Over the last 30 years, Harbourfront Centre’s World Stage has evolved as a varied season of international performance. This year, World Stage continues to pursue a bold curatorial vision by assembling and presenting today’s performance leaders in order to develop Toronto’s understanding of the contemporary.

World Stage 2017 comes at a natural moment of reflection and transformation, a time full of new tests of our collective capacity to care for each other and dream together. In this moment, we look back at our history of bold programming and celebrate the exceptional artistry that has never failed to show us who we are.

A lot has changed over the past three decades. But sometimes a journey takes you right back to where you started: seeking out new perspectives, unearthing the unexpected and celebrating the passion, wisdom and humanity that performance allows us to share is just as important today as it was back then.

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