Building legacies that last: partnerships

The team behind World Stage aims to provide our community with inspiration, mentorship and exposure to a diversity of practices. But we don’t do it alone. Whether we’re hosting a workshop, flying in presenters to see a premiere or helping local artists tour to Singapore, Belgium or Australia, we always work in partnership with a network of incredible organizations.

From York University’s Faculty of Fine Arts and the University of Toronto’s Department of English, to Series 8:08 and our colleagues here at Harbourfront Centre, our aim is to build comprehensive frameworks of support that leverage work and create access. Together we’re advancing our culture.

Our gift to you: The Audience Handbook

A specially commissioned interactive artwork by Cara Spooner, Audience Handbook is a playful expression of some of the things we like to keep in mind when we’re sitting in the dark. It’s our gift to you with the purchase of a ticket to any World Stage 2014 performance.

Culture Congress: A talk with Arsinée Khanjian

Be part of the Culture Congress, a public-facing exploration of how we articulate the present. Led by actor, producer, advocate, wife, mother, citizen and investigator Arsinée Khanjian, the Culture Congress will be a wide-ranging tour of ideas driven by the curiosity of one of Canada’s most passionate and culturally-engaged personalities. Subscribe to our e-newsletter for more information.

Open Art Surgery

This season, in association with Toronto’s Break It Down Dance Initiatives, we’re thrilled to bring Open Art Surgery here to Harbourfront Centre – care of our colleagues at London, UK’s Sadler’s Wells. Jonzi D, Breakin’ Convention’s artistic director, will lead a week-long choreographic residency for street dancers that will culminate in a public showing and discussion on March 29 in the Fleck Dance Theatre. Thanks to the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts for supporting this project. Visit the NextSteps website for more info.

Series 8:08 labworks

Through a partnership with Series 8:08‘s Alternative Technique Class (ATC) programme, Harbourfront Centre’s World Stage is proud to offer this series of labworks to the professional dance community, as well as a subsidized ticket to the performance.


Dance as Identity Workshop with Kyle Abraham
Butoh/Voice Workshop with Denise Fujiwara and Gerry Trentham