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Friday, May 16, 2014

Camera Call: HarbourKIDS Toronto International Circus Festival – May 17-19

(News Release)

Co-produced by Zero Gravity Circus

WHAT:
Come experience the magic of the circus this Victoria Day weekend. Discover acrobats and jugglers, comedians and clowns. Take a turn at tumbling and tour the site aboard the HarbourKIDS Express.

There will also be a technical rehearsal on May 16, 1:30 – 7:00pm, at the WestJet Stage for behind the scenes and interview opportunities. Please note that there will be a break in rehearsals from 3:30pm – 4:30pm, performers will be available for interviews during this time. 

WHERE:
Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto, M5J 2G8


 
WHEN:
Friday, May 16, 1:30 pm – 7:00pm (technical rehearsal, media only)
Saturday, May 17, 11:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday, May 18, 11:00am – 5:00pm
Monday, May 19, 11:00am – 5:00pm


HIGHLIGHTS:
Zero Gravity Circus Bollywood
Daily, 11:00am – 4:15pm, WestJet Stage

Bollywood, without gravity! This lively and glamorous spectacle will delight and amaze you – shake your bangles with Zero Gravity Circus! Featuring a blend of classical, folk, Indian and Western dance styles and performed to modern Hindi “filmi” music, this colourful show is rooted in drama, dance, acrobatics and love.

Sweet Variety of Circus
Daily, 11:00am – 5:00pm, Redpath Stage

A confection of exceptional circus variety acts! Showcasing stupendous jugglers, knee-slapping interactive comedians, playful clowns and many surprising performers with unusual skills!

You Gonna Eat That?
A Harbourfront Centre Commission
May 17-18, 1:00pm & 3:00pm, Brigantine Room

A fast-paced comedic cooking show about slow food. You Gonna Eat That? makes cooking fun, safe and easy. The show takes audiences from dirt-to plate and lets them know how real food is grown, what to do with it once you get it and how it tastes. It’s an adventure that shows how the world can be discovered through cooking.

When Pigs Fly...Into Alien Spaceships
A Harbourfront Centre Commission
May 17, 2:30pm & 4:00pm, May 18, 11:30am, May 19, 2:30pm & 4:00pm
Studio Theatre

Meet Astronaut Pig Hadfield. Pig Hadfield has dedicated years of study and work in the field of astr’oink’onomy, answering one of life’s deepest questions: “When will pigs really fly?”

KinderCirque
Daily, 11:00am – 5:00pm, Lakeside Terrace

Kids from 2-5 years old take centre stage at the circus "little top," where they can try floor acrobatics, mini-trampoline, aerial trapeze, silks, rope and more!
 
Complete festival listings: http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/harbourkids

For more information the public may call 416-973-4000 or visit harbourfrontcentre.com.

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