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August 2012

Free Flicks - The Social Network

Wednesday, August 1, 2012
9:00pm

In a screenplay written by Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network chronicles the meteoric rise of Facebook.

Event run: August 1, 2012

Dancing on the Pier: Cumbia and Salsa

Thursday, August 2, 2012
7:00pm– 9:00pm

Dancing on the Pier is a social dancer's dream come true!

Event run: June 28 – August 2, 2012

Afro-Caribbean Drum and Dance Theatre

Saturday, August 4, 2012
3:30pm– 4:00pm

Don't miss the spectacular performance put on by the boys and girls of Afro-Caribbean Drum and Dance Theatre!

Event run: August 4, 2012

Jump for Jamaica

Saturday, August 4, 2012
9:00pm– 9:30pm

Learn the Jump for Jamaica dance!

Event run: August 4, 2012

SUNDAY SCENE / Valerie Velardo

Sunday, August 5, 2012
2:00pm

Valerie Velardo is Curatorial Intern at The Power Plant, and she will respond to the current exhibition, Tools for Conviviality.

Event run: August 5, 2012

Drums and Dancers from Tobago

Sunday, August 5, 2012
2:30pm

An amalgamation of some of the top dancers and drummers direct from Tobago!

Event run: August 5, 2012

SPEECHIFIERS

Sunday, August 5, 2012
5:30pm

Four performers specialized in griot-type performances of speech, which is accompanied by tambrin music and a particular dance form.

Event run: August 5, 2012

Aquisia and Fire Limbo

Sunday, August 5, 2012
9:00pm

Aquisia Frederick brings the fun of fire limbo dance to Island Soul!

Event run: August 5, 2012

Reggaerobics Workshop with Tamla Matthews

Monday, August 6, 2012
2:30pm– 3:00pm

Tamla Matthews leads an aerobics class that uses only reggae/dancehall and calypso/soca music to fuel stretching, cardio and toning.

Event run: August 6, 2012

Caribbean Folk Performers

Monday, August 6, 2012
4:00pm– 5:00pm

Incorporating diverse styles, cultures and costumes, Caribbean Folk Performers will regale you with bold colours, breathtaking moves, uplifting drumming and engaging storytelling!

Event run: August 6, 2012

Free Flicks - Whip It

Wednesday, August 8, 2012
9:00pm

Drew Barrymore's directorial debut is chockfull of girl power and packed with non-stop, edge-of-your-seat, roller derby action.

Event run: August 8, 2012

Dancing on the Pier: Afro Caribbean, Zouk and Cumbia

Thursday, August 9, 2012
7:00pm– 9:00pm

Dancing on the Pier is a social dancer's dream come true!

Event run: August 9, 2012

Celebrating the Crossroads featuring Dallas Arcand

Friday, August 10, 2012
7:00pm– 9:00pm

Dallas Arcand, a high energy Aboriginal Entertainer from the Alexander (Kipohtakaw) Cree Nation, performs.

Event run: August 10, 2012

Celebrating the Crossroads - Indigenous Cinema

Friday, August 10, 2012
9:00pm–11:00pm

Short films by Indigenous filmmakers from across the globe Celebrate The Crossroads during the Planet IndigenUS Opening Night Spectacle.

Event run: August 10, 2012

Toronto Now: Lisa Myers and Autumn Chacon

Saturday, August 11, 2012
11:00am–10:30pm

A unique exploration of the origins and migrations of indigenous recipes.

Event run: August 11–19,2012

New Mexico Dances

Saturday, August 11, 2012
1:00pm– 1:20pm

New Mexico Native American dance groups of diverse origin share their cultural experiences and interact with festival visitors.

Event run: August 11–12,2012

This We Know... Students of the Aboriginal Visual Culture Program at OCAD Artists' Talk

Saturday, August 11, 2012
2:00pm– 3:00pm

Join the students in the Aboriginal Visual Culture Program at OCAD as they talk about their work and the exhibition This We Know....

Event run: August 11, 2012

Lara Kramer - Fragments

Saturday, August 11, 2012
2:30pm– 3:30pm

Fragments is a contemporary dance piece inspired by Lara Kramer's mother's experiences of the residential schools in Canada.

Event run: August 11, 2012 14&20

New Mexico Dances

Saturday, August 11, 2012
3:00pm– 3:20pm

New Mexico Native American dance groups of diverse origin share their cultural experiences and interact with festival visitors.

Event run: August 11–12,2012

A Tribe Called Red - Video & Music Mixing Workshop

Saturday, August 11, 2012
3:30pm– 4:30pm

A Tribe Called Red engages the audience in a video and music workshop discussing their craft.

Event run: August 11, 2012

New Mexico Dances

Saturday, August 11, 2012
5:00pm– 5:20pm

New Mexico Native American dance groups of diverse origin share their cultural experiences and interact with festival visitors.

Event run: August 11–12,2012

Power of the Voice, Heart of the Drum - Goombine

Saturday, August 11, 2012
5:00pm– 5:30pm

Multi-talented artist Goombine performs on the Outdoor Stage at Woodland Cultural Centre.

Event run: August 11, 2012

Black Indians

Saturday, August 11, 2012
5:30pm– 6:30pm

Black Indians is a film directed by Chip Richie, exploring the histories of Native Americans and African-Americans as parallel tracks of tragedy.

Event run: August 11, 2012

Authors at Harbourfront Centre - Thomas King, Drew Hayden Taylor, and Brian Wright-McLeod

Saturday, August 11, 2012
7:00pm– 8:30pm

A trio of writers present their works during a special Planet IndigenUS Reading.

Event run: August 11, 2012

Lara Kramer - Fragments

Saturday, August 11, 2012
8:30pm– 9:30pm

Fragments is a contemporary dance piece inspired by Lara Kramer's mother's experiences of the residential schools in Canada.

Event run: August 11, 2012 14&20

Cancelled - Planet IndigenUS Music Videos

Saturday, August 11, 2012
9:00pm–10:30pm

Featuring various music videos from many of the musical artists performing at Planet IndigenUS.

Event run: August 11, 2012

Toronto Now: Lisa Myers and Autumn Chacon

Sunday, August 12, 2012
11:00am– 3:00pm

A unique exploration of the origins and migrations of indigenous recipes.

Event run: August 11–19,2012

Workshop: Longbow Guitars - Design Your Own Guitar

Sunday, August 12, 2012
1:00pm– 2:30pm

Learn the ‘tricks of the trade’ related to designing and constructing your own musical creations.

Event run: August 12, 2012

Tattoo Workshop

Sunday, August 12, 2012
1:00pm– 2:00pm

Explore the mystery of tattooing, learn what the symbols mean and how we can honour our own beliefs and lives using this ancient art form.

Event run: August 12, 2012

New Mexico Dances

Sunday, August 12, 2012
2:00pm– 3:00pm

New Mexico Native American dance groups of diverse origin share their cultural experiences and interact with festival visitors.

Event run: August 11–12,2012

Tunniit: Retracing the Lines of Inuit Tattoos

Sunday, August 12, 2012
2:00pm– 3:00pm

Share a young woman's journey to ncover the mystery and meaning behind Inuit traditional face tattoos.

Event run: August 12, 2012

SUNDAY SCENE / Emelie Chhangur

Sunday, August 12, 2012
2:00pm

Emelie Chhangur is an artist, curator and writer based in Toronto, where she is Assistant Director / Curator of the Art Gallery of York University. She will respond to the current exhibition at The Power Plant.

Event run: August 12, 2012

Storytelling in the Wiijiiniijii* Lodge

Sunday, August 12, 2012
2:00pm– 2:45pm

Join us for poetry and storytelling featuring Marcie Riel, Eva Rose, and Josh Peltier.

Event run: August 12, 2012

IndigenUS Short Films Series

Sunday, August 12, 2012
2:30pm– 4:00pm

A trio of short films explore the Inuit experience.

Event run: August 12, 2012

WiijiiNiijii Lodge* featuring Goombine

Sunday, August 12, 2012
3:00pm– 3:45pm

Multi-talented artist Goombine performs in the WiijiiNiijii Lodge.

Event run: August 12, 2012

Miss Lou's Room - Lise Menard

Sunday, August 12, 2012
3:00pm– 4:00pm

Using facial expressions and body language, Lise Menard tells stories not only about traditional legends also about events that really happened.

Event run: August 12, 2012

New Mexico Dances

Sunday, August 12, 2012
4:00pm– 4:20pm

New Mexico Native American dance groups of diverse origin share their cultural experiences and interact with festival visitors.

Event run: August 11–12,2012

Curatorial Panel

Sunday, August 12, 2012
4:00pm– 5:00pm

Curators, artists, and festival directors explore cultural arts and expression within a thematic context addressing questions surrounding concept, audience, research, production, and space.

Event run: August 12, 2012

Storytelling

Sunday, August 12, 2012
4:30pm– 5:00pm

Join us for storytelling!

Event run: August 12, 2012

Te Toki Haruru

Sunday, August 12, 2012
5:00pm– 6:00pm

Experience the first work of the Tūāhu performance series by Te Toki Haruru director and choreographer Charles Koroneho.

Event run: August 12, 2012

Maori Day - Whale Rider and Boy

Sunday, August 12, 2012
7:00pm–11:00pm

Bring your lawn chair and blankets, sprawl out on the grass and join us for a night of movie magic with double feature of two award-winning films.

Event run: August 12, 2012

Te Pou Rahui Performance Workshop

Monday, August 13, 2012
6:00pm– 8:00pm

Join Te Pou Rahui for this unique workshop consisting of an MB (Muscle & Bone, Mind & Body) class, a 30-minute showing of performance works by Charles Koroneho, and a discussion of image work and its relation to Indigenous choreographic practices.

Event run: August 13, 2012

Fort York: CBC's 8TH Fire Series

Monday, August 13, 2012
7:00pm– 9:00pm

As part of the Planet IndigenUS Festival, Fort York presents CBC's 8TH Fire Series.

Event run: August 13–16,2012

Toronto Now: Lisa Myers and Autumn Chacon

Tuesday, August 14, 2012
11:30am–10:30pm

A unique exploration of the origins and migrations of indigenous recipes.

Event run: August 11–19,2012

Falen Johnson - Invisible Stories

Tuesday, August 14, 2012
7:00pm– 8:00pm

Falen Johnson examines the stories of the past on these performance-based art walks, giving the history gravitas when you are standing in the physical place of where the narratives took place.

Event run: August 14–16,2012

Fort York: CBC's 8TH Fire Series

Tuesday, August 14, 2012
7:00pm– 9:00pm

As part of the Planet IndigenUS Festival, Fort York presents CBC's 8TH Fire Series.

Event run: August 13–16,2012

Planet IndigenUS presents Founder's Cup Opening Ceremony

Tuesday, August 14, 2012
7:00pm– 8:00pm

Featuring musical and dance performances by local Six Nations artists.

Event run: August 14, 2012

Shared Perspectives - An Evening of Reconciliation

Tuesday, August 14, 2012
7:30pm– 9:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: Due to personal reasons, Jesse Jackson will no longer be available to attend. Join the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) for an evening of dialogue and celebration of cultures in the spirit of reconciliation.

Event run: August 14, 2012

Toronto Now: Lisa Myers and Autumn Chacon

Wednesday, August 15, 2012
11:30am–10:30pm

A unique exploration of the origins and migrations of indigenous recipes.

Event run: August 11–19,2012

Fort York: CBC's 8TH Fire Series

Wednesday, August 15, 2012
7:00pm– 9:00pm

As part of the Planet IndigenUS Festival, Fort York presents CBC's 8TH Fire Series.

Event run: August 13–16,2012

FILM / Jonathan Schwartz: The Skies Can’t Keep Their Secrets

Wednesday, August 15, 2012
7:00pm

Co-presented with TIFF’s The Free Screen series, this program includes three films made between 2008 and 2011 that exemplify experimental filmmaker Jonathan Schwartz’s exacting vision.

Event run: August 15, 2012

Free Flicks - Whale Rider

Wednesday, August 15, 2012
9:00pm

This family-friendly film follows a young girl in New Zealand as she struggles to be a chief, despite the fact that, as a girl, she isn’t "entitled" to the honour.

Event run: August 15, 2012

Toronto Now: Lisa Myers and Autumn Chacon

Thursday, August 16, 2012
11:30am–10:30pm

A unique exploration of the origins and migrations of indigenous recipes.

Event run: August 11–19,2012

Fashionality: Dress and Identity in Contemporary Canadian Art - Exhibition Tour Aboriginal Perspective

Thursday, August 16, 2012
2:00pm– 5:00pm

Join Anna Stanisz, Assistant Curator, Programs and Education on a tour of the McMichael's current special exhibition Fashionality: Dress and Identity in Contemporary Canadian Art curated by Julia Pine.

Event run: August 16, 2012

Jaco Ishulutaq

Thursday, August 16, 2012
2:00pm– 4:00pm

Artist Jaco Ishulutaq from Panniqtuuq (Pangnirtung), Nunavut speaks about his experiences as part of the special exhibition "Working Together: The Cooperative Influence."

Event run: August 16–18,2012

Falen Johnson - Invisible Stories

Thursday, August 16, 2012
7:00pm– 8:00pm

Falen Johnson examines the stories of the past on these performance-based art walks, giving the history gravitas when you are standing in the physical place of where the narratives took place.

Event run: August 14–16,2012

Fort York: CBC's 8TH Fire Series

Thursday, August 16, 2012
7:00pm– 9:00pm

As part of the Planet IndigenUS Festival, Fort York presents CBC's 8TH Fire Series.

Event run: August 13–16,2012

Dancing on the Pier: Toronto All-Star Big Band (Swing and Social Ballroom Dancing)

Thursday, August 16, 2012
7:00pm– 9:00pm

Dancing on the Pier is a social dancer's dream come true!

Event run: August 16, 2012

imagineNATIVE's indigiFLIX: Music is the Medicine

Thursday, August 16, 2012
8:00pm– 9:00pm

A revealing documentary that follows the critically acclaimed blues-rock artist Derek Miller as he strives to elevate his esteemed career.

Event run: August 16, 2012

Polytoxic - Trade Winds

Thursday, August 16, 2012
9:00pm– 9:30pm

Australian dance-theatre company Polytoxic returns to Planet IndigenUS with a striking new performance on The Natrel™ Pond at Harbourfront Centre.

Event run: August 16–18,2012

The Creator's Game: The Quest for Gold and the Fight for Nationhood

Thursday, August 16, 2012
9:00pm–11:00pm

This timely documentary follows the Iroquois Nationals on their quest for the 2011 medal in Prague - a fight both for gold and a recognition of their sovereign nationhood.

Event run: August 16, 2012

Toronto Now: Lisa Myers and Autumn Chacon

Friday, August 17, 2012
11:30am–10:30pm

A unique exploration of the origins and migrations of indigenous recipes.

Event run: August 11–19,2012

Jaco Ishulutaq

Friday, August 17, 2012
2:00pm– 3:00pm

Artist Jaco Ishulutaq from Panniqtuuq (Pangnirtung), Nunavut speaks about his experiences as part of the special exhibition "Working Together: The Cooperative Influence."

Event run: August 16–18,2012

Susuriwka - Willow Bridge

Friday, August 17, 2012
7:00pm– 8:30pm

Don't miss the North American premiere of Susuriwka - Willow Bridge. Co-produced with Yokohama Noh Theater, Kaha:wi Dance Theatre, and Harbourfront Centre’s Planet IndigenUS Festival 2012.

Event run: August 17–19,2012

Sage Paul Fashion Show

Friday, August 17, 2012
7:00pm– 8:00pm

Sage Paul presents a showcase of new fashions designed specifically for Planet IndigenUS.

Event run: August 17, 2012

Spirit Transforming - Dancers of Damelahamid

Friday, August 17, 2012
8:00pm– 9:00pm

Deeply rooted in the timeless dance traditions, Spirit Transforming is an exploration and celebration of the essence of Aboriginal peoples.

Event run: August 17, 2012

Polytoxic - Trade Winds

Friday, August 17, 2012
9:00pm– 9:30pm

Australian dance-theatre company Polytoxic returns to Planet IndigenUS with a striking new performance on The Natrel™ Pond at Harbourfront Centre.

Event run: August 16–18,2012

Toronto Now: Lisa Myers and Autumn Chacon

Saturday, August 18, 2012
11:00am–10:30pm

A unique exploration of the origins and migrations of indigenous recipes.

Event run: August 11–19,2012

Jaco Ishulutaq

Saturday, August 18, 2012
12:30pm– 5:00pm

Artist Jaco Ishulutaq from Panniqtuuq (Pangnirtung), Nunavut speaks about his experiences as part of the special exhibition "Working Together: The Cooperative Influence."

Event run: August 16–18,2012

IndigenUS Short Film Series

Saturday, August 18, 2012
1:00pm– 2:00pm

A collection of short films explores the indigenous experience.

Event run: August 18, 2012

Emilie Corbiere: Porcupine and Friends

Saturday, August 18, 2012
1:00pm– 1:30pm

Storyteller Emilie Corbiere entertains with tales of a sometimes grumpy sourpuss of a porcupine.

Event run: August 18, 2012 13&15

Polytoxic Dance Workshop

Saturday, August 18, 2012
1:00pm– 2:00pm

Polytoxic's all ages workshop fuses traditional Pacific dance with pop and contemporary dance moves. Have fun shakin' your booty!

Event run: August 18, 2012

Susuriwka - Willow Bridge

Saturday, August 18, 2012
2:00pm– 3:30pm

Don't miss the North American premiere of Susuriwka - Willow Bridge. Co-produced with Yokohama Noh Theater, Kaha:wi Dance Theatre, and Harbourfront Centre’s Planet IndigenUS Festival 2012.

Event run: August 17–19,2012

What you eat isn't what you grow

Saturday, August 18, 2012
3:00pm– 4:00pm

A panel discussion regarding seed banks, genetically modified foods, coop/community gardening and food canopy, from an IndigenUS perspective.

Event run: August 18, 2012

Emilie Corbiere: Porcupine and Friends

Saturday, August 18, 2012
3:30pm– 4:00pm

Storyteller Emilie Corbiere entertains with tales of a sometimes grumpy sourpuss of a porcupine.

Event run: August 18, 2012 13&15

Dancers of Damelahamid

Saturday, August 18, 2012
5:00pm– 6:00pm

Dancers of Damelahamid workshop includes interactive dance movement and background history on the Coastal First Nations of BC.

Event run: August 18, 2012

Susuriwka - Willow Bridge

Saturday, August 18, 2012
7:00pm– 8:30pm

Don't miss the North American premiere of Susuriwka - Willow Bridge. Co-produced with Yokohama Noh Theater, Kaha:wi Dance Theatre, and Harbourfront Centre’s Planet IndigenUS Festival 2012.

Event run: August 17–19,2012

Film - Trudell

Saturday, August 18, 2012
7:30pm– 8:30pm

An exploration of Native American activist and poet John Trudell's fusion of radical politics, music, writing, and art.

Event run: August 18, 2012

Tjimur Dance Theatre

Saturday, August 18, 2012
8:30pm– 9:30pm

Taiwan's Tjimur Dance Theatre presents a performance of ancestral customs, modern movements and everyday gestures.

Event run: August 18, 2012

Polytoxic - Trade Winds

Saturday, August 18, 2012
9:00pm– 9:30pm

Australian dance-theatre company Polytoxic returns to Planet IndigenUS with a striking new performance on The Natrel™ Pond at Harbourfront Centre.

Event run: August 16–18,2012

Toronto Now: Lisa Myers and Autumn Chacon

Sunday, August 19, 2012
11:00am– 3:00pm

A unique exploration of the origins and migrations of indigenous recipes.

Event run: August 11–19,2012

Suddenly Sámi (Min mors hemmelighet)

Sunday, August 19, 2012
1:00pm– 2:30pm

Event run: August 19, 2012

SUNDAY SCENE / Rodrigo Martí

Sunday, August 19, 2012
2:00pm

Rodrigo Martí is a Mexican-Canadian artist working between sculpture, performance and drawing, and he will offer his responses to the current exhibition at The Power Plant.

Event run: August 19, 2012

Weengushk Film Institute 'Best Of' Student Films

Sunday, August 19, 2012
3:30pm– 5:00pm

Join us for an exciting collection of films created by the students from Weengushk Film Institute.

Event run: August 19, 2012

Planet IndigenUS Closing Ceremonies

Sunday, August 19, 2012
5:00pm– 6:30pm

Join us as we reaffirm connections and bring this year's festival to a close.

Event run: August 19, 2012

Susuriwka - Willow Bridge

Sunday, August 19, 2012
7:00pm– 8:30pm

Don't miss the North American premiere of Susuriwka - Willow Bridge. Co-produced with Yokohama Noh Theater, Kaha:wi Dance Theatre, and Harbourfront Centre’s Planet IndigenUS Festival 2012.

Event run: August 17–19,2012

Free Flicks - Moneyball

Wednesday, August 22, 2012
8:40pm

The tale of Oakland Athletic's general manager, Billy Beane, who fought against all odds to put together a team of unlikely heroes.

Event run: August 22, 2012

Dancing on the Pier: Swing and Cha-Cha

Thursday, August 23, 2012
7:00pm– 9:00pm

Dancing on the Pier is a social dancer's dream come true!

Event run: July 12 – August 23, 2012

SumTais Dance

Friday, August 24, 2012
6:15pm– 7:00pm

After a successful debut of the Taiwanese Prince at the 2011 edition of TAIWANfest, this group of dancers has once again taken the Taiwanese traditional element and incorporated it into their newest and hippest moves.

Event run: August 24–26,2012

Lens on Taiwan

Saturday, August 25, 2012
1:00pm–10:30pm

The lives of Taiwanese people from many perspectives are presented through the lenses of seven documentaries.

Event run: August 25–26,2012

Rose, Rose, I Love You featuring the Line Dancers of Metro Square

Saturday, August 25, 2012
2:00pm– 3:00pm

Get ready to sway with the Line Dancers of Metro Square as they celebrate the life of Feng Fei Fei, also known as The Queen of Hats, with a series of her songs in their newest line dances.

Event run: August 25, 2012

Tijimur Dance Theatre presents Kurakuraw

Saturday, August 25, 2012
3:00pm

Inspired by Paiwan traditions, Tijimur Dance Theatre is one of Taiwan’s most exciting indigenous contemporary dance companies.

Event run: August 25, 2012

Daydreamers+ featuring Dance Works

Saturday, August 25, 2012
4:30pm– 5:30pm

This Taiwanese tap dancing group has successfully turned tap dancing into one of the most beloved dances in Taiwan.

Event run: August 25–26,2012

SumTais Dance

Sunday, August 26, 2012
12:15pm– 1:00pm

After a successful debut of the Taiwanese Prince at the 2011 edition of TAIWANfest, this group of dancers has once again taken the Taiwanese traditional element and incorporated it into their newest and hippest moves.

Event run: August 24–26,2012

FROM THE ARCHIVES / Fern Bayer

Sunday, August 26, 2012
2:00pm

Fern Bayer is an independent curator and art historian, who will discuss the exhibition From Sea to Shining Sea (1987).

Event run: August 26, 2012

Lens on Taiwan

Sunday, August 26, 2012
2:00pm– 5:00pm

The lives of Taiwanese people from many perspectives are presented through the lenses of seven documentaries.

Event run: August 25–26,2012

Daydreamers+ featuring Dance Works

Sunday, August 26, 2012
5:00pm– 6:00pm

This Taiwanese tap dancing group has successfully turned tap dancing into one of the most beloved dances in Taiwan.

Event run: August 25–26,2012

YoungIFOA at The Ex: Blue Spruce™ Award

Monday, August 27, 2012
1:15pm– 1:50pm

A YoungIFOA sneak peek during this year's Canadian National Exhibition.

Event run: August 27, 2012

IFOA at The EX: Ian Hamilton, John Lawrence Reynolds, Brad Smith

Monday, August 27, 2012
5:30pm– 7:00pm

An IFOA sneak peek during this year's Canadian National Exhibition.

Event run: August 27, 2012

Free Flicks - Audience Choice

Wednesday, August 29, 2012
8:50pm

Which is the best classic underdog film of the bunch? We want to know.

Event run: August 29, 2012

Dancing on the Pier: Finale

Thursday, August 30, 2012
7:00pm– 9:00pm

Dancing on the Pier is a social dancer's dream come true!

Event run: August 30, 2012

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