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Harbourfront Centre Marks the Evolution of Independent Arts and Culture with IndieUNLIMITED

IndieUNLIMITED free events at multiple venues
Friday August 25 – Sunday August 27, 2006 (235 Queens Quay West, Toronto)
Public Information: 416-973-4000 or www.harbourfrontcentre.com

TORONTO, August 8, 2006- Harbourfront Centre celebrates its first ever festival of independent culture, IndieUNLIMITED, taking place August 25 through August 27, 2006! IndieUNLIMITED will be presented by NOW Magazine to commemorate its 25th anniversary. With the best in do-it-yourself music and culture, IndieUNLIMITED includes performances by headliners such as Herbert and The Hidden Cameras, and welcomes Indie Village – a full service artists’ resources centre.

IndieUNLIMITED will be a meeting of the minds for Canada’s biggest and brightest independent talent, from top electronica, rock and alt-country indie musicians, cutting edge theatre, buzz worthy film, integrated dance, literary artists, an information hub and activist art. All concerts and events are free admission! A schedule is attached.

MUSIC- A diverse array of international and national independent musicians will be taking the stage for IndieUNLIMITED, including power collaborator Herbert(UK); instrumental and vocal innovators Volcano!(Chicago); funky rockers The Chinese Stars (Providence, R.I.); Montreal brewed global grooves with Nomadic Massive; transcendental mood rock supergroup Bell Orchestre(Montreal); rock punk expressionists Think About Life(Montreal); electro pop fun with Telefauna (Montreal), Vancouver based lyrical wizards They Shoot Horses Don’t They; and the rich sounds of TORNGAT (Montreal).

A noteworthy gathering of Toronto’s independent music acts will take part in IndieUNLIMITED. This includes the haunting melodies of 2004 Canadian Independent Music Award Winners Great Lake Swimmers; top singer/guitarist Amy Millan; a CD release show from The Hidden Cameras; mind blowing rock from Hylozoists; unique musical interpretations of The Singing Saw Shadow Show with Polmo Polpo; electro clash retro stylings with Fritz Helder & The Phantoms; vaudeville antics from Friendly Rich and The Lollipop People and a Shack Up! Showcase from DJ duo, Mikey Apples and Jaime Sin.

DANCE- Harbourfront Centre is pleased to present the Integrated Dance Artists Collective an interactive exploration of relationships and shared space, choreographed by Meagan O’Shea. The weekend will also feature performances by Series 8:08.

VISUAL ARTS- During the course of IndieUNLIMITED, Harbourfront Centre will host an installation from ARCfest, curated by Syrus Marcus Ware. ARC, which stands for Artists for Real Change, convey artistic interpretations of Canadian and international human rights and activism.

FILMIndieUNLIMITED will screen the 2005 smash hit mockumentary, The Life and Hard Times of Guy Terrifico, featuring a who’s who of Canada’s music and pop culture insiders. From the Images Film Festival, a selection of local, national and international video and film will be shown from Images’A Little Planet program.

INDIE VILLAGE -Harbourfront Centre is pleased to feature Indie Village as part of the inaugural IndieUNLIMITED festivities. This unique artists’ resource centre allows attendees an opportunity to hear and swap information about all things independent from theatre, film, music, dance, visual arts and more. With readings, vendor booths and networking, Indie Village will be a busy weekend destination. Confirmed Indie Village booths include Hot Docs and Artscape along with readings from Broken Pencil.

THEATREIndieUNLIMITED is pleased to present The Rat King Opera, a revolutionary “chamber rock” opera with groundbreaking performances from a cast and crew consisting entirely of Toronto indie artists. On hand will also be toy puppetry and theatre from the Cardboard Heart Imagination Laboratory.

KIDS – Harbourfront Centre offers early lessons for the do it yourself youngster with the music of Sir Jerry, a colourful cast of fantastical characters embarking on a mystical, musical journey. For the animatedly inclined, young minds will also be engaged by Learn to Draw Comic Art with Blac Ice.
Below is a complete list of performances for IndieUNLIMITED.

IndieUNLIMITED (August 25 to 27, 2006)

Friday, August 25:
Visual Art –ARC Fest Exhibit (6 p.m. – 12 a.m. – Marilyn Brewer Community Space)
Music – Nomadic Massive (8 p.m. - Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage)
Music – Herbert (9:30 p.m. – Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage – Presented by NOW Magazine)
Music – Wavelength / Music Gallery event featuring Volcano! and Singing Saw Shadow Show meets Polmo Polpo (11 p.m. - Brigantine Room - Late Night Now - Presented by Brahma)
Music – Shack Up (featuring Chinese Stars) with Mikey Apples & Jaime Sin
(11 p.m. - Lakeside Terrace)

Saturday, August 26:
Visual Art –ARCFest Exhibit (noon – 11 p.m. - Marilyn Brewer Community Space)
Dance – Series 8:08 (1 p.m. Toronto Star stage)
Music – Great Lake Swimmers (2 p.m. – Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage)
Theatre – Cardboard Heart Imagination Laboratory
(various times between 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. – Ann Tindal Park )
Indie Village (2 p.m. – 7 p.m. - Lakeside Terrace Tent)
Literary – Readings from Broken Pencil – Various Times
Access information and services inside this artists’ resource centre and meeting place.
Film – The Life and Hard Times of Guy Terrifico (2 p.m. – Studio Theatre)
Kids – Learn to Draw Comic Art (2 p.m. and 4 p.m. – Zoom! Kids Tent)
Music – Amy Millan (3:30 p.m. – Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage)
Dance – Integrated Dance Artists Collective perform When I see you again
(3 p.m. – Toronto Star Stage)
Music – Angela Desveaux (5 p.m. – Toronto Star Stage)
Theatre – The Rat King Rock Opera (6 p.m. – Studio Theatre)
Music – Telefauna (7 p.m. – Toronto Star Stage)
Music – Fritz Helder & The Phantoms (8 p.m. - Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage)
Music – The Hidden Cameras (9:30 p.m. – Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage)
Music – Over The Top Fest (featuring Torngat, They Shoot Horses Don't They and Think About Life) (11 p.m. – Brigantine Room Late Night NOW – Presented by Brahma)

Sunday, August 27:
Visual Art –ARCFest Exhibit (noon – 6 p.m. - Marilyn Brewer Community Space)
Film – Images Film Festival (1:30 p.m. – Studio Theatre)
Theatre – Cardboard Heart Imagination Laboratory (4 p.m. – Ann Tindal Park )
Indie Village (2 p.m. – 7 p.m. - Lakeside Terrace Tent)
Access information and services inside this artists’ resource centre and meeting place.
Music – Sir Jerry (2 p.m. – Toronto Star Stage)
Kids – Learn to Draw Comic Art (2 p.m. and 4 p.m. – Zoom! Kids Tent)
Music – Hylozoists (3 p.m. – Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage)
Music – Bell Orchestre (part of the Pepsi Concert Series 4:30 p.m. –
Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage)
Literary - Perpetual Motion Roadshow Special Edition- ( 4:30 p.m. Brigantine Room)
Theatre – The Rat King Rock Opera (5 p.m. – Studio Theatre)
Music – Friendly Rich & the Lollipop People (6 p.m. – Toronto Star Stage)

World Café: August 25 to August 27:
Vendors include: Can Caribbean; Mi Lindo; Johnny Schwarma; Bright Pearl; Udupi; Young Thailand;
Four Seasons; One Love Corn; Churros Ricos Churros; Tropical Food Hut

Attention Media: For more summer information and festival releases go to www.harbourfrontcentre.com/wr/info/media.php
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Geography, history, memory all guide us as we struggle to find a sense of belonging and identity. They can direct us as clearly as a map or a compass. But does your heritage define you or does it make you part of a community? Do you belong to your neighborhood or does it belong to you? What is your place in the world? Power of Place is part of an ongoing exploration of ideas-based programming at Harbourfront Centre, June through December 2006.
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