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Building legacies that last: partnerships

We don’t do it alone. The inspiration and exposure to practice that Harbourfront Centre’s World Stage offers would not be possible without a network of organizational partners: our party heroes and heroines at the House of Nuance and the House of Monroe; fellow producers and presenters of contemporary culture at the Images Festival; education partners at York University and The University of Toronto’s Drama and English faculties; and dance developers at Series 8:08, which for over a decade has been building dance in Toronto with innovative workshops and presentation events.

Our gift to you: The Audience Handbook

A specially commissioned interactive artwork by Cara Spooner, The 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.

The Next Wave

This season, we’re partnering with artists Erin Brubacher and Cara Spooner on their new programme that promises to launch the critical practices of a cohort of young artmakers. Here is how you listen will be an ongoing facilitated experience for 16 young people that will take them through the World Stage season to further their engagement with the performance they see and help feed that back into the work they’re doing. Look for them at the theatre.

Masterclasses

We don’t do it alone. The inspiration and exposure to practice that Harbourfront Centre’s World Stage offers would not be possible without a network of organizational partners, including the dance developers at Series 8:08. For over two decades Series 8:08 has been building dance in Toronto, and 2015 will feature innovative workshops and presentations led by the artists of World Stage.
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CINARS

CINARS is Montreal’s biannual international performing arts marketplace which brings together over 300 presenters from 40 countries. It is a powerful resource for artists and presenters to connect – to initiate new projects, find co-commissioning partners and develop tours. The Performing Arts department at Harbourfront Centre will be present at CINARS this November, representing several artists and/or projects that have been developed through our commissioning, residency, and co-producing activities, including past World Stage presentations and premieres. We’ve been working hard to ensure that local artists not only develop and produce new work in the city, but that we provide mentorship and support for them afterwards.