Opening Reception

Nordic Bridges Reception

Join us for the Nordic Bridges reception to close off the year in celebration of Nordic cultures. There will be speeches, an exceptional performance by the Finnish beatbox group Tuuletar and an Icelandic DJ to end our fun evening. 

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Tuuletar

Tuuletar and VÍÍK

Fierce energy, beatbox rhythms and other-worldly harmonies: Tuuletar (Goddess of The Wind in Finnish mythology) takes Finnish music abroad with a novel approach. The band’s virtuoso singers create a sonic landscape where beatbox rhythms meet global influences and Finnish poetry tradition. With freshly invigorating original music, Tuuletar’s heartfelt, tribal and captivating spirit enchants audiences globally […]

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Post Capitalistic Auction

Post Capitalistic Auction

The auction is the performance and the performance is the auction. You are invited to bid for artworks in new ways, and actual transactions occur. The twist: bidders are invited to make offers not only with money; understanding, opportunity, and/or exchange are equally accepted currencies. The artists are present at the auction and will ultimately […]

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Moby Dick

Moby Dick

Seven actors, 50 puppets, video projections, a drowned orchestra and a whale-sized whale equals a visually striking theatrical adaptation of Melville’s magnificent beast of a book from award-winning French-Norwegian puppetry company Plexus Polaire.  “My grandfather was a sailor. He had a naked woman tattooed on his upper arm, and I remember him as a smell […]

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Ballad of Johnny Longstaff

The Ballad of Johnny Longstaff

A North American Premiere!  Hailed by The Guardian as “the astonishing true story of a working-class hero!” and “A paean to youthful idealism.” by The Times. In a timely, touching and often hilarious musical adventure, follow the footsteps of a working-class hero who chose not to look the other way when the world needed his help and took […]

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Fearful Symmetries

Season 2022

After being absent on stage for 3 years, ProArteDanza returns with its annual fall season. With an increased sense of loneliness experienced by many, ProArteDanza reconnects with a mixed programme.  Only Who’s Left by Lesley Telford is inspired by the quote by Bertrand Russell: ‘War does not determine who is right – only who is left.’ Set to music […]

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The Sacrifice

The Sacrifice

With The Sacrifice, choreographer Dada Masilo explores the minimalism and animality of Tswana dance in relation to Igor Stravinsky’s musical work, The Rite of Spring. For the choreographer, who grew up in South Africa in a Xhosa environment, the question is not only to do as usual and mix different dance genres but to set […]

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Homelands

Homelands

Homelands is a multimedia performance created by Kaha:wi Dance Theatre. The vision of Homelands is to uphold power, sacred existence and continuance of feminine creative force. It places importance on reconnecting to ancestral lands, condoling with earth and rekindling the inner and community fires. It is a demonstration of how Onkwehon:we have always been and […]

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Les corps avalés

Les corps avalés 

Springing from an extraordinary union between classical music, performed live by the Molinari Quartet, and contemporary dance, Les corps avalés is a moving human odyssey that reveals Virginie Brunelle’s sensitive intelligence and great musicality in all its luminous power.   Against a backdrop of resilience and hope, Les corps avalés explores power relations, inequalities and social […]

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Hofesh Shechter Company

Double Murder (Clowns/The Fix)

Led by internationally celebrated choreographer Hofesh Shechter, a thrilling new double bill presents two distinctly contrasting pieces for our times.  One half of the evening is Clowns, a sarcastic nod to our ever-growing indifference to violence, originally created for Nederlands Dans Theater 1 and later produced as a widely acclaimed film and broadcast by the […]

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TouchX

31 (TouchX + I am the Child of…)

Kaeja d’Dance celebrates 31 years with two new dance works created by Artistic Directors Allen and Karen Kaeja. Grounded in memory, Karen Kaeja’s TouchX and Allen Kaeja’s I am the Child of… investigate the complexity of our lived experiences. Community, perspective and a fascinating take on augmented reality technology generate evocative worlds in this double […]

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Ashkenaz Finale event

Ashkenaz Finale

Ashkenaz 2022 comes to a climactic finish with a series of performances by one of this year’s headlining artists. From Jewish bluegrass to Ukrainian klezmer, and from Ethiopian Israeli jazz to contemporary Sephardic/Ladino song, the variety and eclecticism of this festival will be on full display. The finale culminates in a massive jam session with […]

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Chloe Pourmorady Ensemble

Chloe Pourmorady Ensemble

Chloe Pourmorady is an award-winning Persian American artist known for the versatility of her creative expression. She sings in over ten languages, plays violin, kamancheh and guitar and writes music in many different styles: instrumental, liturgical, folk, modal and more. Combining elements of the ancient with the modern, the avant-garde with the traditional and the […]

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Abate Berihun

Abate Berihun

Saxophonist, vocalist and composer Abate Berihun is one of Israel’s most prominent Ethiopian musicians, known for his collaborations with artists such as Ariel Zilber, Ehud Banai, Yossi Fine, Kutiman, Anat Fort, Omri Mor, Shay Zelman and many others. Joined in his latest project by pianist Roy Mor, bassist David Michaeli and drummer Nitzan Birnbaum, he […]

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Nefesh Mountain

Nefesh Mountain

Nefesh Mountain is one of today’s most formative bluegrass Americana bands. Their latest studio album, Songs for the Sparrows, is a testament to the imagination of their musicianship and creativity. Creators, band leaders and husband-and-wife team Doni Zasloff and Eric Lindberg are the heart of this eclectic quintet. The band is adept with string virtuosity in […]

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Gephilte

Gephilte

Gephilte, a jam-band experiment in Yiddish funk, is the latest boundary-busting project from renowned Canadian Yiddish hip hop provocateur Josh “Socalled” Dolgin. Branching off from his internationally famous hip hop project and taking cues from his funk/klezmer supergroup Abraham Inc, Dolgin has brought together an ensemble of virtuosos to explore Yiddish repertoire. Less about stylistic […]

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Cabaret Yitesh

Michael Wex’s “The Last Night at the Cabaret Yitesh”

Cabaret meets The Producers in this uproariously edgy new show from the New York Times best-selling author Michael Wex. It’s March 15, 1938, and the censor’s office has just advised the performers in Warsaw’s Yiddish-language “Cabaret Yitesh” that tonight’s show will be their last. With visas to leave the country and nothing left to lose, […]

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TAIWANfest

Stories of Independence

The songs that define our heritage and struggles tell stories rooted in the people and the community. More than politics, more than history, music is an experience of culture and identity that continues to echo across oceans. What is the sound of independence? Some of the familiar music Taiwanese people thought was their own turned […]

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cutsleeve

the parts we could not abandon

With the release and positive reception of their debut EP, the parts we could not abandon, cutsleeve is grateful to perform again, sharing songs that explore their queer diasporic experiences. From punk to alt-rock, you’ll hear music as diverse as the group itself. 

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Ho Deng Music Ensemble

Connections Across Generations

Ho Deng Music Ensemble is joining us in our return to in-person programming this year. Inspired by our connections to various cultures and each other through music, their performance will range from classic folk songs to modern tunes from Taiwan, Indonesia and Malaysia, across generations and time. 

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