April 10, 2014
Tango, born in the working-class heart of Buenos Aires, conquered the whole world with it sensuality, beauty and soul-moving body language. It transcended cultural boundaries to become a worldwide phenomenon.
Recently reviewed as “truly fiery”, Tango Legends brings to the stage the soul of Argentina in a spectacular show. The group consists of 14 award-winning dancers, a remarkable quintet and a skillful singer. The group was founded by leading Tango dancers and choreographers Mariela Maldonado and Pablo Sosa, who were honoured by the government of Capital Province of Buenos Aires as “Outstanding Personalities of Culture” in 2012.
Their show Tango Legends puts on stage the grand legends and history of this dramatic dance form. They seek to revive the passion of the men and women who danced the first tangos, and who were convinced that Tango would become a musical genre of its own years later.
These master artists will reveal what makes Tango legendary, displaying all styles with their signature glamour and sensuality.
Expect a performance that is not only electrifying but utterly compelling!
For tickets: www.sonycentre.ca
Venue: Sony Centre for the Performing Arts — 1 Front Street East
The Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre is a unique opportunity to experience diverse artistic programming in what has become one of Toronto’s most exciting cultural hubs. Six inspiring series offer concerts, dance performances and engaging presentations that feature both up-and-coming young artists and established international stars. All performances are FREE to the public, with admission on a first-come, first-served basis. Concertgoers are encouraged to arrive early as late seating is not available.
12 – 1:00 pm. Montreal’s Norman Marshall Villeneuve leads an all-star quartet in an uplifting and fun-filled hour of swinging jazz standards, welcoming spring in true jazz form with “Up Jumped Spring” and other songs of the season. This quartet’s bebop tempos will get your toes tapping and thinking of flowers in May.
For tickets: www.coc.ca
Venue: Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts — 145 Queen Street West
April 9 to April 12, 2014.
Artist and craft supplies; hourly demonstrations; and art classes available at all levels!
Exhihit Hall Hours: Friday, April 11 (10am to 8pm) and Saturday, April 12 (10am to 5pm).
All welcome! Open to the public!
Day pass: $7. Weekend pass: $10.
To see all classes and for more information go to: www.c2cevents.com
Phone: 519-232-9047 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Holiday Inn Toronto International Airport — 970 Dixon Road
On the Mainstage | Mar. 24 – Apr. 13, 2014 | Grades 4-8.
The award-winning playwright of The Monster Under the Bed has fused Greek mythology and modern themes to create a high-stakes adventure story. Freddie, a 12 year-old boy, receives urgent, cryptic text messages from his soldier Dad in an unnamed, war-torn country. While he attempts to decipher these messages, an Ogre and the Queen of Minos appear in his backyard, dragging him into the past in the role of Theseus, whose destiny was to slay the Minotaur and save his father, King Aegeus. Freddie accepts the quest believing it is the only way he can help his Dad, who is trapped in a foreign war with no way out.
For tickets and information: www.youngpeoplestheatre.ca
Venue: Young People’s Theatre — 165 Front Street East
October 26, 2013 – April 13, 2014.
Esther and Arthur Gelber Treasury.
The focus of this installation is a rare cadavre exquis (exquisite corpse) drawing, a remarkable new AGO acquisition made collaboratively by several major Surrealist artists. The creation of cadavre exquis drawings began in the 1920s as a parlour game. One artist made marks on a piece of paper, covered that section, and then passed the paper to the next person. As the paper travelled around the room, multiple artists made additions. The Surrealists were astounded by the powerful results of this activity, which reinforced their belief in “automatism,” the idea that works of art could be produced as expressions of the subconscious, the irrational and dreams. Many artists incorporated automatist approaches into their artistic practices.
For more details: www.ago.net
Location: Art Gallery of Ontario — 317 Dundas Street West
Arabesque presents their signature expression of Middle Eastern dance. In Sawah (wanderer/tourist/vagabond), the dance company and orchestra delve deep into a wide range of dance and music styles. The artistic character of Egypt, Lebanon and Saudi Arabia are represented as well as instances where the East and West have influenced each other. Where the paths of Middle East dance nuance meet and depart other forms is a fascinating journey. The audience is invited to join the company on this adventure. Expect the unexpected. Sawah explores the traditional and the innovative, often weaving in and out of foreign influences, begging the question: “Who influenced who and what is the Arab artistic nuance?” If you have followed Arabesque in the past, be aware, you are in for a surprise. Sawah leads you from pure Arab classics such as the music of Ahmed Adaweya, Feirouz, and Farid El Attrache, to some other unexpected places.
For more details: www.harbourfrontcentre.com/nextsteps/performances/
Location: Harbourfront Centre
The City of Toronto’s Spadina Museum, in partnership with VisionTV/ZoomerMedia, proudly present the Canadian premiere of Dressing for Downton: Costumes from Downton Abbey, March 11 to April 13, 2014.
The exhibition features costumes and photographs from the series, Downton- themed tours and teas. The tour takes visitors through the museum’s family and servants’ spaces and links the characters and events from the TV show to real Toronto history.
Twenty authentic Downton Abbey costumes from Seasons 1 to 3 have been borrowed from Cosprop, Ltd., the London-based costume house that designs and creates the beautiful clothing worn by the cast of the television show. Nine of the costumes have accompanying hats, from Lady Sybil’s nurse’s scarf, to Lady Cora’s wide-brimmed picture hat, to Lady Mary’s cloche worn with her pregnancy suit. The costumes are all historically accurate, some made entirely of new textiles, and others using a mix of new and vintage fabrics.
Two ticket options are available: Exhibit and Tour; or Exhibit, Tea and Tour. The museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday, and is closed Mondays. Tickets for this exhibition are available for purchase online at www.spadinamuseum.streamintickets.com
For more information on the exhibition, visit www.toronto.ca/spadina ; Facebook.com/spadinamuseum or follow us on Twitter @spadinamuseum
Form, colour and line are three of the most basic elements of a work of art that can be perceived by the senses, but they also offer a rich ground for breaking boundaries and for artists to explore new ideas by departing from convention. Natasha Gouveia and Laura Marotta make bold statements about colour, most notably in their critique of it, and through their process showcase at once intellectual and playful approaches to the constraints of line and form. Where noted abstract painter Ellsworth Kelly envisioned his seminal monograph Line Form Colour as an “an alphabet of plastic pictorial elements,” Form, Colour, Line picks up this notion and carries it forward, into three dimensions and away from traditionally “masculine” forms of minimalism.
Art Gallery of Mississauga — 300 City Centre Drive
Visit Fantasy Fair and bounce 30 feet on the Drop & Hop tower, scale the Rock’N'Climb walls and ride the Canyon Coaster at the XD Simulator. Grab a Bite in the Food Court, Then Hop on down to Centre Court to Visit the Easter Bunny April 5th -19th.
Fantasy Fair is OPEN YEAR-ROUND. Visit fantasyfair.ca for more details.
Fantasy Fair — 500 Rexdale Blvd