What makes World Stage truly unique is our commitment to developing audiences and artists simultaneously to create the unifying immediacy found only in live performance.
Visit this page often as it will be updated with initiatives and opportunities for you, as professional artists, to engage with World Stage and the various performances and invited artists.
2013 Chinese Contemporary Dance Aesthetics Symposium
Come out to a free symposium on Chinese contemporary dance aesthetics presented by Little Pear Garden Collective in association with Harbourfront Centre’s World Stage.
As part of Little Pear Garden Collective’s 20th anniversary celebration, scholars, performers and artistic directors from China, Taiwan, the United States and Canada will discuss their work, inspiration, cultural and national trends in Chinese dance.
Following the symposium, workshops for professional and pre-professional dancers will be led by some of the speakers.
Click here for complete details.
A discussion with Bennett Miller
Bennett Miller, Australian installation artist and creator of Dachshund UN, will be speaking at McMaster University’s School of the Arts on Monday, March 4.
Series 8:08 labworks
Through a partnership with Series 8:08′s 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.
Download the Series 8:08 brochure for complete labworks information and registration details.
Special Offer from The Dance Current
Harbourfront Centre is committed to helping our audiences critically engage with the work they come to see by providing you with the tools to do so. With striking visuals and insightful writing, The Dance Current provides an entertaining, illuminating and informed perspective on the issues, creators and innovators in the Canadian dance scene. An invaluable companion piece for any World Stage dance production.
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Harbourfront Centre and York University’s Partnership
In 2010, Harbourfront Centre and York University’s Faculty of Fine Arts launched a partnership grounded in their shared commitment to multidisciplinary creation, innovation and excellence in contemporary performance. Recognizing each other’s vital investment in maintaining and developing the exceptional calibre of talent creating work in the city, Harbourfront Centre and York’s Faculty of Fine Arts are building new and unprecedented cross-institutional opportunities in the form of workshops, internships, artist residencies, performances and long term-projects to support the growth of both emerging and established artists and scholars, as well as their audiences. Partnership programming has included student workshops with interdisciplinary performance collective urbanvessel (CA), performance artist Adrian Howells (UK), and live art collective The Dietrich Group (CA); master classes with Antoine Vereecken of Wayne McGregor | Random Dance (UK); rehearsal viewings with The Wooster Group (US); performance opportunities with bluemouth inc. (CA); Production Internships for Everything Under the Moon and Paris1994/Gallery, and a Theatre Criticism & Engagement Internship for World Stage 2012.
As one of the largest multidisciplinary art centres in Canada, Harbourfront Centre is dedicated to the development of contemporary performance in Toronto, in Canada and around the world; devoted to artists, audiences and all who participate in the current performance ecology; and committed to vocabularies and forms from across cultural traditions that call theatre, dance, performance art and interdisciplinary practices home. The Faculty of Fine Arts at York University is one of North America’s premier professional training and research institutions for the visual, performing and digital arts, bringing together leading artists and scholars with a national and international reach to foster the development of a new generation of outstanding creative talent. By aligning and capitalizing on these synergies, we continually reaffirm our commitment to nurturing a vibrant and thriving arts ecology in Toronto.