Toronto Dollar is proud to present 40 + Toronto authors and their books – all under one roof. Much more than a book market!
Childrenâ€™s story time and crafts, authors on stage, silent auction, and more.
FREE ADMISSION (no ticket required) More »
Open Studio is pleased to present Continuum Ininterrompu, a solo exhibition by Belgian artist Ingrid Ledent from April 2 to 25, 2009. Opening Reception: Thursday, April 2, 6 pm-9 pm. Artist will be present at reception
Influenced by the philosophy of Henri Bergson, Continuum Ininterrompu (Uninterrupted Continuum) investigates perceptions of time and the difference between time as a physical phenomenon and time as a personal experience. According to Barbara Balfour in the accompanying essay, Ledentâ€™s installationâ€”printed in a restrained palette of red and blackâ€”â€œdraws in the viewer from the open doors of Open Studio into the gallery, as side chapels lead to an apse or boxes in an opera house lead to the stage.â€ More »
Stories are not just for bedtimes! From March 27 to April 5, 2009, storytellers will gather in Toronto to entertain audiences of all ages at the Toronto Festival of Storytelling. Weâ€™ve got artists coming from around the corner, across the nation â€“ and more flying in from around the world!
Events take place at a variety of venues around Toronto including:
Artscape Wychwood Barns, Harbourfront Centre, The Bata Shoe Museum, Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre, Walmer Centre, Toronto Reference Library, Lula Lounge, and the Japan Foundation, Toronto.
Prices vary. There are some free events. See our website for details! www.torontofestivalofstorytelling.ca
Inspired by her Abenaki grandmother, Marie-Claude Rodrigue’s contemporary choreographic work, Territoires FÃ©minins – Women’s Territories brings a new approach to live performance. Women’s Territories speak to the contemporary rites of passage that link women to the changing of seasons. The cycles found in nature – from death to rebirth – are vividly brought to life on stage, with poetry by Judith Duerk, alongside a compelling combination of video, music, costume, scenography, and lighting. These elements take the spectator on a journey to the world of Yin energy. More »
The Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People is pleased to announce that the most recent production in Judith Marcuse’s trilogy of dance-theatre works for young people, EARTH=home, will be presented on the Mainstage from March 31 to April 9.
Based on three years of workshops with young people from diverse communities, EARTH=home explores the state of the earth â€“ where we are taking it and each other â€“ by examining global warming, diminishing resources, environmental sustainability and social justice. This high-energy, multi-discipline production incorporates original music, dance, theatre, humour and video to tell the tale of a group of young people who are forced to confront their very survival when they are trapped by a cataclysmic storm. More »
â€œBallet Creole is a vibrant company melding modern and ballet with exuberant Afro-Caribbean danceâ€
- Toronto Star
The gravity defying dancers of Ballet Creole bring you TRANS-formation – a testament to the transcendent power of drums, and a mesmerizing union of contemporary dance and polyrhythmic African and Caribbean music. Featuring a trio of duets by Milton Myers, former Alvin Ailey Dance Theater Company member; A premiÃ¨re of a new work by Patrick Parson and Gabby Kamino; And a ballet by Canadian dance icon Danny Grossman. More »
Now in its sixth season, the first instalment of the biennial dance made in canada/fait au canada (d:mic/fac), In Tune, features the completely original Toronto-based Susie Burpee and the inventively kinetic Winnipeg-based solo performer, Jolene Bailie. It runs April 2-4, 2009 at the Betty Oliphant Theatre with the second installment, evanescence, April 9-11 with works from Holly Small and Freya Olafson.