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August 2012

Free Skating on the Natrel Rink

Open Daily
Hours may vary

Skating

Set against the beautiful shoreline of Lake Ontario, the city’s most scenic rink awaits! Skate & helmet rentals available. Call the Rink Hotline at 416 954 9866 to confirm today’s hours.

Dancing on the Pier: Cumbia and Salsa

Thursday, August 2, 2012
7:00pm – 9:00pm

Dancing on the Pier is a social dancer's dream come true!

Afro-Caribbean Drum and Dance Theatre

Saturday, August 4, 2012
3:30pm – 4:00pm

Don't miss the spectacular performance put on by the boys and girls of Afro-Caribbean Drum and Dance Theatre!

Jump for Jamaica

Saturday, August 4, 2012
9:00pm – 9:30pm

Learn the Jump for Jamaica dance!

Drums and Dancers from Tobago

Sunday, August 5, 2012
2:30pm

An amalgamation of some of the top dancers and drummers direct from Tobago!

SPEECHIFIERS

Sunday, August 5, 2012
5:30pm

Four performers specialized in griot-type performances of speech, which is accompanied by tambrin music and a particular dance form.

Aquisia and Fire Limbo

Sunday, August 5, 2012
9:00pm

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

Reggaerobics Workshop with Tamla Matthews

Monday, August 6, 2012
2:30pm – 3:00pm

Tamla Matthews leads an aerobics class that uses only reggae/dancehall and calypso/soca music to fuel stretching, cardio and toning.

Caribbean Folk Performers

Monday, August 6, 2012
4:00pm – 5:00pm

Incorporating diverse styles, cultures and costumes, Caribbean Folk Performers will regale you with bold colours, breathtaking moves, uplifting drumming and engaging storytelling!

Dancing on the Pier: Afro Caribbean, Zouk and Cumbia

Thursday, August 9, 2012
7:00pm – 9:00pm

Dancing on the Pier is a social dancer's dream come true!

Celebrating the Crossroads featuring Dallas Arcand

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

Dallas Arcand, a high energy Aboriginal Entertainer from the Alexander (Kipohtakaw) Cree Nation, performs.

New Mexico Dances

Saturday, August 11, 2012
1:00pm – 1:20pm

New Mexico Native American dance groups of diverse origin share their cultural experiences and interact with festival visitors.

Lara Kramer - Fragments

Saturday, August 11, 2012
2:30pm – 3:30pm

Fragments is a contemporary dance piece inspired by Lara Kramer's mother's experiences of the residential schools in Canada.

New Mexico Dances

Saturday, August 11, 2012
3:00pm – 3:20pm

New Mexico Native American dance groups of diverse origin share their cultural experiences and interact with festival visitors.

New Mexico Dances

Saturday, August 11, 2012
5:00pm – 5:20pm

New Mexico Native American dance groups of diverse origin share their cultural experiences and interact with festival visitors.

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.

Lara Kramer - Fragments

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

Fragments is a contemporary dance piece inspired by Lara Kramer's mother's experiences of the residential schools in Canada.

New Mexico Dances

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

New Mexico Native American dance groups of diverse origin share their cultural experiences and interact with festival visitors.

WiijiiNiijii Lodge* featuring Goombine

Sunday, August 12, 2012
3:00pm – 3:45pm

Multi-talented artist Goombine performs in the WiijiiNiijii Lodge.

New Mexico Dances

Sunday, August 12, 2012
4:00pm – 4:20pm

New Mexico Native American dance groups of diverse origin share their cultural experiences and interact with festival visitors.

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.

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.

Planet IndigenUS presents Founder's Cup Opening Ceremony

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

Featuring musical and dance performances by local Six Nations artists.

Dancing on the Pier: Toronto All-Star Big Band (Swing and Social Ballroom Dancing)

Thursday, August 16, 2012
7:00pm – 9:00pm

Dancing on the Pier is a social dancer's dream come true!

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.

Susuriwka - Willow Bridge

Friday, August 17, 2012
7:00pm – 8:30pm

Don't miss the North American premiere of Susuriwka - Willow Bridge. Co-produced with Yokohama Noh Theater, Kaha:wi Dance Theatre, and Harbourfront Centre’s Planet IndigenUS Festival 2012.

Sage Paul Fashion Show

Friday, August 17, 2012
7:00pm – 8:00pm

Sage Paul presents a showcase of new fashions designed specifically for Planet IndigenUS.

Spirit Transforming - Dancers of Damelahamid

Friday, August 17, 2012
8:00pm – 9:00pm

Deeply rooted in the timeless dance traditions, Spirit Transforming is an exploration and celebration of the essence of Aboriginal peoples.

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.

Polytoxic Dance Workshop

Saturday, August 18, 2012
1:00pm – 2:00pm

Polytoxic's all ages workshop fuses traditional Pacific dance with pop and contemporary dance moves. Have fun shakin' your booty!

Susuriwka - Willow Bridge

Saturday, August 18, 2012
2:00pm – 3:30pm

Don't miss the North American premiere of Susuriwka - Willow Bridge. Co-produced with Yokohama Noh Theater, Kaha:wi Dance Theatre, and Harbourfront Centre’s Planet IndigenUS Festival 2012.

Dancers of Damelahamid

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

Dancers of Damelahamid workshop includes interactive dance movement and background history on the Coastal First Nations of BC.

Susuriwka - Willow Bridge

Saturday, August 18, 2012
7:00pm – 8:30pm

Don't miss the North American premiere of Susuriwka - Willow Bridge. Co-produced with Yokohama Noh Theater, Kaha:wi Dance Theatre, and Harbourfront Centre’s Planet IndigenUS Festival 2012.

Tjimur Dance Theatre

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

Taiwan's Tjimur Dance Theatre presents a performance of ancestral customs, modern movements and everyday gestures.

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.

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.

Susuriwka - Willow Bridge

Sunday, August 19, 2012
7:00pm – 8:30pm

Don't miss the North American premiere of Susuriwka - Willow Bridge. Co-produced with Yokohama Noh Theater, Kaha:wi Dance Theatre, and Harbourfront Centre’s Planet IndigenUS Festival 2012.

Dancing on the Pier: Swing and Cha-Cha

Thursday, August 23, 2012
7:00pm – 9:00pm

Dancing on the Pier is a social dancer's dream come true!

SumTais Dance

Friday, August 24, 2012
6:15pm – 7:00pm

After a successful debut of the Taiwanese Prince at the 2011 edition of TAIWANfest, this group of dancers has once again taken the Taiwanese traditional element and incorporated it into their newest and hippest moves.

Rose, Rose, I Love You featuring the Line Dancers of Metro Square

Saturday, August 25, 2012
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Get ready to sway with the Line Dancers of Metro Square as they celebrate the life of Feng Fei Fei, also known as The Queen of Hats, with a series of her songs in their newest line dances.

Tijimur Dance Theatre presents Kurakuraw

Saturday, August 25, 2012
3:00pm

Inspired by Paiwan traditions, Tijimur Dance Theatre is one of Taiwan’s most exciting indigenous contemporary dance companies.

Daydreamers+ featuring Dance Works

Saturday, August 25, 2012
4:30pm – 5:30pm

This Taiwanese tap dancing group has successfully turned tap dancing into one of the most beloved dances in Taiwan.

SumTais Dance

Sunday, August 26, 2012
12:15pm – 1:00pm

After a successful debut of the Taiwanese Prince at the 2011 edition of TAIWANfest, this group of dancers has once again taken the Taiwanese traditional element and incorporated it into their newest and hippest moves.

Daydreamers+ featuring Dance Works

Sunday, August 26, 2012
5:00pm – 6:00pm

This Taiwanese tap dancing group has successfully turned tap dancing into one of the most beloved dances in Taiwan.

Dancing on the Pier: Finale

Thursday, August 30, 2012
7:00pm – 9:00pm

Dancing on the Pier is a social dancer's dream come true!

There's always something happening at Harbourfront Centre!

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

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