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From the December 2008 Newsletter:

CHILDREN’S BOOK AUTHOR AMY GORDON READING Friday Dec.12, 5 pm

When Amy Gordon, who lives in Massachusetts and writes urban adventure stories for kids, heard about the Dufferin Grove community bake-oven from a friend about ten years ago, she came to Toronto to find out more about it. Then she wrote a bake oven into the plot of a book about a group of children who look after a park in a big city. This book, part of a series, is called “The Gorillas of Gill Park.” Amy is in town to visit friends this month, and has agreed to do a reading from her book, by the rinkhouse wood-stove at 5 pm on Friday. Amy’s books are written for children from 7 to 12, but they’re fun for adults too. After the reading, Friday night supper food will be available from the zamboni café, and then there’s skating under the stars – a nice way to spend an evening.

From the December 2008 Newsletter:


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THIRD ANNUAL DUFFERIN RINK CRAFT FAIR, SUNDAY DEC. 14, 10 AM - 4 PM

The vendors at this fair are sheltered by the market tents, outside along the rink house walls, a bit like at European Christmas fairs. Last year the craft fair happened on the same day as the winter’s biggest snowstorm. The crafters came anyway, and – to everyone’s surprise – so did the customers (some of them on skis). The quality of the crafts was very pleasing, and so were the prices. From organizer Lisa Logan: “Head on over on December 14th to meet, greet, treat and buy gifts from your community crafters. This outdoor fair will feature our seasonal favourites as well as new and exciting arts 'n crafts all made available to you at sweet prices in a frosty fun atmosphere! Look out for The Bike Pirates, Feist's Merch Girl Secret Agent, Happy Housewives and many more...Chai & soup from Yasi's place...Live music... Hope to see you there!”

From the November 2008 Newsletter:

CHRISTMAS GIFT HINTS

Market manager Anne Freeman was able to talk well-known photographer (and long-time park friend) Laura Berman into putting together a Dufferin Grove Farmer’s Market calendar in time for Christmas. Laura has been going out to the different farms to take pictures. So if you want to enjoy photos of where your food comes from, all year long, you can buy a market calendar.

One of the helpers at the Plan B farmers’ market stand, Lisa Logan, is again putting together a holiday craft fair, with small-scale local craftspeople. Last year the craft fair overlapped with the first big snowstorm of the season. But the crafts were of such good quality and so reasonably priced that the fair was a big success anyway (some customers arrived on skis). This year the fair will be on December 14, at the rink house. More details in the December newsletter.

From the October 2008 Newsletter:

Annual NIGHT OF DREAD Saturday October 25.

Parade at 6 pm, park events until 8.30 pm From Clay and Paper Theatre artistic director David Anderson: “Night of Dread is an invitation to parade our private and collective fears through the darkened streets of the Bloor/Dufferin/College communities. The procession returns to Dufferin Grove Park for an evening of ceremonial festivities that compel us to call on, mock and banish the fears that unite and divide us in these times. It is an evening of pageantry, music and masquerade including towering puppets, stilt dancers, fire twirlers and fearful masks in a daring exploration of dread.

Night of Dread incorporates international folk and theatrical traditions that draw inspiration from the many festivals of death and remembrance around the world. Join Toronto musicians, puppeteers, dancers and stilt walkers as together we laugh at our fears, real and imagined, private and public. “ Parade assembles at Dufferin Grove Park at 3 PM, departs at 6 PM. Dress code: black and white. Volunteers always wanted & welcome! More information: (416) 537-9105, or e-mail claypaper@sympatico.ca

Night of Dread workshops start October 6, 2008

From Clay and Paper Theatre artistic director David Anderson: “Please join us for our free Night of Dread workshops! Help us build, paint, sculpt, papier-maché and repair imagery for the parade and celebration, or create a shrine to commemorate someone who has died. Stay for as long or as little as you wish, supplies and snacks provided. Bring your energy and creativity, make a new friend or bring one of your own. All are welcome! Workshops take place at the rink house at Dufferin Grove Park, the large building adjacent the skating rink. We will be there most days from noon until 8 PM - drop in any time!”

From the September 2008 Newsletter:

Annual MORRIS DANCERS’ gathering.

Sunday August 31, 3pm - 5 pm
Dufferin Grove recreation staff have once again been able to persuade the Morris dancers to finish their annual Labour Day weekend dancing at Dufferin Grove Park. Morris dancers date back from farm labourers’ resistance to early industrial conditions in Great Britain in the eighteenth century. The dancers often wear bells strapped to their legs; some are in blackface (this refers to a miners’ disguise, not an attempt to change race); some dance with swords. It’s very energetic, and exhilarating to watch. Groups from other parts of Ontario, NY State, sometimes even Britain, have been coming to this park for years on the Sunday of Labour Day weekend, after they give free dance performances in public outdoor spaces all over the city. The groups wrap up their day by dancing for one another to show off their latest dances, and they eat masses of fresh park bread and herb butter and samosas, and make pizza. The jets from the CNE air show often thunder overhead. The squire this year is Abby Heidebrecht, taking over from John “Parky” Parkinson, who has been the squire for many years.

From the August 2008 Newsletter:

The 2nd Annual Eric Dolphy Memorial Barbecue

Saturday August 30 noon to 5 pm

The Association of Improvising musicians of Toronto (AIMToronto) in partnership with the Friends of Dufferin Grove Park and Synaptic Circus Productions are having their annual picnic featuring music and dance performances by some of Toronto’s strongest creators. There will be full sets of composed and improvised music interspersed with performances by random groupings of musicians and dancers. There will also be a special park tree tour performance event curated by Scott Thomson.

Eric Dolphy was one of the founding fathers of New Jazz in the mid/late 20th century. The name of this event is also the name of a composition by the late Frank Zappa; possibly a surrealist comment on the absence of public honour bestowed on the masters of North America’s only indigenous Art music. We are not only celebrating ourselves as a community but also the strength and resiliency of our music,
Please come and celebrate with us!

Highland Dancers' visit to the farmers'market

On August 14th, Meghan Bold brought some of her Highland Dancers to perform at the farmers' market.

It was hard to choose whether to watch their flying feet or their faces, which showed how much fun they were having.

Meghan runs a dance studio called Bold Steps and teaches some classes on Ossington (http://www.boldstepsdancestudio.com). Not only kids can try it; there are classes that welcome adults of all ages, too, and the women we saw were quite inspiring!

 

posted August 05, 2008

PARK DANCE CLASSES WITH EROCA, SATURDAYS IN AUGUST


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12:30pm-1pm - 5 and under, 1:15pm-2pm - 6-8 year olds – $20 for the month. 2pm-2:45pm - All Ages Dance/Instrument Jam (appropriate for kids too young for other classes or those who are into less structure and more play) $15 for the month.

Dance in My Backyard! Backyard dance festival with Eroca Nicol and her dance company. August 23 2.30 pm, at 171 Havelock Street.

 

From the August 2008 Newsletter:

THEATRE IN THE PARK: HORSE FEATHERS.

Wednesdays to Sundays 7.30 pm (ends August 17).
'''Location: just west of the field house, near the basketball court.
From artistic director
David Anderson''': “Horse Feathers is about the bygone days of the Dufferin Race Track and the dreams of local residents for a better life. The track was an integral part of this neighbourhood from 1907-1955, and we join the story at the end of an era, when the track is sold to developers to create what is now the Dufferin Mall. This wild romp in the park features large-scale puppetry, stilt walking, commedia dell’arte and live music. Horse Feathers is part of Clay & Paper Theatre’s continuing community project, Building Local Stories, an important initiative that ensures that the local stories of the diverse communities of Toronto are shared and remembered.”

Next year will be a hundred years since the Dufferin Race Track got its permanent charter (amid much controversy). There are many older people in the neighbourhood who still remember the race track. Maybe Horse Feathers will bring back memories and more stories will emerge. Meantime, there’s also a display of old racetrack pictures and stories on the wading pool shed bulletin board, put together by local historian Michael Monastyrskyj.

From the August 2008 Newsletter:

ALL CAPS ANNUAL FREE SUMMER CONCERT

Saturday August 9, 2pm to 8pm
Location: in the Garrison Creek Hollow (Dufferin side of the park). From organizer Ryan McLaren: There will be frisbee, soccer, a BBQ, sidewalk chalk, a mix CD trade and more! Bring a blanket, read a book, bring a slip'n'slide, bring some gloves and a ball and play catch, whatever you like, all while enjoying 8 amazing bands and musicians. We've got a really diverse cross section of music, from hip hop to avant experimental, Electro-pop to acoustic folk, indie rock to math pop.

From the August 2008 Newsletter:

PARK DANCE CLASSES WITH EROCA, SATURDAYS IN AUGUST

12:30pm-1pm - 5 and under, 1:15pm-2pm - 6-8 year olds – $20 for the month. 2pm-2:45pm - All Ages Dance/Instrument Jam (appropriate for kids too young for other classes or those who are into less structure and more play) $15 for the month.

From the July 2008 Newsletter:

THE SCOUTS ARE COMING! Saturday July 5, 9 am to 7 pm

On Saturday July 5 from 9 a.m. to 7 pm, the local Scout Troop will be having fun events at the park. This takes the place of the annual Scouts family camping trip, and non-members are also welcome to come by and find out more about scouting. For more information, call Ken Rosa at 416 888-7073.

From the July 2008 Newsletter:

THEATRE IN THE PARK: HORSE FEATHERS.

Opening night: Friday July 18, 7.30 pm.(In the grove near the baseball diamond.) From artistic director David Anderson: “Horse Feathers is about the bygone days of the Dufferin Race Track and the dreams of local residents for a better life. The track was an integral part of this neighbourhood from 1907-1955, and we join the story at the end of an era, when the track is sold to developers to create what is now the Dufferin Mall. This wild romp in the park features large-scale puppetry, stilt walking, commedia dell’arte and live music. Horse Feathers is part of Clay & Paper Theatre’s continuing community project, Building Local Stories, an important initiative that ensures that the local stories of the diverse communities of Toronto are shared and remembered.”

Next year will be a hundred years since the Dufferin Race Track got its permanent charter (amid much controversy). There are many old people in the neighbourhood who still remember the race track. Maybe Horse Feathers will bring back memories and more stories will emerge.

Dufferin Dance Classes in the park.

Location: in front of the rain shelter

Schedule: Saturdays only--First class July 5
12:30pm-1pm--> 5 and under --$40 for July and August
1:15pm-2pm--> 6-8 year olds--$40 for July and August
2pm-2:45pm-->All Ages Dance/Instrument Jam (appropriate for kids too young for other classes or those who are into less structure and more play)-- $30 for July and August

There will be a sign up sheet at the food cart and at the market and Friday Night Supper. No one will be excluded because of lack of funds. But we have to charge this year to cover the cost of Eroca's time. You can pay in cash or make out a cheque to CELOS. If you have any questions, email Eroca at erocanicols@hotmail.com

June 18-22, THE FIFTH ANNUAL COOKING FIRE THEATRE FESTIVAL.


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Nightly performances begin at 7:00 PM, dinner served from 6:00 PM Celebrating theatre, food and public space in Dufferin Grove Park. The audience is led from site to site in Dufferin Grove Park, to see performances by companies from Portugal, the USA and Toronto. Delicious organic meals will be served to the audience over cooking fires and from the park's two wood-fired outdoor community bake-ovens.

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From the June 2008 Newsletter:

Day of Delight

June 14, 2 – 5 pm Clay and Paper Theatre presents the DAY OF DELIGHT From producer Krista Dalby: We are presenting 11 acts and over 100 artists in a mere 3 hours! It starts at 2 and there is a new act every 15 minutes, in a variety of locations around the park. Admission is pay-what-you-can – suggested donation $10
2:00 PM - Samba Kidz
2:15 PM - Love/All by Random Acts of Dance, performed by Julie Grant, Liisa Murray & Zita Nyarady; additional contributors: Laura Bolander & Ivana Matovina.
2:30 PM – Venus
, performed by Steven Bitaxi (dance, trumpet), Vanessa Kimmons (dance), Cara Spooner (dance), and Alison Young (dance, saxophone). Choreographer: Shirin Yousefi.
2:45 PM – How Alice and Mathilde Learn the True Meaning of Love by Project Undertow, performed by Ingrid Doucet, Pamela Ferguson and Anna Hardwick. 3:00 PM - Whirling Dervishes. Choreographer: Roula Said. Performed by Michelle Denis, Catherine McLeod, Zita Nyarady, Roula Said, Meaghan Shields, Chad Walasek, Jayne Walling.
3:15 PM – Community Chorus for Love
by Nicole Arends and Gilles Gagnon.
3:30 PM – Masks and Dolls by Urvieves Dance Collective, performed by Zeena Dotiwalla, Sabra Frankel, Paromita Kar.
3:45 PM – A→MAR→GO. Directed by Lúcia Ramos, Performed by Mário Lourenço and Luisa Lourenço, Production Assistant Rui Soares.
4:00 PM -
Invisible Girl & The Clown
. Dancers - Celine Marks, Gabrielle Charron-Merritt, D. Alex Meeks, Robert Kingsbury. Les Yeux Brass - Steven Bitaxi, Trumpet; Matthew MacLean, Trumpet; Elizabeth Fava, French Horn; Stephen Rutan, Trombone.
4:15 PM – The Nightwood by Back Burner Productions, based on the story by Robin Muller. Performed by: Adam Berry, Glyn Bowerman, Marla Brennan, Katrina Carey, Laura Collu, Guy Doucette, Simon Esler, Sochi Fried, Ying Han, Eric Hopkins, John Jacobs, Chris Rouse, Neema Sharma, Sarah Thorpe. Crew: Gabriel Esler, Melissa Joakim, Holly Lloyd, Phillip Woolam.
4:30 - Maracatu Nunca Antes - an afro-brasilian percussion and performance troupe led by Aline Morales.

From the June 2008 Newsletter:

Cooking Fire Theatre Festival

June 18-22, THE FIFTH ANNUAL COOKING FIRE THEATRE FESTIVAL. Nightly performances begin at 7:00 PM, dinner served from 6:00 PM Celebrating theatre, food and public space in Dufferin Grove Park. From organizer Sarah Cormier: “Each evening, hosts Les Trouvères will lead the audience from site to site throughout the park to see performances ranging from a pickle-puppet show to a manual on how to deal with very large disasters, by companies from Portugal, the USA and Toronto. Delicious organic meals will be served to the audience over cooking fires and from the park’s two wood-fired outdoor community bake ovens.” It’s pay-what-you-can for the performances, suggested donation for the evening $10.

COOKING FIRE THEATRE FESTIVAL LINEUP

Golgi Apparatus (Toronto) Ahoy! With only their wits and a rubber dingy, the three clown crusaders Fellini, Can Can and the Colonel set sail on another misadventure. Will they tread water or be hung out to dry? A rough and tumble nautical adventure for all ages. From the physical theatre company that brought you last year's Bigfoot.

Buddy Nutt (Pittsburgh) Pickleville Pickleville is a nonverbal musical puppet performance piece portraying the story of Sam the tragedy stricken reluctant dancing pickle man. A story of personal triumph, in which Sam is confronted with horrific loss and mourning but offered a glimmer of hope from an unlikely little dog made of gherkins. Pickleville is a dreamlike place in which the least unusual thing is that everything is made of pickles.

Scrapheap Theatre (Toronto) Hellooo… Scrapheap digs deep to bring you a calamitous, site-specific comedy. Ever wonder: When yelling down a well, does anybody hear you? And if they do, do they hear you well? Well, is anybody down there…there…there? Join this daring duo as they jump, stumble and careen their way through a subterranean land where everything is what it seems - until it isn't - and one plus one equals two and half…half…half.

Teatro Arado (Portugal) The Bird of Spring/O Passaro da Primavera performed June 18-21 only. A dazzling piece that combines performers, puppetry and live music to tell the story of a melancholy bird and his search for spring. Performed in English and Portuguese, this tale comes all the way from Portugal. Teatro Arado has toured this piece throughout Europe, and now comes to Canada for the first time with a story for every child that lives under the moon.

And a special performance at 5:00 PM on Saturday, June 21 and Sunday, June 22 only:

Theaturtle (Toronto) Alphonse by Wajdi Mouawad, translated by Shelley Tepperman performed by Alon Nashman Alphonse, a boy with a huge imagination, has not come home and everyone's looking for him. In fact, Alphonse is walking along a country road inventing the extraordinary adventures of Pierre-Paul René, "a gentle boy with a one-note voice who is never surprised by anything." In the process we experience a powerful reflection on the joy and pain of being young and what is lost in crossing the threshold to adulthood. Festival info: 416-655-4841
See Cookingfire website.

From the June 2008 Newsletter:

Children's Outdoor Arts Camps In The Park

1.Summer Arts for children: In collaboration with CELOS, artists Gillian Tremain and Jeannie Soley are once again offering a four day art camp for children between 8 and 12: July 1st to July 4th , 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. They write: “This 4-day camp will focus on printmaking and a collaborative weaving project. The children will learn how to design and cut a lino block, print it, make repeat patterns, and explore a variety of techniques and printing surfaces. The weaving will be a whimsical summer creation using natural materials such as grasses, twigs, leaves, nests and fresh flowers. We will hang our weaving in the park for everyone’s delight.” For more information, contact them at fjsoley@hotmail.com or gillyt@ca.inter.net

2. Summer Art Camp for Children: In collaboration with CELOS, back again is Erin Robertson and her Papier-mâché Camp at Dufferin Grove Park: This year’s theme is Magic in the Grove. Erin believes the Park is alive with magical creatures: treefolk, fairies, ogres, pixies and maybe even giants. Spend 5 days in the park searching for these timid beings and developing your own enchanted beast. Learn how to make a wire armature & cover it with papier-mâché. Then, you’ll get to paint and collage on it. On Friday, the whole group will display their artwork in an outdoor exhibit. Each morning & afternoon a couple of hours will be spent on art and during breaks you’ll go to the wading pool, playground or pizza oven. More information: Lyla Rye at lylarye@sympatico.ca

From the June 2008 Newsletter:

Annual PORTUGAL DAY Parade: Sunday June 8, 11 a.m.

This parade, with its theme of Portuguese history, is one of the most interesting parades in Toronto. It starts on Lansdowne just south of Bloor, goes past MacGregor Park, bends onto Dundas Street, and leads into two days of celebration at Trinity Bellwoods Park. There are huge horses, ships on wheels, floats depicting every aspect of past and present Portuguese life, regional costumes, folk dancers, Fado music. The Portuguese are international masters of float-making. See The Portugal Day Parade Gallery

From the May 2008 Newsletter:

A LITTLE PREVIEW OF SUMMER ACTIVITIES:

THEATRE:

David Anderson and Krista Dalby of Clay and Paper Theatre are working on a play about the Dufferin Race Track that was across the street from the park until 1955. The Cooking Fire Theatre Festival, from June 18 to 22, will include a group coming direct from Portugal this year and also (at last) a one-man show by park neighbour and well-known actor Alon Nashman.

ARTS:

Summer Arts for children: In collaboration with CELOS, artists Gillian Tremain and Jeannie Soley are once again offering a four day art camp for children between 8 and 12: July 1st to July 4th , 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. They write: “This 4-day camp will focus on printmaking and a collaborative weaving project. The children will learn how to design and cut a lino block, print it, make repeat patterns, and explore a variety of techniques and printing surfaces. The weaving will be a whimsical summer creation using natural materials such as grasses, twigs, leaves, nests and fresh flowers. We will hang our weaving in the park for everyone’s delight.” For more information, contact them at fjsoley@hotmail.com or gillyt@ca.inter.net

From the May 2008 Newsletter:

Annual “Toronto Reclaiming Community” Maypole Dance and Beltane ritual, Sunday May 4, 2.30 – 8pm.

From organizer Kim Fry: “ Beltane, also known as May Eve, May Day and Walpurgis Night, happens at the beginning of May. It celebrates the height of Spring and the flowering of life. From 2.30 to 4.30 pm we will have children’s activities in the park. The ritual begins at 5 pm. There will be a maypole dance followed by a feast. Please bring: flowers and decorations for altars, materials for flower crowns, either a 25 foot ribbon for the maypole (if possible) or a 15 foot ribbon for the children’s maypole (we wil have extras) and contributions for the potluck. We will pass a hat for contributions to cover the costs….We will be making offerings to thank the trees so if you have something to share, please bring it with you.” Everyone Welcome. For more information call Kim at 647 406-0664.

posted May 18, 2008

6th annual Day of Delight, June 14


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Clay & Paper Theatre presents
Day Of Delight
A celebration of love, courtship and desire!
June 14, 2008 at Dufferin Grove Park, 2 to 5 PM
Dufferin south of Bloor

Please click on the poster for details.

posted April 19, 2008

From the Clay and Paper Newsletter:

Stiltwalking Workshops May 1 - June 12

Once weekly: Thurs one week, Fri the next, Sat the next, starting May 1 to June 12

Our drop-in community stiltwalking workshops are coming back!

Stop by and give it a try, or brush up on your skills.

Meet at the Field House in Dufferin Grove Park, that's the small brick building near the soccer field.

Make sure to wear comfortable shoes and clothing.

Cost: $5 or Pay-What-You Can.

Thurs. May 1, 7-9 PM
Fri. May 9, 7-9 PM
Sat. May 17, 2-4 PM
Thurs. May 22, 7-9 PM
Fri. May 30, 7-9 PM
Sat. June 7, 2-4 PM
Thurs. June 12, 7-9 PM

In case of rain or super-soggy ground, we will cancel. Need more info? Contact Krista at krista_dalby@hotmail.com.

pictured: stiltwalking star Renna Reddie

See Clay And Paper Theater website.

 

posted April 19, 2008

From the Clay and Paper Newsletter:

Banner Making Workshop - Mad Pride, May 24

Tis the season for parades and protests! Need a banner to carry?

Join with participants from Mad Pride Toronto for a banner making workshop on Saturday May 24, 11 AM to 4 PM, at Dufferin Grove Park! The Mad Pride folks will be making banners for the Bed Push on July 20, but you are welcome to make a banner for whatever you want: anti-war protests, the Gay Pride parade, or our very own Night of Dread. You can also pitch in and help on a community banner.

Cost is $10 or Pay-What-You-Can, supplies provided.

Please RSVP to krista_dalby@hotmail.com

See Clay And Paper Theater website.

 

posted April 19, 2008

From the Clay and Paper Newsletter:

The BIG Festival - everyone is invited! June 21

On June 21, 2008, from Christie to Lansdowne along historic Bloor Street, The BIG Festival will celebrate local business, community, arts and culture with a unique street fair featuring hundreds of events, activities and exhibitions.

Closed to traffic to celebrate summer in the city, Bloor will host up to 600 tables that will make a line from Christie Street to Lansdowne Avenue. During the day, from 1 to 6 PM, the tables will be used for projects, exhibitions, commercial sales, games, garage sales, crafts, food, and neighbourhood information. At 6 PM, participants will reset their table with tablecloths for the biggest dinner party in Toronto’s history!

You can sponsor a table of your own for just $25 if you reserve by April 30.

CLICK HERE for more info - and mark your calendars now!

See Clay And Paper Theater website.

 

posted April 19, 2008

From the Clay and Paper Newsletter:

Community Arts Ontario Forum, CAO Forum

CAO Members, supporters, practitioners and aficionados of Community Arts are invited to attend CAO’s Forum 2008: Artists as Workers/Workers as Artists taking place in Toronto from May 2 to 4.

Presented in partnership with the Mayworks Festival, the forum features panel discussions, workshops, a talking circle, mobile printmaking studio, performances, readings, video screenings, photographs, book launch/readings, songs, stories and poetry around the fire pit, and the Mayworks Festival finale concert. Discussion topics include:

  • how emerging artists in Ontario develop their own community art practices
  • report findings from the Weaving Tapestries workshop series
  • celebrating food and agricultural workers
  • labour and community arts collaborations
  • challenges facing northern and Aboriginal artists
  • community artists' strategies for survival

Taking place at FoodShare (90 Croatia St near Dufferin and Bloor), Dufferin Grove Park, and the Steelworkers Hall (finale concert), this year’s gathering is a unique opportunity to share experiences with creative workers who change lives, communities and society.

For more info CLICK HERE.

See Clay And Paper Theater website.

 

posted April 19, 2008

From the Clay and Paper Newsletter:

Day of Delight - Call for submissions closes April 25

The 6th annual Day of Delight - a celebration of love, courtship and desire - is set to lustfully unfold at Dufferin Grove Park on the afternoon of Saturday, June 14, 2008.

We are seeking sexy collaborators of all artistic disciplines to contribute works on themes of Love, Courtship and Desire, within the context and tradition of outdoor performance in public space. This includes theatre, music, dance, spectacle, poetry, installation, puppetry... we dare you to surprise us!

Offerings can be large or small, new or old - but must be focused on themes of love, courtship and desire. Works of about 15 minutes in length seem to work best.

We will be offering a modest honorarium to all participating individuals or groups. Please note that you are responsible for providing all requirements for your production, ie: cast, director, set pieces, etc; although we will provide whatever support we can.

Deadline for Submissions: APRIL 25, 2008. Those accepted will be notified by April 30.

Please submit your proposal (in whatever form you wish) to krista_dalby@hotmail.com. If you want to do things old-school, you can mail your proposal to Clay & Paper Theatre, 163 Concord Ave. Toronto, ON M6H 2P2

Feel free to email or call if you need more information: (416) 537-9105.

illustration by the inimitable Barbara Klunder

See Clay And Paper Theater website.

 

Call for Submissions - Day of Delight

posted March 20, 2008

After such a long, long winter it is definitely time to start dreaming of spring!

The 6th annual Day of Delight - a celebration of love, courtship and desire - is set to lustfully unfold at Dufferin Grove Park on the afternoon of Saturday, June 14, 2008.

We are seeking sexy collaborators of all artistic disciplines to contribute works on themes of Love, Courtship and Desire, within the context and tradition of outdoor performance in public space. This includes theatre, music, dance, spectacle, poetry, installation, puppetry... we dare you to surprise us!

Offerings can be large or small, new or old - but must be focused on themes of love, courtship and desire. Works of about 15 minutes in length seem to work best.

We will be offering a modest honorarium to all participating individuals or groups. Please note that you are responsible for providing all requirements for your production, ie: cast, director, set pieces, etc; although we will provide whatever support we can.

Deadline for Submissions: APRIL 25, 2008. Those accepted will be notified by April 30.

Please submit your proposal (in whatever form you wish) to krista_dalby(at)hotmail.com. If you want to do things old-school, you can mail your proposal to Clay & Paper Theatre, 163 Concord Ave. Toronto, ON M6H 2P2

Feel free to email or call if you need more information: (416) 537-9105.

From the March 2008 Newsletter:

DIGIN TO DOCS Film Screening Series

The Dupont Improvement Group (DIGIN) is hosting this film series (Donna Cowan is the president of DIGIN and also the film screening organizer). Donna sent this information: Monthly screenings of award-winning films. Join us as we delve into worlds rarely seen; and celebrate how courageous people are daring to make a difference. Bloor Collegiate, 1141 Bloor St west. Pay What You Can - suggested donations: $4 per person, $8 per family

March 17th 7pm CHEATING DEATH Cheating Death takes us inside the mind of a man still struggling with the temptations of the street, while at the same time trying to serve God. This documentary is a journey into the world of drugs, gangs and guns - a world much talked about and feared but rarely understood.

Confirmed guests include Gyasi Ferdinand, subject of Cheating Death; Karim Ismaili, Associate Professor & Interim Chair, Dept of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Ryerson University; Staff Sergeant Frank Besenthal, Toronto Police Services (14 Division)


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