Badke

Click here for tickets: http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/worldstage/badke/

ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE

The title Badke is a play on the Arabic social folk dance “dabke.” The performance assembles a group of Palestinian dancers — diasporic artists, many of whom have trained outside of Palestine — to practice the traditional dance and infuse it with new proposals, vocabularies and ideas.

With this simple yet elegant structure, Badke expresses the universal desire to belong, and uses the language of dance in an urgent negotiation between the traditional and contemporary, the local and global. This work is a highly energetic, politically charged and stylistically diverse experience in which the artists incorporate movement from circus, capoeira and hip hop.

European Union Film Festival EUFF

EUFF 2016

EUFF is pleased to introduce its program for 2015!

 With 28 films from 28 European countries – including 2 North American premieres, 9 Canadian premieres and 13 Toronto premieres – EUFF 2015 will for sure keep its promises of amazement and entertainment.

Discover the full lineup and start planning your Festival visit by clicking here.

Remember, general admission to screenings is FREE, but if you ABSOLUTELY MADLY want to see a film, we have you covered. You can book your ticket in advance for $10. So cheap, right?

julie, November 17 – 29 at Canadian Stage

julie

1888, Swedish playwright August Strindberg created an unprecedented scandal with the first production of his play, Miss Julie, a hallmark of naturalistic theatre. With scrutinizing detail, Strindberg tells the tale of two servants and their mistress as they grapple with the complexities of desire, ambition and inevitable loss. This is the story that has been adapted into one of the great chamber operas of the 21st century. Artistic & General Director Matthew Jocelyn directs this North American premiere of a work by Belgian composer Philippe Boesmans, recognized internationally as one of the greatest opera composers of our times.

Download Canadian Stage brochure here: 15.16 Canadian Stage Season Brochure – revised

Belgian Season 2015-16 @ Canadian Stage

As part of Canadian Stage’s 15.16 season we will be welcoming some of Belgium’s greatest contemporary theatre artists to present innovate, large-scale theatrical work on our stages. Click here: Canadian Stage – Belgian Season 15.16 for the flyer

For ticket and sponsorship information please contact Jason Maghanoy at jmaghanoy@canadianstage.com or 416 367 8243 x246.

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Celebrating Belgium’s National Holiday

On July 21st, several directors of the BCBC celebrated Belgium’s National Day in Ottawa with H.E. Raoul Delcorde, Ambassador of Belgium to Canada. We were also joined by fellow Belgian, H.E. Marie-Anne Coninsx, Ambassador of the Delegation of the European Union to Canada.

Don Johnston, Jonas De Meyer, Taïs Bangala, Oliver Heijmans, Christian Frayssignes, H.E. Raoul Delcorde, H.E. Marie-Anne Coninsx, Frank Murari, André van der Heyden, Julien Lecomte

Don Johnston, Jonas De Meyer, Taïs Bangala, Oliver Heijmans, Christian Frayssignes, H.E. Raoul Delcorde, H.E. Marie-Anne Coninsx, Frank Murari, André van der Heyden, Julien Lecomte

Belgian Short “Moving Stories” well-received at Worldwide Short Film Festival

The Belgian entry to the Worldwide Short Film Festival in Toronto earlier this month, MOVING STORIES, received the following citation during the Awards Ceremony:

“A lyrical takeoff into mysticism and poetry, image and sound are brought together in a new and evocative combination in MOVING STORIES the jury’s HONORABLE MENTION for BEST EXPERIMENTAL SHORT.”

Described as “an ethereal, cinematic and supremely striking homage to the romance of film and flight by combining stunning aerial stock footage with archival narration”, this short has also been screened at the Sundance Film Festival, the International Short Film Festival in Clermont-Ferrand, and the Venice Film Festival.