performing arts

Thank you for being part of another great Planet IndigenUS festival!

This past August, Planet IndigenUS celebrated the very best of Indigenous arts and culture with the co-production between the Woodland Cultural Centre in Brantford and at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto. This was the fourth time that the acclaimed multi-disciplinary festival has occurred and over the course of ten years, the festival has grown into the largest Indigenous arts festival on …

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Amelia Ehrhardt thinks about manipulation in Disabled Theater

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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Unpacking the Canadian Premiere of The Object Lesson

Every bubble needs a bit of air. Welcome to World Stage 2015 and another season of international contemporary performance. You’ve seen the line-up, now let World Stage artistic director Tina Rasmussen explain, in-depth, the story and context behind her curatorial choices. Here she talks about Geoff Sobelle’s The Object Lesson which, fresh off a sold out run at BAM, opens …

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Questions: On Kleist and Heti

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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Listen, there’s something in the air…

Another season of World Stage is around the corner. World Stage is Harbourfront Centre’s signature series of contemporary and international performance, and this year we’ve programmed 10 dimensional and exciting events and performances that capture the spirit — and cultural dialogue — of today. Before you visit the theatre, dig a little deeper into the stories behind each performance with this …

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World Stage and Series 8:08 – advancing artists together

Are you a local artist looking to develop your skills with some of the world’s most innovative and groundbreaking performance leaders? You’ll definitely want to check out the series of labworks World Stage is offering in partnership with Series 8:08.

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Our Last Picture: A choreographic experiment

As our HATCH season continues, we welcome México/Costa Rica born and Montréal and Toronto based artist Andréa de Keijzer with her piece Our Last Picture. This group dance piece, which is an adaptation of Esthel Vogrig’s solo Mi Ultima Foto (My Last Photo), examines the moments that exist before and after a photograph, a performance and an event.

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She She Pop’s Testament: Not your typical take on The Bard

The World Stage performance She She Pop & Their Fathers: Testament, the third chapter in a Shakespearean triptych, which also included Othello, c’est qui and LEAR, is far from a standard adaption of the text. Cast members appear onstage with their real-life fathers to examine issues inspired by the original piece, but with a contemporary twist.

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A fabulous re-imagining of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s iconic bed-ins

HATCH, Harbourfront Centre’s annual performing arts residency programme, returns this month with four performances by rising, local artists. We launch the season with Reena Katz, who marks her first foray into a theatrical space with love takes the worry out of being close: public assemblies in bed with queers, a queer re-imagining of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s iconic bed-ins.

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The Chimera Project Returns For Our 2013 NextSteps Season

Renowned contemporary dance company, The Chimera Project, bring two exciting presentations to the 2013 NextSteps season. The first being FRESH BLOOD, now it’s fourth year. It’s a showcase of young, emerging, contemporary choreographers of various dance styles. FRESH BLOOD will include performances from a huge selection of choreographers such as Sarain Carson-Fox (winner of an Aboriginal Achievement Award), Justin De Bernardi (winner of the Ryerson Theatre Dance Award as well as the founder of Dynamic Dance Workshop Company) and more!

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