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The ever-changing costumes of human experience

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The Dietrich Group brings This Is a Costume Drama to Harbourfront Centre’s World Stage, April 29 to May 2.  We spoke with dancer Danielle Baskerville about the inspiration behind the show, which explores the question: what do we reveal by dressing up? What is This is a Costume Drama? The essence of This Is A Costume Drama is the exploration of playing …

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Get to know one of the HATCH residents, Amelia Ehrhardt

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HATCH is a situation where new performance and new audiences encounter one another in the spirit of inquiry. This week, dance artist and choreographer Amelia Ehrhardt starts her work at the Studio Theatre. HATCH 11 Curator Evan Webber talked to her about preparation. You’ve been performing a lot as well as teaching – peripatetic, right? I often wonder whether a …

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Esmeralda Enrique’s Letters to Spain

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Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company, currently celebrating its 33rd anniversary, brings Letters to Spain to Harbourfront Centre’s NextSteps, April 24 to 26.  We spoke with Esmeralda Enrique to learn more about the upcoming performances. What are you presenting at NextSteps? Letters to Spain is a love letter of sorts from Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company artists. Through our performances, we …

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The story of our universal connection to water

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For its 25th anniversary season, Ballet Creole presents Agua Como Vida, featuring the modern and contemporary traditions of artistic director Patrick Parson and associate choreographer Gabby Kamino. Kamino’s background in dance, math and figure skating (she was a World Team Choreographer for Canadian National Figure skating Association and Olympic Competitors) influences and informs her present day work. Agua Como Vida tells the story of …

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Amelia Ehrhardt thinks about manipulation in Disabled Theater

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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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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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Forcier/Norman: When parallel paths converge

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Harbourfront Centre’s NextSteps, in partnership with DanceWorks, is thrilled to present the world premiere of DW210: Marie France Forcier and Tracey Norman’s Scars are All the Rage/what goes between, March 12 to 14. We sat down with the duo to talk about their upcoming performances. Why are you showing your work together as part of the same bill? The original …

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In Conversation with Sylvain Émard

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On February 28 Harbourfront Centre’s NextSteps, in partnership with DanceWorks, is proud to present Sylvain Émard Danse’s critically acclaimed production, Ce n’est pas la fin du monde (It’s not the end of the world). The Quebec-based company is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and Sylvain Émard gave us some insight into this milestone, as well as the piece being presented …

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Questions: On Kleist and Heti

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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 asks Ted Witzel and Lauren Gillis, also known as the red light district to share their thoughts on the World Stage co-production of All Our Happy Days Are Stupid written by Sheila Heti.

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FILM @ KUUMBA: Four free Canadian premieres

Four films make their Canadian debut this year at Harbourfront Centre’s annual Black History Month festival, Kuumba. The festival’s opening night will be celebrated with the Canadian launch of Curators of Hip-Hop, a tour through the lives of five “dreamers” looking to make their mark on the music industry. This just in: After the screening don’t miss out on an …

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