SAMPRADAYA Dance Creations is pleased to present SAMVAD on October 23 & 24 as part of Harbourfront Centre’s Next Steps series at the Enwave Theatre. SAMVAD includes two works. the title piece SAMVAD and Lata Pada’s VIVARTA, choreographed by Sampradaya’s Artistic Director Lata Pada.
The world premiere of SAMVAD is an inter-disciplinary confluence of dance, music, storytelling and visual arts from three ‘earth’ cultures, created and performed by three talented Canadian artists from South Asian, First Nations and African-Caribbean cultural backgrounds under the mentorship of three senior artists from those traditions. More »
Award-winning DVxT Theatre Company creates a hauntingly beautiful gothic mystery laced with sexual and psychological ambiguity as it presents a site-specific performance of Henry James’s ghostly novella The Turn of the Screw at the elegant Campbell House Museum, previewing October 15 and opening October 16 through November 7. More »
When Hell is full the dead shall walk the earth.
Hell must be full because on October 24th, 2009 the dead shall rise again, taking over the streets of downtown Toronto.
In 2003 the underground opened up… literally. The skies were a desolate, and a moaning grey, the day appropriately a week before hallows eve in 2003. A handful of the living dead slowly clawed through the earth and rose from their graves to wander the streets of Toronto in search of sustenance in the form of human brains. More »
Over 85 outstanding and compelling films and videos from 25 countries – documentaries and dramatic, animated, and experimental works of all lengths – created by Canadian and international filmmakers on key environmental themes will be screened at the Royal Cinema, Bloor Cinema, Gardiner Museum, The Bata Shoe Museum, Innis College, Arta Gallery and the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM). More »
Jazz at Noon with Harris Eisenstadt’s ensemble, Canada Day
Harris Eisenstadt is a Toronto-born, Brooklyn-based jazz drummer and composer. He brings his ‘Canada Day’ ensemble to Toronto to promote the band’s eponymous debut recording.
This release – Eisenstadt’s eighth as a bandleader – documents his book of originals for Canada Day, developed at gigs around New York and beyond. It’s built around the specific personalities of the band members – trumpeter Nate Wooley, saxophonist Matt Bauder, vibraphonist Chris Dingman and bassist Eivind Opsvik – with whom Eisenstadt has been performing since 2005. More »
Little Pear Garden Collective, Canada’s premier Chinese opera and dance company, continues its celebration of its fifteenth anniversary with a gala performance on Saturday, October 17, 2009 at the Betty Oliphant Theatre. The concert is a masterful blend classical Chinese opera with original dance choreography in the aesthetic of traditional Chinese dance.
Saturday, October 17, 2009, 8:00PM
Betty Oliphant Theatre, 404 Jarvis Street, Toronto, ON M4Y 1G8
Tickets: $20 (Regular); $17 (CADA, Seniors, Children, Groups of 10): $50 (VIP) More »
A dazzling violin virtuoso, a multi-faceted pianist/arranger and a stunning dancer spice up the excellent cuisine of The Old Mill Inn when Classical Concert Cabaret at The Old Mill Inn presents Fiddle on Fire, Tuesday, October 20. More »
Fiddle On Fire â€“ Lance Elbeck, violin, with accompanying pianist and dancer
A delightfully entertaining musical theatre presentation, Fiddle On Fire stars the versatile virtuoso Lance Elbeck as â€œThe Fiddlerâ€ with accompanying pianist, and a dancer performing in Celtic and modern dance styles.Â The great Leonard Bernstein recognized Lanceâ€™s talents at an early age, and solo appearances with the Chicago Symphony and the New York Philharmonic followed, with Bernstein conducting. Elbeckâ€™s show, Fiddle on Fire, portrays the historical relationship of several famous violin virtuosi, while the â€œFiddlerâ€ dazzles the audience with a fascinating display of violin wizardry. Itâ€™s entertaining, informative, and totally lighthearted!
Time Warp, one of Canada’s best known and longest-running jazz ensembles, takes centre stage in a celebratory performance at York University October 6.
The Time Warp quartet was founded in 1980 after drummer Barry Elmes and bassist Al Henderson met as students in York’s groundbreaking jazz program. Going on to forge stellar individual careers as performers and composers, they also continued their collaboration as co-leaders of the quartet. More »
Alameda Theatre Company in association with Theatre Passe Muraille proudly presents the World Premiere of Carmen Aguirre’s powerful play The Refugee Hotel. Based on the poignant story of the playwright’s own family, The Refugee Hotel will be presented at Theatre Passe Muraille from September 17 to October 4, 2009.
“A humorous and heartbreaking look at life in exile.” – Mark Taper Forum’s New Work Festival, Los Angeles More »
If you saw it before, you’ll want to see it again. If you didn’t see it, here’s your chance! Second City meets “South Park” meets “Sex and the City” in the critically-acclaimed Nursery School Musical, one of the most successful productions in Toronto Fringe Festival history. After a two-month, sold-out run in Texas (Theater LaB Houston), this side-splitting musical about the trauma for both parents and children on the first day of nursery school now returns home for a limited engagement at the Berkeley Street Theatre Upstairs. More »
The Ontario Philharmonic rocks with Canadian Icon Michael Burgess. The legendary tenor sings favourites like “Bring Him Home”. Unbeatable Broadway melodies and rocking symphonic works with the Ontario Philharmonic. Unique and thrilling! Only 2 dates – buy tickets today!
October 1st and 2nd, 2009
at the P.C. Ho Theatre (Chinese Cultural Centre)
5183 Sheppard Avenue East More »