A world premiere from an award-winning dance company

The award winning Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company, founded in 1982 under the artistic direction of Esmeralda Enrique, are bringing their latest piece De Idas Y Vueltas a celebration of the Latin American songs that have been integrated into flamenco — to Harbourfront Centre April 24-27 as part of NextSteps. A world premiere, the piece explores how things come and go in our lives. This piece marks Esmeralda Enrique’s second appearance in this year’s season (she was also apart of the first inaugural Body Percussion Festival).

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HATCH 2014 launches with #legacy

The first HATCH company of the 2014 season loaded in to the Studio Theatre today. Rob Kempson and the team behind #legacy will be in residence this week, working on an exciting project that explores the idea of legacy as seen through the eyes of 3 women over the age of 65 and Twitter. How are our representations of self defined by this particular online media and what is ultimately left behind? Join them for presentations at 2:00pm and 8:00pm this Saturday April 12th to be a part of this touching performance experiment.

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We opened our new Craft & Design Studio with a smash – literally

Surrounded by 4 decades of Artists-in-Residence and friends, we officially opened our newly expanded and revitalized Craft & Design Studio with a reception and “ribbon smashing” on Saturday. A contemporary take on tradition, our current Glass Artists-in-Residence Andrea Kott, Nick Chase, Jesse Bromm, and Silvia Taylor collaborated on a glass ribbon to propel us into the next 40 years of Craft & Design at Harbourfront Centre with a smash.

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Arabesque re-emerges with a world debut

After a long year of what the company describes as “inward exploration”, Arabesque Dance Company is back with Sawah — an arabic name meaning a “traveller” or “wanderer” — an epic presentation featuring 20 musicians and 20 dancers. This new work is a brave mash-up of Arab and Western cultures, combining a sense of tradition with a modern flare. Known for always delivering high energy performances, Arabesque, formed in 1992, definitely has a reputation for leaving fans wanting more. With Bravo TV describing them as having “taken Bellydance to another level “, it’s easy to understand why you should grab tickets for this show while you can.

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dance Immersion returns with Expressions…Now

dance Immersion, who presented Celebrating Our Men in Dance (Canada’s finest male choreographers) earlier this year, are returning April 4-5 with Expressions…Now, a showcase —  curated by artistic director Vivine Scarlett — featuring two breathtaking companies presenting a myriad dance expressions informed by their own personal evolvement in dance.

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The 2014 HATCH season is almost underway

We are just a couple of weeks away from the first presentation of the 2014 HATCH season. Under the guidance of Guest Curators, Michael Wheeler and Aislinn Rose of Praxis Theatre, this season’s focus is on the meeting of performance and online technology.

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Conte d’amour: an experience like no other

“Extreme experimentation . . . tremendously well performed.” – Le Monde The collaboration between the Swedish, Finnish and German artists who devised Conte d’amour produced the image of a frighteningly familiar monster – the one in the nightmarish figures of Josef Fritzl and Ariel Castro. Next week, as part of World Stage, audiences will get to experience a piece that we guarantee, …

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Celebrate World Theatre Day with a great BOGO deal

What better way to celebrate our global theatre community, than by offering a great deal on some amazing performance? On March 27 we will have a 48 hour window to buy one get one free on tickets to Conte d’amour (Love story) — part of the 2014 World Stage seasonSimply use the promo code “TheatreDay”, and you and a friend (or special friend) will get to experience one of the most talked about performances at the world’s most prestigious arts festivals.

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AD Letter: Conte d’amour

The visual artist Markus Öhrn’s second collaboration with the Finnish Collective Nya Rampen and the Swedish Collective Institutet in Berlin, Conte d’amour, is coming to World Stage April 1. This is your chance to catch one of the most talked about performances at the world’s most prestigious arts festivals.

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Jonzi D and Open Art Surgery come to Toronto

Next week, as part of NextSteps, Break it Down and Breakin’ Convention — in partnership with Harbourfront Centre — will be presenting the first Open Art Surgery outside of the UK. Open Art Surgery is a unique week long residency for street dancers, led by British hip-hop figure Jonzi D, that ends with a public showing and open forum discussion.

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