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The story behind SUNYA

By Elisabeth Rouleau, Sinha Danse Acclaimed Montreal companies Sinha Danse and Constantinople have collaborated to create SUNYA, a dance and music spectacular that captures the essence of migration., This stunning work, which explores the universal quest for identity, is on a Canadian tour that stops in Nanaimo, Vancouver and finally Toronto, as part of the NextSteps series, from November 19–21. It all started in 2011 when Roger Sinha improvised …

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Dancing on the Pier 2015: Mid-Season Recap

Can you believe how quickly the summer is moving? We can hear the back-to-school ads starting any day now (they always start too soon!) With summer reaching the halfway point, you need to make every moment count and there’s no way to enjoy it more than being active and outdoors among friends. Dancing on the Pier may be halfway through the …

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There are just two days left to vote for the SoundClash champion!

There just two more days left to help choose the winner of the 2015 SoundClash Music Award competition! Missed the show? No worries. See all five performances with never before seen interviews with some of the artists. Click here to vote for the SoundClash champion. Voting ends midnight on Friday, July 17. The winner will be announced Wednesday, July 22. Above …

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Toronto’s largest Pan Latin festival returns, July 17-19

Get ready for the 10th edition of Ritmo Y Color at Harbourfront Centre, July 17-19. This three-day festival showcases myriad artistic talents including dance, rhythm, craft, film, art, sport and music through the lens of traditional Latin American culture with contemporary aesthetics. Hustle on down to Harbourfront Centre for three days of non-stop exhilarating fun. Not to mention – it’s completely FREE! Some of …

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Get ready for another swingin’ season of Dancing on the Pier

Harbourfront Centre’s Dancing on the Pier returns for its fifth season, bringing live bands, smooth music and plenty of picturesque space to shake and jive. For 11 weeks, three signature bands will be on rotation, providing a different musical style for the evening. Grab your dancing shoes and a partner (or find one here!) and spend your summer evenings how …

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Thrills and skills at circus camp!

Since 1988, Circus Camp has been an important part of Harbourfront Centre Camps.  Working with Marsha Kennington and her staff of highly skilled circus professionals our campers experience the thrill of circus arts on our specially designed equipment. Circus Camp offers campers between the ages of 9 and 14 an opportunity to learn and refine their skills in juggling, tightrope, …

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Unearthing the history of flamenco

Anjelica Scannura, co-artistic director of Ritmo Flamenco, gives a sneak peak behind the movement in SIROCCO, which runs from March 27-29 at the Studio Theatre at Harbourfront Centre. Limited tickets for Ritmo Flamenco Dance & Music Ensemble’s SIROCCO are available for purchase through our online box office, or by calling 416-973-4000.

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Meet a Creative Genius: Shane McNutt

Shane McNutt is a Toronto-based ceramic artist, and an artist-in-residence at Harbourfront Centre. You might have seen Shane’s work if you’ve ever strolled by the windows outside of the Craft & Design Studio, or walked through the warm, open-air space inside where the public can watch artists do their thing. Shane is inspired by some pretty iconic motifs drawn from …

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Interview with adelheid dancers Brendan Wyatt and Luke Garwood

NextSteps starts a new season with the premiere of the much-anticipated DanceWorks DW 207: adelheid elsewhere. Five years in the making, elsewhere choreographer Heidi Strauss has teamed up with five vibrant dancers to visually portray the effects of our decisions and the impact on our bodies, gestures and the space between. We took a moment to sit down with two of the dancers, …

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Getting in touch with Heidi Strauss, choreographer of DanceWorks DW 207: adhelheid

NextSteps 2014/2015 season kicks off with Danceworks DW 207: adelheid – elsewhere, September 25 to 27. Heidi Strauss, an award-winning choreographer, founded adhelheid in 2008, transforming the dance world with her performances and workshops. She is no stranger to Harbourfront Centre; she was commissioned by Christopher House and Toronto Dance Theatre in 2013 for the World Stage premiere of Everyday …

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