The Four Seasons: dissecting the cycle of life

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Kevin O’Day and Robert Glumbek present their new duet, The Four Seasonsthis week as part of our NextSteps dance season. Presented by DanceWorks, it’s a personal piece that depicts two middle-aged men pondering the cycle of life and its various stages – blossoming, standing still, looking back and letting go. It premiered in Manheim in Spring 2013 and this week Toronto audiences will have a chance to experience it for themselves.

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Jack Diamond shares his thoughts on The Big Idea: Legacy

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Jack Diamond has practiced architecture since 1968 and is recognized for his astute interpretation of site and context across a wide range of award-winning building types, from civic and residential to performing arts and academic projects. He is part of the exhibit team for Bridgepoint Active Healthcare: The Reinvention Of A Hospital, which is currently on exhibition as part of our Architecture Exhibition Winter 2014. Here are Jack’s thoughts on The Big Idea: Legacy.

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Denise Fujiwara brings Christian Bök’s Eunoia to life

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It took acclaimed writer Christian Bök seven years to complete his poetic masterpiece Eunoia — a five-chapter anthology that consists of univocalics (using one vowel per chapter).

Denise Fujiwara, artistic director of Fujiwara Dance Inventions, was first introduced to the book when her husband brought it home. She was instantly intrigued and decided that it would be an extremely interesting score to a dance piece. With Christian’s blessing, Denise and her dancers embarked on a five-year process, culminating into a 65-minute show that’s premiering at World Stage this month.

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FIXT POINT share their thoughts on The Big Idea: Legacy

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In our 40th anniversary year at Harbourfront Centre, we are exploring The Big Idea: Legacy. Legacy is the essential contribution of the past that acknowledges the present. It is a magnificent merging of past desire and future promise. In legacy the past and present come together to create fundamental meaning.

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DJ Skate Nights draw to a close

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Now it’s time, to say goodbye to all our company. This weekend marks the final DJ Skate Night of the 2013/2014 season. Up to now, we’ve hosted some of Toronto’s premier DJs who’ve turned the Natrel Rink into a dance party on ice every Saturday night from 8-11 p.m. What can we say, it’s been an incredible season.

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AD Letter: Major Tom

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United Kingdom’s own Victoria Melody and her and her six-year-old basset hound, Major Tom, are in Toronto this week to present the North American premiere of the acclaimed Major Tom. Below is a message from the World Stage’s Artistic Director, Tina Rasmussen, that further contextualizes why you shouldn’t miss this performance.

The show runs February 26 – March 1 only, so get your tickets!

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Call for entries: Upload your cutest puppy pics and win a pair of tickets to see Major Tom at World Stage

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Before Major Tom debuts next week, World Stage wants you to post, Tweet and upload your own Best in Show puppy pics. The competition is fierce and only the cutest will go all the way, but we want to see if your dog has what it takes to be the big winner.

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Never Forgive Action with DJs Numeric and Dalia

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We’re drawing ever so close to end of our DJ Skate Nights season. This week, we’re doing something special and enlisting Never Forgive Action (NFA) to rock the Natrel Rink — and trust us, they take the term “hip hop you don’t stop” very seriously. NFA, the good folks behind Hip Hop Karaoke (HHK), is an organization that’s been involved in a variety of shows in Toronto including: DJ Cash Money, Prince Paul, Jazzy Jay, DJ Evil Dee (Black Moon), Killa-Jewel, P-Love, Skratch Bastid and many more. DJ Numeric and DJ Dalia will be holding it down as you and your  crew skate the scenic Natrel Rink to the sounds of hip hop’s golden era.

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A Soldier’s Tale: examing the ugly realities of war

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Signal Theatre’s A Soldier’s Tale makes its world premiere this month at NextSteps. Directed and choreographed by Michael Greyeyes and co-produced with the National Arts Centre and the Canada Dance Festival, the performance boasts a 13-member cast, many of whom are acclaimed choreographers and artistic directors in their own right.

A Soldier’s Tale embraces all that Signal Theatre stands for by shedding light on the unfortunate realities soldiers and their loved ones are forced to face, broadening the audience’s political and social awareness.

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6 reasons you should be a vendor at Harbourfront Centre

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If you have something to sell, we have a place for you to sell it. Whether you specialize in food, snacks, fashion, jewellery or gifts, there’s a vending opportunity waiting for you on our 10-acre waterfront site. Apply today!

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