First talkshow of the World Stage 2013 Season


Last night was Grupo Corpo‘s second performance of Sem Mim & Ímã in the Fleck Dance Theatre as part of World Stage 2013. Following the performance was our first talkshow of the season, hosted by Francisco Alvarez.

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Grupo Corpo: Painting Movement


Sigh. Something feels so good about being back at World Stage. It took me a while to put my finger on exactly what it is that feels so good about it. The season does look great – I know one gender/performance theory nut that nearly jumped out of her pants when she discovered World Stage would be producing a ‘Lady Lear’ (you can’t see this but I’m pointing at myself).

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Beep! Why You Need to Self Edit


Author Brian Francis, alongside Doubleday Canada senior editor, Nita Pronovost, will present Editing 101 on Saturday, February 23. It’s an intensive one-day workshop that focuses on the fundamentals of self editing your fiction writing, including tips on dialogue and structure, improving a reader’s response to your work and how to take your manuscript to the next level.

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Grupo Corpo’s triumphant return to World Stage

Brazil’s Grupo Corpo returned to World Stage last night, performing a double-bill of dance to a full house at the Fleck Dance Theatre. The performance was the first of a five-night run.

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Series 8:08 expands Alternative Technique Class programme with World Stage partnership

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Series 8:08’s Alternative Technique Class (ATC) programme was founded in 1998 by past co-artistic director Jessica Runge. The programme offers innovative professional development workshops to dance artists, taught by established dancers. The workshops provide opportunities to explore alternative techniques and practices, as well as the creative visions and processes of diverse dance artists.

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World Stage artistic director Tina Rasmussen discusses Toronto Dance Theatre’s Everyday Anthems

“Sometimes you have to put your chips behind an artist . . . and spin the wheel,” says Tina Rasmussen. “And I put all of my chips there. I think [Strauss] is pretty exciting.”

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Street Dance Academy at Harbourfront Centre!

Street Dance Academy will be presenting here at Harbourfront Centre, showcasing their best performance routines as a part of our HarbourKIDS Skating Festival. The Street Dance Canada Showcase will not only be an integral part of the festivities but it is also the qualifier for the World Street Dance Championships, so you can expect to be captivated by moves that have been practiced day in and day out by dedicated youngsters with huge hopes.

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Remarkable Brazilian Dance Company Grupo Corpo heats up Toronto


I first saw this company in 2000, and was blown away by the physical strength and grace of the company’s male and female dancers. Grupo Corpo takes classical dance to another level by incorporating Brazilian folkloric movement such as frevo, caboclinho, capoeira, samba, afro, and much more. The distinct choreography, a distinguishing facet of Grupo Corpo, carries the richness of Brazilian culture to the stage.

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Valentine’s Day jams with DJ Lissa Monét


Stylus Female DJ Award winner DJ Lissa Monét has a simple motto: “Good music is good music, no matter what your genre preference is.” She’s spun everywhere from New York to Africa and now we’re lucky enough to have “the go-to girl” for all things new, innovative and exclusive here at Harbourfront Centre for a V-Day Dance party on The Natrel® Rink. To …

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World Stage artistic director Tina Rasmussen discusses Philip McKee’s LEAR

In 2011, a reimagined LEAR came to HATCH, and it was anything but your average take on Shakespeare’s tragedy.

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