Catching up with the magnificent Older & Reckless artists

We asked the Older & Reckless artists some questions leading up to their upcoming performances at NextSteps, presented in association with Harbourfront Centre, November 11 & 12. Here are a few selected responses. You can find all of the Q&As with the O&R artists on the MOonhORsE website. And don’t miss the video below for a sneak peak at the magnificent Older …

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Just over a week until PRALAYA!

With just over a week left until the world premiere of our newest production PRALAYA, we at Sampradaya Dance Creations can feel the excitement mounting in our studios. From rehearsal schedules to costume trials to set and light designs, we have put on our creative and production hats. Two of our principal dancers, Atri Nundy and Nithya Garg travelled to Bali this past …

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Thoughts on Day of the Dead from our programmer, Alex Bordokas

Remembering those who have passed is an act of reverence that is manifested in many different cultures across the globe. In our pocket of Euro-North American popular culture, Day of the Dead—or Día de Muertos in Spanish (sometimes Día de los Muertos)— is drawn from the Mexican celebration, replete with images of La Calavera Catrina, sugar skulls decorated with colourful …

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This is the winter you Learn to Skate

It’s that time of year again when the crisp winter air is filled with the swish-swoosh sounds of blades criss-crossing paths across the ice in excitement. The sight of families, bundled in toques, toasty mittens and warm scarves, complete the picture as they make their way across the rink, well on their way to mastering this timeless winter tradition. Harbourfront …

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Call for Proposals – Power Youth: Artists-in Residence 2017

CALL FOR PROPOSALS The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery (TPP) seeks proposals for creative projects that provide meaningful engagement between youth in priority neighbourhoods and contemporary artists for whom community engagement is central to their practice. TPP’s Power Youth program, an extension of our mandate, delivers contemporary art programming for youth ages 11 to17 in partnership with St. Alban’s Boys …

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DanceWorks Interviews Wen Wei Wang

Made in China is an interdisciplinary performance uniting the talents of four creators/performers whose contemporary art practices have been influenced by China’s Cultural Revolution. Three of the artists, Wen Wei Wang (Artistic Director, Wen Wei Dance); Yanjinzi Gao (Artistic Director, Beijing Modern Dance Company); and Qiu Xia He (Musician, Silk Road Music) grew up in China and studied traditional arts …

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Can’t-miss films at this year’s Reelworld Film Festival

It’s almost here, Toronto! The 16th annual Reelworld Film Festival is back with a dynamic lineup of films offering insight, social critique and commentary on important world issues. The fun kicks off with the Toronto premiere of Shadow World (2016), an inside look at the international arms trade. After that, the five-day ode to storytelling gets into full swing with some …

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Art lovers unite! Reelworld has you covered

Art gets Reel this season as the 16th iteration of Reelworld Film Festival gathers a mass of talented artists from across the globe. On top of engaging films, we have spoken word, visual arts and music for you to enjoy during this five-day stint of non-stop activity. Toronto Poetry Slam Showcase Join us for poetry with purpose as Toronto’s top spoken …

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Call to artists – Theatre Creators’ Reserve program

Steer, Zata Omm Dance Projects. Photo: Jérôme Delapierre Harbourfront Centre is proud to serve for a second year as a recommender in the Ontario Arts Council’s Theatre Creators’ Reserve program. We prioritize artists and organizers who are actively engaged with shifting the boundaries of theatre and contemporary performance–people whose work addresses who and what gets (re)presented as well as how. …

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Veg Food Fest gears up for another spectacular year

Veg Food Fest takes over Harbourfront Centre this weekend with delicious vegan dishes guaranteed to tantalize your taste buds! The largest vegetarian food festival in North America is back and celebrating 32 years of tasty food with dishes from local restaurants, cafes and bakeries. The weekend is jam-packed with exciting events for the whole family, including cooking demonstrations, live music, …

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