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September 1-2,2012
Weekend of Week 35 of Year 2012

Masterclass: The Fellowship of the Strings

Saturday, September 1, 2012
4:00pm– 6:00pm

Aiming to recreate the sound of these classic European klezmer ensembles, the Festival Strings Masterclass is a unique group of professional and amateur musicians assembled for the 2012 Ashkenaz Festival. Participants will learn the function of melodies and their accompaniments, ornamentation and variation, culminating in a multi-level suite.

Event run: September 1–3,2012

Theatre PANIK's The Corpse Bride

Saturday, September 1, 2012
5:00pm

Theatre Panik's highly original production of this classic folktale is an irreverent, 21st-century tour de force of new Jewish theatre.

Event run: August 30 – September 2, 2012

Yiddish Dance Workshop with Avia Moore

Saturday, September 1, 2012
6:00pm– 7:00pm

Leading Yiddish dance at events internationally, Avia instills workshops with a sense of tradition while exploring contemporary approaches to the style.

Event run: September 1–3,2012

Masterclass: The Fellowship of the Strings

Sunday, September 2, 2012
10:00am–12:00pm

Aiming to recreate the sound of these classic European klezmer ensembles, the Festival Strings Masterclass is a unique group of professional and amateur musicians assembled for the 2012 Ashkenaz Festival. Participants will learn the function of melodies and their accompaniments, ornamentation and variation, culminating in a multi-level suite.

Event run: September 1–3,2012

Parade Crafts with Shadowland Theatre

Sunday, September 2, 2012
12:00pm– 6:00pm

Help create the festival's largest work of art! Assisted by Shadowland Theatre, kids can create their own costumes and props for the Ashkenaz Parade.

Event run: September 2–3,2012

Theatre PANIK's The Corpse Bride

Sunday, September 2, 2012
1:00pm

Theatre Panik's highly original production of this classic folktale is an irreverent, 21st-century tour de force of new Jewish theatre.

Event run: August 30 – September 2, 2012

Guy Mendilow Ensemble - Sailors, Sirens & Kings: A Children's Adventure in Song

Sunday, September 2, 2012
1:00pm– 2:00pm

An exhilarating interactive adventure for children through Ladino songs, stories and games. Led by the Guy Mendilow Ensemble.

Event run: September 2, 2012

Bob Bossin - Songs and Stories of Davy the Punk: My Father's Life in the Gambling Business

Sunday, September 2, 2012
2:00pm– 3:00pm

Canadian folk music legend Bob Bossin presents a new, one-man show about his father's exploits in Toronto's gambling demimonde of the 1930s and '40s.

Event run: September 2, 2012

The Great Dolgini

Sunday, September 2, 2012
2:00pm– 3:00pm

Mystery, illusion and laughs abound as The Great Dolgini (aka. Socalled) demonstrates his sleight of hand with a daring display of magic, mischief and misdirection.

Event run: September 2, 2012

Sharon and Bram

Sunday, September 2, 2012
3:00pm– 4:00pm

Legendary Canadian family entertainers mix Yiddishkeit with iconic favourites such as "One Elephant" and "Skinnamarink."

Event run: September 2, 2012

Jewish Jug Band Featuring Joshua Skye Engel

Sunday, September 2, 2012
4:00pm– 4:45pm

Families and kids of all ages join in with Joshua Skye Engel in the return of one of the festival's most popular family programmes.

Event run: September 2–3,2012

Storytelling with Dan Yashinsky

Sunday, September 2, 2012
4:00pm– 4:45pm

In a tribute to the late children's writer and illustrator Maurice Sendak, Ashkenaz presents a two-part series with Toronto storyteller Dan Yashinsky.

Event run: September 2–3,2012

Todie and the Miser

Sunday, September 2, 2012
5:00pm– 6:00pm

Join shrewd Todie in Lorie Wolf's new children's play as he teaches Lyzer the Miser a lesson about generosity that he'll never forget!

Event run: September 2, 2012

Yiddish Dance Workshop with Avia Moore

Sunday, September 2, 2012
6:00pm– 7:00pm

Leading Yiddish dance at events internationally, Avia instills workshops with a sense of tradition while exploring contemporary approaches to the style.

Event run: September 1–3,2012

Shtiler Tants

Sunday, September 2, 2012
11:00pm– 1:00am

Revive your spirit with late-night dancing under the stars to music so quiet you can hear the dancers’ feet scrape the boardwalk.

Event run: September 2, 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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