behind the scenes

Behind-the-scenes with Kaeja d’Dance

In this video, Toronto dance legends Allen and Karen Kaeja of Kaeja d’Dance give us a sneak peak at the pieces they will be performing as part of their 25th Anniversary Season at Harbourfront Centre’s NextSteps, March 24 to 28. It’s been a while since Allen has appeared in Karen’s work — watch the video to find out just how …

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Behind the scenes with Erin Brubacher, All Our Happy Days Are Stupid

Erin Brubacher, co-artistic producer of Suburban Beast and co-director of the highly anticipated All Our Happy Days Are Stupid, gave us a raw, behind the scenes look into one of the first rehearsals with the company. The production, set to launch the World Stage season next week, features eight original songs by indie rock musician Dan Bejar, (Destroyer and The …

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A celebration of Canadian women in song dazzles The WestJet Stage

This past Canada Day we celebrated our nations 146th birthday in style. Audiences were treated to a very special concert experience Celebrating Canada Women In Song featuring five leading Canadian artists:  Kiran Ahluwalia, Tanya Tagaq, Lorraine Klaasen, Jackie Richardson, Jane Bunnett and the Canada Day All Stars Band (assembled especially for this show). After opening with a group number, each woman showcased two songs, which were arranged specially for this concert to feature collaborations with the other women.

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Ame Henderson/Public Recordings rehearse what we are saying on Toronto island

Ame Henderson/Public Recordings are bringing the innovative what we are saying to The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery as part of the 2013 World Stage season. Last week we joined Katie McMillan on a mid-day trip to Gibraltar Point Centre for the Arts to catch a rehearsal of the piece. This world premiere runs May 22-25 and shouldn’t be missed. Looking for more info on the performance? Check …

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Sneaking a peek: Katie McMillan on Public Recordings’ latest world premiere

Last week I had the opportunity to catch a sneak-peek of the upcoming Public Recordings premiere of what we are saying. The work is complex and speaks to a number of relevant conversations regarding performance and social relationships in the here and now. What follows is just a few (of many) issues that this creation brings into focus.

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An “average” day in Outdoor Education at Harbourfront Centre

Every Spring, our School Visits team takes an outdoor perspective with the return of our ever-popular Outdoor Education programme. Featuring a combination of on land and on the water activities, roughly 3500 students got outside and enjoyed our great programmes last year!

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A decorated Olympia cleans The Natrel Rink during private event

During a private event last night (Prom On Ice) a decorated Olympia cleaned the ice, while prom staple “When a Man Loves A Woman” played in the background.

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Camps, what Summer was made for!

On the third floor of the Harbourfront Centre, the Design Communications department – which houses the Social Media team – sits adjacent to the Harbourfront Camps department. This means that the sounds of ringing telephones and echoes from counselors’ walkie-talkies assault constantly berate our serene work environment.

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Behind The Scenes: Harbourfront Craft Dept

A behind the scenes look at the Craft Department at Harbourfront Centre. Originally made for the 2009 Cheongju International Craft Biennale.

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