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May 2012

Authors at Harbourfront Centre: Marianne Apostolides, Deni Y Béchard, Steven Heighton

Wednesday, May 2, 2012
7:30pm– 9:00pm

Readings by Marianne Apostolides (Voluptuous Pleasure), Deni Y. Béchard (Cures for Hunger), Steven Heighton (The Dead Are More Visible).

Event run: May 2, 2012

Compagnie Käfig - Agwa/Correria

Wednesday, May 2, 2012
8:00pm

Hip hop prodigy Mourad Merzouki brings new traditions of France and Brazil together to create poetic urban dance with exuberant and explosive power.

Event run: May 2–5, 2012

DanceWorks | DW195 | BoucharDanse - Histoire d'amour

Thursday, May 3, 2012
8:00pm

Our undying search for love and understanding of its meaning is the basis for this full-length trio that marries dance and theatre.

Event run: May 3–5, 2012

Compagnie Käfig - Agwa/Correria

Thursday, May 3, 2012
8:00pm

Hip hop prodigy Mourad Merzouki brings new traditions of France and Brazil together to create poetic urban dance with exuberant and explosive power.

Event run: May 2–5, 2012

DanceWorks | DW195 | BoucharDanse - Histoire d'amour

Friday, May 4, 2012
8:00pm

Our undying search for love and understanding of its meaning is the basis for this full-length trio that marries dance and theatre.

Event run: May 3–5, 2012

Compagnie Käfig - Agwa/Correria

Friday, May 4, 2012
8:00pm

Hip hop prodigy Mourad Merzouki brings new traditions of France and Brazil together to create poetic urban dance with exuberant and explosive power.

Event run: May 2–5, 2012

DanceWorks | DW195 | BoucharDanse - Histoire d'amour

Saturday, May 5, 2012
8:00pm

Our undying search for love and understanding of its meaning is the basis for this full-length trio that marries dance and theatre.

Event run: May 3–5, 2012

Pantheon - Kids on TV

Saturday, May 5, 2012
8:00pm

Pantheon, the new work by Kids on TV, explores inspiring, strange and obscure figures of resistance and sexual revolution.

Event run: May 5, 2012

Compagnie Käfig - Agwa/Correria

Saturday, May 5, 2012
8:00pm

Hip hop prodigy Mourad Merzouki brings new traditions of France and Brazil together to create poetic urban dance with exuberant and explosive power.

Event run: May 2–5, 2012

FROM THE ARCHIVES / Michelle Jacques on Stretch

Sunday, May 6, 2012
2:00pm

Michelle Jacques will discuss The Power Plant exhibition Stretch (2003) as part of The Power Plant's 25th anniversary programming.

Event run: May 6, 2012

INTERNATIONAL LECTURE SERIES / Antoni Muntadas

Wednesday, May 9, 2012
7:00pm

Antoni Muntadas is a New York-based artist who was the subject of a solo exhibition at The Power Plant in 1988, and we are pleased to welcome him back to speak in the context of our 25th anniversary programming.

Event run: May 9, 2012

Métis Fiddler Quartet North West Voyage Showcase

Thursday, May 10, 2012
6:00pm–10:00pm

Join the Métis Fiddler Quartet as they present a free showcase of music from their debut CD, North West Voyage!

Event run: May 10, 2012

Kaha:wi Dance Theatre - TransMigration

Thursday, May 10, 2012
8:00pm

World premiere! TransMigration is inspired by the paintings and life of iconic Ojibwe shaman-artist Norval Morrisseau, known as the “Picasso of the North.” Co-produced with Harbourfront Centre's Planet IndigenUs.

Event run: May 10–13, 2012

Kaha:wi Dance Theatre - TransMigration

Friday, May 11, 2012
8:00pm

World premiere! TransMigration is inspired by the paintings and life of iconic Ojibwe shaman-artist Norval Morrisseau, known as the “Picasso of the North.” Co-produced with Harbourfront Centre's Planet IndigenUs.

Event run: May 10–13, 2012

Canadian Creative Writers and Writing Programs Conference Day 1

Friday, May 11, 2012
8:00pm

The Canadian Creative Writers and Writing Programs Conference features Will Ferguson in conversation with Priscila Uppal.

Event run: May 11, 2012

Canadian Creative Writers and Writing Programs Conference Day 2

Saturday, May 12, 2012
8:00pm

The Canadian Creative Writers and Writing Programs Conference features Tim O'Brien in conversation with Joe Kertes.

Event run: May 12, 2012

Kaha:wi Dance Theatre - TransMigration

Saturday, May 12, 2012
8:00pm

World premiere! TransMigration is inspired by the paintings and life of iconic Ojibwe shaman-artist Norval Morrisseau, known as the “Picasso of the North.” Co-produced with Harbourfront Centre's Planet IndigenUs.

Event run: May 10–13, 2012

SUNDAY SCENE / Dr. Nathan Rose

Sunday, May 13, 2012
2:00pm

Dr. Nathan Rose studies memory and the brain at the Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest, and he will respond to the current exhibitions at The Power Plant.

Event run: May 13, 2012

Kaha:wi Dance Theatre - TransMigration

Sunday, May 13, 2012
3:00pm

World premiere! TransMigration is inspired by the paintings and life of iconic Ojibwe shaman-artist Norval Morrisseau, known as the “Picasso of the North.” Co-produced with Harbourfront Centre's Planet IndigenUs.

Event run: May 10–13, 2012

bluemouth inc. - Dance Marathon

Friday, May 18, 2012
7:00pm

Exclusive return engagement! Strap on your dancing shoes and spin around the floor in this immersive theatre event inspired by the endurance contests of 1920s and '30s America.

Event run: May 18–19, 2012

The Dance Like No One's Watching Booth

Saturday, May 19, 2012
11:00am– 5:00pm

Step into the Dance Like No One's Watching Booth, put on our special pair of headphones, and follow the instructions. You'll be dancing up a storm.... all by yourself!

Event run: May 19–21, 2012

The Stand Up Dance Toddler Dance Parties

Saturday, May 19, 2012
12:30pm

Toddlers under five can twist and shout to a live DJ!

Event run: May 19–21, 2012

The Stand Up Dance Family Dance Parties

Saturday, May 19, 2012
1:30pm

Kids of all ages can shake their groove thing with a live DJ!

Event run: May 19–21, 2012

The Stand Up Dance Toddler Dance Parties

Saturday, May 19, 2012
2:30pm

Toddlers under five can twist and shout to a live DJ!

Event run: May 19–21, 2012

The Stand Up Dance Family Dance Parties

Saturday, May 19, 2012
3:30pm

Kids of all ages can shake their groove thing with a live DJ!

Event run: May 19–21, 2012

bluemouth inc. - Dance Marathon

Saturday, May 19, 2012
7:00pm

Exclusive return engagement! Strap on your dancing shoes and spin around the floor in this immersive theatre event inspired by the endurance contests of 1920s and '30s America.

Event run: May 18–19, 2012

The Dance Like No One's Watching Booth

Sunday, May 20, 2012
11:00am– 5:00pm

Step into the Dance Like No One's Watching Booth, put on our special pair of headphones, and follow the instructions. You'll be dancing up a storm.... all by yourself!

Event run: May 19–21, 2012

The Stand Up Dance Toddler Dance Parties

Sunday, May 20, 2012
12:30pm

Toddlers under five can twist and shout to a live DJ!

Event run: May 19–21, 2012

The Stand Up Dance Family Dance Parties

Sunday, May 20, 2012
1:30pm

Kids of all ages can shake their groove thing with a live DJ!

Event run: May 19–21, 2012

SUNDAY SCENE / Laurie Kang

Sunday, May 20, 2012
2:00pm

Laurie Kang is a Toronto-based artist working in photography, collage and sculpture who will respond to the current exhibitions at The Power Plant.

Event run: May 20, 2012

The Stand Up Dance Toddler Dance Parties

Sunday, May 20, 2012
2:30pm

Toddlers under five can twist and shout to a live DJ!

Event run: May 19–21, 2012

The Stand Up Dance Family Dance Parties

Sunday, May 20, 2012
3:30pm

Kids of all ages can shake their groove thing with a live DJ!

Event run: May 19–21, 2012

The Dance Like No One's Watching Booth

Monday, May 21, 2012
11:00am– 5:00pm

Step into the Dance Like No One's Watching Booth, put on our special pair of headphones, and follow the instructions. You'll be dancing up a storm.... all by yourself!

Event run: May 19–21, 2012

The Stand Up Dance Toddler Dance Parties

Monday, May 21, 2012
12:30pm

Toddlers under five can twist and shout to a live DJ!

Event run: May 19–21, 2012

The Stand Up Dance Family Dance Parties

Monday, May 21, 2012
1:30pm

Kids of all ages can shake their groove thing with a live DJ!

Event run: May 19–21, 2012

The Stand Up Dance Toddler Dance Parties

Monday, May 21, 2012
2:30pm

Toddlers under five can twist and shout to a live DJ!

Event run: May 19–21, 2012

The Stand Up Dance Family Dance Parties

Monday, May 21, 2012
3:30pm

Kids of all ages can shake their groove thing with a live DJ!

Event run: May 19–21, 2012

INTERNATIONAL LECTURE SERIES / Jens Hoffmann

Wednesday, May 23, 2012
7:00pm

In his talk “Biennials and Curatorial Ambivalence,” Jens Hoffmann will discuss the increasing tendency of deskilling in the field of exhibition-making.

Event run: May 23, 2012

Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre - Arena

Friday, May 25, 2012
8:00pm

This programme features six contemporary dance works, including two premieres by 2012 resident guest artist Sylvie Bouchard and artistic director Deborah Lundmark.

Event run: May 25–26, 2012

Raagini Dance/Bageshree Vaze - Damaru/Mudra

Friday, May 25, 2012
8:00pm

The "tandava" and "asya" – masculine and feminine – aspects of Indian dance are highlighted through two new exciting dance works.

Event run: May 25–26, 2012

Raagini Dance/Bageshree Vaze - Damaru/Mudra

Saturday, May 26, 2012
8:00pm

The "tandava" and "asya" – masculine and feminine – aspects of Indian dance are highlighted through two new exciting dance works.

Event run: May 25–26, 2012

Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre - Arena

Saturday, May 26, 2012
8:00pm

This programme features six contemporary dance works, including two premieres by 2012 resident guest artist Sylvie Bouchard and artistic director Deborah Lundmark.

Event run: May 25–26, 2012

SUNDAY SCENE / Amish Morrell

Sunday, May 27, 2012
2:00pm

Amish Morrell is the editor of C Magazine and he will respond to the current exhibitions at The Power Plant.

Event run: May 27, 2012

Authors at Harbourfront Centre: Augusten Burroughs

Wednesday, May 30, 2012
7:30pm– 9:00pm

Augusten Burroughs reads from and discusses This is How.

Event run: May 30, 2012

Menaka Thakkar Dance Company - Sitayana

Thursday, May 31, 2012
8:00pm

Canada’s premiere Indian dance company presents a dance weekend of two productions choreographed by Menaka Thakkar based on the Ramayana.

Event run: May 31 – June 2, 2012

Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Thursday, May 31, 2012
8:00pm

It’s the 45th anniversary of the release of The Beatles' Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, but the music remains eternal.

Event run: May 31 – June 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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