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What’s On Calendar
May 2012

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Compagnie Käfig - Agwa/Correria

Wednesday, May 2, 2012
8:00pm

Hip hop prodigy Mourad Merzouki brings new traditions of France and Brazil together to create poetic urban dance with exuberant and explosive power.

DanceWorks | DW195 | BoucharDanse - Histoire d'amour

Thursday, May 3, 2012
8:00pm

Our undying search for love and understanding of its meaning is the basis for this full-length trio that marries dance and theatre.

Compagnie Käfig - Agwa/Correria

Thursday, May 3, 2012
8:00pm

Hip hop prodigy Mourad Merzouki brings new traditions of France and Brazil together to create poetic urban dance with exuberant and explosive power.

DanceWorks | DW195 | BoucharDanse - Histoire d'amour

Friday, May 4, 2012
8:00pm

Our undying search for love and understanding of its meaning is the basis for this full-length trio that marries dance and theatre.

Compagnie Käfig - Agwa/Correria

Friday, May 4, 2012
8:00pm

Hip hop prodigy Mourad Merzouki brings new traditions of France and Brazil together to create poetic urban dance with exuberant and explosive power.

DanceWorks | DW195 | BoucharDanse - Histoire d'amour

Saturday, May 5, 2012
8:00pm

Our undying search for love and understanding of its meaning is the basis for this full-length trio that marries dance and theatre.

Compagnie Käfig - Agwa/Correria

Saturday, May 5, 2012
8:00pm

Hip hop prodigy Mourad Merzouki brings new traditions of France and Brazil together to create poetic urban dance with exuberant and explosive power.

Pantheon - Kids on TV

Saturday, May 5, 2012
8:00pm

Pantheon, the new work by Kids on TV, explores inspiring, strange and obscure figures of resistance and sexual revolution.

FROM THE ARCHIVES / Michelle Jacques on Stretch

Sunday, May 6, 2012
2:00pm

Michelle Jacques will discuss The Power Plant exhibition Stretch (2003) as part of The Power Plant's 25th anniversary programming.

INTERNATIONAL LECTURE SERIES / Antoni Muntadas

Wednesday, May 9, 2012
7:00pm

Antoni Muntadas is a New York-based artist who was the subject of a solo exhibition at The Power Plant in 1988, and we are pleased to welcome him back to speak in the context of our 25th anniversary programming.

Young Jean Lee's Theater Company - THE SHIPMENT

Wednesday, May 9, 2012
8:00pm

Canadian premiere. Young Jean Lee, a rising star of US theatre, dissects what it means to be black in America in this hilarious and shocking play.

Kaha:wi Dance Theatre - TransMigration

Thursday, May 10, 2012
8:00pm

World premiere! TransMigration is inspired by the paintings and life of iconic Ojibwe shaman-artist Norval Morrisseau, known as the “Picasso of the North.” Co-produced with Harbourfront Centre's Planet IndigenUs.

Young Jean Lee's Theater Company - THE SHIPMENT

Thursday, May 10, 2012
8:00pm

Canadian premiere. Young Jean Lee, a rising star of US theatre, dissects what it means to be black in America in this hilarious and shocking play.

Kaha:wi Dance Theatre - TransMigration

Friday, May 11, 2012
8:00pm

World premiere! TransMigration is inspired by the paintings and life of iconic Ojibwe shaman-artist Norval Morrisseau, known as the “Picasso of the North.” Co-produced with Harbourfront Centre's Planet IndigenUs.

Young Jean Lee's Theater Company - THE SHIPMENT

Friday, May 11, 2012
8:00pm

Canadian premiere. Young Jean Lee, a rising star of US theatre, dissects what it means to be black in America in this hilarious and shocking play.

Kaha:wi Dance Theatre - TransMigration

Saturday, May 12, 2012
8:00pm

World premiere! TransMigration is inspired by the paintings and life of iconic Ojibwe shaman-artist Norval Morrisseau, known as the “Picasso of the North.” Co-produced with Harbourfront Centre's Planet IndigenUs.

Young Jean Lee's Theater Company - THE SHIPMENT

Saturday, May 12, 2012
8:00pm

Canadian premiere. Young Jean Lee, a rising star of US theatre, dissects what it means to be black in America in this hilarious and shocking play.

SUNDAY SCENE / Dr. Nathan Rose

Sunday, May 13, 2012
2:00pm

Dr. Nathan Rose studies memory and the brain at the Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest, and he will respond to the current exhibitions at The Power Plant.

Kaha:wi Dance Theatre - TransMigration

Sunday, May 13, 2012
3:00pm

World premiere! TransMigration is inspired by the paintings and life of iconic Ojibwe shaman-artist Norval Morrisseau, known as the “Picasso of the North.” Co-produced with Harbourfront Centre's Planet IndigenUs.

bluemouth inc. - Dance Marathon

Friday, May 18, 2012
7:00pm

Exclusive return engagement! Strap on your dancing shoes and spin around the floor in this immersive theatre event inspired by the endurance contests of 1920s and '30s America.

The Mask Messengers

Saturday, May 19, 2012
11:00am

A funny, wise and insightful production by Faustwork Theatre celebrating the art of the mask. Great for audiences of all ages.

The Dance Like No One's Watching Booth

Saturday, May 19, 2012
11:00am – 5:00pm

Step into the Dance Like No One's Watching Booth, put on our special pair of headphones, and follow the instructions. You'll be dancing up a storm.... all by yourself!

Wunderground

Saturday, May 19, 2012
11:30am

The adventures of Mr. MasterMinder, an energetic and eccentric scientist who explores the world beneath our feet using circus skills!

The Stand Up Dance Toddler Dance Parties

Saturday, May 19, 2012
12:30pm

Toddlers under five can twist and shout to a live DJ!

The Stand Up Dance Family Dance Parties

Saturday, May 19, 2012
1:30pm

Kids of all ages can shake their groove thing with a live DJ!

Wunderground

Saturday, May 19, 2012
2:00pm

The adventures of Mr. MasterMinder, an energetic and eccentric scientist who explores the world beneath our feet using circus skills!

Silver Strings Marionettes

Saturday, May 19, 2012
2:30pm

From rock stars to skeletons to mermaids and more, you'll be amazed by the captivating world of Ben Burland's marionettes.

The Stand Up Dance Toddler Dance Parties

Saturday, May 19, 2012
2:30pm

Toddlers under five can twist and shout to a live DJ!

The Stand Up Dance Family Dance Parties

Saturday, May 19, 2012
3:30pm

Kids of all ages can shake their groove thing with a live DJ!

Silver Strings Marionettes

Saturday, May 19, 2012
4:00pm

From rock stars to skeletons to mermaids and more, you'll be amazed by the captivating world of Ben Burland's marionettes.

bluemouth inc. - Dance Marathon

Saturday, May 19, 2012
7:00pm

Exclusive return engagement! Strap on your dancing shoes and spin around the floor in this immersive theatre event inspired by the endurance contests of 1920s and '30s America.

Silver Strings Marionettes

Sunday, May 20, 2012
11:00am

From rock stars to skeletons to mermaids and more, you'll be amazed by the captivating world of Ben Burland's marionettes.

The Dance Like No One's Watching Booth

Sunday, May 20, 2012
11:00am – 5:00pm

Step into the Dance Like No One's Watching Booth, put on our special pair of headphones, and follow the instructions. You'll be dancing up a storm.... all by yourself!

Wunderground

Sunday, May 20, 2012
11:30am

The adventures of Mr. MasterMinder, an energetic and eccentric scientist who explores the world beneath our feet using circus skills!

The Stand Up Dance Toddler Dance Parties

Sunday, May 20, 2012
12:30pm

Toddlers under five can twist and shout to a live DJ!

The Stand Up Dance Family Dance Parties

Sunday, May 20, 2012
1:30pm

Kids of all ages can shake their groove thing with a live DJ!

SUNDAY SCENE / Laurie Kang

Sunday, May 20, 2012
2:00pm

Laurie Kang is a Toronto-based artist working in photography, collage and sculpture who will respond to the current exhibitions at The Power Plant.

Wunderground

Sunday, May 20, 2012
2:00pm

The adventures of Mr. MasterMinder, an energetic and eccentric scientist who explores the world beneath our feet using circus skills!

The Mask Messengers

Sunday, May 20, 2012
2:30pm

A funny, wise and insightful production by Faustwork Theatre celebrating the art of the mask. Great for audiences of all ages.

The Stand Up Dance Toddler Dance Parties

Sunday, May 20, 2012
2:30pm

Toddlers under five can twist and shout to a live DJ!

The Stand Up Dance Family Dance Parties

Sunday, May 20, 2012
3:30pm

Kids of all ages can shake their groove thing with a live DJ!

The Mask Messengers

Sunday, May 20, 2012
4:00pm

A funny, wise and insightful production by Faustwork Theatre celebrating the art of the mask. Great for audiences of all ages.

The Mask Messengers

Monday, May 21, 2012
11:00am

A funny, wise and insightful production by Faustwork Theatre celebrating the art of the mask. Great for audiences of all ages.

The Dance Like No One's Watching Booth

Monday, May 21, 2012
11:00am – 5:00pm

Step into the Dance Like No One's Watching Booth, put on our special pair of headphones, and follow the instructions. You'll be dancing up a storm.... all by yourself!

Wunderground

Monday, May 21, 2012
11:30am

The adventures of Mr. MasterMinder, an energetic and eccentric scientist who explores the world beneath our feet using circus skills!

The Stand Up Dance Toddler Dance Parties

Monday, May 21, 2012
12:30pm

Toddlers under five can twist and shout to a live DJ!

The Stand Up Dance Family Dance Parties

Monday, May 21, 2012
1:30pm

Kids of all ages can shake their groove thing with a live DJ!

Wunderground

Monday, May 21, 2012
2:00pm

The adventures of Mr. MasterMinder, an energetic and eccentric scientist who explores the world beneath our feet using circus skills!

Silver Strings Marionettes

Monday, May 21, 2012
2:30pm

From rock stars to skeletons to mermaids and more, you'll be amazed by the captivating world of Ben Burland's marionettes.

The Stand Up Dance Toddler Dance Parties

Monday, May 21, 2012
2:30pm

Toddlers under five can twist and shout to a live DJ!

The Stand Up Dance Family Dance Parties

Monday, May 21, 2012
3:30pm

Kids of all ages can shake their groove thing with a live DJ!

Silver Strings Marionettes

Monday, May 21, 2012
4:00pm

From rock stars to skeletons to mermaids and more, you'll be amazed by the captivating world of Ben Burland's marionettes.

INTERNATIONAL LECTURE SERIES / Jens Hoffmann

Wednesday, May 23, 2012
7:00pm

In his talk “Biennials and Curatorial Ambivalence,” Jens Hoffmann will discuss the increasing tendency of deskilling in the field of exhibition-making.

Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre - Arena

Friday, May 25, 2012
8:00pm

This programme features six contemporary dance works, including two premieres by 2012 resident guest artist Sylvie Bouchard and artistic director Deborah Lundmark.

Raagini Dance/Bageshree Vaze - Damaru/Mudra

Friday, May 25, 2012
8:00pm

The "tandava" and "asya" – masculine and feminine – aspects of Indian dance are highlighted through two new exciting dance works.

Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre - Arena

Saturday, May 26, 2012
8:00pm

This programme features six contemporary dance works, including two premieres by 2012 resident guest artist Sylvie Bouchard and artistic director Deborah Lundmark.

Raagini Dance/Bageshree Vaze - Damaru/Mudra

Saturday, May 26, 2012
8:00pm

The "tandava" and "asya" – masculine and feminine – aspects of Indian dance are highlighted through two new exciting dance works.

SUNDAY SCENE / Amish Morrell

Sunday, May 27, 2012
2:00pm

Amish Morrell is the editor of C Magazine and he will respond to the current exhibitions at The Power Plant.

Menaka Thakkar Dance Company - Sitayana

Thursday, May 31, 2012
8:00pm

Canada’s premiere Indian dance company presents a dance weekend of two productions choreographed by Menaka Thakkar based on the Ramayana.

There's always something happening at Harbourfront Centre!

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

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