Harbourfront Centre is proud to announce World Stage Redux, presenting some of the best national and international contemporary productions that have graced Harbourfront Centre’s stages. Returning to a festival format, World Stage Redux runs from April 4–22. In Canada’s sesquicentennial year, the festival reflects on our collective past as we look to the future. Revisiting works that have as much resonance and power now as when they were first presented, this year’s lineup explores issues of race, gender, politics, technology and memory.
World Stage is Toronto’s window to exceptional contemporary performance, bringing the exemplars of global culture to our city. “This is the year to see—for the first time or a second—the works that have shifted the boundaries of the contemporary; works that have amazed, moved, and stirred us to debate,” notes Chief Programming Officer Iris Nemani.
With the return to a festival format, World Stage affords the opportunity to see multiple shows within a short time frame—three weeks of live, evocative performances. Each Saturday night of the festival at 9:30pm we invite our audiences to join the artists and engage in inspired conversation at Boxcar Social, our new lakeside cafe-bar.
Festival Passes, 4-Ticket Flex Passes and single tickets are on sale now.
World Stage Redux:
- Rankefod (April 4–5, 7–8 at Harbourfront Centre Theatre): Rankefod is widely considered to be one of the most important Danish dance works of this century from Denmark’s acclaimed dancer-choreographer, Kitt Johnson.
- LEAR: A Retrospective (April 5–9 at Studio Theatre): Canadian legend Clare Coulter performs the role of King Lear, exploring issues of gender and power.
- Steer (April 6–8 at Fleck Dance Theatre): When infrared cameras and motion sensors capture, interact and interpret dancer-choreographer William Yong’s every move, flesh and technology coalesce.
- The Radio Show (April 11–13, 15 at Fleck Dance Theatre): MacArthur Genius award-winning choreographer Kyle Abraham brings back his elegy to the Motown and hip-hop radio stations in Pittsburgh, which went off air in 2009—the same year Abraham’s father lost his ability to speak due to Alzheimer’s-induced aphasia.
- Every Time I See Your Picture I Cry (April 12–13, 15 at Studio Theatre): Daniel Barrow uses “manual animation” and a set of decidedly analogue equipment to tell this darkly insightful story of an art-school-failure-turned-garbage-man being stalked by a serial killer.
- KAMP (CAMP) (April 13–16 at Harbourfront Centre Theatre): Presenting a single, unremarkable day in Auschwitz—a city purpose-built for the annihilation of human life—Hotel Modern’s award-winning masterwork is in every way a performance of necessity; a daring presentation of the world we live in.
- My Arm (April 18–19, 21–22 at Studio Theatre): Renowned UK experimental theatre-maker Tim Crouch tells the story of a man who has lived for thirty years with one arm above his head.
- Mies Julie (April 19–22 at Harbourfront Centre Theatre): Through award-winning playwright Yael Farber’s incisive vision, August Strindberg’s classic story of class and gender in conflict comes to startling new life in post-apartheid South Africa.
For more information on tickets, please visit our box office at harbourfrontcentre.com/boxoffice. For full performance information on World Stage Redux, visit harbourfrontcentre.com/worldstage/ and stay connected on Twitter @HarbourfrontTO and Instagram @HarbourfrontCentre.
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