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August 6-12,2012
Week 32 of Year 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.

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.

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!

August 6, 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!

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.

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.

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.

August 11, 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.

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....

August 11, 2012

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).

August 11, 2012 14&18

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.

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.

August 11–12,2012

Matthew Andrae

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

Formidable guitarist Matthew Andrae performs.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

August 11, 2012 14&18

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.

August 11, 2012

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.

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.

August 11, 2012 14&20

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.

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.

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.

August 11–12,2012

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.

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.

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.

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.

August 12, 2012

WiijiiNiijii Lodge* featuring Goombine

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

Multi-talented artist Goombine performs in the WiijiiNiijii Lodge.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

August 12, 2012

Storytelling

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

Join us for storytelling!

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.

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.

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.

August 12, 2012

There's always something happening at Harbourfront Centre!

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

August 2012

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