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What’s On Calendar
April 2012

Festival Lounge Area

Sunday, April 1, 2012
10:00am – 4:00pm

Take advantage of our lounge area for festival attendees.

Unwed Mothers, Then and Now

Sunday, April 1, 2012
10:00am –10:30am

A century separates the accounts of two pregnant teens: a tapestry of personal and historical stories. Featuring storyteller Harriet Xanthakos.

Ring Around Our Country

Sunday, April 1, 2012
10:00am –11:00am

Well-known playground singing games like "Ring Around the Rosie" receive The Backseat Balladeer treatment during this examination of rhymes and chants of Canadian youth.

Same Story, Different Tongue

Sunday, April 1, 2012
11:00am –12:00pm

Storytellers recite the same fairytale in three different languages. Featuring readings by Mariella Bertelli, Rico Rodriguez, Erol Boran (pictured).

A Canadian Journey

Sunday, April 1, 2012
11:30am – 1:30pm

Students from the new Storytelling Toronto course "Storytelling II: Further Explorations" share stories as they traverse the Canadian landscape.

Same Donkey, Different Saddle

Sunday, April 1, 2012
11:30am –12:30pm

For over 30 years Aubrey Davis has told stories to people of all ages. Don’t miss out on your chance to hear one of his tales.

The Memory of Water

Sunday, April 1, 2012
12:30pm – 1:30pm

For Robert Seven-Crows the sharing of stories and legends, with the sound of traditional songs, drum and guitar, is a way to share the wealth and the tradition of his roots.

A Shadow Incomplete

Sunday, April 1, 2012
1:00pm – 1:30pm

A 17th-century Indian love story about tragedy and loss. Featuring Summi Siddiqui.

Being Queer - Canadian-Style

Sunday, April 1, 2012
1:00pm – 2:00pm

Queers in your Ears returns with a set of exciting stories about the intersection between queerness and being Canadian. Featuring storytellers Jeffrey Canton, Clare Nobbs (pictured) and Ricardo Rodriguez.

All About Miss Lou: What's Your Story?

Sunday, April 1, 2012
2:00pm

Miss Lou's Room is animated with volunteer storytellers bringing their passion for the spoken word with stories from diverse cultural traditions.

Because God Loves Stories

Sunday, April 1, 2012
2:00pm – 3:30pm

Because God Loves Stories is a storyteller's perspective on politics, fishing, and fatherhood. Featuring storyteller Dan Yashinsky.

Pansori Storytelling Concert

Sunday, April 1, 2012
2:30pm – 3:30pm

Come and enjoy this traditional Korean storytelling experience. Featuring storyteller Seung Ah Kim.

All About Miss Lou: What's Your Story?

Sunday, April 1, 2012
3:00pm

Miss Lou's Room is animated with volunteer storytellers bringing their passion for the spoken word with stories from diverse cultural traditions.

Legless Stocking: Canadian Eh?

Sunday, April 1, 2012
4:00pm – 6:30pm

The Legless Stocking Company combines various art forms along with the ancient art of storytelling to explore different themes and ideas. Featuring performances by Lorne Brown, Jim Blake, Ivan Coyote, and Itah Sadu.

Evan Webber and Frank Cox-O'Connell - Ajax & Little Iliad

Wednesday, April 4, 2012
8:00pm

World premiere. A double bill of intimate, intermedia works that break apart the troubled relationship between storytelling and war, audience and actors. Co-produced by Harbourfront Centre.

Evan Webber and Frank Cox-O'Connell - Ajax & Little Iliad

Thursday, April 5, 2012
7:00pm

World premiere. A double bill of intimate, intermedia works that break apart the troubled relationship between storytelling and war, audience and actors. Co-produced by Harbourfront Centre.

Evan Webber and Frank Cox-O'Connell - Ajax & Little Iliad

Thursday, April 5, 2012
9:00pm

World premiere. A double bill of intimate, intermedia works that break apart the troubled relationship between storytelling and war, audience and actors. Co-produced by Harbourfront Centre.

Evan Webber and Frank Cox-O'Connell - Ajax & Little Iliad

Friday, April 6, 2012
8:00pm

World premiere. A double bill of intimate, intermedia works that break apart the troubled relationship between storytelling and war, audience and actors. Co-produced by Harbourfront Centre.

Evan Webber and Frank Cox-O'Connell - Ajax & Little Iliad

Saturday, April 7, 2012
4:00pm

World premiere. A double bill of intimate, intermedia works that break apart the troubled relationship between storytelling and war, audience and actors. Co-produced by Harbourfront Centre.

Evan Webber and Frank Cox-O'Connell - Ajax & Little Iliad

Saturday, April 7, 2012
8:00pm

World premiere. A double bill of intimate, intermedia works that break apart the troubled relationship between storytelling and war, audience and actors. Co-produced by Harbourfront Centre.

Evan Webber and Frank Cox-O'Connell - Ajax & Little Iliad

Sunday, April 8, 2012
2:00pm

World premiere. A double bill of intimate, intermedia works that break apart the troubled relationship between storytelling and war, audience and actors. Co-produced by Harbourfront Centre.

Evan Webber and Frank Cox-O'Connell - Ajax & Little Iliad

Sunday, April 8, 2012
4:00pm

World premiere. A double bill of intimate, intermedia works that break apart the troubled relationship between storytelling and war, audience and actors. Co-produced by Harbourfront Centre.

Authors at Harbourfront Centre: Heather Birrell, John Boyne, Yejide Kilanko

Wednesday, April 11, 2012
7:30pm – 9:00pm

Readings by Heather Birrell (Mad Hope), John Boyne (The Absolutist), Yejide Kilanko (Daughters Who Walk This Path).

inDANCE - Quicksand

Thursday, April 12, 2012
8:00pm

inDANCE's two original journeys into a vivid labyrinth of nine intense human encounters in 60 minutes.

DanceWorks | DW194 | Bboyizm - IZM

Friday, April 13, 2012
8:00pm

Choreographer-dancer Crazy Smooth explores the street dance tradition of hip hop dance styles, rocking and b-boying in a modern production setting. This programme pushes current popular boundaries of the dance spectrum.

inDANCE - Quicksand

Friday, April 13, 2012
8:00pm

inDANCE's two original journeys into a vivid labyrinth of nine intense human encounters in 60 minutes.

DanceWorks | DW194 | Bboyizm - IZM

Saturday, April 14, 2012
8:00pm

Choreographer-dancer Crazy Smooth explores the street dance tradition of hip hop dance styles, rocking and b-boying in a modern production setting. This programme pushes current popular boundaries of the dance spectrum.

inDANCE - Quicksand

Saturday, April 14, 2012
8:00pm

inDANCE's two original journeys into a vivid labyrinth of nine intense human encounters in 60 minutes.

Mortified - Jenn Goodwin and Camilla Singh

Saturday, April 14, 2012
8:00pm

A concert exploring aggression and enthusiasm, kindness and rage, pride and regret, through tap dancing, cheerleading and drumming. By Camilla Singh and Jenn Goodwin.

LECTURE + LIVE / Kerry Tribe: Critical Mass

Wednesday, April 18, 2012
7:00pm

Unfortunately, the live performance of Critical Mass is CANCELLED. Instead, artist Kerry Tribe will give a FREE lecture about her practice and the current exhibition Kerry Tribe: Speak, Memory, and Tribe will also present compelling video documentation of Critical Mass.

Human Rights Watch Book Series

Wednesday, April 18, 2012
7:30pm – 9:00pm

Featuring a conversation about women’s rights in the world today with Rosemary McCarney of Plan International's Canadian operations, author Erna Paris, and Minky Worden of Human Rights Watch.

Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company - Celebrating 30 Years

Thursday, April 19, 2012
8:00pm

Flamenco is a living, ever-evolving art, inspired and influenced by the world around us. The company is joined by guest dancer Juan Ogalla and singers from Spain.

Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company - Celebrating 30 Years

Friday, April 20, 2012
8:00pm

Flamenco is a living, ever-evolving art, inspired and influenced by the world around us. The company is joined by guest dancer Juan Ogalla and singers from Spain.

Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company - Celebrating 30 Years

Saturday, April 21, 2012
8:00pm

Flamenco is a living, ever-evolving art, inspired and influenced by the world around us. The company is joined by guest dancer Juan Ogalla and singers from Spain.

THE SHEETS, THE... - The Empty Whole Group

Saturday, April 21, 2012
8:00pm

Modern intimacy is explored on, under, and around hotel bed sheets through revealing duets and unsparing solos. By The Empty Whole Group.

Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company - Celebrating 30 Years

Sunday, April 22, 2012
3:00pm

Flamenco is a living, ever-evolving art, inspired and influenced by the world around us. The company is joined by guest dancer Juan Ogalla and singers from Spain.

Authors at Harbourfront Centre: Sadie Jones, Owen Laukkanen, Liza Marklund

Wednesday, April 25, 2012
7:30pm – 9:00pm

Readings by Sadie Jones (The Uninvited Guests), Owen Laukkanen (The Professionals), Liza Marklund (Vanished).

Toronto Dance Theatre - Rivers

Wednesday, April 25, 2012
8:00pm

Toronto Dance Theatre presents the world premiere of a bold new work by Christopher House set to "Rivers," the beloved masterpiece of the late Canadian composer Ann Southam.

The Dietrich Group - Paris1994/Gallery

Wednesday, April 25, 2012
8:00pm

D.A. Hoskins uses dance as the material for visual art in a moving work by this provocative Toronto company.

Kaha:wi Dance Theatre: TransMigration Artist Salon

Thursday, April 26, 2012
7:30pm – 9:00pm

Kaha:wi Dance Theatre’s Artist Salon is a first-hand, exclusive look at the creative process behind TransMigration. Meet the artists, discover the work-in-progress and share your thoughts and ideas on creativity, contemporary arts, First Nations arts and the impact of Norval Morrisseau’s paintings and life.

Toronto Dance Theatre - Rivers

Thursday, April 26, 2012
8:00pm

Toronto Dance Theatre presents the world premiere of a bold new work by Christopher House set to "Rivers," the beloved masterpiece of the late Canadian composer Ann Southam.

The Dietrich Group - Paris1994/Gallery

Thursday, April 26, 2012
8:00pm

D.A. Hoskins uses dance as the material for visual art in a moving work by this provocative Toronto company.

Toronto Dance Theatre - Rivers

Friday, April 27, 2012
8:00pm

Toronto Dance Theatre presents the world premiere of a bold new work by Christopher House set to "Rivers," the beloved masterpiece of the late Canadian composer Ann Southam.

The Dietrich Group - Paris1994/Gallery

Friday, April 27, 2012
8:00pm

D.A. Hoskins uses dance as the material for visual art in a moving work by this provocative Toronto company.

Toronto Dance Theatre - Rivers

Saturday, April 28, 2012
2:00pm

Toronto Dance Theatre presents the world premiere of a bold new work by Christopher House set to "Rivers," the beloved masterpiece of the late Canadian composer Ann Southam.

Soul Journey to Bulgaria

Saturday, April 28, 2012
2:00pm – 9:30pm

Experience a "Soul Journey to Bulgaria," featuring a unique blend of traditional Bulgarian culture and modern artistic expression. Co-produced by Bulgarian Arts Festival.

Toronto Dance Theatre - Rivers

Saturday, April 28, 2012
8:00pm

Toronto Dance Theatre presents the world premiere of a bold new work by Christopher House set to "Rivers," the beloved masterpiece of the late Canadian composer Ann Southam.

The Dietrich Group - Paris1994/Gallery

Saturday, April 28, 2012
8:00pm

D.A. Hoskins uses dance as the material for visual art in a moving work by this provocative Toronto company.

Paper Laced with Gold - Paper Laced Productions

Saturday, April 28, 2012
8:00pm

In this new musical, a daydreaming waitress stuck in a truck stop has a fateful run-in with a juvenile delinquent with a familiar face. By Paper Laced Productions and featuring Belle and Sebastian's Stevie Jackson.

There's always something happening at Harbourfront Centre!

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

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