COLOMBIA / DANCE
Flowers for Kazuo Ohno (and Leonard Cohen) / Bluma Appel Theatre
June 19 to 22 / Event runs 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Canadian Premiere / TICKETS FROM $45
Lose yourself in the breathtaking movements of Colombian dance company, Compañía del Cuerpo de Indias as they sweep you away into a serendipitous homage to the spirits of Leonard Cohen and Kazuo Ohno. More info >>
CANADA / DANCE / OPERA
Obeah Opera / Fleck Dance Theatre / June 13 to 22
Event runs 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm except Sunday 16, 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm
World Premiere / TICKETS FROM $36
A hypnotizingly rhythmic a capella retelling of the Salem witch trials, from the perspective of the Caribbean slave women who experienced it. More info >>
TORONTO / MUSIC
Maada’ookii Songlines / Harbourfront Centre, Lakeside
June 23 / Event runs 8:00 pm to 9:45 pm
World Premiere / FREE EVENT
A massive choral event with 200 singers from 11 diverse choirs, 4 soloists, and an Indigenous ensemble braiding their songs, styles, voices and cultures, set against Toronto’s breathtaking waterfront. More Info >>
AUSTRALIA / ILLUSION
House of Mirrors / Harbourfront Centre, East Campus
June 7 to 23 / Event runs 10:30 am to 10:30 pm
Tickets $10 / FREE ON OPENING WEEKEND / June 8 & 9
Don’t miss the North American premiere of House of Mirrors, an optical adventure for all ages, where nothing is quite what it seems and getting out is an art. More info >>
CANADA / MUSIC
Biziindan! / Koerner Hall
June 14 / Event runs 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm
TICKETS FROM $40
Featuring some of the most exciting musicians BIZIINDAN! celebrates the power of music, the reclamation of language, and Indigenous global revolutions past, present and future. Listen/biziindan! More info >>
CANADA / USA / ART EXHIBITION
The Drawing Room / Harbourfront Centre, Artport Gallery
June 8 to 23 / FREE EVENT / Runs from Tuesday to Sunday
Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sun 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Fri and Sat 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm / Closed Mondays
A visual dialogue between five North American visual artists, whose work questions how art can be employed as a testament to love, resilience, resistance, and belonging. More info >>
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