirit of inquiry. This year, artists participating in the HATCH residency are sharing insight on their projects in relation to the other work playing here at Harbourfront Centre – thinking through and sharing ideas across our performing arts programming. In this post, curator Evan Webber …

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Behind-the-scenes with Kaeja d’Dance

In this video, Toronto dance legends Allen and Karen Kaeja of Kaeja d’Dance give us a sneak peak at the pieces they will be performing as part of their 25th Anniversary Season at Harbourfront Centre’s NextSteps, March 24 to 28. It’s been a while since Allen has appeared in Karen’s work — watch the video to find out just how …

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Mrudanga Dance Academy searches for power


Award-winning choreographer and dancer, Enakshi Sinha brings Woman: A Search,  to Harbourfront Centre on March 21 for one performance only. Performed by the Mrudanga Dance Academy and narrated by the legendary choreographer and performer Lata Pada, Woman: A Search is a participating event for the campaign Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity: Picture It, led by UN Women to mark the 20th …

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Welcome to the 2015 Camps season!


A note from Camps registrar Kayla Madlener as our Camps season gets underway. Registration is still open for March Break Camps, and Summer enrolment continues. Join today! Welcome to the 2015 Camps season! We’re always happy to see familiar faces, and excited to meet new-comers to our programmes. Although you might not know it, you have probably communicated with me …

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Forcier/Norman: When parallel paths converge

DW210 - Forcier Norman - 1

Harbourfront Centre’s NextSteps, in partnership with DanceWorks, is thrilled to present the world premiere of DW210: Marie France Forcier and Tracey Norman’s Scars are All the Rage/what goes between, March 12 to 14. We sat down with the duo to talk about their upcoming performances. Why are you showing your work together as part of the same bill? The original …

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Falling Is Not An Option: The Art of Balancing

Circus Luminous at the Lensic Theater Open Dress Rehearsal

Circus Sessions is produced by Femmes du Feu with artistic partners CCAFT. It is a weeklong creative laboratory and think-tank for 15 Canadian and international contemporary circus artists. Fred Deb, an aerial circus artist from France, will mentor and guide the artists through the creative process. This initiative spans the five families of circus: Aerial, Acrobatics, Balancing, Object Manipulation and …

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vox:lumen, a historic experiment in staging sustainability

As World Stage artistic director Tina Rasmussen explains in the video above, vox:lumen began as a casual conversation between herself, colleague Lynanne Sparrow and choreographer William Yong, of Zata Omm Dance Projects. But that conversation turned into something history-making: the first Canadian dance/theatre experiment in staging sustainability at this scale. Yong had been ruminating on the ways dance, technology, energy supplies and the …

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See the light at vox:lumen

In vox:lumen, the world premiere of a new contemporary performance piece by choreographer William Yong of Zata Omm Dance Projects, dancers are illuminated by energy generated from their own movement, renewable sources and the audience. It’s the biggest experiment staging sustainability in Canadian dance/theatre history, and is made possible by the multi-year partnerships with Harbourfront Centre, York University and Aesthetec …

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