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What’s On Calendar
April 2012

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Unwed Mothers, Then and Now

Sunday, April 1, 2012
10:00am –10:30am

A century separates the accounts of two pregnant teens: a tapestry of personal and historical stories. Featuring storyteller Harriet Xanthakos.

Ring Around Our Country

Sunday, April 1, 2012
10:00am –11:00am

Well-known playground singing games like "Ring Around the Rosie" receive The Backseat Balladeer treatment during this examination of rhymes and chants of Canadian youth.

Festival Lounge Area

Sunday, April 1, 2012
10:00am – 4:00pm

Take advantage of our lounge area for festival attendees.

Same Story, Different Tongue

Sunday, April 1, 2012
11:00am –12:00pm

Storytellers recite the same fairytale in three different languages. Featuring readings by Mariella Bertelli, Rico Rodriguez, Erol Boran (pictured).

A Canadian Journey

Sunday, April 1, 2012
11:30am – 1:30pm

Students from the new Storytelling Toronto course "Storytelling II: Further Explorations" share stories as they traverse the Canadian landscape.

Same Donkey, Different Saddle

Sunday, April 1, 2012
11:30am –12:30pm

For over 30 years Aubrey Davis has told stories to people of all ages. Don’t miss out on your chance to hear one of his tales.

The Memory of Water

Sunday, April 1, 2012
12:30pm – 1:30pm

For Robert Seven-Crows the sharing of stories and legends, with the sound of traditional songs, drum and guitar, is a way to share the wealth and the tradition of his roots.

Being Queer - Canadian-Style

Sunday, April 1, 2012
1:00pm – 2:00pm

Queers in your Ears returns with a set of exciting stories about the intersection between queerness and being Canadian. Featuring storytellers Jeffrey Canton, Clare Nobbs (pictured) and Ricardo Rodriguez.

A Shadow Incomplete

Sunday, April 1, 2012
1:00pm – 1:30pm

A 17th-century Indian love story about tragedy and loss. Featuring Summi Siddiqui.

All About Miss Lou: What's Your Story?

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Miss Lou's Room is animated with volunteer storytellers bringing their passion for the spoken word with stories from diverse cultural traditions.

Because God Loves Stories

Sunday, April 1, 2012
2:00pm – 3:30pm

Because God Loves Stories is a storyteller's perspective on politics, fishing, and fatherhood. Featuring storyteller Dan Yashinsky.

Pansori Storytelling Concert

Sunday, April 1, 2012
2:30pm – 3:30pm

Come and enjoy this traditional Korean storytelling experience. Featuring storyteller Seung Ah Kim.

All About Miss Lou: What's Your Story?

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Miss Lou's Room is animated with volunteer storytellers bringing their passion for the spoken word with stories from diverse cultural traditions.

POWER KIDS / Make a Memory Map

Sunday, April 1, 2012
3:00pm – 5:00pm

Motivated by artist Kerry Tribe’s exhibition currently on view at The Power Plant, this workshop will give participants the chance to make their own creative map based on short personal narratives.

Legless Stocking: Canadian Eh?

Sunday, April 1, 2012
4:00pm – 6:30pm

The Legless Stocking Company combines various art forms along with the ancient art of storytelling to explore different themes and ideas. Featuring performances by Lorne Brown, Jim Blake, Ivan Coyote, and Itah Sadu.

Authors at Harbourfront Centre: Heather Birrell, John Boyne, Yejide Kilanko

Wednesday, April 11, 2012
7:30pm – 9:00pm

Readings by Heather Birrell (Mad Hope), John Boyne (The Absolutist), Yejide Kilanko (Daughters Who Walk This Path).

The Songwriters Association of Canada presents Songwriting 101

Saturday, April 14, 2012

The Songwriters Association of Canada presents an interactive workshop presented by award-winning songwriters.

Introduction to South Indian Music

Saturday, April 14, 2012

An interactive workshop on some of the distinctive elements of South Indian classical music. Instructed by Juno-nominated musician Suba Sankaran.

This Business of Music

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Join industry professionals Patricia Silver, Paul Sanderson and Heather Reppen for an interactive session that covers the business side of music.

Beatboxing and Vocal Percussion 101

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Join master beatboxers Human Record (a.k.a. Luke Stapleton) and Dylan Bell on an interactive journey through the vocal drum kit.

The Singer's Playground

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Engage one-on-one in this workshop led by former Nylon, Micah Barnes.

Score Marking for Choristers and Conductors

Saturday, April 14, 2012

This workshop takes score marking beyond the default circle, and teaches vocalists to use a wide range of markings in their music to efficiently note everything that their conductor asks of them. Instructed by conductor Dallas Bergen.

Sacred Harp: An introduction to Shape Note Singing

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Pleasance Crawford and the Toronto Shape Note Group teach how to read shape note notation and sing along to historic, stirring hymns and anthems.

Creating Instrument Sounds A Cappella

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Want to breathe some new life into your tired old vocal charts? In this educational and entertaining workshop, award-winning performer/clinician Aaron Jensen will teach you how to create authentic instrument sounds with your voice that will rocket your singing group to the next level.

Singing without a Safety Net

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Whether you are an amateur chorister, an experienced improviser, or have never sung before, you will be challenged to push your limits. Members of the Swingle Singers combine their years of experience to guide you safely through a fun and intense time of exploration, and help bring out the improviser in you!

The Vocalist as a Performer

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Award-winning performer, educator and Jazz FM broadcaster, Heather Bambrick, leads this hands-on vocal boot camp, focusing on performance practices, mastering tone and timbre, and bringing your music to life through various stylistic approaches.

The Singer's Body: A Complete Singers Resource

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Suited to all levels, this workshop will explore confidence in presenting your voice, physical and vocal exercises, accessing true potential while in studio or on stage, proper body alignment and relaxation, outstanding breath control made easy, how to deal with fear and creative blocks, and how to deal with illness and maintain vocal health. Instructed by Orville Heyn.

Human Rights Watch Book Series

Wednesday, April 18, 2012
7:30pm – 9:00pm

Featuring a conversation about women’s rights in the world today with Rosemary McCarney of Plan International's Canadian operations, author Erna Paris, and Minky Worden of Human Rights Watch.

Authors at Harbourfront Centre: Sadie Jones, Owen Laukkanen, Liza Marklund

Wednesday, April 25, 2012
7:30pm – 9:00pm

Readings by Sadie Jones (The Uninvited Guests), Owen Laukkanen (The Professionals), Liza Marklund (Vanished).

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