Pantayo

Kulintang

Pantayo is an all-women kulintang ensemble based in Toronto. They combine percussive metallophones and drums from kulintang traditions of the Southern Philippines with electronic and synth-based grooves. The result is thoroughly original and completely captivating sounds that are transformed through the lived experiences of queer diasporic Filipinas. 

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Taiko Drummers

Raging for Change

Raging Asian Womxn Taiko Drummers (RAW) is a Toronto-based performing arts ensemble of East and Southeast Asian womxn. Formed in 1998, they carry on the diasporic Taiko tradition that grew out of Asian-American and Asian-Canadian mobilization in the 60s and 70s. One of the few all-Asian, all-womxn Taiko drumming groups in the world, RAW exists […]

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The Ukwehuwe Connection

Gifts From the Creator

What does it mean to us when we acknowledge the nations upon whose traditional lands we are standing? Oneida Nation group, The Ukwehuwe Connection, offer us a cultural sharing on National Indigenous Peoples’ Day – an opportunity to make a deeper and meaningful connection to the history of this land. Through song and dance, they highlight the culture […]

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Tafelmusik

Baroque and Beyond

Experience the beauty of music from the past with this intimate chamber concert featuring members of Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra. Presented with introductions from the musicians, this program features music connected to Tafelmusik’s Music Director Emerita Jeanne Lamon, who passed away in June 2021. Tafelmusik’s presentation of Baroque and Beyond is supported by The McLean Foundation. Handel, Sonata […]

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The Birds

The Birds

Graceful birds, escaped from a lost paradise, invite you to join their dance. They will mesmerize you and take you on a whirlwind journey of beauty, poetry and magic to inspire us all to follow them, play and immerse in their fanciful world. 

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Lacey hill

Lacey Hill

Lacey Hill is an engaging and multi-talented singer-songwriter and is Oneida/Mohawk from Six Nations of the Grand River Reservation. Discover her original Indigenous soul music, which she brings to Harbourfront Centre after previously touring around the globe. É:so yakotshá:nit ne Lacey Hill tsi yehyá:ton’s táhnon yonterennótha. Ohswé:ken nityakohtóntyon, Onenyo’ta’á:ka niyakaonhwentsyò:ten. Ó:nen káti onhwentsyakwé:kon teyakotawenryé:’onh táhnon […]

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First fire dancers

All Nations Junior Drummers

Enjoy a performance by Toronto Council Fire’s All Nations Junior Drummers, a First Nations Pow Wow-influenced youth drum group created to bring empowerment and identity to youth. The youth come from many different nations and communities across Turtle Island, including Dakota, Ojibwe, Chippewa and Cree, with many singers of all ages teaching each other new […]

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Queer songbook orchestra performing

Queer Songbook Orchestra Kids

Queer Songbook Orchestra Kids is a playful orchestral concert that weaves together story and song, presented by a collaborative team of artists from the 2SLGBTQ+ community. The performance is an interactive exploration of identity and acceptance, intended to nurture understanding and inspire discussion and expression to support of how we feel inside. By illustrating historical […]

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Flora and her father performing

Flora

Families will enjoy a mix of Mexican folkloric music, sweet francophone songs and a few of Flora’s own compositions. This talented emerging singer-songwriter, who shares the stage with her father, is sure to delight you with this vibrant performance. 

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Kalabante dancers performing

Won’Ma Africa

Won’Ma Africa is a virtuosic circus explosion accompanied by pulsating live music showcasing various African artists. A handful of daring acrobats, accompanied by their musicians, perform to the pulsating rhythm of the djembes of Guinea with their authentic and original choreography and acrobatics. With the melodious sound of the Kora, Yamoussa Bangoura transports us to […]

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Silent demonstration portion of Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is a three-and-a-half-hour participatory experience that invites children and adults to explore the coral reef ecosystem. Comprised of a workshop, a show and a demonstration, participants will work together to form a “human” coral reef and take on different roles, from being a part of the reef itself to inhabiting the […]

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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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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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Jerome Ellis

The Clearing

Musician, poet, and stutterer JJJJJerome Ellis offers a performance that celebrates stuttering, and disabled speech more broadly, as a vital way of being. Through music, literature, performance, and video he researches relationships among blackness, disabled speech, divinity, nature, sound, and time.  

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Performer Erin Ball

Hoops

Join us for a family-friendly, fun-filled afternoon with circus artists Erin Ball and Jayeden Walker, hosted by Deaf actor Elizabeth Morris. Aerial acts, live music, pirates, mermaids, a chance to learn some hula hoop moves and so much more!    Radio Circus: Red Dress  Circus artist Erin Ball, musician Bon Evans and access consultant Amy Amantea […]

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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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Artist Desiree Mckenzie

Speaking Poetry from the Ashes

Three rising star Canadian artists, Kelisha Daley, Shahaddah Jack and Martin Gomes, speak poetry to power in this raw and inspiring spoken word presentation hosted live by Desiree Mckenzie. Performers are the JAYU iAM Programme mentees: a youth-led arts and social justice mentorship for equity-seeking youth in Canada aged 12–26. Desiree Mckenzie is an award-winning performer and arts educator who, in 2019, earned the title of Canadian Festival of Spoken Word National Champion. This event […]

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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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Woodworks

The Ton Beau String Quartet performs a colourful program of solos, duets and quartets from the classical and traditional repertoires, including four movements from the Bach Suite that inspired the Toronto Music Garden. Violins Jeremy Potts, Bijan SepanjiViola Alex McLeodCello Sarah Steeves Program Prelude, Sarabande, Menuet I/II, Gigue from Suite No 1 in G Major for unaccompanied celloJ.S. […]

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A person wearing VR goggles

VIOLETTE

Violette welcomes you into her space. She lets you enter the privacy of her room and then of her imagination. Put on your VR headset and become the sole witness to Violette’s untold story, both magical and tragic. You may never look at this world – the one you share with Violette and the rest […]

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An image of the performance of A story of a house that turned into a dot

A Story of a House That Turned into a Dot

A whimsical and intimate shadow-play about how long the road home is when you run away in anger. She became so hopping mad She became so fizzling furious She became so livid with rage that she opened the window and climbed down the ladder and then she ran.  She ran and ran and ran And ran, ran, ran And she ran there and […]

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An image of a person with their back turned in an arctic setting.

Those Who Run in the Sky (Angakkussaq)

Those Who Run in the Sky is a coming-of-age story that follows a young shaman named Pitu as he learns to use his powers and ultimately makes his way back to the world of the living from the world of spirits. This piece is performed in Kalaallisut/Greenlandic. English context will be provided.  After a strange blizzard leaves Pitu stranded on the sea […]

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two men standing on pile

Spoiiiiiiiiing

Join us on an expedition as Kitt Johnson X-act presents a magical performance for children and their adults, Spoiiiiiiiiing. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Step into a world full of trash, music and magic, and meet the two unusual trash-sorting experts. One with an ear for the secret music of the trash and the other with an eye for its hidden treasures. 

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