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September 2012

Masterclass: The Fellowship of the Strings

Saturday, September 1, 2012
4:00pm – 6:00pm

Aiming to recreate the sound of these classic European klezmer ensembles, the Festival Strings Masterclass is a unique group of professional and amateur musicians assembled for the 2012 Ashkenaz Festival. Participants will learn the function of melodies and their accompaniments, ornamentation and variation, culminating in a multi-level suite.

Event run: September 1–3, 2012

Theatre PANIK's The Corpse Bride

Saturday, September 1, 2012
5:00pm

Theatre Panik's highly original production of this classic folktale is an irreverent, 21st-century tour de force of new Jewish theatre.

Event run: August 30 – September 2, 2012

Yiddish Dance Workshop with Avia Moore

Saturday, September 1, 2012
6:00pm – 7:00pm

Leading Yiddish dance at events internationally, Avia instills workshops with a sense of tradition while exploring contemporary approaches to the style.

Event run: September 1–3, 2012

Freydi Mrocki - Oystralia: The Yiddish Community of Melbourne

Saturday, September 1, 2012
7:00pm – 8:00pm

An overview of Australian-Jewish history, focusing particularly on the cultural life of Melbourneís Yiddish community in the second half of the 20th century.

Event run: September 1, 2012

Masterclass: The Fellowship of the Strings

Sunday, September 2, 2012
10:00am –12:00pm

Aiming to recreate the sound of these classic European klezmer ensembles, the Festival Strings Masterclass is a unique group of professional and amateur musicians assembled for the 2012 Ashkenaz Festival. Participants will learn the function of melodies and their accompaniments, ornamentation and variation, culminating in a multi-level suite.

Event run: September 1–3, 2012

Theatre PANIK's The Corpse Bride

Sunday, September 2, 2012
1:00pm

Theatre Panik's highly original production of this classic folktale is an irreverent, 21st-century tour de force of new Jewish theatre.

Event run: August 30 – September 2, 2012

Abraham Lichtenbaum - Jewish Life in South America

Sunday, September 2, 2012
1:00pm – 2:00pm

Abraham Lichtenbaum will give a talk about the experiences of the first Jews in South America.

Event run: September 2, 2012

Bob Bossin - Songs and Stories of Davy the Punk: My Father's Life in the Gambling Business

Sunday, September 2, 2012
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Canadian folk music legend Bob Bossin presents a new, one-man show about his father's exploits in Toronto's gambling demimonde of the 1930s and '40s.

Event run: September 2, 2012

Ira Moskowitz: Curatorial Talk with Lindy Green and Diana Gordon

Sunday, September 2, 2012
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Curator Lindy Green interviews Diana Gordon, daughter of Ira Moskowitz, in a curatorial talk that will provide a personal context to the exhibition.

Event run: September 2, 2012

Paul Buhle - Yiddishkeit: Jewish Vernacular and the New Land

Sunday, September 2, 2012
3:00pm – 4:00pm

Paul Buhle explores images and insights from his anthology Yiddishkeit, and about his late co-editor, the underground comic book writer and personality, Harvey Pekar.

Event run: September 2, 2012

Storytelling with Dan Yashinsky

Sunday, September 2, 2012
4:00pm – 4:45pm

In a tribute to the late children's writer and illustrator Maurice Sendak, Ashkenaz presents a two-part series with Toronto storyteller Dan Yashinsky.

Event run: September 2–3, 2012

Ann Samson - The Jews of India

Sunday, September 2, 2012
4:30pm – 5:30pm

An overview of the history, customs and traditions of India's Jewish community, presented by Ann Samson, one of the founders of Toronto's Indian-Jewish Congregation Bina.

Event run: September 2, 2012

Judith Cohen - Inquisition to Internet: The Musical World of the Portuguese Marranos

Sunday, September 2, 2012
6:00pm – 7:00pm

From inquisition to internet: the musical world of the Portuguese Marranos, a lecture from Canada's preeminent Sephardic specialist.

Event run: September 2, 2012

Yiddish Dance Workshop with Avia Moore

Sunday, September 2, 2012
6:00pm – 7:00pm

Leading Yiddish dance at events internationally, Avia instills workshops with a sense of tradition while exploring contemporary approaches to the style.

Event run: September 1–3, 2012

Dance Panorama

Sunday, September 2, 2012
7:00pm – 8:00pm

An interactive "show-and-tell" demonstrating dance forms related to various world musical styles and cultures featured in this year's Festival, including dances of Egypt, India and Central Asia.

Event run: September 2, 2012

Shtiler Tants

Sunday, September 2, 2012
11:00pm – 1:00am

Revive your spirit with late-night dancing under the stars to music so quiet you can hear the dancersí feet scrape the boardwalk.

Event run: September 2, 2012

Masterclass: The Fellowship of the Strings

Monday, September 3, 2012
10:00am –12:00pm

Aiming to recreate the sound of these classic European klezmer ensembles, the Festival Strings Masterclass is a unique group of professional and amateur musicians assembled for the 2012 Ashkenaz Festival. Participants will learn the function of melodies and their accompaniments, ornamentation and variation, culminating in a multi-level suite.

Event run: September 1–3, 2012

Pete Sokolow - The Last of the Old Guys

Monday, September 3, 2012
1:00pm – 2:00pm

Legendary klezmer/jazz pianist Pete Sokolow presents a musically-illustrated discussion of his six-decade career in NY's Jewish music scene.

Event run: September 3, 2012

Yiddish Dance Workshop with Avia Moore

Monday, September 3, 2012
1:30pm – 2:30pm

Leading Yiddish dance at events internationally, Avia instills workshops with a sense of tradition while exploring contemporary approaches to the style.

Event run: September 1–3, 2012

Michael Wex - Heartburn as History: Traditional Ashkenazi Food

Monday, September 3, 2012
3:00pm – 4:00pm

Award-winning author, Yiddish raconteur and Ashkenaz fave Michael Wex returns to the festival with a sneak preview of his latest book about Jewish food.

Event run: September 3, 2012

David Buchbinder - Diasporic Genius: Transforming the City through Creative Power

Monday, September 3, 2012
3:00pm – 4:00pm

Ashkenaz Festival co-founder presents the vision behind his latest venture, Diasporic Genius, a non-profit organization engaged in intercultural artistic creation and community-building.

Event run: September 3, 2012

Storytelling with Dan Yashinsky

Monday, September 3, 2012
5:00pm – 5:45pm

In a tribute to the late children's writer and illustrator Maurice Sendak, Ashkenaz presents a two-part series with Toronto storyteller Dan Yashinsky.

Event run: September 2–3, 2012

Nicole Borger - Jewish Music and Culture in Brazil

Monday, September 3, 2012
6:00pm – 7:00pm

Cultural organizer and singer-songwriter Nicole Borger discusses the Brazilian Jewish community and its cultural life over five centuries.

Event run: September 3, 2012

Masterclass: The Fellowship of the Strings

Monday, September 3, 2012
6:00pm – 7:00pm

Aiming to recreate the sound of these classic European klezmer ensembles, the Festival Strings Masterclass is a unique group of professional and amateur musicians assembled for the 2012 Ashkenaz Festival. Participants will learn the function of melodies and their accompaniments, ornamentation and variation, culminating in a multi-level suite.

Event run: September 1–3, 2012

Toronto Music Garden Tours

Wednesday, September 5, 2012
11:00am

Learn about the Toronto Music Garden's unique design and history on a guided, one-hour tour, led by a volunteer Toronto Botanical Garden guide.

Event run: September 5–26, 2012

Toronto Music Garden Tours

Thursday, September 6, 2012
5:30pm

Learn about the Toronto Music Garden's unique design and history on a guided, one-hour tour, led by a volunteer Toronto Botanical Garden guide.

Event run: September 5–26, 2012

INTERNATIONAL LECTURE SERIES / Omer Fast

Tuesday, September 11, 2012
7:00pm

Berlin-based artist Omer Fast will speak about his acclaimed art practice in conjunction with solo exhibition at The Power Plant, Continuous Coverage, opening 14 September.

Event run: September 11, 2012

Toronto Music Garden Tours

Wednesday, September 12, 2012
11:00am

Learn about the Toronto Music Garden's unique design and history on a guided, one-hour tour, led by a volunteer Toronto Botanical Garden guide.

Event run: September 5–26, 2012

Toronto Music Garden Tours

Thursday, September 13, 2012
5:30pm

Learn about the Toronto Music Garden's unique design and history on a guided, one-hour tour, led by a volunteer Toronto Botanical Garden guide.

Event run: September 5–26, 2012

Eventual Ashes presents: Hiding Words (for you) by Gein Wong

Thursday, September 13, 2012
8:00pm –10:00pm

Hiding Words (for you) delves into nushu, a secret language created in 400 A.D. when Chinese women were not allowed to read or write. The performance seamlessly blends together theatre, poetry, hip hop, western and Chinese classical music, modern dance, performance art, and the visual arts.

Event run: September 13–23, 2012

Eventual Ashes presents: Hiding Words (for you) by Gein Wong

Friday, September 14, 2012
8:00pm –10:00pm

Hiding Words (for you) delves into nushu, a secret language created in 400 A.D. when Chinese women were not allowed to read or write. The performance seamlessly blends together theatre, poetry, hip hop, western and Chinese classical music, modern dance, performance art, and the visual arts.

Event run: September 13–23, 2012

Paper Lantern-Making Booth

Saturday, September 15, 2012
1:00pm – 6:00pm

Bring the whole family out for some arts and crafts fun!

Event run: September 15, 2012

Community Organization Booths

Saturday, September 15, 2012
1:00pm – 7:00pm

This year's Vietnamese Lantern Festival will feature booths from community partner organizations. Get connected with resources in your community by visiting these organization booths to see what informational resources and services each of them has to offer!

Event run: September 15, 2012

Stephanie Le-Nguyen

Saturday, September 15, 2012
2:45pm

Performing in numerous Vietnamese festivals over the last two years, Stephanie is excited to be back for this year's Vietnamese Lantern Festival!

Event run: September 15, 2012

Dance Crew Divas

Saturday, September 15, 2012
2:50pm

Returning this year to the Vietnamese Lantern Festival are the Dance Crew Divas, featuring members of many ages!

Event run: September 15, 2012 14&17

FrolicLassie

Saturday, September 15, 2012
3:05pm

FrolicLassie is a Toronto-based dance group covering a variety of J-pop and K-pop dances.

Event run: September 15, 2012

Mitzi

Saturday, September 15, 2012
3:25pm

Mitzi is a Toronto dance group that specializes in dance covers by Korean pop artists.

Event run: September 15, 2012

Jessica Siew

Saturday, September 15, 2012
3:40pm

Jessica Siew loves to dance, whether it's for fun or in competition. Catch her performance at the Vietnamese Lantern Festival.

Event run: September 15, 2012

Dance Crew Divas

Saturday, September 15, 2012
5:25pm

Returning this year to the Vietnamese Lantern Festival are the Dance Crew Divas, featuring members of many ages!

Event run: September 15, 2012 14&17

Alicia Nero

Saturday, September 15, 2012
5:45pm

This is Alicia's first year performing at the Vietnamese Lantern Festival!

Event run: September 15, 2012

Eventual Ashes presents: Hiding Words (for you) by Gein Wong

Saturday, September 15, 2012
8:00pm –10:00pm

Hiding Words (for you) delves into nushu, a secret language created in 400 A.D. when Chinese women were not allowed to read or write. The performance seamlessly blends together theatre, poetry, hip hop, western and Chinese classical music, modern dance, performance art, and the visual arts.

Event run: September 13–23, 2012

Sampradaya Dance Creations

Sunday, September 16, 2012
12:00pm –12:30pm

Sampradaya Dance Creations presents a suite of two folk dances from India.

Event run: September 16, 2012

Asian Appetizers with Florence Kwok

Sunday, September 16, 2012
2:00pm – 2:30pm

Join chef and culinary instructor Florence Kwok as she guides you through quick demonstrations of popular Asian appetizers.

Event run: September 16, 2012 14&16

Jeng Yi

Sunday, September 16, 2012
2:30pm – 3:00pm

Enjoy the beauty and power of Korean drum and dance in this harvest-themed performance by Jeng Yi.

Event run: September 16, 2012

Eventual Ashes presents: Hiding Words (for you) by Gein Wong

Sunday, September 16, 2012
3:00pm – 5:00pm

Hiding Words (for you) delves into nushu, a secret language created in 400 A.D. when Chinese women were not allowed to read or write. The performance seamlessly blends together theatre, poetry, hip hop, western and Chinese classical music, modern dance, performance art, and the visual arts.

Event run: September 13–23, 2012

Little Pear Garden Collective

Sunday, September 16, 2012
4:00pm – 4:30pm

A not-to-be-missed performance by Little Pear Garden Collective.

Event run: September 16, 2012

Asian Appetizers with Florence Kwok

Sunday, September 16, 2012
4:30pm – 5:00pm

Join chef and culinary instructor Florence Kwok as she guides you through quick demonstrations of popular Asian appetizers.

Event run: September 16, 2012 14&16

Eventual Ashes presents: Hiding Words (for you) by Gein Wong

Sunday, September 16, 2012
8:00pm –10:00pm

Hiding Words (for you) delves into nushu, a secret language created in 400 A.D. when Chinese women were not allowed to read or write. The performance seamlessly blends together theatre, poetry, hip hop, western and Chinese classical music, modern dance, performance art, and the visual arts.

Event run: September 13–23, 2012

Julia Sasso dances - SLoE

Monday, September 17, 2012
12:00am –12:30am

In concert with celebrated pianist, Eve Egoyan, Julia Sasso's stellar dancers deliver a striking, virtuosic interpretation of Ann Southamís masterwork, Simple Lines of Enquiry.

Event run: September 17–30, 2012

Eventual Ashes presents: Hiding Words (for you) by Gein Wong

Tuesday, September 18, 2012
8:00pm –10:00pm

Hiding Words (for you) delves into nushu, a secret language created in 400 A.D. when Chinese women were not allowed to read or write. The performance seamlessly blends together theatre, poetry, hip hop, western and Chinese classical music, modern dance, performance art, and the visual arts.

Event run: September 13–23, 2012

Toronto Music Garden Tours

Wednesday, September 19, 2012
11:00am

Learn about the Toronto Music Garden's unique design and history on a guided, one-hour tour, led by a volunteer Toronto Botanical Garden guide.

Event run: September 5–26, 2012

Eventual Ashes presents: Hiding Words (for you) by Gein Wong

Wednesday, September 19, 2012
8:00pm –10:00pm

Hiding Words (for you) delves into nushu, a secret language created in 400 A.D. when Chinese women were not allowed to read or write. The performance seamlessly blends together theatre, poetry, hip hop, western and Chinese classical music, modern dance, performance art, and the visual arts.

Event run: September 13–23, 2012

Eventual Ashes presents: Hiding Words (for you) by Gein Wong

Thursday, September 20, 2012
8:00pm –10:00pm

Hiding Words (for you) delves into nushu, a secret language created in 400 A.D. when Chinese women were not allowed to read or write. The performance seamlessly blends together theatre, poetry, hip hop, western and Chinese classical music, modern dance, performance art, and the visual arts.

Event run: September 13–23, 2012

Rina Singha Kathak Dance Organization - Kathak Mahotsav 2012

Thursday, September 20, 2012
8:00pm

Canadian artists gather in celebration of the art of Kathak, bringing its temple origins to the present day. Each night features a different artist and a pre-show talk.

Event run: September 20–23, 2012

Eventual Ashes presents: Hiding Words (for you) by Gein Wong

Friday, September 21, 2012
8:00pm –10:00pm

Hiding Words (for you) delves into nushu, a secret language created in 400 A.D. when Chinese women were not allowed to read or write. The performance seamlessly blends together theatre, poetry, hip hop, western and Chinese classical music, modern dance, performance art, and the visual arts.

Event run: September 13–23, 2012

Rina Singha Kathak Dance Organization - Kathak Mahotsav 2012

Friday, September 21, 2012
8:00pm

Canadian artists gather in celebration of the art of Kathak, bringing its temple origins to the present day. Each night features a different artist and a pre-show talk.

Event run: September 20–23, 2012

Eventual Ashes presents: Hiding Words (for you) by Gein Wong

Saturday, September 22, 2012
3:00pm – 5:00pm

Hiding Words (for you) delves into nushu, a secret language created in 400 A.D. when Chinese women were not allowed to read or write. The performance seamlessly blends together theatre, poetry, hip hop, western and Chinese classical music, modern dance, performance art, and the visual arts.

Event run: September 13–23, 2012

Eventual Ashes presents: Hiding Words (for you) by Gein Wong

Saturday, September 22, 2012
8:00pm –10:00pm

Hiding Words (for you) delves into nushu, a secret language created in 400 A.D. when Chinese women were not allowed to read or write. The performance seamlessly blends together theatre, poetry, hip hop, western and Chinese classical music, modern dance, performance art, and the visual arts.

Event run: September 13–23, 2012

Rina Singha Kathak Dance Organization - Kathak Mahotsav 2012

Saturday, September 22, 2012
8:00pm

Canadian artists gather in celebration of the art of Kathak, bringing its temple origins to the present day. Each night features a different artist and a pre-show talk.

Event run: September 20–23, 2012

SUNDAY SCENE / Public Studio: Elle Flanders & Tamira Sawatzky

Sunday, September 23, 2012
2:00pm

Toronto-based filmmaker and artist Elle Flanders and architect and artist Tamira Sawatzky have collaborated since 2010 as Public Studio. They will speak about the exhibition Omer Fast: Continuous Coverage at The Power Plant.

Event run: September 23, 2012

Eventual Ashes presents: Hiding Words (for you) by Gein Wong

Sunday, September 23, 2012
3:00pm – 5:00pm

Hiding Words (for you) delves into nushu, a secret language created in 400 A.D. when Chinese women were not allowed to read or write. The performance seamlessly blends together theatre, poetry, hip hop, western and Chinese classical music, modern dance, performance art, and the visual arts.

Event run: September 13–23, 2012

Rina Singha Kathak Dance Organization - Kathak Mahotsav 2012

Sunday, September 23, 2012
4:00pm

Canadian artists gather in celebration of the art of Kathak, bringing its temple origins to the present day. Each night features a different artist and a pre-show talk.

Event run: September 20–23, 2012

Toronto Music Garden Tours

Wednesday, September 26, 2012
11:00am

Learn about the Toronto Music Garden's unique design and history on a guided, one-hour tour, led by a volunteer Toronto Botanical Garden guide.

Event run: September 5–26, 2012

Julia Sasso dances - SLoE

Thursday, September 27, 2012
8:00pm

In concert with celebrated pianist, Eve Egoyan, Julia Sasso's stellar dancers deliver a striking, virtuosic interpretation of Ann Southamís masterwork, Simple Lines of Enquiry.

Event run: September 17–30, 2012

Julia Sasso dances - SLoE

Friday, September 28, 2012
8:00pm

In concert with celebrated pianist, Eve Egoyan, Julia Sasso's stellar dancers deliver a striking, virtuosic interpretation of Ann Southamís masterwork, Simple Lines of Enquiry.

Event run: September 17–30, 2012

Julia Sasso dances - SLoE

Saturday, September 29, 2012
8:00pm

In concert with celebrated pianist, Eve Egoyan, Julia Sasso's stellar dancers deliver a striking, virtuosic interpretation of Ann Southamís masterwork, Simple Lines of Enquiry.

Event run: September 17–30, 2012

POWER KIDS / The Clock

Sunday, September 30, 2012
3:00pm – 5:00pm

Inspired by artist Christian Marclayís The Clock (2010), kids will learn collage techniques using various artistic and found materials to make their own creative functioning clock in this FREE workshop. For children ages 8 Ė 12 and their younger siblings and adult companions.

Event run: September 30, 2012

Julia Sasso dances - SLoE

Sunday, September 30, 2012
4:00pm

In concert with celebrated pianist, Eve Egoyan, Julia Sasso's stellar dancers deliver a striking, virtuosic interpretation of Ann Southamís masterwork, Simple Lines of Enquiry.

Event run: September 17–30, 2012

There's always something happening at Harbourfront Centre!

For details inquire at the Info Desk or call 416-973-4000.

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