WINTERSONG: A reflection on the past and present


Written by Natasha Poon Woo, Rehersal Director for WinterSong For Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre’s (CCDT) dancers, every September brings excitement and anticipation for one special performance: WinterSong.  Now in its 28th incarnation and seventh presentation as part of NextSteps, WinterSong – dances for a sacred season returns once again to the Fleck Dance Theatre December 11-12, with a program of …

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The story behind SUNYA

Sinha Danse

By Elisabeth Rouleau, Sinha Danse Acclaimed Montreal companies Sinha Danse and Constantinople have collaborated to create SUNYA, a dance and music spectacular that captures the essence of migration., This stunning work, which explores the universal quest for identity, is on a Canadian tour that stops in Nanaimo, Vancouver and finally Toronto, as part of the NextSteps series, from November 19–21. It all started in 2011 when Roger Sinha improvised …

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An inside look at Armband, Human Body Expression’s upcoming premiere at NextSteps

Human Body Expression 1

By Natasha Poon Woo, Human Body Expression The world premiere of Hanna Kiel’s Armband, part of the 2015/16 NextSteps series, explores the implications of power, authority and corruption. Performed by a commanding group of dancers, Andrea Gregorio, Kate Holden, Ryan Lee, Daniel McArthur, Sahara Morimoto, Erin Poole, and Anisa Tejpar, the piece delves into how these archetypes can affect both …

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Celebrate the past, present and future at Harbourfront Centre’s annual Day of the Dead festival

Day of the Dead

Toronto’s longest running Day of the Dead celebration returns this year for its twelfth edition. Presented by Scotiabank, this two-day festival includes a diverse range of events that are sure to make for a remarkable experience. From face painting and traditional mariachi music, to dance performances and calavera (sugar skull) decorating, to kids’ crafts, our Day of the Dead festival …

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Get educated on School Visits


Harbourfront Centre’s School Visits programme is a full day learning experience for students from kindergarten to grade 12. Students are invited to take part in programming across the arts world and beyond, from visual arts and media studies, to performing arts and urban studies. Visiting school groups can enjoy a full-day program, or combine two half-day programmes to make up …

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A moment with Denise Fujiwara, Artistic Director of EUNOIA

Fujiwara Dance Company 2

By Stacey Stein EUNOIA, part of the NextSteps season, is a multimedia production that weaves together words, dance, music, video and costume. The performance, which is adapted from Christian Bök’s award-winning book Eunoia, takes the stage November 4–8. Created by Fujiwara Dance Inventions, in association with Harbourfront Centre, the show had its world premiere during Harbourfront Centre’s World Stage 2014 …

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Interview with dancer Justin Gionet, part of Daniel Léveillé Danse’s Solitudes Solo


Written by Catherine Romano, DanceWorks DanceWorks presents Daniel Léveillé Danse’s Solitudes Solo from October 23–24, as part of Harbourfront Centre’s NextSteps series. Choreographed by Daniel Léveillé, Solitudes Solo, leads us – ever so painlessly – to the difficult emotional states of our human condition. In this grouping of spare, elegant dances, performed in silence and to Bach’s sonatas and partitas for solo violin, Léveillé …

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Learn to Skate by the Lake

Learn to Skate

Skating is a classic Canadian pastime. There’s no better feeling than gliding across the rink, feeling the crisp, cool air on your face and taking in the picturesque setting around you. And no matter what age you are, learning to skate is a thrilling and important experience. Harbourfront Centre is excited to announce its Learn to Skate program, generously supported …

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Flights of Imagination: This is We – an Interview with Shira Leuchter


On October 12 get ready to make, move and create! Flights of Imagination: This is We will take you on a fantastical journey exploring the play between individual ceremony and community celebration! Richard Lee, Michaela Washburn and Shira Leuchter will whisk you away on the adventure of a lifetime – one that will ignite, inspire and illuminate your imagination! Three …

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FRESH BLOOD at NextSteps, part 2


By Candice Irwin The Chimera Project in association with Harbourfront Centre presents FRESH BLOOD, part of NextSteps, October 6–7. This piece showcases fifteen of the top up-and-coming contemporary choreographers in Toronto. Blog post written by Candice Irwin, performing in FRESH BLOOD. Always With Me is one of those pieces that never feels done for me. Over the past few years …

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