Events listing


February 15, 2016

A living Snowglobe awaits you at Harbourfront Centre. Within the glass, a figure skater swirls round and round as wind and snow and puppets whirl.

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World's Smallest Lion Dancers

February 20-21, 2016

Enjoy a special string puppet lion dance performance to help ring in the Year of the Monkey at LunarFest.

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Sunday Scene: Alejandro Reyes-Andreu

February 28, 2016

Cuban visual artist, production designer and stage designer Alejandro Reyes-Andreu will lead a discussion around Leslie Hewitt’s exhibition at The Power Plant, Collective Stance.

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The Devil Inside

March 10-13, 2016

A Co-commission & Co-production by Scottish Opera & Music Theatre Wales North American Premiere presented by Tapestry Opera.

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Portraits in Motion

April 13-16, 2016

In a series of enchanting recollections, the subjects of Volker Gerling's photographic flipbooks are momentarily brought to life as the theatre becomes a communal place of cinematic storytelling. Part of World Stage 2016.

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Francesco Gagliardi – HE SAID IT. MONOLOGUE

April 23, 2016

In its probable world premiere, Francesco Gagliardi stages Gertrude Stein’s masterful, still-hypnotizing 1921 play – twice. With careful imprecision, “There will be one thing after another and sometimes a few things at one time.”

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Looking for Paul

April 27-30, 2016

Looking for Paul documents the journey and artistic process of Dutch theatre collective Wunderbaum that explodes — sometimes very messily — into a debate on aesthetics and the politics and meaning of public art. Part of World Stage 2016.

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Ars Mechanica – SISI

April 30, 2016

Empress Elizabeth of Austria, “slave to her hair,” gives the title of Ars Mechanica’s performance-research that investigates the personal and professional labour of hairdressing – an animation of the deathly.

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Liz Peterson & Leslie Katz – LA REVOLTE DES BONNES

May 7, 2016

The Maids, Jean Genet’s drama about power, costume and class, meets choreography from Pontecorvo’s 1966 The Battle of Algiers. An event powered by the lurking appetite for something hard and direct, and the latent energy of the pressure of choice.

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Backstage in Biscuit Land

May 25-28, 2016

Combining storytelling, comedy and puppetry, this playful and spontaneous performance offers an intimate glimpse into Jess Thom's unique perspective as an artist and woman with Tourette Syndrome. Part of World Stage 2016.

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Every Song I’ve Ever Written

June 9-11, 2016

Every Song I’ve Ever Written is an interactive project with ambitious ideas and a mixtape heart. It examines certain personal regrets about the past, while also exploring the much larger cultural shift in how we listen to and understand music. Part of World Stage 2016.

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