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SO ARE WE


Image from Yael Farber’s Mies Julie, see pages 26-27. Photo: Mudro MacLeod

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LETTER FROM THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

W e ’r e go in g to try this a little differ ently. w e need to . We’re going to start by trying to have the courage to face the conditions we’re in. And the conditions we’re in are very uncertain. The fact is that we just don’t know about a lot of things. We don’t know how to preserve the environment. We don’t know how to treat each other with justice and fairness. We don’t know how to relax. We don’t know how to live within our means. We don’t know how to take care of our elders and we don’t know how to raise our children. We don’t know how to believe in our politicians and we don’t know how to change the system. We don’t know how to love and we don’t know how to die. We don’t know how to remember and we don’t know how to forget. And we don’t know how we are – although we have a few ideas. When I write “we” I could be writing about our city or our country or the world (and I think that these words would probably be true) but the “we” I’m writing about is actually more modest. The “we” I’m writing about are people who make the shows in this series and the

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people at World Stage who help put them on and fight to keep them accessible. “We” are the ones who don’t know. But we have a feeling that, in this regard, we’re a lot like you. And that possibility is what justifies LETTER FROM THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

all the risks we take with this programme. Because we are taking risks. The work in World Stage 2014 is messy, beautiful and provoking. It’s a challenge. It’s not easy – but neither is understanding the world and how we can live in it. The best, gentlest understanding of the world is arrived at not from isolated facts but from the appraisal of relationships and equivalencies – between questions and certainties, culture and politics, artists and audiences. I think World Stage is the place where this can happen. Like the equals sign, World Stage is neither the answer nor is it the question. It’s the structure that makes it possible to see the relationship between the two. If this connects with you, if you’re up for the enlivening challenge, I urge you: let us know, share, talk to us in person and on #artlive. Most of all, be a part of World Stage 2014.

J OIN US . LET ’S FIGURE O UT WHO WE ARE. ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

@tinarasmussen

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Wo rl d Stage

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This year, Harbourfront Centre is 40 years old. That makes World Stage a questioning 20-something – a little experienced, a little idealistic. From our first steps in 1986, World Stage has evolved into Canada’s most diverse seasonlength international performance series. With a bold curatorial vision and highly subsidized ticketing structure, World Stage brings today’s most innovative and groundbreaking performance leaders here to share and develop Toronto’s understanding of the contemporary. And we don’t just bring the best of the world to Toronto. We also ensure that Toronto sees its own innovators reflected in World Stage programming – artists who advance the vocabularies of theatre, dance, performance art and multi-

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disciplinary practice. When we travel we are ambassadors for the local and national performance community. Juxtaposing international and local creations, providing Canadian artists with resources, space and exchange opportunities, we build culture through the proliferation of ideas. We do this because we believe that – even if it takes a long time – helping artists to achieve long-term success is the best way to ensure the creation of meaningful work and the development of informed, engaged audiences in the years to come.

Harbourfront Centre is a Canadian charity operating the 10 prime acres of Toronto’s central waterfront as a free and open public site. We celebrate the multiplicities of cultures that comprise Canada and enliven the city through the creative imaginations of artists from across the country and around the globe.

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YOU ARE ASKING QUESTIONS SO ARE W E YOU ARE EXTREM ELY CON CERNED SO ARE WE YOU ARE CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC SO ARE WE 7


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Who we are

The #artlive Vogue Ball

Share with us

A few ideas

Season opener

Social media

PHOTO INDEX

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The Radio Show

Kyle Abraham/ Abraham.In.Motion

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UNTITLED FEMINIST SHOW

Young Jean Lee’s Theater Company

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Major Tom

Victoria Melody

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EUNOIA

Conte d’amour

Foudres

Fujiwara Dance Inventions

Markus Öhrn, Institutet + Nya Rampen

Dave St-Pierre


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Mies Julie

The Speedy

Yael Farber/Baxter Theatre Centre

UnSpun Theatre

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The Tale of Harbourfront Centre

FIXT POINT

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Fresh Ground new works

EXTRAS

While you’re here

National commissioning prize

Special events Talkshows

More programming Eat. Shop. Stay.

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PHOTO INDEX

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Tickets

Full schedule

Enabling creativity

Special offers Getting here

Dates/venues

Partners and giving

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World Stage 2014 launches with style. This year we’re playing with our hometown heroes and heroines from the House of Nuance to mark a new year of live art, and our very own #artlive to follow its every move. Hosted by Mother Trouble Nuance, and DJ’d by John Caffery, this will be a party where your only worries will be your own inhibitions. If you haven’t been to a ball, you’re in for a treat. Think Paris is Burning. You don’t need to come with any walking experience, but we’re telling you now, you’ll probably leave with some. Vogue, Bizarre, Face, Realness, Hairography – whatever it is, it’s #artlive. Dress as your most authentic self, whether that includes taffeta or lederhosen, it’s all allowed and highly encouraged. Join us as we celebrate the beginning of World Stage 2014 with some of the season’s players and Toronto’s most inspiring ball performers at the most dramatic party of the New Year.

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YO U ARE S HAR I N G S O ARE W E Every cultural producer knows social media makes the difference when it comes to selling tickets and spreading the word. What’s more unusual is the certainty that social media can enrich the participatory experience of live performance. It can create a space where we learn from and challenge each other. It can be a frame through which we can see the continuing resonance of the experiences we share. This isn’t just what we think; it’s what we’re trying hard to do.

W A N T TO S EE H O W I T W OR K S ? PART I C I PATE .

@WorldStageTO facebook.com/WorldStageTO

#artlive

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YO U ARE W HO

Image from Dave St-Pierre’s Foudres, see pages 24-25. Photo: Wolfgang Kirchner

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THIS IS FOR

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Photo: Steven Schreiber

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U N I T E D S TAT E S

CANADIAN PREMIERE


The Radio Show Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion

“I was a rave kid, and you just dance; you’re not caught up in the steps.”

CANADIAN PREMIERE

DANCE

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– Kyle Abraham

Newly awarded MacArthur Fellow Kyle Abraham’s choreography amplifies dance’s connection to sound, story

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and the unexpected. He “freely draws on a vocabulary that

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is as much Merce and Martha as it is Eadweard Muybridge and Michael Jackson” (Rebecca Bengal, Vogue). A regular

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collaborator with Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company

Feb 5-8 | 8pm

and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Abraham is calling for the re-evaluation of contemporary dance

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in the United States.

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The Radio Show is an elegy to the motown and hip hop played on the only urban-format radio stations in Abraham’s hometown of Pittsburgh, PA. When they went off the air abruptly in 2009, it was the same time that his father lost his language to Alzheimer’s.

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In the sudden silence, Abraham picked up the pieces – the songs, the words, the static – and he made a dance. Revealing the rituals of listening and revelling in the joy of moving to the music, The Radio Show is a welcoming memorial. Arms wide, heart open, it charts both the loss and the renewal of cultural and personal identity. 15


Photo: Blaine Davis

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U N I T E D S TAT E S

CANADIAN PREMIERE


UNTITLED FEMINIST SHOW Young Jean Lee’s Theater Company

U N I T E D S TAT E S

“I have a tendency to be somewhat apolitical, and so I tend to do a lot of political work.”

CANADIAN PREMIERE

T H E AT R E

– Young Jean Lee

Brooklyn’s Young Jean Lee is “the mos­t adventurous downtown playwright of her generation” (The New York

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Times). She works collaboratively, writes as she directs and

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follows her discomfort like a compass. In her irreverent theatre, bracing irony encounters the long tradition of

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heart-on-sleeve American truth-telling. The results are

Feb 12-15 | 8pm

both hilarious and provocative. D U RAT I O N

Toronto knows Young Jean Lee’s Theater Company from

60 min

the World Stage 2012 presentation of THE SHIPMENT. While it returns to the theme of identity politics, UNTITLED FEMINIST SHOW treads entirely new aesthetic ground. It’s a play almost entirely without words. It’s also a play without clothes. And its six performers succeed at something nearly impossible: without gender signifiers they define themselves for themselves. UNTITLED FEMINIST SHOW is a celebration

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of possibility – joyful, challenging and inspiring. It’s Young Jean Lee’s most daring theatrical experiment yet. Advisory: Full nudity

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Photo: Liquid Photo

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ENGLAND

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE


Major Tom Victoria Melody

– Mrs. Galaxy UK

ENGLAND

“Dear Vicky Melody, Thank you for your application to Mrs. Galaxy UK. We have received hundreds of applications for the 2013 contest and it has been very difficult to select the finalists. However, we love your photos and we think you have a great look!”

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

T H E AT R E

Seeking out the subcultures of her native England, looking for both the unusual and the extraordinary, Victoria Melody

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is an artist who transforms her experiences of cultural immersion into subtle and affecting performances that are “both startlingly bonkers and utterly ordinary” (The Guardian).

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Feb 26 – Mar 1 | 8pm

Melody entered her dog into a competition, and then by guilt, accident and necessity, she ended up as a beauty pageant competitor herself. Part documentary, part act of protest, Major Tom is a deceptively simple story about the ugly business of beauty, performed by two of the UK’s most uniquely charming performers: Victoria Melody and her sixyear-old basset hound, Major Tom.

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70 min

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WORLD PREMIERE CANADA

Photo: Jeremy Mimnagh

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EUNOIA Fujiwara Dance Inventions

“Porno shows folks lots of sordor – zoom-shots of Bjorn Borg’s bottom or Snoop Dog’s crotch”

WORLD PREMIERE

DANCE

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– Excerpt from Christian Bök’s Eunoia, Chapter O

Dancer and choreographer Denise Fujiwara is one of the most inventive dance artists in Canada. During 35 years

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of practice, she’s refined an approach to performance that draws on research with teachers as diverse as Butoh master Natsu Nakajima, Canadian Judy Jarvis, and SITI Company’s

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Anne Bogart. From solos to her more recent ensemble

Mar 19-22 | 8pm

works, Fujiwara’s dance is marked with humour and pathos, virtuosic detail and riveting attentiveness. World Stage is proud to present the world premiere of Fujiwara’s new work, EUNOIA, an adaptation of Griffin Poetry Prize-winner Christian Bök’s celebrated poem of the same name. In Bök’s Eunoia, each chapter is constrained

D U RAT I O N

60 min

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to the use of a single vowel and despite this, he is able to create oddly fascinating worlds. With exacting precision,

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Fujiwara adapts these formal rules into her own dance and

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allows them to transform her choreography. The result is a witty and absorbing monument to human expression.

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Photo: Robin Junicke

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SWEDEN / FINLAND / GERMANY


Conte d’amour Markus Öhrn, Institutet + Nya Rampen

“What it shows us above all is an extreme, the extreme of romantic love, which is one of the great ideologies of our time ... It is an ordinary tale.” – Markus Öhrn

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The collaboration between the Swedish, Finnish and German artists who devised Conte d’amour produced the

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image of a frighteningly familiar monster – the one in the

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nightmarish figures of Josef Fritzl and Ariel Castro. DATE S

Conte d’amour is video-artist-turned-theatre-maker

Apr 1-2, 4-5 | 8pm

Markus Öhrn’s remarkable voyage into darkness. It’s an involving, implicating video-play, a Lynchian exploration of

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familial control composed of images that resolutely cross

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and re-cross the border of desire and horror. Disturbing, demanding, but absolutely necessary, Conte d’amour has toured the world since its debut in 2010. It’s like a decoder ring for patriarchal madness. It’s an endurance piece that approaches a universal language as believable as it is unthinkable.

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Apr 2

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CANADIAN PREMIERE CANADA

Photo: Wolfgang Kirchner

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Foudres Dave St-Pierre

“Why do I want him here, why do I want to insert myself into this person, why do I want this person to do the same with me, why all this? Why is nothing as it was before, why will everything return to the way it was, after this volcano is extinguished...”

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– Dave St-Pierre

CANADIAN PREMIERE

DANCE

The arch bad boy of contemporary dance, Dave St-Pierre will not be stopped. His work is ambitious, outrageous and

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always, always extreme. Like a party perpetually on the

Fleck Dance Theatre

verge of a riot, it simultaneously condemns and celebrates the ugliness and beauty of humanity.

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Apr 29 – May 3 | 8pm

After two sell-out, standing-ovation tours de force showings at World Stage (La pornographie des âmes

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and Un peu de tendresse bordel de merde!), the Montreal

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native returns to Toronto with a huge cast of collaborators for Foudres. It’s the final act in his trilogy of colossal works on the necessities of love and death. And nothing will be held back. Advisory: Full nudity

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Apr 29

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O P E N I N G N I G H T P RE S H O W E V E N T

Join us for a screening of Brigitte Poupart’s 2012 documentary Over My Dead Body, chronicling St-Pierre’s ruthless fight with cystic fibrosis. Following St-Pierre as he collides with the mortal threat that has continued to imbue his work with rage, poetic sentiment and the occasional middle finger, Poupart’s portrait is a gritty and breathtaking primer for the opening night of Foudres; the trilogy’s final installment that even he didn’t expect to be alive to see, let alone complete. FREE | 6pm | Studio Theatre, York Quay Centre | 78min | French with subtitles 25


SOUTH AFRICA

Photo: Mark Wessels

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Mies Julie Yael Farber/Baxter Theatre Centre

T H E AT R E

“Welcome to the new South Africa. Where miracles leave us exactly where we began.” SOUTH AFRICA

– John in Yael Farber’s Mies Julie

Theatre director and playwright Yael Farber is one of the major voices of contemporary South Africa. Over

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the last decade she’s earned a global reputation for her devastating portraits of human nature. Her Mies Julie was the unqualified favourite of the prestigious Edinburgh

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Festival Fringe at its international premiere in 2012,

May 6-10 | 8pm

and since then it has become one of the most soughtafter touring productions in the world. Her story about the legacy of injustice in a post-traumatic society is an unforgettable performance. It’s “a dream come true ... A benchmark of excellence” (The Telegraph). Eighteen years after the end of apartheid, the white

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90 min

P RE S H O W E V E N T

May 6

daughter of a landowner and the black son of her father’s servant wage love and war in the kitchen of a desolated

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South African farmstead. The tensions and traumas of

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contemporary South Africa are lived before your eyes. Through Farber’s vision, Strindberg’s classic story of class and gender in conflict comes to startling new life. Advisory: Nudity 27


WORLD PREMIERE CANADA

Photo: Chris Hanratty and Shira Leuchter

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The Speedy UnSpun Theatre

M U LT I D I S C I P L I N A R Y / T H E A T R E

“If I say ‘shipwreck’, kids hear ‘underwater ghosts’, and can describe – in unusual detail – what a soul lost at sea might look like from above the surface: a shining light that you can almost touch…”

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– Shira Leuchter

WORLD PREMIERE

A Fresh Ground new works commission

Sometimes it is easy to forget: the power of the sea when you are safe on dry land; that no matter our station at

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present we will all face the same end; that most of what we know about our past is really just storytelling. In this

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world premiere, UnSpun Theatre constructs a performance installation to tell the story of The HMS Speedy, a schooner

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that sank in our very own Lake Ontario some 200 years

May 15-18 | 8pm May 17-18 | 2pm

ago, and the lives, secrets and injustices that went down with it. In this strange, yet true, story of shipwreck, murder and magic, you’ll be immersed in a surprising emblem

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of contemporary Toronto, and a history you didn’t even

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know it had. P RE S H O W

Since 2004, Toronto collective UnSpun Theatre, currently

May 15

led by Chris Hanratty and Shira Leuchter, have been creating award-winning work that consistently stretches

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the boundaries of the current English Canadian theatre

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tradition. With The Speedy, the trend continues. For more information on Fresh Ground new works see page 31 29


SPECIAL EVENT CANADA

The Tale of Harbourfront Centre FIXT POINT

R A D I O P L AY

A Fresh Ground new works commission

This year, the history of one of Canada’s most prolific arts centres is being pieced together one tale at a time – and all of them have come from you. To celebrate Harbourfront Centre’s 40th anniversary, theatre and media company FIXT POINT, led by Lisa Marie DiLiberto and Charles Ketchabaw, are capturing the collective community memory of our 10-acre site – and the millions of people who have experienced it. The Tale of Harbourfront Centre is a radio drama that brings archives, interviews and forgotten tales to the fore. And in the tried and true tradition of doing things a little bit differently, The Tale of Harbourfront Centre will be delivered online — a reminder that performance can, does and should transcend the stage, reflecting the contemporary world in which we live, and the work we do. 30


F re sh G ro un d n e w wo r ks A key facet of Harbourfront Centre’s mandate is championing the creation of new artistic works, providing a forum for originality, invention and inspiration. Recognizing that some of the most original and intriguing work being produced across the country today results from artists experimenting across genres and collaborating in untraditional ways, Harbourfront Centre launched Fresh Ground new works, its national commissioning prize, in 2004. This legacy programme has become a catalyst for new Canadian artistic works incorporating more than one discipline or field. Over the past 10 years through national submission calls, Harbourfront Centre has awarded $500,000 in prizes toward new interdisciplinary Canadian works created by artists and companies from across the country. Past commissions have successfully continued on tours around the world to critical acclaim. Harbourfront Centre cultivates these commissions from development to presentation with the generous help of a group of visionary donors: Peter Allen, William J.S. Boyle, Anne-Marie Canning, Margaret and Jim Fleck, Michael and Sonja Koerner, Judy and Wil Matthews, George E. Myhal, Sonja Smits and Seaton McLean, and grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, and the J.P. Bickell Foundation. L I S TE N

Visit harbourfrontcentre.com/taleof on April 1 st to download and listen!

For more information on how you can become a donor to Fresh Ground new works, please contact Allan Penning, Senior Development Officer Individual Giving at 416-954-9912 Photo: FIXT POINT

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Image from Victoria Melody’s Major Tom, see pages 18-19. Photo: Liquid Photo

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S EA S O N EX TRA S OPENING NIGHT P RE SH O W E VE N TS One hour before show time*

TAL KSH O WS Join us after the second performance of each production

We said it would be risky. And we meant it.

This is where the artists of World Stage meet

But it will also be welcoming. Consider yourself

with the audience outside their work – through

invited to our new Opening Night Preshow

conversation with curated guest hosts. Our

events, including artists talks, film screenings

talkshow events provide unparalleled contact

and freshly brewed tea. We’ll provide the

and context. Check the show calendar for the

programming, as well as the cup and saucer.

talkshow schedule and come talk with us.

All you need to bring is yourself.

O UR GIFT TO YO U: THE AUDIENCE H ANDBOO K A specially commissioned interactive artwork by Cara Spooner, Audience Handbook is a playful expression of some of the things we like to keep in mind when we’re sitting in the dark. It’s our gift to you with the purchase of a ticket to any World Stage 2014 performance.

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The Wooster Group after their 2012 presentation of Tennessee Williams’ Vieux Carré. Photo: Chris Reynolds | From poster designs and posting score by Cara Spooner

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BU I LD I N G LEGAC I ES THAT LAST: PARTN ERSH IPS The team behind World Stage aims to provide our community with inspiration, mentorship, and exposure to a diversity of practices. But we don’t do it alone. Whether we’re hosting a workshop, flying in presenters to see a premiere, or helping local artists tour to Singapore, Belgium or Australia, we always work in partnership with a network of incredible organizations. From York University’s Faculty of Fine Arts and the University of Toronto’s Department of English, to Series 8:08 and our colleagues here at Harbourfront Centre, our aim is to build comprehensive frameworks of support that leverage work and create access. Together we’re advancing our culture.

O P E N ART SU RGERY

C U LT U RE CO NGRE SS A talk with Arsinée Khanjian

This season, in association with Toronto’s Break It Down Dance Initiatives, we’re

Be part of the Culture Congress, a public-facing

thrilled to bring Open Art Surgery here to

exploration of how we articulate the present.

Harbourfront Centre – care of our colleagues

Led by actor, producer, advocate, wife, mother,

at London, UK’s Sadler’s Wells. Jonzi D,

citizen and investigator Arsinée Khanjian, the

Breakin’ Convention’s Artistic Director, will

Culture Congress will be a wide-ranging tour of

lead a week-long choreographic residency

ideas driven by the curiosity of one of Canada’s

for street dancers that will culminate in a

most passionate and culturally-engaged

public showing and discussion on March 29

personalities.

in the Fleck Dance Theatre. Thanks to the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council

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for the Arts for supporting this project. Check

for more information.

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N EX TSTE PS 2013/14

For 10 years, Harbourfront Centre’s HATCH

NextSteps is our national dance series, bringing

Performing Arts Residency programme has

you the very best in Canadian dance to Toronto’s

served as a vital incubator for projects by

finest theatres. From African-Caribbean ballet

Toronto’s most exciting artistic voices, fostering

to flamenco, b-boy to contemporary – this

invention and innovation in performance

NextSteps season invites audiences to connect,

practice. To date, over 40 projects have been

explore and experience a wide range of dance

developed, with many touring across Canada,

forms. Step forward. Join the dance.

the US and the UK. harbourfrontcentre.com/nextsteps harbourfrontcentre.com/hatch

#danceTO

#hatchTO Image from Little Pear Garden Collective’s Venom of Love. Part of NextSteps. Photo: Maylynn Quan

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T HE P O W ER P LA NT

EAT. DRINK.

From last year’s World Stage presentation of Ame Henderson/Public Recordings’

LA K E S I DE LO C AL B AR + GR I LL

what we are saying to Shary Boyle and

Overlooking the action on our Natrel® Rink, Lakeside Local Bar & Grill (formerly Lakeside EATS) offers mouthwatering dining options for the entire family. Warm up in front of the fireplace and play free classic board games before your show begins.

Christine Fellows’ acclaimed Everything Under the Moon in 2012, we are always proud to partner with our friends at The Power Plant. While you’re here for a show, why not maximize your visit by experiencing Canada’s leading public gallery of contemporary art. Micah Lexier: One, and Two, and More Than Two

A M S TERDA M B RE W H O U S E

With a killer lake view, a luxe lodge-type atmosphere and an encyclopedic selection of local craft beer, let our neighbours at the Amsterdam Brewhouse serve up a great beginning to your night out.

September 21, 2013 – January 5, 2014

B AR M I LA N O

A survey of recent work by Toronto-based artist Micah Lexier.

Pair your night with traditional Italian cuisine served up in a Scandinavian-inspired setting. Bar Milano’s trattoria-style menu features gourmet thin crust pizzas, tempting pastas, paninis, seasonal salads, and an eclectic list of wine and cocktails.

Mike Nelson January 31 – May 19 The first solo exhibition in Toronto of work by the renowned British artist Mike Nelson. thepowerplant.org

Visit harbourfrontcentre.com/food for more neighbourhood restos and cafes.

SH O P.

T H E C E N TRE S H O P

I F OA IFOA presents the world’s finest international novelists, poets, playwrights, short story writers and biographers. Our

The Centre Shop is dedicated to researching the world of design and craft to bring extraordinary accessories, gifts and one-of-a-kind delights into your life. It carries MoMA and Red Dot award-winning designs as well as cutting edge Canadian craft including some from our very own artists-in-residence. It proudly features green, up-cycle and small-foot print designers. harbourfrontcentre.com/centreshop

weekly series runs September to June, and our annual International Festival of Authors runs October 24 to November 3,

stay.

2013, and includes readings, interviews and round table discussions with today’s top writers.

T H E W E S T I N H AR B O U R C A S TLE

ifoa.org

Looking to turn your World Stage experience into any overnight trip? Ticket holders can stay at the Westin Harbour Castle just up the road from Harbourfront Centre. westinharbourcastletoronto.com 37


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Located east of York Quay Centre and north of The Power Plant.

Located on the third floor of the south end of Queen’s Quay Terminal.

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Head south on Simcoe Street and drive straight into our underground parking facility. Parking is also available at Rees Street. Parking fees directly support Harbourfront Centre programming. Visit harbourfrontcentre.com/gettinghere for more information.

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ART S WORKERS

S E NI OR S OR GRO UPS

25 years and under or a full-time student?

Work in the arts?

65 years and older or groups of 10+?

$15

20% OFF

20% OFF

PROMO CODE:

BY PHONE ONLY

BY PHONE ONLY

Proof of employment required.

Valid photo ID required upon picking up your tickets at the Box Office.

CULTUREWS Valid photo ID required upon picking up your tickets at the Box Office.

* Flex Pass Terms: Tickets can be redeemed for any World Stage shows over the phone or in person for any show during the season in any combination. Seats are subject to availability. Flex Pass credit is non-refundable and validity expires May 18, 2014. Flex Pass is only available for purchase until February 8, 2014. A flat service charge of $12 per person, per pass, applies to the Flex Pass. Flex Pass is only available by phone or in person.

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ADVIC E ON ADVIS OR IES Last season an audience member said

A C C LA I M

“...get ready to have your minds blown” - Fab Magazine on House of Nuance

something that really hit home. After seeing Still Standing You, and during the talkshow with the artists, she voiced her regret for not bringing her eight-year-old son to the performance. She said giving her son

“Smart and self-aware, and luscious too: the complete package” - The New York Times

the opportunity to see two male bodies who spent the majority of time on stage completely naked, and in a freeing and playful context, would have had a positive

“One of the more moving and imaginative works ever seen on the American stage” - The New Yorker

and meaningful impact. We listened to her comment, nodded vigorously, and couldn’t have agreed more.

“Major Tom is an incredibly smart and witty production” - Fringe Review

So this year, instead of purporting to know what your son or daughter, niece or nephew should or should not see, what we’ve done in these pages is give you an idea of the type of

“Rigorous, witty, unpredictable and frequently droll” - Broadway World

content the work includes, and then leave the rest up to you. “Extreme experimentation... tremendously well performed.” - Le Monde (FR)

CO M M IT M E N T TO ACCE SS I BI LI TY

“Brilliant images and idiotic, irresistable bright ideas.” - NRC Handelsblad (ND)

We are committed to providing a welcoming and accessible destination for all visitors. We embrace the principles of dignity, independence,

“i i i i i Brilliant.” - The Guardian (UK)

integration and equal opportunity to serve our visitors with different abilities and our community at large.

“Captivating...cleverly written...catches us off guard then challenges what you think you already know” - The Charlebois Post, on UnSpun’s A Thousand Words (2012)

Find more information on assistive devices, support persons and other services online.

“Organic, honest with a perfect blend of wistfulness and humour for times past.” - NOW Magazine on the Tale of a Town series

harbourfrontcentre.com/accessibility

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PAGE

10

P ROD U C T I O N / C O M PA N Y

DATE / T I M E

VENUE

PRICE

The #artlive Vogue Ball

Feb 1

B R I GA N T I N E ROO M

$10

F l e ck Da nc e Th e at r e

$39

F l e ck Da nc e Th e at r e

$39

8pm

Season Opener

SPECIAL EVENT

Feb 5-8

The Radio Show

8pm

Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion PS

U N I TED S TATE S

16

UNTITLED FEMINIST SHOW

FEB. 5 FEB. 6

DANCE

CANADIAN PREMIERE

Feb 12-15

8pm

Young Jean Lee’s Theater Company U N I TED S TATE S

PS

CANADIAN PREMIERE

18

Major Tom

Feb 26 – Mar 1 8pm

Victoria Melody

PS

E N GLA N D

Eunoia

$29

FEB. 26 FEB. 27

T H E AT R E

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

20

FEB. 12 FEB. 13

T H E AT R E

Mar 19-22

8pm

$39

Fujiwara Dance Inventions C A N ADA

PS

22

Conte d’amour

MAR. 19 MAR. 20

DANCE

WORLD PREMIERE

Apr 1-2, 4-5

8pm

Markus Öhrn, Institutet + Nya Rampen PS

S W EDE N / F I N LA N D / GER M A N Y

Foudres

PS

C A N ADA

26

Mies Julie

F l e ck Da nc e Th e at r e

$49

APR. 29 APR. 30

DANCE

CANADIAN PREMIERE

$49

APR. 1

Apr 29 – May 3 8pm

Dave St-Pierre

F l e ck Da nc e Th e at r e

APR. 2

T H E AT R E

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SEASON SCHEDULE

14

May 6-10

8pm

$49

Yael Farber/Baxter Theatre Centre SOUTH AFRICA

PS

28

The Speedy

May 15-18 May 17-18

UnSpun Theatre

PS

C A N ADA WORLD PREMIERE

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MAY. 6 MAY. 7

T H E AT R E

M U LT I D I S C I P L I N A R Y / T H E A T R E

The Tale of Harbourfront Centre

8pm 2pm

Pond

MAY. 15 MAY. 16

Apr 1

FIXT POINT

$29 +

L I S TE N ONLINE

FREE

C A N ADA SPECIAL EVENT

PS

Indicates preshow event. See page 34

R A D I O P L AY

Indicates post-performance talkshow. See page 34

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YO U A R E

EN AB LIN G CR EATIV IT Y SO ARE WE

Talkshow for the 2012 presentation of Ajax & Little Iliad. Photo: Chris Reynolds

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M A K E I T HA P P E N

Ticket prices cover only a fraction of the costs of delivering World Stage. Without the financial

Ways to g iv e

support of our donors, sponsors, partners and patrons like you, we simply couldn’t do it.

ONLINE

It doesn’t take much to have a huge impact,

Donate online at harbourfrontcentre.com/donate

and make programming like this available and accessible.

BY PHONE

For only $10 a month, you can play your role in

Call the Development office at 416-952-4746

supporting Harbourfront Centre’s artistic and community programmes, while enjoying great benefits such as advance ticket ordering and access to the best seats. You are. And so are we. Together we make the

M O B I LE G I V I N G

Text DISCOVER on your mobile phone to 30333 to donate $5 now. Charitable Registration Number: 10746 6575 RR0003

place where diverse ideas, people and culture come together. If you are already a donor, we thank you! If not, we invite you to find out more about the difference you can make today.

T HA N K S TO ALL OF OU R GE NEROU S S UPPORTERS

Site Partners

Programming Partners

Major Partners

Corporate Site Partners

Official Hotel

Official Suppliers

Media Partners

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