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August 2019

IMPORTANT MESSAGE

Harbourfront Centre is disappointed to announce that serious infrastructure issues have forced the closure of its iconic outdoor waterfront rink this winter.

We are also deeply disappointed that we must cancel our 2020–21 skating season, including our Learn to Skate program, as we were all looking forward to getting outside and skating on one of the most beautiful rinks in the city. Learn more here.

Harbourfront Centre continues to monitor the rapidly changing situation regarding the COVID-19 virus. For the health and safety of all our staff and our volunteers, our patrons, supporters and the community, and in line with the advice and guidelines of Toronto Public Health, we will be closed to the public until further notice. Learn more here.

Compositions

Thursday, August 1, 2019
10:00am –11:00pm

Ever mindful of the visual conversation between form and surface, Kristian Spreen creates thoughtful objects redolent with spontaneity and restraint.

Dancing on the Pier: Music of the Fania All-Stars

Thursday, August 1, 2019
7:00pm –10:00pm

Learn how to salsa and join us for a night of open-air dancing as we celebrate the music of the legendary Fania All Stars. Formed in 1968, the group showcases the artists of Fania Records, the leading salsa music record label of the time.

Compositions

Friday, August 2, 2019
10:00am –11:00pm

Ever mindful of the visual conversation between form and surface, Kristian Spreen creates thoughtful objects redolent with spontaneity and restraint.

AIRMOVES Silent Disco: Island Soul Edition

Friday, August 2, 2019
7:30pm –10:30pm

Donít enjoy the loud music of a night club? Put on a pair of wireless headphones and dance the night away in a relaxed outdoor setting.

Compositions

Saturday, August 3, 2019
10:00am –11:00pm

Ever mindful of the visual conversation between form and surface, Kristian Spreen creates thoughtful objects redolent with spontaneity and restraint.

AIRMOVES Silent Disco: Island Soul Edition

Saturday, August 3, 2019
5:00pm – 8:00pm

Donít enjoy the loud music of a night club? Put on a pair of wireless headphones and dance the night away in a relaxed outdoor setting.

Afiwi Dance Workshop

Saturday, August 3, 2019
5:00pm – 6:00pm

Come and dance with the award-winning Afiwi Groove School and feel uplifted with positive self-esteem and connect to the rich culture of African Diaspora.

Compositions

Sunday, August 4, 2019
10:00am –11:00pm

Ever mindful of the visual conversation between form and surface, Kristian Spreen creates thoughtful objects redolent with spontaneity and restraint.

Island Soul Daytime Lime Presented by Gumbo

Sunday, August 4, 2019
3:00pm – 8:00pm

Donít miss the multidimensional party with Gumbo, where Afrobeats and Soca intersect with Dancehall, overlap with Samba, Baile funk and Afro-house and mix in a dash of hip-hop and R&B.

AIRMOVES Silent Disco: Island Soul Edition

Sunday, August 4, 2019
5:00pm – 8:00pm

Donít enjoy the loud music of a night club? Put on a pair of wireless headphones and dance the night away in a relaxed outdoor setting.

Afiwi Dance Workshop

Sunday, August 4, 2019
5:00pm – 6:00pm

Come and dance with the award-winning Afiwi Groove School and feel uplifted with positive self-esteem and connect to the rich culture of African Diaspora.

Compositions

Monday, August 5, 2019
10:00am –11:00pm

Ever mindful of the visual conversation between form and surface, Kristian Spreen creates thoughtful objects redolent with spontaneity and restraint.

Compositions

Tuesday, August 6, 2019
10:00am –11:00pm

Ever mindful of the visual conversation between form and surface, Kristian Spreen creates thoughtful objects redolent with spontaneity and restraint.

Compositions

Wednesday, August 7, 2019
10:00am –11:00pm

Ever mindful of the visual conversation between form and surface, Kristian Spreen creates thoughtful objects redolent with spontaneity and restraint.

Compositions

Thursday, August 8, 2019
10:00am –11:00pm

Ever mindful of the visual conversation between form and surface, Kristian Spreen creates thoughtful objects redolent with spontaneity and restraint.

Dancing on the Pier: The 20's, 30's and 40's

Thursday, August 8, 2019
7:00pm –10:00pm

Learn to swing dance with Shonesee Devereux and dance the night away to music from the 20s, 30s and 40s played by the Toronto All-Star Big Band.

Compositions

Friday, August 9, 2019
10:00am –11:00pm

Ever mindful of the visual conversation between form and surface, Kristian Spreen creates thoughtful objects redolent with spontaneity and restraint.

The Maghreb Project

Friday, August 9, 2019
8:00pm

The Maghreb project brings the desert sounds of the Sahara region of North Africa to life and crosses cultural borders.

Arabesque Dance Canada & Arabesque Earthshakers

Friday, August 9, 2019
9:15pm – 9:45pm

Founded by Yasmina Ramzy, Arabesque Canada has its artistic roots in Egyptian and Syrian culture and lineage.

Compositions

Saturday, August 10, 2019
10:00am –11:00pm

Ever mindful of the visual conversation between form and surface, Kristian Spreen creates thoughtful objects redolent with spontaneity and restraint.

Mohamed Diaby & Manding Foli Kan Don

Saturday, August 10, 2019
1:30pm – 2:00pm

Mohamed Diaby brings over 23 yearís experience in multi-disciplines of Guineaís musical instruments, dance styles and traditions to the stage.

Rama Club Dance

Saturday, August 10, 2019
9:00pm – 9:30pm

Rama Club, a non-profit organization focused on promoting Burundian culture through arts and social activities in the GTA, presents the traditional dance, Ikirundi.

Compositions

Sunday, August 11, 2019
10:00am –11:00pm

Ever mindful of the visual conversation between form and surface, Kristian Spreen creates thoughtful objects redolent with spontaneity and restraint.

Yasmina Ramzy Dance Workshop

Sunday, August 11, 2019
2:00pm – 2:45pm

Yasmina Ramzy is a prolific choreographer and internationally recognized master teacher. Her work is best known for its originality, elaborate staging and full range of emotional expression.

Indian Ocean Roots Dance Workshop

Sunday, August 11, 2019
3:45pm – 4:30pm

Indian Ocean Roots is a group of women hailing from islands of the Indian Ocean who got together to represent their region of Africa, including Mauritius, Reunion Island, Madagascar.

Benkadi

Sunday, August 11, 2019
4:00pm – 5:00pm

Benkadi presents an authentic experience of West African traditions.

West African Dance Workshop with Mabinty Sylla & Mohamed Diaby

Sunday, August 11, 2019
5:15pm – 6:00pm

Join professional dancer, choreographer and instructor, Mabinty Sylla, and master drummer Mohamed Diaby in a fun and challenging workshop on West African dance, for people of all experiences and skill levels!

Sadakah

Sunday, August 11, 2019
6:00pm – 7:00pm

Join the ijo vudu Dance International parade to the centre of Habari Africa. Everybody is welcome to join, drum, dance, clap and sing along!

Compositions

Monday, August 12, 2019
10:00am –11:00pm

Ever mindful of the visual conversation between form and surface, Kristian Spreen creates thoughtful objects redolent with spontaneity and restraint.

Compositions

Tuesday, August 13, 2019
10:00am –11:00pm

Ever mindful of the visual conversation between form and surface, Kristian Spreen creates thoughtful objects redolent with spontaneity and restraint.

Compositions

Wednesday, August 14, 2019
10:00am –11:00pm

Ever mindful of the visual conversation between form and surface, Kristian Spreen creates thoughtful objects redolent with spontaneity and restraint.

Compositions

Thursday, August 15, 2019
10:00am –11:00pm

Ever mindful of the visual conversation between form and surface, Kristian Spreen creates thoughtful objects redolent with spontaneity and restraint.

Dancing on the Pier: Latin Fusion

Thursday, August 15, 2019
7:00pm –10:00pm

Dance the night away to music from Latin Fusion band La Repķblica as Martin Samuels and Briia Comilang teach you how to salsa, bachata and cha-cha.

Compositions

Friday, August 16, 2019
10:00am –11:00pm

Ever mindful of the visual conversation between form and surface, Kristian Spreen creates thoughtful objects redolent with spontaneity and restraint.

Compositions

Saturday, August 17, 2019
10:00am –11:00pm

Ever mindful of the visual conversation between form and surface, Kristian Spreen creates thoughtful objects redolent with spontaneity and restraint.

Family Crafts: Kites and Arts & Crafts

Saturday, August 17, 2019
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Come as a family and get crafty with Karen Bell Higgins and Troy Brathwaite!

Compositions

Sunday, August 18, 2019
10:00am –11:00pm

Ever mindful of the visual conversation between form and surface, Kristian Spreen creates thoughtful objects redolent with spontaneity and restraint.

Family Crafts: Kites and Arts & Crafts

Sunday, August 18, 2019
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Come as a family and get crafty with Karen Bell Higgins and Troy Brathwaite!

Riddim Tribe Ė Flash Mob with Tuk Band and Costume dancers

Sunday, August 18, 2019
3:30pm – 4:30pm

Donít miss the phenomenal dance collective of award-winning dancer and choreographer Aisha Comissiong, Riddim Tribe.

Compositions

Monday, August 19, 2019
10:00am –11:00pm

Ever mindful of the visual conversation between form and surface, Kristian Spreen creates thoughtful objects redolent with spontaneity and restraint.

Compositions

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
10:00am –11:00pm

Ever mindful of the visual conversation between form and surface, Kristian Spreen creates thoughtful objects redolent with spontaneity and restraint.

Compositions

Wednesday, August 21, 2019
10:00am –11:00pm

Ever mindful of the visual conversation between form and surface, Kristian Spreen creates thoughtful objects redolent with spontaneity and restraint.

Compositions

Thursday, August 22, 2019
10:00am –11:00pm

Ever mindful of the visual conversation between form and surface, Kristian Spreen creates thoughtful objects redolent with spontaneity and restraint.

Dancing on the Pier: Latin Rhythms

Thursday, August 22, 2019
7:00pm –10:00pm

Azusa and Frank Bishun show you how to Merengue, then practice your moves all night with live music from Latin Fusion band, La Repķblica!

Compositions

Friday, August 23, 2019
10:00am –11:00pm

Ever mindful of the visual conversation between form and surface, Kristian Spreen creates thoughtful objects redolent with spontaneity and restraint.

Compositions

Saturday, August 24, 2019
10:00am –11:00pm

Ever mindful of the visual conversation between form and surface, Kristian Spreen creates thoughtful objects redolent with spontaneity and restraint.

Taiwan New DNA

Saturday, August 24, 2019
12:00pm – 7:00pm

Shih Chien University invited elders from the Atayal tribes to share their knowledge on traditional textiles. This exhibition features the creations of the students who participated.

Taiwan Stage

Saturday, August 24, 2019
12:30pm – 7:00pm

From performing to ancestors in a graveyard to a bustling night market, Stage cars are a staple in Taiwan. Experience Taiwan Stage with our Robot Prince Dancers!

Cinematic Taiwan: Manfei

Saturday, August 24, 2019
1:00pm – 3:00pm

TAIWANfest presents a documentary about Lo Man Fei, known for her work with Cloud Gate Dance Theatre and her role as a choreographer and mentor for a generation of dancers.

Ao Dai Canada - The Spirit of Vietnam

Saturday, August 24, 2019
6:30pm – 7:30pm

Ao Dai Canada showcases traditional and modern dance and fashion from the 54 ethnic groups in Vietnam.

Compositions

Sunday, August 25, 2019
10:00am –11:00pm

Ever mindful of the visual conversation between form and surface, Kristian Spreen creates thoughtful objects redolent with spontaneity and restraint.

Taiwan New DNA

Sunday, August 25, 2019
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Shih Chien University invited elders from the Atayal tribes to share their knowledge on traditional textiles. This exhibition features the creations of the students who participated.

Taiwan Stage

Sunday, August 25, 2019
12:30pm – 5:30pm

From performing to ancestors in a graveyard to a bustling night market, Stage cars are a staple in Taiwan. Experience Taiwan Stage with our Robot Prince Dancers!

Compositions

Monday, August 26, 2019
10:00am –11:00pm

Ever mindful of the visual conversation between form and surface, Kristian Spreen creates thoughtful objects redolent with spontaneity and restraint.

Compositions

Tuesday, August 27, 2019
10:00am –11:00pm

Ever mindful of the visual conversation between form and surface, Kristian Spreen creates thoughtful objects redolent with spontaneity and restraint.

Compositions

Wednesday, August 28, 2019
10:00am –11:00pm

Ever mindful of the visual conversation between form and surface, Kristian Spreen creates thoughtful objects redolent with spontaneity and restraint.

Compositions

Thursday, August 29, 2019
10:00am –11:00pm

Ever mindful of the visual conversation between form and surface, Kristian Spreen creates thoughtful objects redolent with spontaneity and restraint.

Dancing on the Pier: The 50ís

Thursday, August 29, 2019
7:00pm –10:00pm

Travel back to the 50s rockíníroll era with Toronto All-Star Big Band, and learn how to jitterbug and jive with Julia Epplett.

Compositions

Friday, August 30, 2019
10:00am –11:00pm

Ever mindful of the visual conversation between form and surface, Kristian Spreen creates thoughtful objects redolent with spontaneity and restraint.

Compositions

Saturday, August 31, 2019
10:00am –11:00pm

Ever mindful of the visual conversation between form and surface, Kristian Spreen creates thoughtful objects redolent with spontaneity and restraint.

Silent Disco

Saturday, August 31, 2019
7:00pm –10:00pm

With an all female identifying line-up of DJís, put on a set of headphones and join the silent party.

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