World Stage and Series 8:08 – advancing artists together

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Are you a local artist looking to develop your skills with some of the world’s most innovative and groundbreaking performance leaders? You’ll definitely want to check out the series of labworks World Stage is offering in partnership with Series 8:08.

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SLOWED on Ice: bringing the futuristic sounds of moombahton and trap to the Natrel Rink

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SLOWED, established in 2010, is Canada’s premiere moombahton (a fusion genre of house music and reggaeton) and mid-tempo global bass party and artist collective. Consisting of all-star talent such as Mission, BC, native DJ Lucie Tic, recently named best DJ in NOW Magazine’s annual Best of Toronto issue, and chart topping production duo Torro Torro. They’ll be on the Natrel Rink this weekend, January 11th, with Lucie Tic spinning below 115 bpm in zero below weather.

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Celebrate the Lunar New Year with a two-story tall Rocking Horse

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Can you imagine if horses never existed? The horse has played a critical role in the development of mankind — Humans began to domesticate horses around 4000 BC — and still symbolizes a driving force that carries our civilization today. As Lunarfest prepares to celebrate the Year of the Horse here at Harbourfront Centre, they wanted to draw inspiration from the contribution of horses to our world, as well as, enjoy many fond memories horses — both real man-made — have brought us in our lifetime.

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26 dance companies, 1 weekend, $10 donations only

Dance Ontario, founded in 1976 as the regional arm of Dance In Canada Association (DICA), has an ever-growing long history with Harbourfront Centre. Annually — for the past twenty one years — they’ve been presenting emerging and established dancers/choreographers as part of their three-day DanceWeekend lineup.

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Ring in the new year Brazilian-style

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If having more fun was on your New Year’s resolution, Harbourfront Centre’s got just what you need. The popular DJ Skate Nights series continues in 2014 with more premier DJs turning the city’s most scenic outdoor rink into a dance party on ice.

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Shake a tail feather with Shindig and DJ Misty Rock n’ Roll

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On the last Friday of every month at The Piston Bar — 937 Bloor St. W. in Toronto — there’s a little Shindig going down and we’re so excited to bring this party to Harbourfront Centre’s Natrel Rink this Saturday! Shindig is Toronto’s only all-vinyl party dedicated to the sounds of 1950′s and 1960′s R&B, soul and rock n’ roll, and the one and only DJ Misty is going to be joining the Shindig crew with her selection of 45RPM records to make you shake, rattle and skate.

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1 LOVE TO return for their 4th annual holiday skating party

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‘Tis the season. As a staple in our DJ Skate Nights series, Bryan Brock, Dean of the Academy of Creative Art for the REMIX project, and Much Music’s Rapcity host, T-Rexxx, are bringing their annual 1 LOVE TO holiday skating party back to the Natrel Rink for the fourth year in a row. Joined by their official DJ,  DJ DLUX, as well as DJ Lissa Monet, they promise an evening of hot mixes, hot drinks and holiday cheer.

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Skating quick-tip: learning to safely stop

It’s that time of year again, and everyone is hitting the rink. Our HFC TV host, Althea Linton, chats with Kim, one of Harbourfront Centre’s senior skating instructors, who explains the fine art of — safely — stopping on the ice. Want to see some more quick-tip videos? Check out our skating videos on posture, falling and how to properly tie your skates.

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Wintersong: a holiday tradition

The Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre (CCDT) brings NextSteps a show to remember year after year. They will be gracing our stage this week with WinterSong – dances for a sacred season – now in it’s 26 year. Canada’s finest dancers, musicians and choreographers will grace our stage once again and present a holiday show that’s perfect for the whole family.

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What is a DJ if he can’t Skratch?

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DJ Skate Nights launches this week with one of Canada’s most in-demand DJs, and respected producers, Skratch Bastid. Hailing from Halifax, Nova Scotia — home to notable hip-hop figures like Classified, Buck 65 and Ghettosocks — Skratch, Paul Murphy, started DJing in the nineties and was competing in major competitions not long after. He was also the first Canadian DJ ever to be nominated for the Juno Award for Producer of the Year in 2008.

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