Gaelynn Lea, violinist

Pandemic Postcards

Twenty-one thoughtfully curated digital postcards telling the stories of artists within the Deaf and disabled community living through the self-isolation and quarantine period of COVID-19. This glimpse into the lives of artists from around the globe, is sometimes quirky, sometimes heart-wrenching, often unexpected, always genuine. 

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Yousef Kadoura

Creativity in Collective Solitude

Inspired by Toronto’s renowned, historic Bohemian Embassy, meet a new generation of artists inspiring Canada’s ever-evolving literary scene at The New Embassy: a digital mini-series of spoken word, poetry, prose, theatrical readings, music and dance.  Curated by Lebanese Canadian actor, writer and producer Yousef Kadoura, this final event in The New Embassy series reflects on […]

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The New Embassy

BLACK MAGIC / BLACK POWER

Inspired by Toronto’s renowned, historic Bohemian Embassy, meet a new generation of artists inspiring Canada’s ever-evolving literary scene at The New Embassy: a digital mini-series of spoken word, poetry, prose, theatrical readings, music and dance.  Consider disabled, Deaf and Mad futures through a riveting set of performances by Black artists. Curated by Syrus Marcus Ware, […]

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Yolanda Bonnell

Inose / Field Trip

Join us for Inose / Field Trip, a 25-minute sound walk created by the award-winning Anishinaabe-Ojibwe playwright Yolanda Bonnell and Dr. Jesse Popp, a Chair in Indigenous Environmental Science at the University of Guelph. Inose [Ee-no-say] means to walk in a certain way, to a certain place. Commissioned by Imagining Climates (a project of the […]

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Chisato Minamimura

Scored in Silence

Scored in Silence is a solo digital sign language performance by London-based Deaf Japanese artist Chisato Minamimura. The show unpacks the hidden perspectives of Deaf people from the small number that survived the horrors of the atomic bomb atrocity in Japan in 1945.    Survivors of the A-bomb are known as “hibakusha,” and the final performance […]

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CoMotion Curator Alex Bulmer

Ask the Curator

Celebrate CoMotion Festival with Alex Bulmer, artist and comedian Ophira Calof and special guest. Bring your questions, join a trivia game, and enjoy a closer look at our inaugural CoMotion Festival! 

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Carmen Papalia and Sarah Pickthall of Sync Gutay

Sync Goûter

Sync Goûter is a tea-time delight for Deaf and disabled creatives curated by Co-Founder of Sync Leadership Sarah Pickthall and CoMotion Curator Alex Bulmer.  This online interactive event is for the Deaf or disabled community and includes those who are Deaf, hard of hearing, blind, Mad, experience chronic illness, are disabled by barriers to mobility, […]

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A person lounging on a summer's day

A Crash Course in Cloudspotting

An invitation to pause.   To rest.   To listen.   A Crash Course in Cloudspotting asks you to connect with the subversive act of lying down. It’s about public rest, the acts of bravery we don’t see and scaling the distances and depths of human connection.   The piece is part verbatim theatre, meditation on rest, gravity and connection.   Expect […]

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Participants of The New Embassy

The Brave and The Vulnerable

Inspired by Toronto’s renowned, historic Bohemian Embassy, meet a new generation of artists inspiring Canada’s ever-evolving literary scene at The New Embassy: a digital mini-series of spoken word, poetry, prose, theatrical readings, music and dance. Curated by Jen Sookfong Lee, author and co-host of the literary podcast Can’t Lit, this collection of powerful readings offers up deeply […]

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Participants of The New Embassy

Beautiful Journeys

Inspired by Toronto’s renowned, historic Bohemian Embassy, meet a new generation of artists inspiring Canada’s ever-evolving literary scene at The New Embassy: a digital mini-series of spoken word, poetry, prose, theatrical readings, music and dance. Award-winning author, performer and queer healer Kai Cheng Thom brings ritual-performance, spoken word and movement together for a transformative mosaic of introspective […]

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Participants of The New Embassy

Hope and the Human Spirit

Inspired by Toronto’s renowned, historic Bohemian Embassy, meet a new generation of artists inspiring Canada’s ever-evolving literary scene at The New Embassy: a digital mini-series of spoken word, poetry, prose, theatrical readings, music and dance.  Curated by author Canisia Lubrin, The New Embassy’s opening event features a provocative programme of music, theatre and poetry. Experience […]

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video projection of body on brick wall

REBO(U)ND

An innovative follow-up to Harbourfront Centre’s contemporary dance series TORQUE, in collaboration with The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, REBO(U)ND is a choreography of suspension, composed of video projected on architectural surfaces. REBO(U)ND reveals the ephemeral instant when the performer floats, between momentum and falling, between liberty and unbalance, just as the body seems to defy notions of […]

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Two women on a red background

Ashley Audrain and Paula Hawkins in Conversation

Two New York Times bestselling authors, Ashley Audrain and Paula Hawkins, join us to discuss their latest novels. Audrain’s debut, The Push, is a rare, extraordinary look at the pressures and expectations of motherhood, and what really happens behind the closed doors of even the most perfect-looking families. Author of the wildly popular book The […]

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dancers on stage

Babel 7.16

Presented in the famous Cour d’Honneur du Palais des Papes, choreographers Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Damien Jalet have joined forces with visual artist Antony Gormley to create Babel 7.16. The cast of 22 dancers comprises artists from 15 nations.   Recorded live at Festival d’Avignon, July 2016. Contains Course Language and Nudity. A programming partnership between DanceHouse (Vancouver), Harbourfront Centre (Toronto), Danse Danse (Montreal), and the National […]

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