As part of FRESH BLOOD 2014, choreographer Sarain Carson-Fox presents The Missing, which is an excerpt from a larger piece entitled The Red Road Block. In a recently released video blog, Sarain gives context to the piece, and discusses the inspirations behind it.
Now in its fifth year, FRESH BLOOD 2014 features innovative and exciting works by emerging Canadian contemporary choreographers. One of this year’s choreographers is Lisa Emmons with her piece Boy Q. Below is what she had to say about the process of creating her new work.
My piece explores the overwhelming emotions that arise when I am absorbing the disturbing contents of the daily news, and how to collectively survive and transcend this onslaught, transforming negativity into resilience, balance, and connection. If you, too, ever find yourself disheartened and depressed by the mainstream daily news – this piece is for YOU!
Cow Over Moon Children’s Theatre is dedicated to creating and producing quality, accessible theatre productions for children and families. Founded in 1995 by a group of Grade 11 and 12 students at Cawthra Park Secondary School in Mississauga, the company now employs a group of 12 theatre practitioners to create their annual holiday show.
Sharine from The Known Unknown team here, and I am so happy to help curate The Known Unknown showcase for this year’s Kuumba festival. I remember the first show I went to in February of 2012, not knowing that I would help to coordinate the following year’s event.
I spent the Christmas holidays at home with my family. I mostly make the pilgrimage out west to visit my mother who turned 81 this December. Of course in writing these AD letters, I’ve learned that the most meaningful approach is for me to look inward and share the feelings of the show with notions and experiences that are close to home. The themes and ideas explored in The Radio Show were, coincidently, very much a part of my holiday.
Harbourfront Centre is gearing up for Kuumba. For three days (Feb. 7-9), we celebrate Black History Month with music, comedy, dance, film, family activities and of course Soca on Ice.
Nobody is more exited for a night of skating to calypso and soca chunes than CBC Toronto anchor, Dwight Drummond. He teams up with Dr. Jay de Soca Prince to get our annual carnival-themed party started.
This year, not only will Harbourfront Centre be bringing the best of the world’s international performances to Toronto with our World Stage 2014 season, but we’ll be bringing you right here to our doorstep – literally.
We’ve partnered with Uber, the app that connects you with on-demand transportation at the tap of a button, to provide special black car discount codes for new users to ride to and from your World Stage performance in style and ease.
dance Immersion, a company that has a long standing history with Harbourfront Centre’s NextSteps dance series returns next weekend with their latest presentation — Celebrating Our Men in Dance, a showcase of Canada’s finest male choreographers.
Brooklyn’s Obie Award-winning Young Jean Lee’s Theater Company is returning to World Stage with UNTITLED FEMINIST SHOW. Toronto audiences were introduced to the Korean-American playwright and director in 2012 when we presented THE SHIPMENT, a hilarious and shocking play that confronted the struggles/ stereotypes and theme of identity politics. This latest piece, which also tackles self-identity, is a play almost entirely without words – and for that matter, clothes, too.