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Dual Light

Thursday, 19th October 2017

Dual Light is a collection of visual poems featuring eight exceptional artists – Brendan Wyatt, Yuichiro Inoue, Kristy Kennedy, Joshua Van Tassel, Simon Rossiter, Cheryl Lalonde, AJ Morra and Andrea Nann. Conceived and directed by Nann with dramaturgy by Sarah Chase, it shifts through environments of light, sound, story and memory. Dual Light is a moving ‘concept album’ that unfolds layers of consciousness to reveal the presence of past and future in every moment. http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/nextsteps/danceworks-dreamwalker-dance/ October 19-21, 8pm Tickets $28-42.25

Breathe Easy - The Life Cycle of Asthma Conference 2017

Saturday, 21st October 2017

This one day summit features a line-up of speakers comprised of Canada's top asthma researchers & care providers. Engage in a multi-stakeholder dialogue on how proper understanding of asthma affects diagnosis, exacerbation prevention, self-management and treatment. A limited number of complimentary tickets are available for students and the Asthma Canada Member Alliance community, valued at $100. Website: https://asthma.ca/conference2017

ProArteDanza Season 2017

Wednesday, 1st November 2017

Don't miss this pair of exciting world premieres from two world-class choreographers: Canada's multi-award winning Matjash Mrozewski, in collaboration with playwright Anna Chatterton, and the internationally renowned Kevin O'Day, former Artistic Director of Ballet Manheim. November 1-4, 8pm Tickets $22-50 http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/nextsteps/proartedanza-season-2017/

B-Sides

Friday, 10th November 2017

B-Sides is a double bill featuring two exciting Toronto flamenco groups, Triana Project and a collective led by Nazanin Meshkat, performing works that explore emotion, self-expression and social interactions. Tickets $27-33 http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/nextsteps/flamenco-sin-limites-b-sides/

Older & Reckless

Friday, 10th November 2017

This acclaimed dance series celebrates mature dance artists and their tenacious life-long pursuit of physical expression by featuring older dancers who dare to approach mastery in their art form. The program includes award-winning artists Lesandra Dodson, Heidi Latsky, Daniel Firth/Jane Mappin and Sashar Zarif, as well as Peter Chin's project for a cast of 30 amateurs and a solo work created by Matjash Mrozewski for world-renowned ballerina, Evelyn Hart. http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/nextsteps/moonhorse-older-and-reckless/ November 10, 8 pm November 11, 2pm & 8pm Tickets $25-30

Ladies of Hip-Hop Festival

Saturday, 11th November 2017

Ladies of Hip-Hop Festival (LOHHF) provides girls and women space to learn and share their voices through hip-hop arts. Traditionally, men have dominated all facets of the hip-hop scene, but LOHHF changes this tradition and puts girls and women centre stage by offering workshops, performance opportunities, international artist exchanges and public talks to educate and create the next generation of women in hip-hop. Teaching and sharing these female perspectives is essential to the growth of hip-hop culture. http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/nextsteps/ladies-of-hip-hop-toronto/ Tickets $20-25

DanceWorks 40 Anniversary Celebration

Thursday, 16th November 2017

A stellar performance of unique works, both remounts and premieres, reflecting DanceWorks' inspired presentations over the last 40 years. Featured artists include Esmeralda Enrique and Joanna de Souza (Amalgam), Holly Small and Robert W. Stevenson (Cheap Sunglasses), Learie McNicolls (The Night Journey and Dancing With the Ghost), and Denise Fujiwara (Songs That Move Us). November 16-18, 8pm http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/nextsteps/danceworks-40th-anniversary-celebration/

Patricia Guerrero

Friday, 24th November 2017

Rising star Patricia Guerrero is taking the flamenco world by storm and is one of the most innovative dancers of her generation. This Canadian premiere delivers an original and passionate performance of dance, guitar and song. The evening pays tribute to flamenco's roots while exploring fresh and contemporary approaches to this dynamic form of dance. http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/nextsteps/flamenco-sin-limites-patricia-guerrero/

Amaara: A Journey of Love

Tuesday, 28th November 2017

Direct from Mumbai and combining the methods of Western dance with the spiritualism of Indian forms, Navdhara India Dance Theatre creates a style of movement that is universal. In one enchanting hour, Amaara transports you into a love story where mind and body become one. Using Ashley Lobo's Prana Paint technique, the dancers journey through themselves, exploring their own identity and leaving the viewer with an experience that is felt as much as it is seen. http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/nextsteps/navdhara-india-dance-theatre/

Body Percussion Festival

Friday, 1st December 2017

Movement, Dance and Voice created solely through the body, footwear and instruments that are extensions of the body. The range of forms includes throat singing, ethno-contemporary, tap, beatbox, English sword dance, belly dance and more. Watch professional and community-based groups celebrating the joy of rhythm. Three performances feature six groups per show. Participatory workshops will provide a vibrant connection between artists and audiences. Harbourfront Centre Theatre December 1-2, 8pm December 3, 3pm http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/nextsteps/body-percussion-festival-2017/ Tickets $12-30

Soulful Messiah

Friday, 1st December 2017

Celebrate the holidays with Ballet Creole's signature seasonal production. Using the universal languages of spirituality and joy, Soulful Messiah combines tap, African-Caribbean, ballet, jazz and modern styles for a unique holiday classic, soulfully danced to Quincy Jones' Grammy Award-winning rendition of Handel's Messiah. December 1-2, 8pm December 3, 3pm http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/nextsteps/ballet-creole-messiah-2017/

WINTERSONG - dances for a sacred season

Friday, 8th December 2017

WINTERSONG's 30th anniversary warms the heart with a breathtaking tapestry of seasonal dance inspired by solstice traditions. Highlights include Deborah Lundmark's Dancing Day, set to John Rutter's luminous choral music, and the return of Santee Smith's ravishing Star Dreamer, a traditional story of the significance of the Pleiades to Iroquoian midwinter ceremonies. December 8, 8pm December 9, 2pm http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/nextsteps/canadian-contemporary-dance-theatre-wintersong/

DanceWeekend‘18

Friday, 19th January 2018

Totally unique and completely captivating, DanceWeekend'18 is a veritable feast of globally inspired dance from 25 professional companies presenting in Toronto throughout the year. Join us for over 350 dancers and live musicians and two world premieres from exciting new choreographic voices - a celebration of all things dance! January 19, 7pm January 20-21, 1pm http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/nextsteps/dance-ontario-2018/

Flicker

Friday, 9th February 2018

Directed by choreographer and performer Margaret Grenier, Flicker is an evocative multimedia dance piece performed by Vancouver-based Indigenous dance company, Dancers of Damelahamid of the Gitxsan Nation. The Gitxsan, people of the river of mists, are part of the coastal group of cultures renowned for their history of masked dance. Through movement, narrative, mask and elaborate regalia, they bridge the ancient with a living tradition in this Toronto premiere. February 9-10, 8pm http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/nextsteps/danceworks-dancers-of-damelahamid/

Chasing the Path

Thursday, 15th March 2018

This 60-minute quartet investigates the beauty and pain of memory. Choreographer Hanna Kiel taps into her personal experience of loss, asking how we move into the present while still feeling pain from the past. Dancers Luke Garwood, Kelly Shaw, Ryan Lee and David Norsworthy seek to connect the experiences, memory and life choices that make us who we are today. March 15-17, 8pm http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/nextsteps/danceworks-human-body-expression/

Glass Fields

Tuesday, 20th March 2018

Toronto Dance Theatre celebrates its 50th anniversary with Glass Fields, a program of new works inspired by Christopher House's hyperkinetic masterwork Glass Houses (1983). This exhilarating evening kicks off with a remount of the original production followed by premieres from an outstanding quintet of creators: Amanda Acorn, Jasmyn Fyffe, Hanna Kiel, Tedd Robinson and Christopher House. March 20-24, 8pm http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/nextsteps/toronto-dance-theatre-4/

Histoire d'amour

Thursday, 5th April 2018

Histoire d'amour is an ode to love, to its vulnerability, beauty, darkness and strength; a peek at the courage it takes to continue looking for what love means in each of us. It questions, defines and redefines this ever-changing and elusive concept that has been with us since the beginning of time. April 5-7, 8pm http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/nextsteps/bouchardanse/