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August 2012

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Jouvay 2012

Friday, August 3, 2012
7:00pm – 8:00pm

We begin the Island Soul festival with Jouvay, an interactive parade around the grounds of Harbourfront Centre.

Moko Jumbie

Saturday, August 4, 2012
7:00pm – 8:00pm

Be enchanted by the ancient ritual art of stilt-dancing brought to you by SwizzleStick Theatre and see if you spot Island Soul’s very own traditional Caribbean Moko Jumbie!

Moko Jumbie: The Dancing Spirits of Trinidad (For Kids!)

Sunday, August 5, 2012
2:00pm – 5:00pm

An introductory workshop for kids on the traditions of Moko Jumbie (stilt-dancing spirit of the forest) and all of its transitions from Africa to the Caribbean and Canada.

Moko Jumbie

Sunday, August 5, 2012
6:00pm – 7:00pm

Be enchanted by the ancient ritual art of stilt-dancing brought to you by SwizzleStick Theatre and see if you spot Island Soul’s very own traditional Caribbean Moko Jumbie!

Aquisia and Fire Limbo

Sunday, August 5, 2012
9:00pm

Aquisia Frederick brings the fun of fire limbo dance to Island Soul!

Moko Jumbie

Monday, August 6, 2012
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Be enchanted by the ancient ritual art of stilt-dancing brought to you by SwizzleStick Theatre and see if you spot Island Soul’s very own traditional Caribbean Moko Jumbie!

Moko Jumbie: The Dancing Spirits of Trinidad (For Kids!)

Monday, August 6, 2012
3:00pm – 6:00pm

An introductory workshop for kids on the traditions of Moko Jumbie (stilt-dancing spirit of the forest) and all of its transitions from Africa to the Caribbean and Canada.

Little Big Man Remix

Friday, August 10, 2012
12:00pm – 5:00pm

Little Big Man Remix by the Contrary Collective takes a disciplinary boundary breaking and oppositional stance on pop cultural renderings of Indigenous culture, in particular the film Little Big Man.

Celebrating the Crossroads featuring James Jones

Friday, August 10, 2012
7:00pm – 9:00pm

James Jones helps to Celebrate the Crossroads with performances around the Harbourfront Centre site.

Indigenous Voices - Global Space: A Theatre Workshop

Saturday, August 11, 2012
1:00am – 2:00am

Using simple creativity games, the workshop with Michael Walling will explore indigenous lives and stories, and relate them to today's global concerns.

Little Big Man Remix

Saturday, August 11, 2012
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Little Big Man Remix by the Contrary Collective takes a disciplinary boundary breaking and oppositional stance on pop cultural renderings of Indigenous culture, in particular the film Little Big Man.

Family Fun Tent

Saturday, August 11, 2012
2:00pm – 6:00pm

The Family Fun Tent is a space where families can create art and learn more about First Nations culture.

Earthly Connections

Saturday, August 11, 2012
2:30pm – 5:00pm

Each of the sculptural pieces in this group exhibition encapsulates an element of Haudenosaunee worldviews, a nod to the past, and homage to the materials.

Greg Staats - A Retrospective

Saturday, August 11, 2012
2:30pm – 5:00pm

This solo retrospective exhibit highlights Six Nation's artist Greg Staats through a multi-faceted presentation of his works.

Greg Staats - A Retrospective

Saturday, August 11, 2012
2:30pm – 5:00pm

This solo retrospective exhibit highlights Six Nation's artist Greg Staats through a multi-faceted presentation of his works.

Teiotiokwaonháston / Deyodyogwaǫháhs:dǫh (Encircles Everything)

Saturday, August 11, 2012
2:30pm – 5:00pm

Elizabeth Doxtater's solo work is a breathtaking homage made from corn husks.

Four From Six

Saturday, August 11, 2012
2:30pm – 5:00pm

Four Artists from Six Nations present photographs and paintings to confront and transgress Aboriginal art expectations.

Power of the Voice, Heart of the Drum - New Credit Showcase

Saturday, August 11, 2012
3:00pm – 4:00pm

Artists from the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation dazzle with an array of talent from their community.

First Nations Food Fusion Demo

Saturday, August 11, 2012
4:00pm – 4:45pm

Rich Francis of Aboriginal Culinary Concepts in London, Ontario presents a Aboriginal Cuisine food fusion demo.

Power of the Voice, Heart of the Drum - Goombine

Saturday, August 11, 2012
5:00pm – 5:30pm

Multi-talented artist Goombine performs on the Outdoor Stage at Woodland Cultural Centre.

Power of the Voice, Heart of the Drum - Six Nations Women Singers

Saturday, August 11, 2012
6:00pm – 7:00pm

Haudenosaunee vocal ensemble Six Nations Women Singers perform live.

Part of Power of the Voice, Heart of the Drum - Eagle Flight Singers

Saturday, August 11, 2012
7:00pm – 8:00pm

This London, Ontario-based pow wow drumming group brings forth the essential sound of the drum and what it means to First Nations people as the heartbeat of a nation.

Power of the Voice, Heart of the Drum - Hanggai

Saturday, August 11, 2012
8:00pm – 9:00pm

China's Hanggai blends traditional Mongolian folk sounds and instruments with modern punk rock styles.

I, George Nepia

Saturday, August 11, 2012
8:00pm – 9:30pm

I, George Nepia celebrates the life of an East Coast boy who rose from humble beginnings and became one of world rugby's first superstars.

Heck Init Comedy Night

Saturday, August 11, 2012
9:00pm –10:30pm

A night of comedy that pokes fun at stereotypes and political issues.

Earthly Connections

Sunday, August 12, 2012
9:00am – 5:00pm

Each of the sculptural pieces in this group exhibition encapsulates an element of Haudenosaunee worldviews, a nod to the past, and homage to the materials.

Greg Staats - A Retrospective

Sunday, August 12, 2012
9:00am – 5:00pm

This solo retrospective exhibit highlights Six Nation's artist Greg Staats through a multi-faceted presentation of his works.

Teiotiokwaonháston / Deyodyogwaǫháhs:dǫh (Encircles Everything)

Sunday, August 12, 2012
9:00am – 5:00pm

Elizabeth Doxtater's solo work is a breathtaking homage made from corn husks.

Four From Six

Sunday, August 12, 2012
9:00am – 5:00pm

Four Artists from Six Nations present photographs and paintings to confront and transgress Aboriginal art expectations.

Tattoo Workshop

Sunday, August 12, 2012
1:00pm – 2:00pm

Explore the mystery of tattooing, learn what the symbols mean and how we can honour our own beliefs and lives using this ancient art form.

Indigenous Voices - Global Space: A Theatre Workshop

Sunday, August 12, 2012
1:00pm – 2:00pm

Using simple creativity games, the workshop with Michael Walling will explore indigenous lives and stories, and relate them to today's global concerns.

Family Fun Tent

Sunday, August 12, 2012
2:00pm – 6:00pm

The Family Fun Tent is a space where families can create art and learn more about First Nations culture.

Tunniit: Retracing the Lines of Inuit Tattoos

Sunday, August 12, 2012
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Share a young woman's journey to ncover the mystery and meaning behind Inuit traditional face tattoos.

I, George Nepia

Sunday, August 12, 2012
2:00pm – 3:30pm

I, George Nepia celebrates the life of an East Coast boy who rose from humble beginnings and became one of world rugby's first superstars.

Maori Day - Joe Harawira

Sunday, August 12, 2012
3:30pm – 5:00pm

Born and bred in Whakatane in the north island of New Zealand, Joe Harawira is a storyteller and expert in tikanga (protocols), and is a passionate teacher and performer of kapahaka (performing arts).

Maori Day - Pacific Curls

Sunday, August 12, 2012
5:00pm – 6:00pm

New Zealand's Pacific Curls perform music that is both worldly and enthralling.

Te Toki Haruru

Sunday, August 12, 2012
5:00pm – 6:00pm

Experience the first work of the Tūāhu performance series by Te Toki Haruru director and choreographer Charles Koroneho.

Maori Day - Pacific Curls Workshop

Sunday, August 12, 2012
6:30pm – 7:30pm

A musical workshop featuring New Zealand's Pacific Curls.

Maori Day - Whale Rider and Boy

Sunday, August 12, 2012
7:00pm –11:00pm

Bring your lawn chair and blankets, sprawl out on the grass and join us for a night of movie magic with double feature of two award-winning films.

Earthly Connections

Monday, August 13, 2012
9:00am – 4:00pm

Each of the sculptural pieces in this group exhibition encapsulates an element of Haudenosaunee worldviews, a nod to the past, and homage to the materials.

Greg Staats - A Retrospective

Monday, August 13, 2012
9:00am – 4:00pm

This solo retrospective exhibit highlights Six Nation's artist Greg Staats through a multi-faceted presentation of his works.

Teiotiokwaonháston / Deyodyogwaǫháhs:dǫh (Encircles Everything)

Monday, August 13, 2012
9:00am – 4:00pm

Elizabeth Doxtater's solo work is a breathtaking homage made from corn husks.

Four From Six

Monday, August 13, 2012
9:00am – 4:00pm

Four Artists from Six Nations present photographs and paintings to confront and transgress Aboriginal art expectations.

Planet IndigenUS at the Toronto Public Library - Morningside

Monday, August 13, 2012
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Born and bred in Whakatane in the north island of New Zealand, Joe Harawira is a storyteller and expert in tikanga (protocols) and is a passionate teacher and performer of kapahaka (performing arts).

Te Pou Rahui Performance Workshop

Monday, August 13, 2012
6:00pm – 8:00pm

Join Te Pou Rahui for this unique workshop consisting of an MB (Muscle & Bone, Mind & Body) class, a 30-minute showing of performance works by Charles Koroneho, and a discussion of image work and its relation to Indigenous choreographic practices.

Earthly Connections

Tuesday, August 14, 2012
9:00am – 4:00pm

Each of the sculptural pieces in this group exhibition encapsulates an element of Haudenosaunee worldviews, a nod to the past, and homage to the materials.

Greg Staats - A Retrospective

Tuesday, August 14, 2012
9:00am – 4:00pm

This solo retrospective exhibit highlights Six Nation's artist Greg Staats through a multi-faceted presentation of his works.

Teiotiokwaonháston / Deyodyogwaǫháhs:dǫh (Encircles Everything)

Tuesday, August 14, 2012
9:00am – 4:00pm

Elizabeth Doxtater's solo work is a breathtaking homage made from corn husks.

Four From Six

Tuesday, August 14, 2012
9:00am – 4:00pm

Four Artists from Six Nations present photographs and paintings to confront and transgress Aboriginal art expectations.

Planet IndigenUS at the Toronto Public Library - Spadina Road

Tuesday, August 14, 2012
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Born and bred in Whakatane in the north island of New Zealand, Joe Harawira is a storyteller and expert in tikanga (protocols) and is a passionate teacher and performer of kapahaka (performing arts).

Falen Johnson - Invisible Stories

Tuesday, August 14, 2012
7:00pm – 8:00pm

Falen Johnson examines the stories of the past on these performance-based art walks, giving the history gravitas when you are standing in the physical place of where the narratives took place.

OKI

Tuesday, August 14, 2012
8:00pm – 9:00pm

OKI perfoms his contemporary fusion of Reggae, African, Electronica and Ainu folk melodies.

Earthly Connections

Wednesday, August 15, 2012
9:00am – 4:00pm

Each of the sculptural pieces in this group exhibition encapsulates an element of Haudenosaunee worldviews, a nod to the past, and homage to the materials.

Greg Staats - A Retrospective

Wednesday, August 15, 2012
9:00am – 4:00pm

This solo retrospective exhibit highlights Six Nation's artist Greg Staats through a multi-faceted presentation of his works.

Teiotiokwaonháston / Deyodyogwaǫháhs:dǫh (Encircles Everything)

Wednesday, August 15, 2012
9:00am – 4:00pm

Elizabeth Doxtater's solo work is a breathtaking homage made from corn husks.

Four From Six

Wednesday, August 15, 2012
9:00am – 4:00pm

Four Artists from Six Nations present photographs and paintings to confront and transgress Aboriginal art expectations.

Little Big Man Remix

Wednesday, August 15, 2012
12:00pm – 5:00pm

Little Big Man Remix by the Contrary Collective takes a disciplinary boundary breaking and oppositional stance on pop cultural renderings of Indigenous culture, in particular the film Little Big Man.

Salt Baby

Wednesday, August 15, 2012
8:00pm – 9:30pm

A play by Six Nations playwright Falen Johnson is a humorous look at how stereotypes and blood quantum are viewed by society.

Earthly Connections

Thursday, August 16, 2012
9:00am – 4:00pm

Each of the sculptural pieces in this group exhibition encapsulates an element of Haudenosaunee worldviews, a nod to the past, and homage to the materials.

Greg Staats - A Retrospective

Thursday, August 16, 2012
9:00am – 4:00pm

This solo retrospective exhibit highlights Six Nation's artist Greg Staats through a multi-faceted presentation of his works.

Teiotiokwaonháston / Deyodyogwaǫháhs:dǫh (Encircles Everything)

Thursday, August 16, 2012
9:00am – 4:00pm

Elizabeth Doxtater's solo work is a breathtaking homage made from corn husks.

Four From Six

Thursday, August 16, 2012
9:00am – 4:00pm

Four Artists from Six Nations present photographs and paintings to confront and transgress Aboriginal art expectations.

Little Big Man Remix

Thursday, August 16, 2012
12:00pm – 5:00pm

Little Big Man Remix by the Contrary Collective takes a disciplinary boundary breaking and oppositional stance on pop cultural renderings of Indigenous culture, in particular the film Little Big Man.

Falen Johnson - Invisible Stories

Thursday, August 16, 2012
7:00pm – 8:00pm

Falen Johnson examines the stories of the past on these performance-based art walks, giving the history gravitas when you are standing in the physical place of where the narratives took place.

Intro to Hoop

Thursday, August 16, 2012
8:00pm – 9:00pm

Lisa Odjig, two-time world champion hoop dancer and recent semi-finalist of Canada’s Got Talent, conducts a workshop.

Polytoxic - Trade Winds

Thursday, August 16, 2012
9:00pm – 9:30pm

Australian dance-theatre company Polytoxic returns to Planet IndigenUS with a striking new performance on The Natrel™ Pond at Harbourfront Centre.

The Creator's Game: The Quest for Gold and the Fight for Nationhood

Thursday, August 16, 2012
9:00pm –11:00pm

This timely documentary follows the Iroquois Nationals on their quest for the 2011 medal in Prague - a fight both for gold and a recognition of their sovereign nationhood.

Earthly Connections

Friday, August 17, 2012
9:00am – 4:00pm

Each of the sculptural pieces in this group exhibition encapsulates an element of Haudenosaunee worldviews, a nod to the past, and homage to the materials.

Greg Staats - A Retrospective

Friday, August 17, 2012
9:00am – 4:00pm

This solo retrospective exhibit highlights Six Nation's artist Greg Staats through a multi-faceted presentation of his works.

Teiotiokwaonháston / Deyodyogwaǫháhs:dǫh (Encircles Everything)

Friday, August 17, 2012
9:00am – 4:00pm

Elizabeth Doxtater's solo work is a breathtaking homage made from corn husks.

Four From Six

Friday, August 17, 2012
9:00am – 4:00pm

Four Artists from Six Nations present photographs and paintings to confront and transgress Aboriginal art expectations.

Planet IndigenUS at the Toronto Public Library - Parliament Street

Friday, August 17, 2012
10:00am –11:00am

Australian dance-theatre company Polytoxic combines stunning projections, bold costuming and intricate physical performance.

Little Big Man Remix

Friday, August 17, 2012
12:00pm – 5:00pm

Little Big Man Remix by the Contrary Collective takes a disciplinary boundary breaking and oppositional stance on pop cultural renderings of Indigenous culture, in particular the film Little Big Man.

Planet IndigenUS at the Toronto Public Library - North York Central

Friday, August 17, 2012
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Using traditional native teachings and humour, the comical adventures of Rabbit and Bear Paws are based on the seven fire prophecies and the seven grandfathers.

Corn Soup Cook Off

Friday, August 17, 2012
6:00pm – 7:00pm

The Corn Soup Cook Off is an open community food competition where you can sample the best corn soup from Six Nations, and vote for your favourites.

Trailblazers and Music Makers: Ali Fontaine and Susan Aglukark

Friday, August 17, 2012
8:00pm –10:00pm

Emerging singer Ali Fontaine performs with trailblazer Susan Aglukark.

Polytoxic - Trade Winds

Friday, August 17, 2012
9:00pm – 9:30pm

Australian dance-theatre company Polytoxic returns to Planet IndigenUS with a striking new performance on The Natrel™ Pond at Harbourfront Centre.

Earthly Connections

Saturday, August 18, 2012
9:00am – 5:00pm

Each of the sculptural pieces in this group exhibition encapsulates an element of Haudenosaunee worldviews, a nod to the past, and homage to the materials.

Greg Staats - A Retrospective

Saturday, August 18, 2012
9:00am – 5:00pm

This solo retrospective exhibit highlights Six Nation's artist Greg Staats through a multi-faceted presentation of his works.

Teiotiokwaonháston / Deyodyogwaǫháhs:dǫh (Encircles Everything)

Saturday, August 18, 2012
9:00am – 5:00pm

Elizabeth Doxtater's solo work is a breathtaking homage made from corn husks.

Four From Six

Saturday, August 18, 2012
9:00am – 5:00pm

Four Artists from Six Nations present photographs and paintings to confront and transgress Aboriginal art expectations.

Little Big Man Remix

Saturday, August 18, 2012
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Little Big Man Remix by the Contrary Collective takes a disciplinary boundary breaking and oppositional stance on pop cultural renderings of Indigenous culture, in particular the film Little Big Man.

Ursula A. Johnson - Basket Weaving Performance Art

Saturday, August 18, 2012
12:00pm – 8:00pm

Ursula A. Johnson - Basket Weaving Performance Art

Rabbit and Bear Paws

Saturday, August 18, 2012
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Rabbit and Bear Paws is for the young and the young at heart. This series is set in 1750’s colonized North America and features the comical adventures of two brothers, Rabbit and Bear Paws.

Family Fun Tent

Saturday, August 18, 2012
2:00pm – 6:00pm

The Family Fun Tent is a space where families can create art and learn more about First Nations culture.

The Graffiti Project

Saturday, August 18, 2012
5:00pm – 6:00pm

Students of Kawenni:io/Gaweni:yo at Mohawk and Cayuga immersion school at Six Nations will embark on a series of art workshops learning the techniques, artistry and potential of graffiti.

New Credit Showcase

Saturday, August 18, 2012
5:00pm – 6:00pm

Artists from the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation dazzle with an array of talent from their community.

Fusion of Roots - Emerging Artist Line-up

Saturday, August 18, 2012
6:00pm – 7:45pm

Inspired by Six Nations artists, emerging youth bands including Mainline and Wes Martin fuse a new genre of roots, blues, and rock.

Meegwun Fairbrother

Saturday, August 18, 2012
6:00pm – 7:00pm

Dora Award-nominated performer Meegwun Fairbrother brings his "Living Like A Warrior" for youth and families to Planet IndigenUS.

Fusion of Roots - Joel Johnson

Saturday, August 18, 2012
8:00pm – 9:00pm

Award-winning blues artist Joel Johnson’s music gives a nod to the sounds of the past, while forging forward with a youthful edge.

Paddle Song

Saturday, August 18, 2012
8:30pm – 9:30pm

Paddle Song is a one woman stage play with words and music about the life of Pauline Johnson, beloved Canadian poet and touring performer.

Fusion of Roots - Benny Walker

Saturday, August 18, 2012
9:00pm –10:00pm

Benny Walker stands at a crossroads of musical genres, blending many contemporary forms seamlessly to create a sound all his own.

Polytoxic - Trade Winds

Saturday, August 18, 2012
9:00pm – 9:30pm

Australian dance-theatre company Polytoxic returns to Planet IndigenUS with a striking new performance on The Natrel™ Pond at Harbourfront Centre.

Red Hot Nights - Veronika Swartz and Kitsuné Soleil

Saturday, August 18, 2012
11:00pm – 2:00am

Join us for an evening of burlesque, humour and sensuous music as we celebrate the vitality and sometimes hedonistic art forms with the Indigenous community.

Earthly Connections

Sunday, August 19, 2012
9:00am – 5:00pm

Each of the sculptural pieces in this group exhibition encapsulates an element of Haudenosaunee worldviews, a nod to the past, and homage to the materials.

Greg Staats - A Retrospective

Sunday, August 19, 2012
9:00am – 5:00pm

This solo retrospective exhibit highlights Six Nation's artist Greg Staats through a multi-faceted presentation of his works.

Teiotiokwaonháston / Deyodyogwaǫháhs:dǫh (Encircles Everything)

Sunday, August 19, 2012
9:00am – 5:00pm

Elizabeth Doxtater's solo work is a breathtaking homage made from corn husks.

Four From Six

Sunday, August 19, 2012
9:00am – 5:00pm

Four Artists from Six Nations present photographs and paintings to confront and transgress Aboriginal art expectations.

Family Fun Tent

Sunday, August 19, 2012
2:00pm – 6:00pm

The Family Fun Tent is a space where families can create art and learn more about First Nations culture.

Dotahs Cooking with Virgie General, Janace Henry, and Bertha Skye

Sunday, August 19, 2012
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Dotah's Cooking brings together three local female chefs who share their favorite family recipes that represent more than just the preparation of food.

New Credit Showcase

Sunday, August 19, 2012
3:00pm – 5:00pm

Artists from the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation dazzle with an array of talent from their community.

WiijiiNiijii Lodge* featuring Herbie Barnes and Tonto's Nephew

Sunday, August 19, 2012
3:00pm – 3:45pm

Herbie Barnes performs in the WiijiiNiijii Lodge.

Painting Workshop - Introduction to Mixed Media

Sunday, August 19, 2012
4:00pm – 6:00pm

This energizing and informative class will emphasize experimentation and how to establish your own individual creative process.

Paddle Song

Sunday, August 19, 2012
4:30pm – 5:30pm

Paddle Song is a one woman stage play with words and music about the life of Pauline Johnson, beloved Canadian poet and touring performer.

Rhombus

Sunday, August 19, 2012
5:00pm – 6:00pm

New Zealand's Rhombus will get your soul and feet moving with their diverse sound of electronic dub, reggae, hip hop, funk, breaks and soul.

Planet IndigenUS Closing Ceremonies

Sunday, August 19, 2012
5:00pm – 6:30pm

Join us as we reaffirm connections and bring this year's festival to a close.

Theatre PANIK's The Corpse Bride

Thursday, August 30, 2012
8:00pm

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

There's always something happening at Harbourfront Centre!

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

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