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A Double Take at New World Stage

Enwave Theatre
Tuesday, April 3 until Thursday April 5, 8 p.m.
Q & A Wednesday, April 4


Toronto, Tuesday, March 27, 2007—Harbourfront Centre’s New World Stage International Performance series, unveils a double bill by internationally renowned artists, Cristina Moura, and Sarah Chase. Brazilian born, Cristina Moura, presents her solo performance, Like an Idiot, a powerful creative piece about isolation and difference. Toronto native, and now a resident of Hornsby Island, BC, Sarah Chase, reveals her compelling story, The Passenger, about reflections of moments in time told through movement. These two performers will share the stage for three performances only, April 3 through 5, beginning at 8 p.m., with a post-show Q&A on April 4. All shows are held in the Harbourfront Centre's Enwave Theatre, located at 231 Queens Quay West. For more information and tickets contact Harbourfront Centre at 416-973-4000 or at check out the website at www.harbourfrontcentre.com/nws .

A professional dancer since the age of 15, Cristina Moura, has performed and toured with various companies from Brazil and Europe. Like an Idiot, is an emotional and at times humorous performance with a powerful narrative, based on her own personal experiences. The story is told predominately through movement, yet even without words the viewer receives a clear idea and understanding of the story she exposes. The vulnerability that Moura presents to the audience is masked by her fierce and strong stage presence, giving insight into her struggle with isolation and expectations. The piece encompasses music from Mozart to Lauryn Hill.

Sarah Chase is an independent dancer and choreographer, as well as a storyteller with international acclaim. While living on the border of a Toronto park she realized she was living in a historical place. Her enchanting piece entitled The Passenger, tells the story of 1832, when an enormous flock of passenger pigeons flew over the same Toronto park near which she resided. For three days and three nights the sky was covered by the mass of birds. Chase tells this story from the first hand experiences written at the time of the occurrence. Traveling from past to present, in her nineteenth century dress, Chase appears to float through time. In this wonderfully constructed narrative, Chase describes a story with more than just words, she shows how the influence of movement and music can be a powerful tool illustrate memories.

Harbourfront Centre’s New World Stage is a dynamic, world-class, signature program presenting a new, contemporary format featuring 17 productions, that encompass multiple performance disciplines including theatre, dance, music, cabaret and more. The performance series runs January 24 through June 10, 2007.

This edition of New World Stage converges with Luminato, Toronto’s Festival of Arts and Creativity, June 1-10 with a number of leading edge international performances including Risk Everything (TR Warszawa), Back Home (Urban Theatre Projects) and Shen Wei Dance Arts (China/USA). As a finale for New World Stage and the welcoming social hub for Luminato, the Spiegel Show takes over the Spiegeltent’ntavern. Luminato, Toronto’s inaugural multidisciplinary arts festival, connects the creative spirit to every corner of the city for 10 inspiring days with more than 90 events in venues and locations citywide.

Harbourfront Centre offers Packages and Single tickets. Package offers include discounts with assigned, value-added benefits per package. For tickets and information about this new series call 416-973-4000 or online www.harbourfrontcentre.com/nws .

Westin Harbour Castle is the official host hotel of New World Stage.
New World Stage is supported by Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund, Luminato Festival of Arts and Creativity 2007, Canadian Heritage, and Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada.


Media Contact:
Bill Bobek
Media Relations
Harbourfront Centre
416-973-4428
wbobek@harbourfrontcentre.com

Karolina Kowal
Media Relations
Harboufront Centre
416-973-4397
kkowal@harbourfrontcentre.com
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