Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie
presents the world premiere of
Les Cheminements de l’Influence
(Pathways of Influence)
Choreographed and performed by Laurence Lemieux
Music by Gordon Monahan More »
Versatile performer, composer, international touring artist and York music professor Sundar Viswanathan takes centre stage with the award-winning world music ensemble Jaffa Road in a signature concert on February 14 at York University. The show is the final performance in the Department of Music’s 2011-12 Faculty Concert Series, taking place in the Tribute Communities Recital Hall at York’s Keele campus. More »
Talk Is Free Theatre (TIFT) and Show One Productions are thrilled to announce the Toronto debut of Dani Girl, a musical by Christopher Dimond and Michael Kooman. A touching, humorous and inspiring tale, this dark, original musical comedy follows a young girl’s battle with cancer. Starring Gabi Epstein, Jeff Madden, Amanda LeBlanc and Jonathan Logan, Dani Girl opens February 18, 2012 and runs until March 4, 2012 at the Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace. More »
Jim Brochu brings Zero Mostel back to extraordinary life in Zero Hour. He re-creates the definitive backstory to this amazing performer’s appearances in such shows as Fiddler on the Roof, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Mel Brooks’ The Producers (film) and many more. Brochu is both hilarious and poignant as he recounts Mostel’s big life – as a Broadway legend, a larger than life personality and the target of Hollywood blacklisting.
Internationally recognized as one of the world’s finest Flamenco artists, Antonitas D’Havila graces the stage at Trinity St. Paul’s Church on February 17th with his original Spanish Gypsy sound.
Born in England of Gypsy ancestry, Antonitas D’Havila was first introduced to the guitar by his father. Inspired by other Flamenco players, he perfected his technique while living and concertizing throughout Spain and the south of France. At the age of twenty he signed with RCA Records and has produced numerous albums. More »
In celebration of the upcoming Black History month and in keeping with our traditions of exploring and discovering cultural and personal freedoms and expressions, Hart House is pleased to host an evening of performance and discussion with the creators of Man 2 Man – a show that has wowed Toronto audiences since its debut in 2010 and continues to generate discussions around racial, cultural and sexual prejudices. Above all, Man 2 Man is a show about love: its strength, grace and determination in the face of opposition and conflict. More »
“Menagerie” is an art show that engages the imaginative exploration of anthropomorphism – the attribution of human qualities to nonhumans. Through visual study, nineteen local up-and-coming artists will explore the idea of anthropomorphism as a form of self-extension. As we “humanize” nonhuman entities, personal relationships are established, and a special – sometimes disturbing – attachment is then applied to the animal or object. This can be seen from our naming of pets, to drawing faces on inanimate objects, to shouting at a car when it has broken down. Through us, the animal/object takes on its own humanity. The result of this visual exploration is a modern bestiary – a collection of creatures, human and nonhuman, situated and interacting in contemporary society. More »
Friday, February 17, 2012
9:00pm until 2:00am
The Silver Dollar
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, SILENCE IN THE STUDIO release their first full length album “SO IT GOES…” http://soundcloud.com/?silence_in_the_studio
With special guests:
– THE LYING CHEATS...http://radio3.cbc.ca/#/?artists/the-lying-cheats
– REBEL REBEL…http://www.facebook.com/?wearerebelrebel
– PROFESSOR… www.professormusic.com More »
Avenue Road Arts School
February 14th-16th, 2012
View the work of future generation artists at our 3rd annual Teen Exhibit! Once again Nikola Rukaj has donated his gallery space to foster the creative spirits of our teen students. Join us at the Nikola Rukaj Gallery, 384 Eglinton Avenue West, on Tuesday February 14th from 6-8pm for our opening reception.
Location: Nikola Rukaj Gallery
Pianist Anton Kuerti, one of the world’s foremost interpreters of the music of Beethoven, gives a stimulating and entertaining presentation for children at Music & Truffles. Beethoven – Immortal Musical Genius takes place Sunday, February 12, 2012, 1:15 p.m. at Walter Hall, 80 Queen’s Park Crescent (behind the ROM; Queen’s Park subway). More »
“A Case for Collateral Art”
Arts writer and critic Patricia Phillips headlines the Goldfarb Lecture in Visual Arts at York U
Art critic, theorist, curator and educator Patricia Phillips of the Rhode Island School of Design is the featured speaker for the 2012 Goldfarb Lecture in Visual Arts. She will deliver her talk, titled “(un)Public: A Case for Collateral Art“, on February 1 at York University. More »
A year and a half in the making, Everything Under the Moon is the most ambitious creation to date by celebrated Toronto visual and performance artist Shary Boyle and innovative Winnipeg songwriter and performer Christine Fellows. More »
Necessary Angel, in association with The Film Farm, is proud to announce the return of Divisadero: a performance, adapted by Michael Ondaatje from his Governor General Award-winning novel, and directed by Necessary Angel’s Artistic Director, Daniel Brooks.
The production reunites the original cast of Liane Balaban, Maggie Huculak, Tom McCamus, Amy Rutherford and Justin Rutledge – the Juno-nominated musician who created music specifically for the piece. Performances run February 8-26 (with community and media night February 9) at Theatre Passe Muraille’s Mainspace, 16 Ryerson Avenue. More »
TheatreRUN, the Dora Award-winning company best known for co-creating the critically acclaimed smash hit Spent, presents the world premiere of The Double, a multi-disciplinary adaptation of Fyodor Dostoevsky’s novella of the same name. Conceived, created and performed by Artistic Director Adam Paolozza (who also directs) and Arif Mirabdolbaghi, bass-player and lyricist of the award-winning Canadian Metal band Protest The Hero, The Double combines physical theatre, mime and music for a jazzy exploration of alienation and paranoia. A dark comedic satire about our deepest fears of losing our identity, The Double previews February 2, opens February 3 and runs to February 19 at Factory Studio Theatre. More »
Vital Discussions of Human Security
Lecture Series Co-Sponsored by University College Health Studies Programme, Canadian Pugwash Group, Science for Peace, and Voice of Women for Peace
Thursdays, 4-6 pm, Rm. 179 University College, U.Toronto. All welcome. No charge More »
As part of its ‘Countdown to 100 Years’ Alumnae theatre is proud to present celebrated Canadian poet Gwendolyn MacEwen’s haunting translation of Euripides’ classic tragedy The Trojan Women, last performed by the company in the 1992/3 season.
In the aftermath of the Trojan War, abandoned by the gods, the women of Troy try to find meaning in the destruction surrounding them as they wait to be claimed by their Greek masters. In 1978, MacEwen breathed a contemporary spirit into Euripides’ classic text with her bold exploration of feminist ideals. In 2012, director Alexandra Seay (Lincoln Center Theatre Directors Lab member) asks who the women are who live beneath the shadow of men today and strives to give them a voice. More »
The 16th annual Kuumba festival presented by TD returns to Harbourfront Centre (Feb, 3-5, 2012) with an entertaining and educational weekend celebrating Black History Month. Join us for artist showcases, round table discussions, storytelling, fashion, music, dance and children’s programmes, Kuumba has something for everyone!
All Kuumba events celebrate the vitality of Toronto’s African and Caribbean communities, by showcasing works by innovative Canadian and international artists. Most events are FREE and take place at Harbourfront Centre (235 Queens Quay West, Toronto). For more information and to purchase tickets the public can call 416-973-4000 or visit harbourfrontcentre.com.
Zone: A Great Love Story Set Against a Backdrop of Smuggling in the Slums of 1950s Montréal.
Théâtre français de Toronto (TfT) is pleased to present Zone by Marcel Dubé, in co-production with Théâtre la Catapulte (Ottawa), at the Berkeley Street Theatre, February 1 to 12, 2012. A long-awaited production, the play received the coveted Coup de foudre award at Contact ontarois in January 2011. The actors were treated to a spontaneous standing ovation: the gamble paid off for director Jean Stéphane Roy, who succeeded in moving audiences with Marcel Dubé’s script, where love, youth, and death mix in 1950s Montréal. A cross between Robin Hood and West Side Story, Marcel Dubé’s great script never ceases to surprise with its simple poetry and disconcerting topicality. More »
COBA, Canada’s celebrated Black dance company presents an exhilarating and dramatic Sub-Saharan masterpiece
Les Rythmes de la Forêt
“This is a company that makes you sit up and take notice for all the right reasons” — The Globe & Mail
COBA, Collective of Black Artists returns to the Fleck Dance Theatre from February 3 to 5 with their exhilarating and dramatic dance production, Les Rythmes de la Forêt, as part of Harbourfront’s NextSteps dance series. More »
The acclaimed Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie (CLC) presents the world premiere of Les cheminements de l’influence (Pathways of Influence), a striking solo dance work created and performed by CLC co-Artistic Director Laurence Lemieux as a tribute to her father, eminent political scientist and sociologist Vincent Lemieux. With original music by Gordon Monahan, this new work runs February 15 – 25, 2012, the first official work to be presented at CLC’s new home, the Citadel, a new centre for contemporary dance. More »