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BroadFish: examining our obsession with Fairy Tales, magic and weddings

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Award winning actor writer and producer Melissa D’Agostino is in the Studio Theatre this week preparing for the public presentation of her new work BroadFish this Saturday April 19th at 8pm as part of HATCH 2014. BroadFish is a live theatre experiment that integrates folktales, music, improvisation and motion pictures to explore the thin line between reality and fantasy, relationships and romance, and the power of myth in our everyday lives.

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HATCH 2014 launches with #legacy

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The first HATCH company of the 2014 season loaded in to the Studio Theatre today. Rob Kempson and the team behind #legacy will be in residence this week, working on an exciting project that explores the idea of legacy as seen through the eyes of 3 women over the age of 65 and Twitter. How are our representations of self defined by this particular online media and what is ultimately left behind? Join them for presentations at 2:00pm and 8:00pm this Saturday April 12th to be a part of this touching performance experiment.

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A body of possibilities: Body Percussion Festival comes to NextSteps

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March 28-30 the inaugural Body Percussion Festival — featuring dance, voice and movement arts that create rhythm through the body — is coming to our NextSteps season. Curated by Viv Moore, the festival features performances by local, national and international artists such as Keith Terry, SlapJazzDanny and Kerry Fletcher and NextSteps affiliate Esmeralda Enrique celebrating all the ways the body makes music. Only one constraint — absolutely no recorded music allowed.

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Circle of Bricks: a tribute to a teacher

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Rina Singha, at the age of 76, continues to dazzle as she pays tribute to her guru, Shambhu Maharaj, with Circle of Bricks – part of our NextSteps season. Artistic Director of Rina Singha Kathak Dance Organization, Rina has had an extraordinary career as a solo Kathak performer and choreographer spanning upwards of five decades. This production, which also features The Tower, a contemporary retelling of the story of Babel, runs March 20-22.

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Denise Fujiwara brings Christian Bök’s Eunoia to life

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It took acclaimed writer Christian Bök seven years to complete his poetic masterpiece Eunoia — a five-chapter anthology that consists of univocalics (using one vowel per chapter).

Denise Fujiwara, artistic director of Fujiwara Dance Inventions, was first introduced to the book when her husband brought it home. She was instantly intrigued and decided that it would be an extremely interesting score to a dance piece. With Christian’s blessing, Denise and her dancers embarked on a five-year process, culminating into a 65-minute show that’s premiering at World Stage this month.

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FIXT POINT share their thoughts on The Big Idea: Legacy

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In our 40th anniversary year at Harbourfront Centre, we are exploring The Big Idea: Legacy. Legacy is the essential contribution of the past that acknowledges the present. It is a magnificent merging of past desire and future promise. In legacy the past and present come together to create fundamental meaning.

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6 ways to have a blast at HarbourKIDS Skating Festival

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Turn off the TV! Put down your tablet! HarbourKIDS: Skating Festival, presented by RBC Play Hockey, is happening Feb. 16-17 and it’s packed with spectacular wintry activities to keep the entire family entertained.

Here are six ways you can join in on the fun.

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The naked truth: Young Jean Lee confronts gender politics

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Brooklyn’s Obie Award-winning Young Jean Lee’s Theater Company is returning to World Stage with UNTITLED FEMINIST SHOW. Toronto audiences were introduced to the Korean-American playwright and director in 2012 when we presented THE SHIPMENT, a hilarious and shocking play that confronted the struggles/ stereotypes and theme of identity politics. This latest piece, which also tackles self-identity, is a play almost entirely without words – and for that matter, clothes, too.

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The Radio Show makes its Canadian premiere at World Stage

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At 6:07 pm EST on Tuesday, September 8, 2009, WAMO-FM discontinued broadcasting. Its last song was Boyz II Men’s It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday, which was followed by silence. The death of the station, which first signed on in 1960, left Pittsburgh without any urban-format radio. It was also during this time that Kyle Abraham’s father lost his use of language to Alzheimer’s. This is the personal foundation that gave birth to The Radio Show an elegy to the motown and hip hop played on WAMO-FM and the effects of aphasia on a family.

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Wintersong: a holiday tradition

The Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre (CCDT) brings NextSteps a show to remember year after year. They will be gracing our stage this week with WinterSong – dances for a sacred season – now in it’s 26 year. Canada’s finest dancers, musicians and choreographers will grace our stage once again and present a holiday show that’s perfect for the whole family.

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