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dance Immersion returns with Expressions…Now

dance Immersion, who presented Celebrating Our Men in Dance (Canada’s finest male choreographers) earlier this year, are returning April 4-5 with Expressions…Now, a showcase —  curated by artistic director Vivine Scarlett — featuring two breathtaking companies presenting a myriad dance expressions informed by their own personal evolvement in dance.

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AD Letter: Major Tom

United Kingdom’s own Victoria Melody and her and her six-year-old basset hound, Major Tom, are in Toronto this week to present the North American premiere of the acclaimed Major Tom. Below is a message from the World Stage’s Artistic Director, Tina Rasmussen, that further contextualizes why you shouldn’t miss this performance.

The show runs February 26 – March 1 only, so get your tickets!

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Call for entries: Upload your cutest puppy pics and win a pair of tickets to see Major Tom at World Stage

Before Major Tom debuts next week, World Stage wants you to post, Tweet and upload your own Best in Show puppy pics. The competition is fierce and only the cutest will go all the way, but we want to see if your dog has what it takes to be the big winner.

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6 reasons you should be a vendor at Harbourfront Centre

If you have something to sell, we have a place for you to sell it. Whether you specialize in food, snacks, fashion, jewellery or gifts, there’s a vending opportunity waiting for you on our 10-acre waterfront site. Apply today!

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Skating is love: Yes Yes Valentines on the Natrel Rink

Having trouble deciding what to do with your valentine this year? Here’s a hot tip: nothing says I like and/or love you like a romantic skate on the scenic Natrel Rink. This Saturday night, we’re bringing YES YES Y’ALL, a queer hip hop/dancehall/rnb jam to our rink. The five person outfit will set your hearts  aflame with awesome love day tunes.

Want a taste of what to look forward to? The YES YES Y’ALL team shared a few of their fave love anthems with us.

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FRESH BLOOD 2014: Lisa Emmons

Now in its fifth year, FRESH BLOOD 2014 features innovative and exciting works by emerging Canadian contemporary choreographers. One of this year’s choreographers is Lisa Emmons with her piece Boy Q. Below is what she had to say about the process of creating her new work.

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FRESH BLOOD 2014: Corrie Sakaluk

My piece explores the overwhelming emotions that arise when I am absorbing the disturbing contents of the daily news, and how to collectively survive and transcend this onslaught, transforming negativity into resilience, balance, and connection. If you, too, ever find yourself disheartened and depressed by the mainstream daily news – this piece is for YOU!

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RAPunzel: an urban twist on the Grimm classic

Cow Over Moon Children’s Theatre is dedicated to creating and producing quality, accessible theatre productions for children and families. Founded in 1995 by a group of Grade 11 and 12 students at Cawthra Park Secondary School in Mississauga, the company now employs a group of 12 theatre practitioners to create their annual holiday show.

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The naked truth: Young Jean Lee confronts gender politics

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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10 things you need to know about Ballroom culture

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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