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

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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!

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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

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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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Disabled Theater: an open call for participants

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On March 25 through March 28, Harbourfront Centre’s World Stage will present the Canadian premiere of Disabled Theater, a collaborative piece developed by French choreographer Jérôme Bel and the artists of Zürich’s Theater HORA. Theater HORA promotes and presents the work of people with intellectual disabilities, and as a part of this presentation the company will lead a five-day workshop for local …

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In Conversation with Sylvain Émard

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On February 28 Harbourfront Centre’s NextSteps, in partnership with DanceWorks, is proud to present Sylvain Émard Danse’s critically acclaimed production, Ce n’est pas la fin du monde (It’s not the end of the world). The Quebec-based company is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and Sylvain Émard gave us some insight into this milestone, as well as the piece being presented …

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Don’t be sheepish – celebrate the Lunar New Year

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Fun fact: Did you know that traditional Lunar New Year celebrations last for fifteen days! To ensure we are a part of this two week long celebration we, in partnership with Asian Canadian Special Events Association, are hosting our annual LunarFest ten days into the fifteen-day tradition, February 28-March 1. This memorable and lunarlicious two-day festival is infused with the …

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