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April 2012

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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.

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.

SUNDAY SCENE / Meghan Sutherland

Sunday, April 1, 2012
2:00pm

Meghan Sutherland is Associate Professor of Cinema and Visual Studies at the University of Toronto and she will respond to the current exhibitions at The Power Plant.

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.

POWER KIDS / Make a Memory Map

Sunday, April 1, 2012
3:00pm – 5:00pm

Motivated by artist Kerry Tribe’s exhibition currently on view at The Power Plant, this workshop will give participants the chance to make their own creative map based on short personal narratives.

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.

IN CONVERSATION / Luis Jacob & Barbara Fischer

Wednesday, April 4, 2012
7:00pm

Barbara Fischer, Curator at The Power Plant from 1988–90, engages in a conversation with a Toronto-based multidisciplinary artist Luis Jacob, who was included in The Power Plant exhibitions in 2008-09 and 2006.

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.

FROM THE ARCHIVES / Chen Tamir on Mike Kelley and Paul McCarthy

Sunday, April 8, 2012
2:00pm

Chen Tamir will discuss The Power Plant exhibition Mike Kelley and Paul McCarthy: Collaborative Works (2000) as part of The Power Plant's 25th anniversary programming.

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).

New York Voices and Cadence

Friday, April 13, 2012
8:00pm

Three-time Juno-nominated vocal band Cadence opens for Grammy Award-winning vocal ensemble New York Voices for a not-to-be-missed evening of group singing.

The Songwriters Association of Canada presents Songwriting 101

Saturday, April 14, 2012
9:30am

The Songwriters Association of Canada presents an interactive workshop presented by award-winning songwriters.

Introduction to South Indian Music

Saturday, April 14, 2012
10:30am

An interactive workshop on some of the distinctive elements of South Indian classical music. Instructed by Juno-nominated musician Suba Sankaran.

This Business of Music

Saturday, April 14, 2012
11:30am

Join industry professionals Patricia Silver, Paul Sanderson and Heather Reppen for an interactive session that covers the business side of music.

Toronto Chamber Choir and Cantores Celestes

Saturday, April 14, 2012
1:00pm – 2:30pm

Join Toronto Chamber Choir (pictured) and Cantores Celestes for a choral program ranging from early music to world to contemporary.

Beatboxing and Vocal Percussion 101

Saturday, April 14, 2012
1:00pm

Join master beatboxers Human Record (a.k.a. Luke Stapleton) and Dylan Bell on an interactive journey through the vocal drum kit.

The Singer's Playground

Saturday, April 14, 2012
2:30pm

Engage one-on-one in this workshop led by former Nylon, Micah Barnes.

Retrocity and Human Record Beatboxer

Saturday, April 14, 2012
3:30pm – 5:00pm

No instruments required. Over an hour of '80s a cappella pop awesomeness is in store as Retrocity (pictured) and Human Record turn the Brigantine Room inside out!

Score Marking for Choristers and Conductors

Saturday, April 14, 2012
4:00pm

This workshop takes score marking beyond the default circle, and teaches vocalists to use a wide range of markings in their music to efficiently note everything that their conductor asks of them. Instructed by conductor Dallas Bergen.

Sacred Harp: An introduction to Shape Note Singing

Saturday, April 14, 2012
5:30pm

Pleasance Crawford and the Toronto Shape Note Group teach how to read shape note notation and sing along to historic, stirring hymns and anthems.

Creating Instrument Sounds A Cappella

Saturday, April 14, 2012
7:00pm

Want to breathe some new life into your tired old vocal charts? In this educational and entertaining workshop, award-winning performer/clinician Aaron Jensen will teach you how to create authentic instrument sounds with your voice that will rocket your singing group to the next level.

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.

The Nylons

Saturday, April 14, 2012
8:30pm

Hear "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" and other hits as Canada's legendary 2011 Juno nominees, The Nylons, show you how it's done – a cappella-style!

Darbazi and Lachan Jewish Chamber Choir

Sunday, April 15, 2012
11:00am –12:30pm

Enjoy Darbazi\'s (pictured) take on traditional music from Georgia while Lachan Jewish Chamber Choir regales you with their brand of Jewish and Jewish-influenced music.

Mass Sing-Along & Award Ceremony

Sunday, April 15, 2012
1:00pm – 2:00pm

The Mass Sing-Along offers a unique opportunity for amateur and professional singers alike to join in song in an inclusive, and inspirational environment, singing two songs together in harmony. The SING! Legacy Award will be presented at this event.

SUNDAY SCENE / Ahlia Moussa & Jessica Simas

Sunday, April 15, 2012
2:00pm

Ahlia Moussa and Jessica Simas are both Curatorial Interns at The Power Plant who will respond to the current exhibitions.

Elmer Iseler Singers and High Park Choirs of Toronto - Allegria Choir

Sunday, April 15, 2012
2:30pm

The Elmer Iseler Singers (pictured) is one of the country’s most illustrious professional choral ensembles, while High Park Choirs of Toronto is carving a serious niche in the Canadian choral landscape. See both perform during this intimate concert experience!

Singing without a Safety Net

Sunday, April 15, 2012
4:00pm

Whether you are an amateur chorister, an experienced improviser, or have never sung before, you will be challenged to push your limits. Members of the Swingle Singers combine their years of experience to guide you safely through a fun and intense time of exploration, and help bring out the improviser in you!

The Vocalist as a Performer

Sunday, April 15, 2012
5:00pm

Award-winning performer, educator and Jazz FM broadcaster, Heather Bambrick, leads this hands-on vocal boot camp, focusing on performance practices, mastering tone and timbre, and bringing your music to life through various stylistic approaches.

The Singer's Body: A Complete Singers Resource

Sunday, April 15, 2012
6:00pm

Suited to all levels, this workshop will explore confidence in presenting your voice, physical and vocal exercises, accessing true potential while in studio or on stage, proper body alignment and relaxation, outstanding breath control made easy, how to deal with fear and creative blocks, and how to deal with illness and maintain vocal health. Instructed by Orville Heyn.

The Swingle Singers and Countermeasure

Sunday, April 15, 2012
7:30pm

Countermeasure, a fast-rising, genre-defying Canadian vocal group opens for The Swingle Singers (pictured), a UK-based, Grammy Award-winning a cappella phenomenon.

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.

Spring Visual Arts Exhibitions 2012 Opening Night Reception

Friday, April 20, 2012
6:00pm –10:00pm

Join us for a FREE opening night reception for the 2012 Spring Visual Arts Exhibitions. Six must-see exhibitions explore the private and public events that comprise our country's heritage.

Russia in Exile: An Eclectic Collection of Russian Music

Friday, April 20, 2012
8:00pm

Discover exquisite works by Igor Stravinsky, as well as compositions by his compatriots Prokofiev and Glinka.

Pecha Kucha Night

Friday, April 20, 2012
8:00pm – 9:30pm

Seven artists who work primarily in photography discuss their most recent projects.

Spring Visual Arts Exhibitions 2012

Saturday, April 21, 2012
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Six must-see exhibitions explore the private and public events that comprise our country's heritage.

Russia in Exile: An Eclectic Collection of Russian Music

Saturday, April 21, 2012
8:00pm

Discover exquisite works by Igor Stravinsky, as well as compositions by his compatriots Prokofiev and Glinka.

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.

TorQ

Sunday, April 22, 2012
1:00pm

When you hear the phrase “percussion quartet” what comes to mind? Drums, bells, shakers, cymbals… garbage cans?

FROM THE ARCHIVES / Matthew Hyland & Gabrielle Moser on Andrea Bowers

Sunday, April 22, 2012
2:00pm

Former Curatorial Interns Matthew Hyland and Gabrielle Moser will discuss The Power Plant exhibition Andrea Bowers: The Weight of Relevance (2007–08) as part of The Power Plant's 25th anniversary programming.

Spring Visual Arts Exhibitions 2012

Tuesday, April 24, 2012
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Six must-see exhibitions explore the private and public events that comprise our country's heritage.

Spring Visual Arts Exhibitions 2012

Wednesday, April 25, 2012
12:00pm – 8:00pm

Six must-see exhibitions explore the private and public events that comprise our country's heritage.

IN CONVERSATION / FASTWÜRMS & Philip Monk

Wednesday, April 25, 2012
7:00pm

Philip Monk, former Curator at The Power Plant from 1995-2004, engages in a conversation with FASTWÜRMS, a Creemore-based duo of artists who has been included in The Power Plant exhibitions in 2010 and 1997.

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).

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.

Spring Visual Arts Exhibitions 2012

Thursday, April 26, 2012
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Six must-see exhibitions explore the private and public events that comprise our country's heritage.

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.

Spring Visual Arts Exhibitions 2012

Friday, April 27, 2012
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Six must-see exhibitions explore the private and public events that comprise our country's heritage.

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.

Spring Visual Arts Exhibitions 2012

Saturday, April 28, 2012
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Six must-see exhibitions explore the private and public events that comprise our country's heritage.

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.

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.

Spring Visual Arts Exhibitions 2012

Sunday, April 29, 2012
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Six must-see exhibitions explore the private and public events that comprise our country's heritage.

SUNDAY SCENE / Brian Price

Sunday, April 29, 2012
2:00pm

Brian Price is Associate Professor of Film and Visual Studies at the University of Toronto who will respond to the current exhibitions at The Power Plant.

Toronto All-Star Big Band

Sunday, April 29, 2012
2:00pm – 4:00pm

Your favourite big band returns to Harbourfront Centre with a repertoire full of swing-era tunes!

There's always something happening at Harbourfront Centre!

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