JUNIOR Competition Presents A Could Lengthy Weekend Of Arts & Performances For Children

JUNIOR Festival at Harbourfront (Photo: Brian Medina)
JUNIOR Competition at Harbourfront (Photograph: Brian Medina)

JUNIOR, Toronto’s Worldwide Youngsters’s Competition, affords a Could lengthy weekend of theatre, dance, music, storytelling and different actions to pique the imaginations of the youthful set. The competition takes place at Harbourfront Centre from Could 18 to twenty.

Could 19 is designated as Enhanced Accessibility Day, and can function ASL/DSL interpretation, described audio and introductory notes, contact excursions, a relaxed information and “Zen Den” quiet areas for choose occasions.

“At JUNIOR, we imagine rising up is a journey of self-discovery,” says Nathalie Bonjour, Harbourfront Centre’s Director of Performing Arts, “and one of the compelling methods to facilitate this lifelong exploration is thru the transformative energy of the humanities. In our mission of enhanced accessibility and inclusivity, we welcome kids of all ages and their households to hook up with the world, their group and themselves by way of multidisciplinary arts and cultural occasions that encourage kids to delve into their imaginations and ask massive questions, all whereas having enjoyable!”

The lineup contains each free and inexpensive ticketed occasions.

L-R (clockwise): Afrique en Cirque (Photo courtesy of the artists); CORPUS Transhumans (Photo courtesy of the artists); Ariko (Photo courtesy of the artists)
L-R (clockwise): Afrique en Cirque (Photograph courtesy of the artists); CORPUS Transhumans (Photograph courtesy of the artists); Ariko (Photograph courtesy of the artists)

The Competition At A Look

Ticketed Occasions

Discovering Dwelling: A Salmon Story Upstream (Ontario)
Theatre Direct and Animacy Theatre Collective (All ages)

Two finest associates, who additionally occur to be salmon from Lake Ontario, drift aside as one among them will get able to make the large “change” upstream. A narrative informed with humour children can recognize, and music from a stay band.

Make Me Dance (Norway)
Panta Rei Danseteater (Ages 8+)

Viewers participation is inspired on this immersive and energetic dance theatre manufacturing, that includes three dancers and a musician.

Robotic Tune (Australia)
Area Theatre Firm (Ages 8+)

11-year-old Jupiter Could befriends a singing robotic, and discovers other ways of referring to the world. The multimedia efficiency incorporates video, stay animation, and animatronics.

Yassama And The Beaded Calabash; Yassama et la calebasse aux cauris (Ontario)
Lua Shayenne (Ages 3+)

Yassama and the Beaded Calabash is the story of a younger woman who helps save her village from drought, with a message about respecting and defending Mom Earth that’s impressed by African oral traditions. The efficiency contains tune, dance, and stay drumming.

Dancer Lua Shayanne tells the story of Yassama and the Beaded Calabash (Photo: Dahlia Katz)
Dancer Lua Shayanne tells the story of Yassama and the Beaded Calabash (Photograph: Dahlia Katz)

Free Occasions: All Ages

Specialists Radio Lab (Scotland)
Alice Mary Cooper

A drop-in, pop-up children present in a set modelled after an 80s-style radio studio, the place children are the interview topics on something they’re fascinated with. Artists Alice Mary Cooper and Geraldine Heaney will conduct the interviews in entrance of a stay viewers.

Transhumance (Ontario)

Canadian dance/theatre firm CORPUS brings a flock of playful fuzzy sheep to an interactive paddock the place audiences can work together with them, and feed them.

BENCHED (Denmark)
Uppercut Dance Theater

Road meets modern dance in an out of doors efficiency primarily based on the concept of what occurs when life places you on the bench, and out of the sport.

Bust A Transfer! Dance Demo (Australia)

BAMDance is devoted to enabling individuals of all skills to precise themselves. Expertise isn’t mandatory for this enjoyable and inclusive occasion.

Bollywood Dance Demo (Ontario)
Damaged Dance Leisure

Damaged Dance Leisure focuses on South Asian dance types, and fusing Asian and Western choreography. They had been a finalist on Canada’s Obtained Expertise, and encourage viewers participation at their dance celebration.

All Nations Juniors + First Hearth Dance (Tkaronto, Ontario)
Toronto Council Hearth Native Cultural Centre

Toronto Council Hearth’s All Nations Juniors is a First Nations Pow Wow-style youth drum group that features Dakota, Anishinaabe, Chippewa, Cree and Haudenosaunee member, joined by First Hearth Dance. The efficiency remixes 4 dance types: modern, break dancing, hip hop and conventional hoop dancing.

Rhythms of North India (Ontario)
Toronto Tabla Youth Ensemble

The Toronto Tabla Youth Ensemble will carry out each modern and classical music with North Indian rhythms. Viewers members will find out about how the tabla works, and its thousand 12 months outdated historical past.

Quand On Chante (Ontario)

The Lefaive sisters from Lafontaine, Ontario, type a household band characterised by fiddles and vocal harmonies. Their music is rooted in French-Canadian traditions, incorporating zydeco, bluegrass and in style music.

A Musical Journey Round The World!!! (Ontario)
Moskitto Bar

The music of Moskitto Bar fuses Ukrainian, Center-Japanese and French Celtic music, including a circus performer within the custom of Ukrainian folks dance.

Afrique en Cirque (Quebec)
Cirque Kalabanté

Yamoussa Bangoura and Cirque Kalabanté carry daring stunts, human pyramids, costumes and dance primarily based on the traditions of Guinea, in West Africa. Accompanied by stay Afrojazz and West African drumming.

Fay & Fluffy’s Storytime (Ontario)
Fay and Fluffy

Drag stars Fay Slift and Fluffy Soufflé carry drag story in an inclusive atmosphere, the place the main target is on enjoyable and culturally numerous books, songs, and laughs.

Tipi Showcase: Storytelling (Tkaronto, Ontario)
Toronto Council Hearth Native Cultural Centre

A storyteller will relate the historical past and which means of the long-lasting Tipi, utilizing the Native Ladies Useful resource Centre Tipi, specializing in therapeutic that comes from Indigenous tradition, ceremonies and collective bonds.

Children and oldsters can even get the possibility to take part in quite a lot of hands-on workshops in varied disciplines.

  • Discover out extra about JUNIOR [HERE].

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