Time to get out! And here are some opportunities for YOU to get out for some cool shows in Toronto.
Sunday May 17, 2009Â 509 Dance – 509 Parliament Street as part of “I Love You More”
improvisations with Andrea Nann and Brendan Wyatt (movement) + Nilan Perera (guitar/electronics/preparations)
Tickets: PWYC More »
dance Immersion and DanceWorks present City of Tribes, a unique and explosive international collaboration between Tavaziva Dance (London, U.K.) and Toronto’s COBA (Collective of Black Artists) that runs Thursday May 28 through Saturday May 30 at Harbourfront Centre’s Fleck Dance Theatre.
This dynamic program of African-inspired contemporary dance includes selections from each company’s repertoire as well as the North American premiere of the title piece, City of Tribes, co-choreographed by the Artistic Directors of each of these companies. More »
Steam Whistle Supports Independent Music Through The UNSIGNED Indie Concert Series at the Roundhouse!
Steam Whistle Brewing presents UNSIGNED, the tenth edition in an ongoing series of Indie music concerts taking place at the Roundhouse, on Friday, May 22nd 2009. The concert will feature the Canadian independent bands Parallels, Kidstreet and Ministry of the Environment, plus special guest DJâ€™s The Framework, continuing our tradition of having bands that have played in the past DJing between sets. More »
TUESDAY May 26, 6:00 p.m. at the Hot House Cafe ( 35 church at Front street)
Choose one ofÂ 3, 3-course meals for only 25 Toronto Dollars (available at the door)
Reserve your seats by email torontodollars (at) gmail (dot) com or call 416 361 0466.
RICK SALUTIN is a writer, lecturer, and social activist, born in Toronto on August 30, 1942. Educated mainly in the U.S., Rick returned to Toronto in 1970 to work as a trade-union organizer and journalist. More »
A South Asian Performance Festival presented with support from VideoCabaret
From May 24 through May 31, Dishoom! showcases the work of some of Toronto’s most exciting South Asian artists in performances ranging from play readings and new work excerpts to standup, storytelling, radio plays, audio/video installation, live music, cooking demonstrations and much more. More »
The Art of Time Ensemble, under the Artistic Direction of Andrew Burashko, presents its final concert for its 2008/09 season, The Songbook III with Juno Award winning songstress Melanie Doane, on May 26 and 27 at Harbourfront Centre’s Enwave Theatre, sponsored by BMO Financial. The concert will be recorded by CBC Radio for future broadcast. More »
Onofono, in association with VideoCabaret, presents the acclaimed clown-mime fantasia Cowboys & Indians, an hilarious piece of physical theatre created and performed by Anand Rajaram with music composed and performed by the celebrated Bob Wiseman. An Eastern Western, this imaginative showdown is wordlessly expressed by Rajaram’s telegraphic body and Wiseman’s eloquent score. It previews from May 23, opens May 26 and runs through to June 7 at Factory Studio Theatre. More »
About Julie Choquette
Julie is a Montreal-based graduate of the National Circus School, where she specialized in aerial acrobatics. JulieÂ has performed inÂ several productions of circus and varieties. In 1992, she was a contortionist in Cirque du Soleil’s Fascination’ in Japan. From 2000 -2004, she performed in Echo For Les gens D ‘ R and performed in numerous corporate events presented by Cirque Ã‰loize. More »
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Cheques or cash accepted in person at the McMaster Downtown Centre, 50 Main Street East. More »
Shakespeare in Action presents A Midsummer Nightâ€™s Dream, Shakespeareâ€™s romantic comedy and his most popular work for the stage, re-envisioned for a new generation of young audiences. Performances run at the Joseph Workman Auditorium from May 9 â€“ 23, 2009. More »
OCAD presents the work of the class of 2009
The transformative power of creative and critical thinking â€” that’s what you’ll experience at OCAD’s 94th annual Graduate Exhibition. Join us for a unique showcase of innovative next-generation art and design.
Discover all that we add to the world. Discover OCAD+ More »
Event Horizon Dance presents Dustâ€¦, a stimulating evening of choreography from Artistic Director Miranda Abbott that explores the intersection of movement and philosophy, mathematics and science.Â Dustâ€¦, through movement, sound, video illustrations/animations and text, examines some of the most influential theories and ideas that have led us to our present being.Â More »
Nightswimming presents, for the first time ever, the entire seven-play theatrical cycle City of Wine by Ned Dickens. The cycle -Â about the ancient Greek city of Thebes from its founding to its collapse, the city where wine was born but best known as the home of Oedipus – will be presented twice in sequence over five wild and wonderful days, beginning with Harmonia at 4pm on Tuesday May 5 and ending with Seven at 8pm Saturday May 9. An unprecedented event in Canadian theatre history, almost 15 years in the making, the City of Wine marathon will be an event to remember. More »
Known for the presentation of world-class, pan-Asian dance that ranges from unusual traditional forms, to cutting-edge contemporary, the eighth CanAsian International Dance Festival, under the Artistic Direction of acclaimed dance artist Denise Fujiwara, showcases outstanding artists from across Canada and around the world.Â The 2009 CanAsian International Dance Festival runs at Harbourfront Centre’s Fleck Dance Theatre from May 6 to May 9 at 8 pm, with two different programs running on alternate evenings. More »
Pianist Christina Petrowska Quilico, winner of the 2007 Friends of Canadian Music Award, will perform the music of Ann Southam in memory of visual artist Aiko Suzuki and in recognition of the work of The David Suzuki Foundation.
The concert features music from Petrowska Quilicoâ€™s 22nd CD, Pond Life, and takes place at the Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St. W., Tuesday, May 12, 7:30 p.m.Â At a reception following the concert, the Canadian Music Centre launches the CD, her sixth on the Centrediscs label. More »
World Stage at Harbourfront Centre
Of All The People In All The World presented by Siemens
Since 2003, Stanâ€™s Cafe has brought this show to over 40 cities around the world, including Europe, Australia, and North America â€“ this marks the first visit to Toronto. The show adapts to its setting: the country, city and building in which it is performed. From 15-tonnes of rice, the team of performers carefully weighs out quantities of rice, each grain representing a single person, to elucidate various human populations and statistics. More »
Stanâ€™s Cafe (pronounced kaff) brings their bold and ominous theatrical piece The Cleansing Of Constance Brown to World Stage. The audience is seated at the mouth of a specially constructed corridor and watch as only seven performers play 73 characters. With only six words of dialogue, the players run through a barrage of entrancing and alarming scenes. From mysterious office scenarios, to allusions of Guantanamo Bay, the ever changing characters in the corridor reflect images and stories across centuries. More »
York University’s Department of Dance caps its 2008-2009 season with Dance Innovations: SpringLoaded, a dynamic two-part program running May 7 to 9 in Yorkâ€™s McLean Performance Studio. The concert, featuring 16 world premieres, is directed by acclaimed indie dance artists and York instructors, Terrill Maguire and Julia Sasso. More »
The York University Jazz Festival features15 large and small ensembles directed by leading lights of the Canadian jazz scene. With midday and evening performances running four consecutive days, May 5 to 8, the festival offers fans an opportunity to catch the next generation of jazz artists, right here on campus â€“ and with no cover charge! More »
The World Music Festival makes a stop in the Caribbean on its global sonic tour spotlighting musical traditions of five continents. From Klezmer to Cuban ensembles, from Balkan songs to West African drums to classical Chinese orchestra, the festival presents a sampling of the 20+ international cultures represented in York’s world music program. Produced by Matt Vander Woude, it packs 14 free concerts into two full days April 30 and May 1. Concerts are scheduled back-to-back from 10am to 8:30pm in the Martin Family Lounge (room 219) and Sterling Beckwith Studio (room 235) in the Accolade East Building. More »