IBCC is back April 23 – 27, 2008! Featuring numerous workshops by Tito and Aida Nour direct from Egypt as well as Bozenka (Florida), Unmata (California), Aisha Ali (California), Mayyadah & Amir (Germany), Yasmina Ramzy (Toronto), Nath Keo (BC), Ferda Bayazit (BC/Turkey) and Lopa Sarkar (Toronto). Also including panel discussions, music workshops, shopping bazzar and 8 spectacular perfomances guaranteed to make an eye opening fantastic experience for dancers and dance lovers.
Jaivah/Nouvel ExposÃ© will be performing a brand new Afro/Belly/Hop fusion choreography on Friday’s Main Stage round 2. More »
Under the artistic direction of Caribbean-born dancer, choreographer and percussionist Patrick Parson, Ballet Creole provides a multicultural forum for choreographers, dancers and musicians. Its high-energy works range from African ritualism to abstract modern, with a repertoire, driven by the rhythm of the drums. More »
Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People welcomes Vancouverâ€™s Green Thumb Theatre and their award-winning production, Cranked. Written by Michael P. Northey, Cranked is the cautionary tale of a 17 year-old freestyle rapper whose music career is derailed by a crystal meth addiction. This hard-hitting, hip hop infused play will be presented on the Mainstage from April 22 to May 3. More »
From Nancy White:
This is short notice, but I’m sending it only to the spontaneous and adventurous – not in the bungee jumping sense exactly – but, y’know.
Stella’s a good friend of mine and her shows always make me feel like I’m in a New York “happening”. Of course I’ve never been to a New York happening, but Don Cullen ran a potato happening some time ago at the Charlottetown festival, so that was close. More »
Upcoming public readings: More »
Resuscitating the common name of the defunct Toronto, Hamilton & Buffalo Railway, which operated out of Hamilton from 1895-1987, 21 visual artists have been invited to respond to the post-industrial context of the 3rd floor at 270 Sherman, a former textile mill located in the industrial heart of Hamilton. Opening Reception: Saturday, April 12 @ 8:00 pm. A complimentary Art Bus from Toronto to Hamilton will leave from The Gladstone Hotel on Saturday, April 12 @ 7:00 pm sharp and return after 10:00 pm. More »
The organizers of Toronto WordStage invite you to the next installment of our monthly series, which is on the second Thursday of each month until June. Our readers on April 10 are: Steven Michael Berzensky (a.k.a Mick Burrs),Â Jeff Cottrill, Donna Langevin, Dave Margoshes. The venue is Cervejaria at 842 College, just west of Ossington. The doors open at 7:00; the readings begin at 7:30. More »
Sometimes I think the modern theatre begins with Euripides. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday of this week my lovely DRM300 students are presenting streamlined versions of two of his more strange plays … “Hecuba”, perhaps the grimmest of the tragedies .. and “Helen”, a surprising romantic More »
Shakespeare In Action in association with Workman Arts is proud to present Mask and Madness in Macbeth, previewing from April 21, opening on April 24 and running until May 10 at the Joseph Workman Theatre. Inspired by Shakespeare’s Macbeth, director Michael Kelly and the company More »
Hey UnSpunners! We’re SPRINGING into… uh… SPRING! Gather ’round on Saturday, APRIL 12th for…
A perfectly respectable night of swillin’ and cavortin’ at THE COBOURG! All proceeds help fund our upcoming production of the weird and eerie MINOTAUR.
10 TINY PLAYS!
We’ll be presenting 10 TINY PLAYS throughout the evening. More »
April 4 – 9pm @ Arrayspace presented by Leftover Daylight and AIMToronto
Justin Haynes, Michael Keith and Nilan Perera – guitars/fx/love
60 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 218
ring buzzer at door near loading ramp near parking lotA
$10/6 More »
Draft Reading Series presents
DRAFT 3.4 – National Poetry Month Edition
Tuesday, April 15, 2008, 8:00 p.m.
Kate Marshall Flaherty, Catherine Graham, Karen Houle, and Johanna Skibsrud More »
The ‘unheard’ stories from the front lines of Iraq
Why Not Theatre and The Theatre Centre present Winter Soldiers
An evening of recorded stories/testimonials from veterans of the Iraq War as presented at Winter Soldier, edited by director Ravi Jain
April 14, 2008 at 8:30 pm at The Theatre Centre, 1087 Queen St. West (at Dovercourt) More »
Sing! at Eaglewood 2008: April 11 & 12
Eaglewood Resort, Pefferlaw, ON
Come join us for the sixth annual Sing! at Eaglewood â€“ a Friday evening and Saturday spent sharing and singing an eclectic range of traditional and contemporary material, directed by Tom Leighton and Carol Hanson Hasek. Choral experience is an asset, but not a necessity. Evening song circles; master class and performance opportunities. We have a ball!! More »
Michal Hasek is a Toronto-based guitar player, harmonica player, singer/songwriter with a roots-blues background. More »
The twisted relationship satire stars Ryan Hollyman (A Good Idea, The Overcoat, Sparta) and Paolo Mancini (Jesus Hopped The A Train, GloryDays!, Cheapskate), and is directed by Courtenay Stevens (The Overcoat, Stratford, Autoshow). More »
Toronto Festival of Storytelling, Sunday April 6, 4:15 pm to 5:15 pm
Through folktales and personal stories around disability, Kim and Alan will evoke laughter as well as sadness, pain as well as discovery. They will bring the myth of perfection into much sharper, in fact almost perfect, focus. Is that frog really much better off as a prince? More »
Because God Loves Stories: The Alec Gelcer Memorial Concert
Alec Gelcer was a founding father and cornerstone of the Toronto storytelling community and a respected storyteller worldwide. Born in Cape Town in 1936 of Jewish heritage, he had a natural affinity for Jewish and South African stories, but more importantly he loved any well told tale. Duke Ellington once said there are two kinds of music – good music and the other kind, and Alec was a big fan and supporter of good storytelling. More »
ArdeleanaMusic presents The Ardeleana Trio in Concert (Brenda Muller, cello/Artistic Director; Catherine Maguire, piano; Emma ZoÃ« Elkinson, flute) on Saturday, April 12, 2008, at 8 p.m. at Torontoâ€™s Heliconian Club (35 Hazelton Ave., in the heart of Yorkville).Tickets are $20 for Adults and $15 for Students and Seniors. More »