Yassama

Yassama And The Beaded Calabash 

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Finding home

Finding Home

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Experts Radio Lab

Experts Radio Lab

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Make Me Dance

Make Me Dance

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Robot Song

Robot Song

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transhumance

Transhumance

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Afrique en cirque

Afrique en Cirque

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benched

BENCHED

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Learn About Amani

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Jully Black

Jully Black

With a voice that can “boom like a cannon,” JUNO Award winner Jully Black headlines this year’s KUUMBA Festival, bringing her trademark groove, soul and R&B sounds that have made her a platinum-selling recording artist and one of the CBC’s “25 Greatest Singers Ever.” Reminiscent of R&B royalty Whitney Houston and Mary J. Blige, Jully […]

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chapters and verses

Crafting Chapters And Verses

A Jamaican poetry workshop, inspired by the words and style of Jamaica’s beloved Mother of Culture, Miss Lou. Participants will read, translate, interpret and perform poetry written by Miss Lou to then create and perform their own poetry written in her trademark style. Facilitated by Maurice Gordon and Marsha Laylor. Presented by TD Bank Group […]

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meet the poet playwright

Why Black Women Whisper

Why Black Women Whisper is a poetic, multi-genre piece performed in spoken word, combining storytelling and performance with a backdrop of African rhythm and drums. Composed by Anne-Marie Woods, the story confronts the impact of racism and the systemic barriers placed on the voices of Black women and the efforts instituted to silence them. How does […]

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Swan lakes

Swan Lakes and Minus 16

Gauthier Dance//Dance Company Theaterhaus Stuttgart presents Hofesh Shechter and Marie Chouinard’s interpretations of the iconic work Swan Lake. New to the program will be a presentation of the cult classic Minus 16, choreographed by Ohad Naharin.  Harbourfront Centre is thrilled to present this fitting addition to an exceptionally unique evening, now with three masters of […]

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The answer is land

Vástádus eana – The Answer Is Land  

“Powerful in a quiet yet magnificent way.” – The Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) Centred on our interpersonal relationships and our connection to nature, Sámi choreographer Elle Sofe Sara galvanizes seven female dancers and singers on stage, mixing music, song, traditional yoik and the physical language of dance into an essential piece of work that seeks […]

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Deciphers

Deciphers

A compelling physical performance bringing together elements of Chinese folk, spoken word and Brazilian dance styles, Deciphers  explores the complexities of communication through the lens of understanding and misunderstanding. Co-performers and choreographers Naishi Wang and Jean Abreu use the stage as their blank canvas highlighting the body as a primal source of communication and carrier of […]

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Stations

Stations

“…not a muscle, not a nerve that remains still, that is not filled to the brim with presence, with concentration.” – Westdeutsche Zeitung, Düsseldorf Driven by a vital impulse, incomparable Canadian choreographer Louise Lecavalier takes audiences into the primal experience of dance in the Toronto premiere of Stations. The fiery solo performance, set into four distinct […]

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Nass

Näss

“With its propulsive communal energy, Fouad Boussouf’s choreography seems as steeped in ancient traditions as it is driven by contemporary urgency.” – The Boston Globe Näss (Arabic for “people”) from Moroccan-born choreographer Fouad Boussouf is inspired by the famous 1970s Maghreb Moroccan group Nass el Ghiwane, a band renowned in Africa for merging the repertoire […]

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Tarang

Tarang

Pankaj Mishra and his group will perform with ancient Indian acoustic instruments such as sarangi, santoor and tabla, and vocals and saxophone with a pure Indian musical touch. Their presentation will cover the flavours of northern India and present a piece of pure classical composition belonging to Indian classical music called Gharana. This is followed […]

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canadian opera company

Canadian Opera Company

Canada’s largest opera producer, the Canadian Opera Company, is celebrating the launch of its 2023/2024 season with three opportunities to catch a special one-hour community concert alongside Toronto’s waterfront.  Experience the exhilarating power of live opera as COC artists share a selection of highlights from the company’s upcoming season, featuring classic favourites and rare gems […]

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Navarang dance competition

Navrang Folk Dance Competition

Welcome to the vibrant world of Indian folk dances. The Navrang Indian Folk Dance Competition, presented by Sanskriti Arts, is an extraordinary celebration of the rich cultural tapestry of India. This event will showcase a variety of folk dances from different states, including Garba-Raas, Bhangra, Rajasthani, Lavani and many others. Get ready to witness the […]

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Mid Day Masti

Mid-day Masti

An afternoon of dance and cultural celebration as Puja Amin and Sanskriti Arts presents Mid-day Masti, a vibrant two-hour dance program at Stage in the Park. Audiences will enjoy different dance styles like classical kathak and Bollywood and how each type showcases the rich traditions of Indian dance.   Post-performance, audiences can participate in an interactive […]

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shirsha

Shirsha

An Indian-alternative artist exploring the multitude of influences that create her sound, Shirsha weaves her pop aesthetic with unconventional chord progressions and vocals for a mashup of original songs and popular covers in Bollywood and Hindi to urban jazz and R&B. With an experimental and improvisational approach to her music, audiences will enjoy her performances […]

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autorickshaw

Autorickshaw

The nationally renowned JUNO-nominated band Autorickshaw blends jazz, folk, pop and Indian classical music ranging from Leonard Cohen to Indo-Brazilian fusion, Peter Gabriel to Bollywood hits. Known for giving the audience a world-fusion experience on the stage, Autorickshaw features the sultry vocals of lead vocalist Suba Sankaran, anchored by the melodic bass lines and beatboxing […]

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Mausiqui

Mausiqui

Experience the magic of No Strings Attached, from world-renowned musician and maverick sitar player Hidayat Husain Khan, for a unique love story told through music, visuals and powerful spoken words. The performance will capture you through the beats of the tabla and drums, bass and guitar amplified with powerful spoken words. It will be magic. […]

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