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Announcing the winners of our Canada Day food competitions!

By Mary Luz Mejia This Canada Day at the Harbourfront Centre literally brought sweet surprises by the box load to Canadians from near and far. On the food side of things, I was brought in to MC/host our two, Canada food friendly competitions with a Canadiana theme: Mad for Maple and the Great Canadian Candy Crush. In each round of …

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Queens Quay opening weekend was full of activity

  By: Colin Marsh For locals and visitors alike, last weekend was keenly anticipated! Friday marked the official re-opening of Queen’s Quay Boulevard West. Gone were the fences, machinery and diversions, replaced with a record-attempting ribbon cutting, free flowing traffic and cyclists and rollerbladers taking advantage of the new bike lanes! Visitors to the waterfront were spoilt for choice. Party On …

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Young Jean Lee: Thinking like a man

By Dylan Schoenmakers The latest play by the unstoppable Young Jean Lee, concluding the World Stage 2015 season from June 3-6, announces itself as brashly as its subject might: STRAIGHT WHITE MEN. In an age where ‘privilege’ seems to be a prevalent cultural concern, what three words could be more synonymous with the group who most profit by and disregard …

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Clowning Around: The Art of the Clown

Circus Sessions is a weeklong workshop produced by Femmes du Feu and CCAFT that takes place at the Harbourfront Centre Theatre. A selection of contemporary circus artists from across Canada will have the opportunity to work with an internationally renowned mentor to explore and experiment, culminating in two nights of performances for the public.   By Jackie Houghton The word …

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Dalisa Pigram shares the story behind Gudirr Gudirr

Gudirr Gudirr runs May 6 to 9 as part of World Stage. Here, the co-artistic director of Marrugeku, Dalisa Pigram, writes about the impetus behind this piece exploring the legacy and future of Australia’s indigenous and immigrant population. When someone looks at me or at anyone, that person begins to make a story. My story is influenced by many things. …

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Q&A with HATCH artists, WIVES on This Is a Costume Drama

HATCH is a situation where new performance and new audiences encounter one another in the spirit of inquiry. This year, artists participating in the HATCH residency are sharing insight on their projects in relation to the other work playing here at Harbourfront Centre – thinking through and sharing ideas across our performing arts programming. In this post, curator Evan Webber …

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Don’t Drop the Ball: Object Manipulation

Circus Sessions is produced by Femmes du Feu with artistic partners CCAFT. It is a weeklong creative laboratory and think-tank for 15 Canadian and international contemporary circus artists. Fred Deb, an aerial circus artist from France, will mentor and guide the artists through the creative process. This initiative spans the five families of circus: Aerial, Acrobatics, Balancing, Object Manipulation and …

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Welcome to the 2015 Camps season!

A note from Camps registrar Kayla Madlener as our Camps season gets underway. Registration is still open for March Break Camps, and Summer enrolment continues. Join today! Welcome to the 2015 Camps season! We’re always happy to see familiar faces, and excited to meet new-comers to our programmes. Although you might not know it, you have probably communicated with me …

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Falling Is Not An Option: The Art of Balancing

Circus Sessions is produced by Femmes du Feu with artistic partners CCAFT. It is a weeklong creative laboratory and think-tank for 15 Canadian and international contemporary circus artists. Fred Deb, an aerial circus artist from France, will mentor and guide the artists through the creative process. This initiative spans the five families of circus: Aerial, Acrobatics, Balancing, Object Manipulation and …

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Becoming Circus

Circus Sessions is produced by Femmes du Feu with artistic partners CCAFT. It is a weeklong creative laboratory and think-tank for 15 Canadian and international contemporary circus artists. Fred Deb, an aerial circus artist from France, will mentor and guide the artists through the creative process. This initiative spans the five families of circus: Aerial, Acrobatics, Balancing, Object Manipulation and …

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