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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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Edwin Yearwood & Krosfyah will have “de Vibe Feeling Right” for one night at Harbourfront Centre

Harbourfront Centre’s popular Island Soul festival, which brings the Caribbean legacy to the shores of Lake Ontario, kicks off its four-day festival (August 1–4) with a concert not to be missed: Edwin Yearwood & Krosfyah.

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A new outlook on an ancient Chinese tale

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Little Pear Garden Collective is proud to present Venom of Love, a world premiere making its debut at Harbourfront Centre’s Fleck Dance Theatre this week as part of the NextSteps dance season. Based/inspired Legend of White Snake, artistic director Emily Cheung takes an unconventional approach to the classic and tells the story from the point of view of the demon.

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Ad Letter: The Speedy

The 2014 World Stage season draws to a close this week with The Speedy, a world premiere Fresh Ground new works commission. The performance/installation tells the (true) story of The HMS Speedy, a schooner that sank in our very own Lake Ontario some 200 years ago.

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Experience the magic of the circus this weekend

Long weekends — more specifically “May long” — are about sun, family and fun. We have all that and more this weekend at HarbourKIDS The Toronto International Circus Festival co-produced by Zero Gravity Circus. A celebration of all thingscircus, the festival boasts three days of free fun for kids (of all ages).

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AD Letter: Mies Julie

The second last World Stage performance of the season, Mies Julie, runs May 6-10 here at Harbourfront Centre. One of the most sought-after touring productions in the world, this award-winning show has been described as a benchmark of excellence by The Telegraph.

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The 2014 HATCH season is almost underway

We are just a couple of weeks away from the first presentation of the 2014 HATCH season. Under the guidance of Guest Curators, Michael Wheeler and Aislinn Rose of Praxis Theatre, this season’s focus is on the meeting of performance and online technology.

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Kalanidhi Fine Arts of Canada: 25 years of dance innovation

Sudha Khandwani, Artistic Director of Kalanidhi Fine Arts of Canada, is North America’s first and only presenter of international festivals and symposia of Indian dance and has consistently — over the last 25 years — brought to Toronto, a wide variety of classical and contemporary works from around the world and Canada. She celebrates this history next week at Harbourfront Centre with an international dance festival and symposium celebrating New Directions in Indian Dance. This year, they have one of their most exciting line-ups yet, with pieces from multiple award-winning choreographers including her sister, Menaka Thakkar of the Menaka Thakkar Dance CompanyJanak Khendry, Nova Bhattacharya & Louis Laberge-Côté — who are no strangers to our NextSteps season.

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Denise Fujiwara brings Christian Bök’s Eunoia to life

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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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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