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August 6–12, 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

Moko Jumbie: The Dancing Spirits of Trinidad (For Kids!)

Monday, August 6, 2012
3:00pm– 6:00pm

An introductory workshop for kids on the traditions of Moko Jumbie (stilt-dancing spirit of the forest) and all of its transitions from Africa to the Caribbean and Canada.

Event run: August 5–6, 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

Indigenous Voices - Global Space: A Theatre Workshop

Saturday, August 11, 2012
1:00am– 2:00am

Using simple creativity games, the workshop with Michael Walling will explore indigenous lives and stories, and relate them to today's global concerns.

Event run: August 11–12, 2012

Jewellery - Band Ring

Saturday, August 11, 2012
10:30am– 5:30pm

No experience required! In this one-day class, students will learn how to make a sterling silver ring from a sheet of metal.

Event run: August 11, 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

Rain Plan - Joe Harawira

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

Born and bred in Whakatane in the north island of New Zealand, Harawira is a storyteller, expert in tikanga (protocols) and is a passionate teacher and performer of kapahaka (performing arts).

Event run: August 11, 2012 14&18

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

Matthew Andrae

Saturday, August 11, 2012
3:00pm– 4:00pm

Formidable guitarist Matthew Andrae performs.

Event run: August 11, 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

Write Your Own Story - Kinnie Starr

Saturday, August 11, 2012
4:30pm– 5:00pm

Learn how to write your own story through songwriting, hip hop and poetry through inspiring, creative exploration.

Event run: August 11, 2012

Beading Workshop - Naomi Smith

Saturday, August 11, 2012
5:00pm– 6:00pm

Create your own beaded ankle or wrist bracelet using a basic stringing technique and traditional materials.

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

A Critical & Political History of Indigenous Art in Canada

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

Be part of an intriguing discussion on the history of Indigenous Art in Canada that explores artists, culture, history, thinking, and meaning.

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

Rain Plan - Joe Harawira

Saturday, August 11, 2012
6:00pm– 7:00pm

Born and bred in Whakatane in the north island of New Zealand, Harawira is a storyteller, expert in tikanga (protocols) and is a passionate teacher and performer of kapahaka (performing arts).

Event run: August 11, 2012 14&18

Music Workshop: Focus on Blues

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

Featuring Jani Lauzon and Dave West, this workshop will explore the Blues influence in each artist's music.

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

Indigenous Voices - Global Space: A Theatre Workshop

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

Using simple creativity games, the workshop with Michael Walling will explore indigenous lives and stories, and relate them to today's global concerns.

Event run: August 11–12, 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

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

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

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

Hanggai Workshop

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

Join us for an engaging music workshop with China's Hanggai, a Mongolian folk/punk ensemble.

Event run: August 12, 2012

POWER KIDS / Geoffrey Farmer's Figure

Sunday, August 12, 2012
3:00pm– 5:00pm

This FREE workshop offers kids a chance to activate artist Geoffrey Farmer's new interactive installation for Tools for Conviviality by adding to and transforming a sculptural figure over the course of the exhibition.

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

Red Power: A Graphic Novel Workshop

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

A workshop that will take audiences through the story process, with an in-depth look at character creation and development.

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

Didge 101

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

How do you make that sound? Learn the varying complexity of the didgeridoo.

Event run: August 12, 2012

Maori Day - Pacific Curls Workshop

Sunday, August 12, 2012
6:30pm– 7:30pm

A musical workshop featuring New Zealand's Pacific Curls.

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

There's always something happening at Harbourfront Centre!

For details inquire at the Info Desk or call 416-973-4000.

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