In celebration of its 40th anniversary, Ryerson Theatre School proudly presents the acclaimed Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie (CLC) in Living Dances, an evening of three master dance works by the legendary Canadian choreographer James Kudelka for ONE NIGHT ONLY – Saturday, November 12 – at Ryerson Theatre. The program then tours out east to Fredericton (Nov. 16) and Halifax (Nov. 18) and returns to Ontario with a stop in Burlington (Nov. 29). More »
Previews start November 2 for VideoCabaret’s The Life and Times of Mackenzie King, The History of the Village of the Small Huts, 1918-39 at The Cameron House, opening on November 10 for a limited run.
Written by the award-winning co-Artistic Director VideoCabaret, Michael Hollingsworth, his History Plays always bring the past to vivid life, and simultaneously remind us of today’s headlines. The Life and Times of Mackenzie King spans the Roaring Twenties and Dirty Thirties, and resonates powerfully in our boom/bust times. The play stars Canada’s most eccentric and enduring Prime Minister, and features a panoramic cast of power-brokers, war vets, socialites, fascists, communists, gangsters, work-camp hobos, crystal ball readers, booze-smugglers, and other Canadians. More »
Four Mad Humours is a bi-national, interdisciplinary networked performance that links American and Canadian cities and performers in real-time; and premieres November 2 – 5 in Toronto (The Theatre Centre) and Buffalo, New York (ALT Theatre) simultaneously, linked to each other through live-feed and projected landscapes in each city. More »
Saturday and Sunday afternoons, November 12 and 13 at the TCA
INTERNATIONAL RESOURCE CENTRE FOR PERFORMING ARTISTS HOLDS “CAREER MOVES” SEMINAR FOR CLASSICAL PERFORMING ARTISTS
ARTIST MANAGER EDNA (“ASK EDNA”) LANDAU GIVES ADVICE IN Q&A
Performing arts leaders gather in Toronto for two afternoons of seminars and discussions designed to help people make a career as classical singers, instrumentalists, conductors, composers, and other related professionals. More »
Théâtre français de Toronto (TfT) is proud to present Une Maison face au nord (A North-Facing House) by Jean-Rock Gaudreault. This remarkable production has travelled from coast to coast across Canada, having been played over a hundred times from Vancouver to Caraquet since its creation in Toronto in 2009. Considered “one of the ten best plays of the decade” by Eye Weekly when it was first presented in 2009, A House Facing North will be presented one last time in Toronto at the Berkeley Street Theatre from November 24 to 27. More »
The Beguiling Books & Art and Steam Whistle Brewery are teaming to produce, TORONTO DRAWS TINTIN. Featuring the work of dozens of comic artists and illustrators from Toronto this event is a celebration of all things TinTin and his creator Herge. It will feature dozens of pieces of original artwork which will be auctioned off in support of The Comic Legends Legal Defense Fund.Steam Whistle Brewery is an avid supporter of the local art community and has been running monthly exhibits since 2001. The opening reception will take place at the brewery on November 2ndfrom 7:00pm-11:00pm and will be on display during regular brewery operation hours until November 27th. More »
Discover ancient Mexican traditions and celebrate the lives of the departed at Harbourfront Centre’s annual Day of the Dead Festival (Nov. 5 & 6, 2011 from 12-6 p.m.). Produced in partnership with Scotiabank and the Consulate General of Mexico, this FREE, two-day festival explores the vibrant cultural traditions, history and sacred elements of this popular Mexican holiday with an array of family-oriented activities.
For additional information and complete event listings, the public may visit harbourfrontcentre.com or call the Information Hotline at 416-973-4000. Harbourfront Centre is located at 235 Queens Quay W, in the heart of Toronto’s downtown waterfront.
Toronto painter, sculptor Francisco Castro Lostalo uses the white Carrara marble panels, removed from the façade of Toronto skyscraper First Canadian Place, as working material in his new abstract exhibit and donates two paintings on marble to Brookfield Properties and Clifford Restoration – opening night set for November 3 at Leonardo Galleries, Toronto More »
QUARTET PERFORMS GOLDILOCKS FOR CHILDREN
NOVEMBER 12, 12:30 P.M. AT MUSIC & TRUFFLES
“String lovers might be forgiven these days if they think they’ve died and gone to Quartet Heaven after yesterday’s concert by the New Zealand String Quartet.” – The Ottawa Citizen More »
Dr. Sara Diamond, President of OCAD University (OCAD U) is pleased to announce that legendary singer, songwriter and guitarist Gilberto Gil will launch the 2011/12 President’s Speaker Series at OCAD University with his talk “The Power of Art” on Monday, November 7 at 6:45 p.m. (free and open to the public; registration required).
Gilberto Gil is one of Brazil’s most influential musicians. Known for his musical innovation and melodic richness, Gil has released 52 albums, five of them platinum, and sold more than four million records, 12 of them gold. Over nearly half a century, his music has incorporated a blend of styles, including bossa nova, baião, samba, reggae and rock, and an eclectic range of influences including The Beatles, Luiz Gonzaga, João Gilberto and Jimi Hendrix. More »
Opera Atelier’s 2011-12 Season opens with a glittering new period production of Don Giovanni designed by OA’s acclaimed design team of Gerard Gauci and Martha Mann. Rising star Italian conductor Stefano Montanari makes his Opera Atelier debut. The new production runs October 29, 30, November 1, 2, 4, and 5, 2011, at the Elgin Theatre, 189 Yonge Street. All performances begin at 7:30 pm, with the exception of the Sunday, October 30 3:00 pm matinee. As previously announced, Don Giovanni is also part of Opera Columbus’s 11-12 season, and will be performed by the Toronto company in Columbus, Ohio on November 25 and 27, 2011. More »
On the cusp of its 20th anniversary, Theatre Gargantua, in association with Factory Theatre, presents the world premiere of IMPRINTS. This fantastical new play, by Dora Mavor Moore Award-nominated Michael Spence, takes audiences on a visceral exploration of ancestry, genetic memory and ghostly inheritance in the company’s trademark highly physical style. Directed by Theatre Gargantua Artistic Director Jacquie P.A. Thomas, IMPRINTS previews from November 9, opens November 11 and runs to November 26 at Factory Studio Theatre. More »
Théâtre français de Toronto is proud to present the triple Tony-award winning Broadway comedy, Le Dieu du carnage (GOD OF CARNAGE) by Yasmina Reza. Directed by Diana Leblanc, the original French version of the play will be presented at the Berkeley Street Theatre from October 19 to November 5.
In GOD OF CARNAGE two married couples meet to sort out a playground fight between their sons. At first, niceties are observed but as the evening progresses and the rum flows, the gloves come off and the night becomes a side-splitting free-for-all. More »
pounds per square inch performance and The New Alt Performance Group present
FOUR MAD HUMOURS
pounds per square inch artistic director Gerry Trentham’s newest interdisciplinary performance series.
A bi-national, simultaneous performance conceived and developed with media designer Jamie O’Neil. Performed by Linnea Swan and Gerry Trentham in Toronto and Montreal and James Morrow and Amy Taravella in Buffalo and Chicago. Toronto shows are performed simultaneously with Buffalo; Montreal with Chicago. More »
DanceWorks, Toronto’s longest-running contemporary dance series, presents the world premiere of Tribal Crackling Wind’s Fluency, a multidisciplinary piece incorporating video documentary, live interviews and live dance performance as it examines four-time Dora Mavor Moore Award-winning choreographer Peter Chin’s attempt to integrate into the culture of Nicaragua. More »
Toronto’s professional Japanese taiko and music group release their second live performance video in Canada titled “IROHA” (filmed at and the title of last year’s concert) and present their new and 13th annual live production called “HANA”: Through an array of taiko drums, flutes, shamisen, voice and movement, ‘Nagata Shachu’ will explore the true meaning of “HANA” at three live performance shows.
WHERE: Fleck Dance Theatre, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto (207 Queen’s More »
Raw, powerful and beautifully epic, the Chalmers award winning play by Geoff Kavanagh, DITCH returns to the Toronto stage this November. A fictional account of two members of Sir John Franklin’s failed 1845 Arctic expedition, DITCH is a sharp, visceral, darkly funny and touching drama about love in the face of life and death. More »