When Motherhood and Circus Meet

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By Jackie Houghton Circus Sessions, co-produced by Femmes du Feu and Harbourfront Centre, is a week-long creative laboratory supporting the evolution of Canadian contemporary circus with a feminist perspective this year. A selection of contemporary circus artists from across Canada and the world will share exciting new ideas, discoveries and collaborations in a memorable performance, May 20–21. Motherhood is a …

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The Value of Our Bones – Re-Quickening – In Conception

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By: Santee Smith, Artistic Director of Kaha:wi Dance Theatre When I was growing up I was told two stories of my history as a Konkwehon:we (real woman). One, women were leaders, held power and place and everything in creation flowed from her. She was a healer, a storyteller, an artist and a giver of Life providing sustenance and abundance to …

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The History of Women of the Circus

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By Jackie Houghton Circus Sessions, co-produced by Femmes du Feu and Harbourfront Centre, is a week-long creative laboratory supporting the evolution of Canadian contemporary circus. A selection of contemporary circus artists from across Canada and the world will share exciting new ideas, discoveries and collaborations in a memorable performance, May 20–21. “Had I unrestricted choice of friendship with any class …

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The Life Changing Pull of Stories

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By: Erin Rodgers, Director of Toronto Storytelling Festival When I was a child, there were few things I looked forward to more than story time.  I remember pulling up my square of rug in front of the teacher and hearing tales of daring adventures, learning about the lives of children who lived on the other side of the world, dogs …

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DA Hoskins gets personal with DanceWorks

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Written by Catherine Romano, DanceWorks DanceWorks presents Jackie Burroughs is Dead & what are you going to do about it?, as part of Harbourfront Centre’s NextSteps on April 7 – 9 at the Harbourfront Centre Theatre. Here, DA Hoskins, choreographer and Artistic Director of The Dietrich Group, gets personal and tells us about his reason for creating Jackie Burroughs is …

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New Canadians head to Camp for the first time

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Think back to your very first camp experience. What were you most excited for? Making new friends, trying something new for the first time, or maybe even just a change of scenery for the week? Last week, with the help of Humanity First’s Syrian Resettlement Project and generous funding support provided by Manulife, 30 new Canadian children aged four to …

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Interview with Producer & Performer Danielle Baskerville

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Written by Catherine Romano, DanceWorks DanceWorks presents Jackie Burroughs is dead and what are you going to do about it?, as part of Harbourfront Centre’s Next Steps, April 7 – 9 at the Harbourfront Centre Theatre. Here, Danielle Baskerville tells us about her first meeting with frequent collaborator DA Hoskins, her new role as Artistic Producer, and how Jackie Burroughs …

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Harbourfront Centre welcomes 30 new Canadian children to Camp

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We’re only days away from the beginning of March Break and the countdown is on. For many young Canadians, this much-desired week off from school means one thing – March Break Camp! This March Break, with the help of Humanity First’s Syrian Resettlement Project and generous funding support provided by Manulife, 30 new Canadian children, aged four to 15, will …

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Julia Aplin Takes On New Role in Sporting Life, part of NextSteps

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Written by Catherine Romano, DanceWorks DanceWorks presents Sporting Life, part of Harbourfront Centre’s NextSteps, opening on March 3 at the Harbourfront Centre Theatre. Sporting Life original cast member, Julia Aplin, takes on the role of Rehearsal Director for the remount of the piece. We asked Julia to tell us about meeting Julia Sasso for the first time, and bearing witness …

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Meet members of our great Camps team

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Harbourfront Centre’s annual Camps programme attracts more than 1,000 children each year. Behind the crowds of enthusiastic participants is a team of equally enthusiastic and passionate staff who are dedicated to making each camp experience a success. Here we meet four long-standing members of the camp community who now work as part of our organization – Kayla, Nate, Maddy, Eugene – and …

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