Afrique en cirque

Afrique en Cirque

Get ready to be transported with Afrique en Cirque, a circus extravaganza inspired by daily life in Guinea, founded by multidisciplinary artist Yamoussa Bangoura and Cirque Kalabanté. In this show for the whole family, experience colourful costumes as acrobats and dancers perform daring circus stunts, human pyramids and traditional dance to the sounds of live […]

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benched

BENCHED

Witness the magic in this playful performance of breaking and contemporary dance from Denmark’s Uppercut Dance Theater. Using supersized benches as their launch pad, five dancers throw themselves around a long, black bench in a performance about how we can find our place in the world when life wants to throw us on the bench and out […]

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Paulina Okeefe Anthony

Paulina O’Kieffe-Anthony

“This project is an exchange of artistic ideas between artists, and as a poet, my job is to write a poem that reflects whatever I’m feeling or seeing. My chosen piece is a story of revolution and change and the movements that shift the balance of power between the oppressed and the oppressor. What stories […]

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Dwayne Morgan

“I don’t want people to hear my work. I want people to feel the work. I hope when people listen to my spoken word piece, that it’s something they take with them – that it becomes a part of them. It’s meant to challenge you and make you think about how you live and what […]

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Hand Painted Scarf

Hand-Painted Silk Scarf

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Mindful embriodery

Hand Embroidery 101

In this beginner workshop, the students will be introduced to new embroidery stitches and how to combine them in future projects. This workshop is a great way to learn a new technique and the special tricks to make it fun and successful. Students will come away from this experience with a sampler of stitches, new […]

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Randell Adeji

Randell Adjei

“Poets have always been philosophers and revolutionaries – they think outside the box, speak truth to power, and speak truth in general. And the beauty of art is that you interpret it based on who you are as a person. This video piece is so visceral – it’s hard to forget. Like you feel something, […]

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person with a torch

Spring Themed Ornaments

Join us for our spring seasonal workshop. This three-hour workshop will guide participants in creating a variety of spring-themed glass creations, including flowers, sun catchers and mushrooms. No experience is necessary; all materials are included. Pieces will be ready for pickup two to three days after the workshop.

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behind the music

Behind The Song

This panel will focus on demystifying the approach to songwriting, beat-making, production and music publishing, featuring several of Toronto’s top music industry professionals. Moderated by Music Publishers Canada’s Manager of Communications, Laura Holtebrinck, the panel will mentor aspiring songwriters and producers, shedding light on the creative and business aspects of music publishing.  Presented by TD […]

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everyday lighting 2

Everyday Lighting II

Lighting is an essential element of everyday life. Like moths to a flame, we are inherently drawn to it. Lighting is beautiful and functional, technical and sculptural. It can simply reduce darkness, but it can be so much more. Everyday Lighting investigates illumination at the intersection of craft, art, sculpture and design.   Through the Artists-in-Residence […]

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revisiting sycorax

Revisiting Sycorax

Revisiting Sycorax is a sculpted wire figure that emerges from Shakespeare’s play, The Tempest, and conjures an errant entrance into a new landscape. She is a supernatural force formed from an accumulation of twists and coils of wire. Tactile and visual forms intertwine race, science and art to craft a resonant hum, a toned and […]

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on any given day 2

On Any Given Day II

Central to the Craft & Design Studio’s ethos is a commitment to broaden the dialogue around contemporary craft and design practice. For our artists and designers, method and meaning are not disparate; connections are made with the past and present and with an eye to the future. Harbourfront Centre Artists-in-Residence explore ideas of technology, identity […]

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Future Matters

Future Matters

Future Matters, a group exhibition featuring the work of eight local and international artists and designers, explores themes related to material expression, innovation and environmental sustainability.  Including an eclectic range of works in sculpture, video, photography, installation and textiles, this multidisciplinary exhibition embraces the intersection of both traditional and futuristic practices and materials.   In fact, […]

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Kuumba365

KUUMBA 365

Three artists respond to The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery’s Fall 2023 Exhibitions in a series of videos for the inaugural edition of KUUMBA 365. Artists Randell Adjei, Dwayne Morgan and Paulina O’Kieffe-Anthony chose one or more works to respond to through the Black cultural lens using spoken word. Their creative process was documented through diary […]

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Learn About Amani

This event is cancelled.

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short film festival

Short Film Fest

Join us for an unforgettable evening of cinematic storytelling as we present a series of remarkable short films that will take you on a captivating journey of emotions. From heartwarming tales to thrilling adventures, this screening promises to be a rollercoaster of feelings that will leave you inspired and moved. Additional films include Unless We […]

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Strange and familiar

Strange And Familiar

An evening of cinematic magic, shown through The Last Tree and more films. These films have been carefully curated to showcase the power of storytelling and we invite you to immerse yourself in the emotions and experiences they offer.  Additional films to include Abina and the Important Men directed by Soumyaa Kapil, and Amelia’s Closet directed […]

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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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chevalier

Chevalier

Step back in time with a screening of Chevalier and follow the extraordinary untold story of Black French maestro Joseph Bologne – the first classical composer of African descent to attain widespread acclaim in Europe. This rousing historical drama shares the life of the gifted composer who wrote pioneering string quartets and helped establish the symmetry and […]

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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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Be a dj

Be A DJ

Ready to spin? Learn how to craft your unique sound on the tables with one of New York City’s best music producers and DJ’s, DJ Fleg. Fleg has shared the stage with artists Talib Kweli, Grandwizard Theodore, Crazy Legs, Rich Medina and many more. Aspiring DJs will learn the fundamental skills and how to pull from […]

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be a b-boy

Be A B-boy

Interact and learn from some of the world’s greatest breaking athletes! Start with the basics while safely increasing your confidence with the support of master breakers. This workshop is perfect for beginners and those looking to up their basic breaking skills, from classic toprock, downrock to power moves and freezes. Get ready to get down […]

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be a b-girl

Be A B-girl

Interact and learn from some of the world’s greatest female breaking athletes! Start with the basics while safely increasing your confidence with the support of master breakers. This workshop is perfect for beginners and those looking to up their basic breaking skills, from classic toprock, downrock to power moves and freezes. Get ready to get […]

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