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February 2012

Harbourfront Centre strictly adheres to Ontario Public Health guidelines, ensuring a safe return for our audiences and artists.

COBA: Collective of Black Artists - Les Rythmes de la Forêt

Friday, February 3, 2012
8:00pm

The traditional dance forms from Guinea and Senegal will move you through an incredible and vibrant experience of folklore and storytelling. Dance and rhythm represent rites of passage, initiations, harvest and moments of pure joy and celebration.

Fashion Blackout

Saturday, February 4, 2012
2:00pm

A film, discussion and symposium that shines a spotlight on black and diverse designers, models, and taste-makers in the fashion industry. Strut your stuff in TV personality and supermodel Stacey McKenzie’s “Walk this Way” workshop! With journalist Sarah Nicole Prickett, Montreal’s Miss Sly and Norwayne Anderson. Moderated by CBC Television personality Anne-Marie Mediwake.

Lua Shayenne: Afro-Roots Dance Workshop and Performance

Saturday, February 4, 2012
3:00pm

Instructor Lua Shayenne presents traditional African and Afro-contemporary dance works that explore current subject matters with the aim to be a vehicle for spiritual and social progress.

COBA: Collective of Black Artists - Les Rythmes de la Forêt

Saturday, February 4, 2012
8:00pm

The traditional dance forms from Guinea and Senegal will move you through an incredible and vibrant experience of folklore and storytelling. Dance and rhythm represent rites of passage, initiations, harvest and moments of pure joy and celebration.

The Known (Un)Known with Tika Simone

Saturday, February 4, 2012
9:30pm

One of Toronto’s most buzz-worthy, all-ages artist events showcasing the urban music stars of tomorrow. Featuring Rochelle Jordan, Shi Wisdom, 88 Days of Fortune's KJ, Spek Won, and Abstract Random.

SUNDAY SCENE / Anastasia Hare & Julia Paoli

Sunday, February 5, 2012
2:00pm

Anastasia Hare & Julia Paoli are Curatorial Interns at The Power Plant.

COBA: Collective of Black Artists - Les Rythmes de la Forêt

Sunday, February 5, 2012
3:00pm

The traditional dance forms from Guinea and Senegal will move you through an incredible and vibrant experience of folklore and storytelling. Dance and rhythm represent rites of passage, initiations, harvest and moments of pure joy and celebration.

Identify and Address

Sunday, February 5, 2012
3:00pm – 5:00pm

An engaging panel, in partnership with the Congress of Black Women of Canada, discussing issues that black women face.

Arabesque Dance Company & Orchestra - Jamra

Thursday, February 9, 2012
8:00pm

Raw abandon, vibrant life and energy are at the centre of Arabesque's newest production. Seventeen dance artists, led by Yasmina Ramzy, are accompanied by a live Arabian orchestra alongside the rich voice of Bassam Bishara.

Arabesque Dance Company & Orchestra - Jamra

Friday, February 10, 2012
8:00pm

Raw abandon, vibrant life and energy are at the centre of Arabesque's newest production. Seventeen dance artists, led by Yasmina Ramzy, are accompanied by a live Arabian orchestra alongside the rich voice of Bassam Bishara.

Arabesque Dance Company & Orchestra - Jamra

Saturday, February 11, 2012
2:00pm

Raw abandon, vibrant life and energy are at the centre of Arabesque's newest production. Seventeen dance artists, led by Yasmina Ramzy, are accompanied by a live Arabian orchestra alongside the rich voice of Bassam Bishara.

Arabesque Dance Company & Orchestra - Jamra

Saturday, February 11, 2012
8:00pm

Raw abandon, vibrant life and energy are at the centre of Arabesque's newest production. Seventeen dance artists, led by Yasmina Ramzy, are accompanied by a live Arabian orchestra alongside the rich voice of Bassam Bishara.

Arabesque Dance Company & Orchestra - Jamra

Sunday, February 12, 2012
2:00pm

Raw abandon, vibrant life and energy are at the centre of Arabesque's newest production. Seventeen dance artists, led by Yasmina Ramzy, are accompanied by a live Arabian orchestra alongside the rich voice of Bassam Bishara.

SUNDAY SCENE / David Balzer

Sunday, February 12, 2012
2:00pm

David Balzer is a Toronto-based author, editor and teacher. His writing on art and film has appeared in The Globe and Mail, The Believer, Artforum.com, and Border Crossings.

Arabesque Dance Company & Orchestra - Jamra

Sunday, February 12, 2012
8:00pm

Raw abandon, vibrant life and energy are at the centre of Arabesque's newest production. Seventeen dance artists, led by Yasmina Ramzy, are accompanied by a live Arabian orchestra alongside the rich voice of Bassam Bishara.

SUNDAY SCENE / David McIntosh

Sunday, February 19, 2012
2:00pm

David McIntosh is a Toronto-based writer, curator, educator, and artist.

dance Immersion - TRIBUTE: A Moving History of Canadian Blacks in Dance

Thursday, February 23, 2012
8:00pm

The 17th edition of dance Immersion’s annual showcase celebrates black dance artists who have contributed to the Canadian and global dance ecology using dance, film and spoken word.

Neighbourhood Arts Network: EMERGENCE - A Symposium on Community Arts Practice

Friday, February 24, 2012
8:00am – 5:30pm

The Emergence Symposium is an engaging, day-long conference that explores the direction and diversity of forms in the discipline of community arts.

dance Immersion - TRIBUTE: A Moving History of Canadian Blacks in Dance

Friday, February 24, 2012
8:00pm

The 17th edition of dance Immersion’s annual showcase celebrates black dance artists who have contributed to the Canadian and global dance ecology using dance, film and spoken word.

dance Immersion - TRIBUTE: A Moving History of Canadian Blacks in Dance

Saturday, February 25, 2012
8:00pm

The 17th edition of dance Immersion’s annual showcase celebrates black dance artists who have contributed to the Canadian and global dance ecology using dance, film and spoken word.

SUNDAY SCENE / Lise Beaudry

Sunday, February 26, 2012
2:00pm

Lise Beaudry is a Franco-Ontarian artist whose work has shown widely. She is also Director of Gallery 44 and a professor in the Art and Art History program at Sheridan College and University of Toronto in Mississauga.

Wayne McGregor | Random Dance - Entity

Tuesday, February 28, 2012
8:00pm

Ten dancers in a startling spectacle from one of the world's internationally renowned choreographers.

LECTURE / Mieke Bal on Stan Douglas

Wednesday, February 29, 2012
7:00pm

Bal will speak on Stan Douglas’s work (currently on view at The Power Plant), examining how he practices a re-examination of cultural history that actualizes the relevance today of both media and stories — the one through the other.

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