FRESH BLOOD 2013: Meredith Anderson


Now in its fourth year, FRESH BLOOD 2013 features innovative and exciting works by emerging Canadian contemporary choreographers. One of this year’s choreographers is Meredith Anderson with her new piece, State of Being. Below is what she had to say about her upcoming presentation: My name is Meredith Anderson from MADInception. I’m so excited to be involved in FRESH BLOOD this year! State of Being is my first …

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FRESH BLOOD 2013: Emilio Colalillo


During these past months, myself Emilio Colalillo and Samantha Raymond, from EmilioMOVEMENT, have been preparing and rehearsing my duet, AVIDITA. We are in intense rehearsals trying to perfect and create new lifts and partner work in a unique way. The lifts have been very interesting to do as each time we practice, we find new and inventive ways to create, edit, and find interesting transitions into each lift.

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Q-Rock the Toronto Bronx Native


Hip hop culture has always been open to the integration of different musical styles, techniques, genres, developments and changes. Widely recognized as a powerful and universal tool for unifying people of all classes, ages and races, the culture has seen different people from all over the globe use it as a form of expression, empowerment and communication. MC/dancer Q-Rock has used the five elements to infuse his culturally rich music and unique perspective, as a Nipissing, Ontario native, into the urban scene.

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FRESH BLOOD 2013: Anjelica Scannura


Now in its fourth year, FRESH BLOOD 2013 features innovative and exciting works by emerging Canadian contemporary choreographers. One of this year’s Choreographers is Anjelica Scannura, co-Artistic Director of Ritmo Flamenco, with her piece Al-Maktoob (That What Is Written).

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The Chimera Project Returns For Our 2013 NextSteps Season


Renowned contemporary dance company, The Chimera Project, bring two exciting presentations to the 2013 NextSteps season. The first being FRESH BLOOD, now it’s fourth year. It’s a showcase of young, emerging, contemporary choreographers of various dance styles. FRESH BLOOD will include performances from a huge selection of choreographers such as Sarain Carson-Fox (winner of an Aboriginal Achievement Award), Justin De Bernardi (winner of the Ryerson Theatre Dance Award as well as the founder of Dynamic Dance Workshop Company) and more!

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: The SoundClash Music Award


Are you an independent music artist living in the GTA? Harbourfront Centre is once again giving you a shot at not only a total of $10,000 in prizes, but also a chance to play live on our site during the summer season.

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The Little Pear Garden Collective Explore The Aesthetics Of Chinese Performing Arts

Celebrating its 20th year, The Little Pear Garden Collective will be hosting, in association with World Stage, a symposium and workshop series on the aesthetics of Chinese performing arts March 23, 24.

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Dancers Battle It Out For $1000


Beat Nation at The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, is an exhibition comprised of Aboriginal urban art, dance and music, all of which come together in the Beat Nation All Styles Dance Battle! The two on two dance competition, where the winner will take home a cash prize of $1000 dollars, is taking place March 22nd.

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“The Wheel is come Full Circle”: Katie McMillan on why McKee’s LEAR is for today’s world


The thing about timeless classics is that they’re not. Timeless, that is. If I learned anything studying theatre and performance in grad school, it’s that terms like ‘timeless’ and ‘universal’, so often used to describe the arts, are desperately in need of qualifiers. Let me give you an example: Thornton Wilder’s Our Town is ‘universal’ – for white people. The Odyssey is ‘timeless’ – if you’re a dude.

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Artistic director of World Stage discusses TAO Dance Theater’s Weight x3 & 2

Since 2008, TAO Dance Theater, led by artistic director and choreographer Tao Ye, have played to sold-out houses in New York, London, Sydney, Montreal and Ottawa. They have appeared at contemporary dance festivals in South Korea and Poland, establishing themselves as one of the most interesting up-and-coming contemporary dance companies to come out of China.

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