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The Water Series

Spanning the vast gallery of the Harbourfront Centre Theatre, The Water Series is a three-part immersive installation, inviting visitors on an evocative journey through the intricate relationship between water, grief and resilience.   With sound, moving image and architecture, filmmaker and artist Naomi Jaye takes you on an emotional and unconventional journey through her experiences inside […]

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Hon. Dr. Jean Augustine Award + Celebration Night Co-presented with OCPA

On September 9th we are celebrating the birthday of the Hon. Dr Jean Augustine with a grand event featuring the inaugural Augustine Award of Excellence presentation! Dr. Roy Francis Cape will be the first recipient and will join us for the evening to accept this award. Special tribute performance by Ossie Gurley and musical comrades.  Reception […]

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Caribbean x Queer

Experience the intersection of Caribbean and queer stories in tonight’s lineup, including My Maxi, My Lady of the Camellia, Raw Materials. Join us as we celebrate diverse identities through powerful storytelling. ⁠⁠What’s playing:My Maxi – Andrei J PierreMy Lady of the Camellia – Edouard MontouteRaw Materials – Sosiessia Nixon-Kelly

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Tales from a Strange Land

Step into the realm of mystery and intrigue. Tonight’s films include Kisses on Cuts, Short Drop, Sugarcake and more. Watch these tales unfold on the big screen.⁠⁠ What’s playing:Kisses on Cuts – Aaron CaruthShort Drop – Romario José ReyesLe retour des femmes colibris – (The return of the hummingbird women) Patricia KaersenhoutSugarcake – Joshua PaulDiaspora […]

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The Power of the Truth Closing Night & Awards Ceremony

Join us for a powerful finale as we wrap up the festival with “The Power of the Truth” Closing Night. Witness the films Dolapo is Fine, Behind the Blue, Yubism: Life and Art of Yubi Kirindongo, followed by the 2023 Awards Ceremony. ⁠ What’s playing:DỌLÁPỌ̀ IS FINE – Ethosheia HyltonBehind the Blue – Kenderson NorayYubism: Life […]

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Standout Shorts

Big tings come in small packages, and we’ve got an evening of exceptional short films that shine a light on unique narratives – From Paria’s Pearl to Black & White Duppy, these short tales will grab your full attention.⁠ What’s playing:Paria’s Pearl – Suelyn ChooVwé Kafé (Real Coffee) – Cassandra Joseph, Vincent LopezA Pile of […]

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Opening Night Co-presented by Caribbean Vibrations TV

We’re setting the stage for a cinematic journey that speaks to our times. As the sun sets, we open with a powerful theme: Eco-Survivors. Through films like Eden River, Here Ends the World We’ve Known, Territory and Powerlands. Plus get a preview of Iconography: Roy Cape. We will dive into stories of resilience against the […]

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Swan lakes

Swan Lake 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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cooking with millets

Cooking With Millets

Experience an authentic Indian kitchen experience learning to cook and understand the nuances of the food, ingredients, techniques and spices used to create classic Indian recipes. Each cooking demonstration offers a one-hour demonstration led by guest chefs focusing on local and seasonal cooking. Areas covered will include the seasonality of ingredients, how to eat more […]

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ram leela

Ram Leela

Join us on the Concert Stage for a modern adaptation of William Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ with an Indian twist in Ram Leela (2013). The film focuses on the story of Ram and Leela, their love, lust and the drama that unfolds afterwards. 155 mins

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sweet spicy and sublime

Sweet, Spicy and Sublime

Join us for a sensory tour of three Canadian-crafted bean-to-bar chocolates that take you to India with Indian-grown cacao and beyond. Start with cacao grown around Pollachi and work through other countries as you discover the varied flavours, aromas and styles of cacao that represent Indian aromas and flavour. Think of this as the chocolate […]

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Mighty Millets

Mighty Millets

Join an educational discussion on the mighty millets – the grain of 2023, and why it’s high time more Canadians knew about them and enjoyed their nutty-nuanced goodness.  We aim to use this platform to introduce audiences to the world of millets through a demonstration followed by a panel discussion. Why millets? Apart from the […]

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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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chai and snack competition

Chai And Snack Competition

Nothing spells India like a samosa & chai. 6 chefs battle it out in three rounds to find out who the audiences vote as the best snack that accompanies a masala (spiced) chai. The competition will comprise of one round and will be ticketed, as each chef will be bringing pre-cooked snacks for 150 people. 

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Bollyx

BollyX

The Bollywood Workout. BollyX strives to bring together two very diverse regions by joining them and providing a fusion in the dance-fitness industry where East meets West. BollyX is a Bollywood-inspired cardio dance fitness class that will make you sweat and smile at the same time! So, come join Safa Jabrani at the Stage in […]

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Angry indian goddess

Angry Indian Goddesses

Join us in our studio theatre for a screening of Pan Nalin’s Angry Indian Goddesses (2015) – one of the first films to put modern-day Indian women and their friendships at the story’s heart. You will be taken on a journey through the experiences of Indian women as they navigate everything from love and family […]

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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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