Contemporary Circus can be _______.

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Circus Sessions is produced by Femmes du Feu with artistic partners CCAFT. It is a weeklong creative laboratory and think-tank for 20 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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Shore Lunch: addressing the layered history of Toronto’s shoreline


We interviewed Fresh Ground new works commissioned artist Lisa Myers about her multidisciplinary, three form work entitled Shore Lunch. In her own words, Shore Lunch is a multi-site art venue that takes the form of a camp kitchen. Inspired by stories of her Mother’s fishing skills and her love for pulling up on an island and frying up fish over a fire, Lisa Myers created this project to think more about the layers of history around the Great Lakes from an Indigenous perspective and to camp out for a while to acknowledge the different kinds of sustenance we get from this place.

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Join our virtual 40th birthday party! Tune in to The Tale of Harbourfront Centre.


The Tale of Harbourfront Centre brings archives, interviews and forgotten tales to centre stage – an ironic play on performance. Theatre and media company FIXT POINT, led by Lisa Marie DiLiberto and Charles Ketchabaw, have captured the collective community memory of our site and the millions of people who have experienced it over the last 40 years. 

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Summer of wonder


From May to October, Harbourfront Centre presents its exciting summer lineup of arts and cultural programming from around the world, featuring artists from South Asia to Africa, China to Brazil, Israel to the Caribbean and more. With returning staples such as Canada Day and Hot & Spicy Food Festival alongside new — soon to be favourite — festivals such as Habari Africa Festival and China Now, we definitely have something for everyone to get excited about.

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10 things you need to know about Ballroom culture

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We’re only a few days away from The #artlive Vogue Ball, which is the official launch of our World Stage 2014 season. For those of you 007s that are still in the shade about what the ballroom culture is all about, we’ve compiled a list of ten things you NEED to know.

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Q&A with international comedian Frankie “Trixx” Agyemang


Multi-talented comedian Frankie Agyemang, better known as Trixx, is joining a side splitting all-star comedy line-up during Kuumba Comedy Night: Celebrating our Identity. A regular on Much Music’s Video On Trial, Trixx has built a strong reputation, performing — locally and abroad — alongside acts like Russell Peters and Aries Spears.

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Kuumba: showcasing the vitality of Toronto’s African and Caribbean communities

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“Kuumba” – the Swahili word for “creativity” – has become synonymous with showcasing the best local, national and international artists of African and Caribbean heritage at Harbourfront Centre during Black History Month. This February, Kuumba returns with an amazing programme of events that range from musical performances, comedy and dance, to a soca jam on ice. There is literally something for everyone.

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Winter is (almost) here


This past weekend’s HarbourKIDS: Thanksgiving festival, unfortunately, marked the end of a long, albeit very exciting, summer season. However, that also means that an exciting winter season is around the corner. Harbourfront Centre is the perfect winter escape, offering up a plethora of diverse programming. We truly have something for everyone as the temperature begins to drop.

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Taiko drumming at the heart of Toronto’s waterfront

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Nagata Shachu is a Japanese taiko-drumming band based in Toronto. They use taiko drums, a traditional Japanese instrument, to play new, innovative, and exciting music.

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White Jade: traditional with a twist

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White Jade is a band from China that adds a twist to traditional Chinese music by adding electronic rhythms and pairing it with high-tech visuals to create a live performance that is out of this world. The group has been together for almost two years and has already released their debut self-titled album. It was recorded overseas in England, with …

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