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
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.