Denise Fujiwara brings Christian Bök’s Eunoia to life

It took acclaimed writer Christian Bök seven years to complete his poetic masterpiece Eunoia — a five-chapter anthology that consists of univocalics (using one vowel per chapter).

Denise Fujiwara, artistic director of Fujiwara Dance Inventions, was first introduced to the book when her husband brought it home. She was instantly intrigued and decided that it would be an extremely interesting score to a dance piece. With Christian’s blessing, Denise and her dancers embarked on a five-year process, culminating into a 65-minute show that’s premiering at World Stage this month.

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FIXT POINT share their thoughts on The Big Idea: Legacy

In our 40th anniversary year at Harbourfront Centre, we are exploring The Big Idea: Legacy. Legacy is the essential contribution of the past that acknowledges the present. It is a magnificent merging of past desire and future promise. In legacy the past and present come together to create fundamental meaning.

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DJ Skate Nights draw to a close

Now it’s time, to say goodbye to all our company. This weekend marks the final DJ Skate Night of the 2013/2014 season. Up to now, we’ve hosted some of Toronto’s premier DJs who’ve turned the Natrel Rink into a dance party on ice every Saturday night from 8-11 p.m. What can we say, it’s been an incredible season.

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AD Letter: Major Tom

United Kingdom’s own Victoria Melody and her and her six-year-old basset hound, Major Tom, are in Toronto this week to present the North American premiere of the acclaimed Major Tom. Below is a message from the World Stage’s Artistic Director, Tina Rasmussen, that further contextualizes why you shouldn’t miss this performance.

The show runs February 26 – March 1 only, so get your tickets!

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Call for entries: Upload your cutest puppy pics and win a pair of tickets to see Major Tom at World Stage

Before Major Tom debuts next week, World Stage wants you to post, Tweet and upload your own Best in Show puppy pics. The competition is fierce and only the cutest will go all the way, but we want to see if your dog has what it takes to be the big winner.

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Never Forgive Action with DJs Numeric and Dalia

We’re drawing ever so close to end of our DJ Skate Nights season. This week, we’re doing something special and enlisting Never Forgive Action (NFA) to rock the Natrel Rink — and trust us, they take the term “hip hop you don’t stop” very seriously. NFA, the good folks behind Hip Hop Karaoke (HHK), is an organization that’s been involved in a variety of shows in Toronto including: DJ Cash Money, Prince Paul, Jazzy Jay, DJ Evil Dee (Black Moon), Killa-Jewel, P-Love, Skratch Bastid and many more. DJ Numeric and DJ Dalia will be holding it down as you and your  crew skate the scenic Natrel Rink to the sounds of hip hop’s golden era.

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A Soldier’s Tale: examing the ugly realities of war

Signal Theatre’s A Soldier’s Tale makes its world premiere this month at NextSteps. Directed and choreographed by Michael Greyeyes and co-produced with the National Arts Centre and the Canada Dance Festival, the performance boasts a 13-member cast, many of whom are acclaimed choreographers and artistic directors in their own right.

A Soldier’s Tale embraces all that Signal Theatre stands for by shedding light on the unfortunate realities soldiers and their loved ones are forced to face, broadening the audience’s political and social awareness.

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6 reasons you should be a vendor at Harbourfront Centre

If you have something to sell, we have a place for you to sell it. Whether you specialize in food, snacks, fashion, jewellery or gifts, there’s a vending opportunity waiting for you on our 10-acre waterfront site. Apply today!

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From the folks that brought you Dachshund UN…

We’re no strangers to dog shows here at Harbourfront Centre. Many of you may remember last year’s landmark World Stage presentation of Dachshund UN, which featured dozens of locally recruited dogs. You’ll find that Victoria Melody’s Major Tom barks up a similar tree, putting a canine companion, once again, under the spotlight.

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Skating is love: Yes Yes Valentines on the Natrel Rink

Having trouble deciding what to do with your valentine this year? Here’s a hot tip: nothing says I like and/or love you like a romantic skate on the scenic Natrel Rink. This Saturday night, we’re bringing YES YES Y’ALL, a queer hip hop/dancehall/rnb jam to our rink. The five person outfit will set your hearts  aflame with awesome love day tunes.

Want a taste of what to look forward to? The YES YES Y’ALL team shared a few of their fave love anthems with us.

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