Skip to main content

Waves Festival returns to Toronto's Young Centre

Here's yet another aspect to Toronto's LuminaTO Festival - the Waves Festival at the Young Centre - one of my favourite venues with some of the city's most talented artists, including musician Waleed Abdulhamid, dancer/choreographer Roberto Campanella and many more - and it's all gratis, free of charge.

For Immediate Release

Young Centre’s Waves Festival 
Returns June 18 – 20

Artist Ensemble Announced

Toronto, ON – June 8, 2010 – Albert Schultz, General Director of the Young Centre for the Performing Arts, today announced the artist ensemble for the Waves Festival, produced in association with Luminato.

The Waves Festival, programmed by the Young Centre’s 12 Resident Artists, transforms the award winning venue into an artistic treasure hunt featuring a vast array of new, original 15 minute works ranging from theatre, dance and music to innovative mixed media work and installations. The Waves Festival offers something for all ages and interests, free of charge.

Young Centre’s 12 Resident Artists are: Waleed Abdulhamid, David Buchbinder, Roberto Campanella, Andrew Craig, Weyni Mengesha, John Millard, Claudia Moore, Andrea Nann, Patricia O’Callaghan, Soheil Parsa, Noah Richler and Suba Sankaran – leaders in music, dance, theatre and literature.

All 12 Resident Artists will collaborate with a large ensemble of over 100 Toronto artists from all disciplines. This year’s Waves Festival ensemble includes theatre artists Rebecca Northan, Erin Shields, Adam Lazarus, fu-Gen Asian Canadian Theatre and b-current, contemporary dancers Brendan Wyatt, Anisa Tejpar, tap dancers Shawn Byfield and David Cox, beatboy Libydo, rapper aka Subliminal, MC’s Motion and Gemini, blues guitarist Nilan Perera, violinist Miranda Mulholland, poet Dennis Lee, writer Michael Winter and many more!

The Waves Festival is produced in association with Luminato and runs Friday, June 18 (7 – 10 PM), Saturday, June 19 (2 – 10 PM), and Sunday, June 20 (2 – 6 PM) at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts. Admission is FREE.

The Young Centre for the Performing Arts is located at 55 Mill Street, Building 49, in the Distillery Historic District.

The Young Centre Resident Artist program is generously supported by Donna and Gary Slaight.

The Young Centre for the Performing Arts is an award-winning, multi-venue performing arts facility located in the Distillery Historic District. Anchored by Soulpepper Theatre Company’s year round season and George Brown College’s Theatre School, the Young Centre is a home for Toronto’s leading artists and arts organizations across all performance disciplines. The Young Centre presents the very best in theatre, dance, music and spoken word in a state-of-the-art setting.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Film News - imagineNATIVE Embargo Collective at the Berlin Film Fest

Hot Off the Presses:
(and gosh, doesn't that expression sound quaint these days?)

imagineNATIVE’s EMBARGO COLLECTIVE
to have its European Premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival 2010
(Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin 11.-21.02.10)

(Toronto, February 3rd, 2010) The imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival is pleased to announce the official selection of the festival’s Embargo Collective programme for the Forum Expanded section of this year’s Berlin International Film Festival. This programme of works was commissioned by the imagineNATIVE festival for its 10th anniversary and will have its European premiere Monday, February 15th, 8.30pm at Cinema Arsenal 2 and a repeat screening Wednesday, February 17th, 4pm at CinemaxX 6.

Curated by imagineNATIVE’s Artistic Director Danis Goulet, the Embargo Collective is an international group of seven Indigenous artists at the forefront of the changing global landscape of Indigenous cinema. Inspired by Lars von Trier’s The Five Obstructi…

Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company Spring 2013 Toronto Performances

From a media release:

The new season brings
Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company
to new heights and new audiences

March 20-24, 2013 - A Night in Madrid
April 25-28, 2013 - Annual Toronto Season - World Premiere of Portales

TORONTO : Following on the heels of Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company's (EESDC) 30th anniversary year where its production Aguas/Waters was named one of the top five dance shows of 2012 by NOW Magazine, the early months of 2013 are full of excitement and possibility for Esmeralda and the company, which brings the finest flamenco and Spanish Classical Dance to Toronto stages.

March 20-24, 2013 - A Night in Madrid
Company dancers Esmeralda Enrique and Paloma Cortés perform Spanish Classical dance with the celebrated Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir for A Night in Madrid featuring the Iberian flavoured music of composer Luigi Boccherini who made his home in Spain. His work is infused with the sounds of Spanish and gypsy folk music.

March 20-24 …

Guitar Rock | Happy Freuds - Echo Of Sounds Independent: May 31, 2019

Guitar Rock
Happy Freuds - Echo Of Sounds
Independent: May 31, 2019
Stream/Buy on Bandcamp
Stream it on Spotify

With tight musicians and intriguing lyrics, Happy Freuds delivers high energy guitar rock with stylistic flair on Echo Of Sounds, their debut release. Produced with a minimum of overdubs or fixes, the album consists of a mix of original material, rearrangements of works from others and selected, less known, classic rock.

A kinetic rhythm section is the bones of the music, offering interesting patterns that augment sometimes unexpected harmonic changes. It's brainy rock, in other words, meant for music lovers who can appreciate the quality. Teo's vocals are raspy and expressive, growly when necessary - perfect for the musical mode. Teo also covers lead guitar, adapt at ear worm leads, with a tone that can be clean or dirty as required

Their sound ranges from straight up hard rock in tracks like The Mountain to the pop-flavoured acoustic Background Noise and folky To …