Life is short – Learning to Skate as an Adult

Learning to Skate as an Adult

Taking skating lessons as an adult can seem unnerving and even a little uncomfortable, but after lacing up your skates and getting onto the rink it can also feel freeing, enjoyable and fun! We spoke to Learn to Skate participant Karti about her experience with the program. 1. What inspired you to take skating lessons? About three years ago I …

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Germinal creates a world on stage

Photo: Alain Rico

Many are familiar with Madame Bovary, Gustave Flaubert’s now-classic novel of a woman longing for escape from her provincial life. The tragedy of the novel stems from Emma Bovary’s active imagination and her disconnect from reality: Because of the dullness of her life, Emma habitually romanticizes wealth and love, a conflict that drives her to debt, an adulterous affair, and ultimately …

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Interview with the Quirkalicious Lady Anne-Marie Woods aka Amani

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This year, Kuumba will present its first free comedy show in years, Black Like She – Women in Comedy Showcase. Featuring Anne-Marie Woods, Zabrina Chavannes, Keesha Brownie and Coko & Daphney, these comedians take a tongue-in-cheek approach to being a Black woman in Canada. We had a chance to sit down with the brains behind Black Like She – Women …

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Harbourfront Centre welcomes the 23rd edition of DanceWeekend

Photo by Craig Chambers

From contemporary innovation, to the beauty of traditional styles, Dance Ontario’s DanceWeekend’16, part of NextSteps, showcases some of Ontario’s most dazzling and diverse companies. Don’t miss the world premieres of two commissioned works, Jacqueries – Part 2 and D’arc, from two uniquely gifted choreographers! Jacqueries, directed by Jacob Niedzwiecki, assembles some of Toronto’s best performers, designers, and crew around a single …

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Learn to Skate Quick Tip: How to do a Crossover

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Skating season has finally arrived and we’ve got just the thing to get you looking smooth on the ice! Harbourfront Centre’s Learn to Skate programme has teamed up with RBC Olympian and 5X world champion, 3X Olympic gold medalist and all-around Canadian hockey great – Jennifer Botterill – to share some quick tips on how to make this skating season …

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Learn to Skate Quick Tip: How to Skate Backwards

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Skating season has finally arrived and we’ve got just the thing to get you back on the ice! Harbourfront Centre’s Learn to Skate programme has teamed up with RBC Olympian and 5X world champion, 3X Olympic gold medalist and all-around Canadian hockey great – Jennifer Botterill – to share some quick tips on how to make this skating season your …

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Learn to Skate Quick Tip: How to Stop

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Skating season has finally arrived and we’ve got just the thing to get you back on the ice! Harbourfront Centre’s Learn to Skate programme has teamed up with RBC Olympian and 5X world champion, 3X Olympic gold medalist and all-around Canadian hockey great – Jennifer Botterill – to share some quick tips on how to make this skating season your …

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WINTERSONG: A reflection on the past and present

WinterSong

Written by Natasha Poon Woo, Rehersal Director for WinterSong For Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre’s (CCDT) dancers, every September brings excitement and anticipation for one special performance: WinterSong.  Now in its 28th incarnation and seventh presentation as part of NextSteps, WinterSong – dances for a sacred season returns once again to the Fleck Dance Theatre December 11-12, with a program of …

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The story behind SUNYA

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By Elisabeth Rouleau, Sinha Danse Acclaimed Montreal companies Sinha Danse and Constantinople have collaborated to create SUNYA, a dance and music spectacular that captures the essence of migration., This stunning work, which explores the universal quest for identity, is on a Canadian tour that stops in Nanaimo, Vancouver and finally Toronto, as part of the NextSteps series, from November 19–21. It all started in 2011 when Roger Sinha improvised …

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An inside look at Armband, Human Body Expression’s upcoming premiere at NextSteps

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By Natasha Poon Woo, Human Body Expression The world premiere of Hanna Kiel’s Armband, part of the 2015/16 NextSteps series, explores the implications of power, authority and corruption. Performed by a commanding group of dancers, Andrea Gregorio, Kate Holden, Ryan Lee, Daniel McArthur, Sahara Morimoto, Erin Poole, and Anisa Tejpar, the piece delves into how these archetypes can affect both …

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