audience participation

See the light at vox:lumen

In vox:lumen, the world premiere of a new contemporary performance piece by choreographer William Yong of Zata Omm Dance Projects, dancers are illuminated by energy generated from their own movement, renewable sources and the audience. It’s the biggest experiment staging sustainability in Canadian dance/theatre history, and is made possible by the multi-year partnerships with Harbourfront Centre, York University and Aesthetec …

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Listen, there’s something in the air…

Another season of World Stage is around the corner. World Stage is Harbourfront Centre’s signature series of contemporary and international performance, and this year we’ve programmed 10 dimensional and exciting events and performances that capture the spirit — and cultural dialogue — of today. Before you visit the theatre, dig a little deeper into the stories behind each performance with this …

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Digital BlackBox present the final Hatch show of the season

The Studio Theatre has been transformed into a motion capture technology hub this week as Digital BlackBox rehearses for the final Hatch presentation of 2014, Faster Than Night. Be sure to come down to Harbourfront Centre this Saturday May 3rd at 2pm or 8pm to see this novel melding of live performance and 3-D animation.

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A disturbance in the force

During this past weekend’s Classical V: Brass Festival, youngsters on-site were invited make their very own trumpets, and then join in a very special performance of The Imperial March on The Redpath Stage. Imagine their surprise when a very special conductor showed up.

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What’s your recipe?

Recipe Roots is a new initiative at Harbourfront Centre in partnership with FoodShare that celebrates the histories and recipes that make up Canada’s culinary landscape. All summer long and culminating at Hot & Spicy Food Festival, Recipe Roots explores Harbourfront Centre’s curatorial theme of Terrain and encourages the passing down of recipes from generation to generation.

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Free Flicks Audience Choice: vote for your favourite film!

The choice is yours now! On August 28th, 2013, at 9PM, we’ll be having our final Free Flicks screening! One of three movies will be played – Fantastic Mr. Fox, Moulin Rouge, or Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow. It’s up to you to vote and ultimately decide how we’ll close out Free Flicks 2013!

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Get us into Guinness: Be a part of the world’s largest dance freeze!

Harbourfront Centre is attempting to set (another) world record this Canada Day! With your help, we can get into Guinness for the world’s largest dance freeze. Everyone of all ages/groups/skill levels are invited to come down and help us make this happen. You can even practice beforehand, too! During our Canada Day Weekend Celebrations, Jade Hip Hop Academy will teach everyone the moves for the dance freeze. Then, with DJ Manifest on the wheels of steel, we’ll make dance history.

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The Tale of Harbourfront Centre: Your story will help us tell ours

Harbourfront Centre has been delivering high quality cultural programming for the past 40 years. From unforgettable concerts, lectures, exhibits to performances, hosting names like Celine Dion, Oscar Peterson, Spalding Gray, Philip Glass, Joni Mitchell, Peter Gabriel, Quincy Jones, Jim Carrey and many more. We’ve been a Toronto destination that has played a part in the lives of many of the cities residents.

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KAMP: Important, brave and stunning

Last night, Hotel Modern’s chilling depiction of a day in the life of Auschwitz during the Second World War, KAMP, began it’s five-show run at Harbourfront Centre. Using a scale model of the site and thousands of puppets, this performance is, as Phil Taylor put it, “brave in the telling and provocative.”

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What is winter in Canada?

For the final HATCH presentation, multidisciplinary Winterreise Collective is exploring Franz Schubert’s celebrated song cycle through the personal lens of the diverse Canadian experience. Part concert, part play, part dance and part memoir, Winterreise Projekt weaves the classic and the contemporary, the public and the private, into a distinctly Canadian tapestry of winter.

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