As many of you already know, we’re stoked for Wednesday night’s dance premiere at Harbourfront Centre. Why? Because ProArteDanza opens their show, Season 2013 at the Fleck Dance Theatre and we think it’s going to be stellar! With opening night just two sleeps away, we thought it might be nice for all of you to learn a little somethin’ somethin’ …
We have undergone an extensive site transformation, creating new public spaces and amenities for our central waterfront site. The surface between York Quay Centre and Queen’s Quay Terminal now features two forest-inspired public spaces; Ontario Square and Canada Square plus a new outdoor exhibition venue and marketplace. In this video William J.S. Boyle, CEO of Harbourfront Centre explains the significance …
ProArteDanza is the second dance company to grace our stage for the the 2013-14 NextSteps Season. The company, which began in 2004 as a collective between Artistic Director Roberto Campanella, Artistic Associate Robert Glumbek, and artist and administrator Joanna Ivey, describe themselves as a contemporary ballet company, with all the dancers and artistic leads having strong classical ballet backgrounds. October 2-5 they will be presenting Season 2013, which is comprised of the premiere of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony – 3rd Movement by Roberto Campanella and Robert Glumbek; Fractals, Guillaume Côté’s Dora Award-nominated choreography; and Shifting Silence, which Robert Glumbek created and premiered in Manheim, Germany.
This weekend Harbourfront Centre presents the Pan American Food Festival where you will be able to experience the cultural diversity of 41 countries of North, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. We’ll be featuring many local artists, restaurants, and chefs who will get in the spirit with national and regional cuisines, as well as art, music and folklore of the Western Hemisphere.
Sometimes photographs can be a bit mysterious – what, exactly, are we looking at? What is the scene that you are peering into? These questions arise often when we look at the series of photographs by Vanessa Hussey in the Nine Rivers City exhibition.
Once upon a time, there were three Kates… Kate Holden, Kate Franklin and Kate Cornell. We asked DanceWorks’ Education and Community Outreach Manager, Kate Cornell, to sit down and interview with a trace dance artists, Kate Franklin and Kate Holden, to uncover the story behind firstthingsfirstproductions.
Meet Daniel Russo-Garrido, a.k.a. Boogat, a versatile French-Canadian Spanish hip hop vocalist from Montreal. He’s a seasoned performer, who’s played international festivals such as Montreal International Jazz Festival, Toronto Small World Music Festival and Sonar Festival in Barcelona. Critics have called him “the future of Latin music,” as he blurs the lines between traditional Latin grooves and a more urban/EDM (Electronic Dance Music) sound.
In an industry dominated by men, I was thrilled and impressed to learn that Jamaican filmmaker Mary Wells had written, produced and directed her own movie, “Kingston Paradise.” Curiosity piqued, so I sought her out while she was in Toronto attending the CaribbeanTales Film Festival to learn more about her vision and process.
Our NextSteps season kicks off next week with DanceWorks DW202 – firstthingsfirst productions with the mixed program with a trace. The program, with choreography by Peggy Baker (acclaimed as one of the most outstanding contemporary dancers of her generation), Valerie Calam and Mélanie Demers (who is presenting a world premiere), includes two solos and a duet. It explores the nature of personal history and relationships, and how we constantly redefine our identity through our interactions and experiences.
Are you passionate about music? Does your heart go out to victims of bullying? What about an emotional adoption story or a Teacher’s mission for educational change? Maybe a hilarious BFF comedy is more your cup of tea? Well, we have all that and more as the 8th Annual CaribbeanTales Film Showcase continues this week at Harbourfront Centre’s Studio Theatre.