The return of DJ medicineman

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This Saturday, DJ medicineman returns to The Natrel® Rink with a playlist of his signature brand of electro swing for us to bounce to at our latest DJ Skate Nights event! For those of you unfamiliar, electro swing is an infectious new genre that blends 1920s ragtime and blues with house, dub reggae, drum ‘n’ bass and hip hop, creating …

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What is Ame Henderson saying?

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Public Recordings collaborators Bojana Stancic, Sherri Hay, Frank Cox-O’Connell, Stephen Thompson and Ame Henderson just returned from a creation residency at Dance4 in Nottingham, UK where they worked on what we are saying, part of Harbourfront Centre’s World Stage 2013 lineup, May 22-25. Read on for some insight into Ame Henderson’s journey and collaboration with Dance4, and how the experience …

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Learn to Skate Quick Tip: Falling

Everyone falls from time to time, whether you’re new to skating or have been lacing up for years! While most of us don’t like landing on the ice, knowing how to fall safely (and, of course, how to get back up) can help prevent skating injuries, especially in adults.

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Kuumba returns to Harbourfront Centre

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Kuumba, Harbourfront Centre’s Black History Month celebration, returns February 1-3. With its Swahili roots, Kuumba hopes to deeply engross all of you in the creativity of it’s extensive lineup. The festival features a plethora of events through which the vision of Kuumba will be expressed. The Story of Lover’s Rock, directed by award-winning director/producer Menelik Shabazz, will be making its …

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Meet DJ Manifest

Meet DJ Manifest. He’s been rocking clubs, radios and festivals with brilliant DJ sets for the last 14 years of his professional career.

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Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers pay tribute to Rachel Browne

As our Next Steps season continues Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers (WCD), Canada’s oldest modern dance company, will honour their beloved founder, Rachel Browne, by remounting nine of her signature works from 1964 through 2012. We spoke with them to find out more about Rachel Browne, her lasting influence/legacy, the Winnipeg dance scene and what audiences can expect from the January 12th presentation of …

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Learn to Skate Quick Tip: Posture

Proper posture is the key to good balance and to staying on your feet. Shoulders back and down, feet apart, knees bent, and, above all, keep your head up! While we probably should stand like this without our skates on, most of us don’t. Paying attention to how you hold your body on the ice will improve your stride and …

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DJ M-Rock Will Rock With Us at Harbourfront Centre

What would our DJ Skate Nights series be without the critically acclaimed DJ M-Rock? With his mixtape series, he’s gained a massive following as well as head nods from visionaries/pioneers such as Pete Rock, Just Blaze and more. M-Rock is the resident DJ for boutique club F-Stop where Shaq, actor Ryan Gosling, Drake and designer Marc Ecko have all complimented him personally …

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Baba Kahn Brings Bollywood Back to Harbourfront Centre

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One of Canada’s most celebrated DJ’s, Baba Kahn is poised to take over the Natrel Rink during the holidays.

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Courses & Workshops: Five questions with artist Duncan Newman

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Duncan Newman is a Toronto-based artist. This January, he’ll be teaching intro- and intermediate-level drawing courses as part of Courses & Workshops. We recently spoke with Duncan to chat about his art, thoughts on teaching and advice for first-time artists.

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