Featuring MUKUTHÔ performers, Casimiro Nhussi and Pulga Muchochoma. Photo by Dahlia Katz.
A Dream Come True in High Park
Written by Canadian Stage & Dream in High Park Partner Presenters
We asked our friends & partners about their favourite moments from #DreaminHighPark!
Seeing the bats fly overhead during the show and watching audience members excitedly look up and point. It's just perfect that the bats were the stars of Bat Night! – Jenny Davis, Event & Volunteer Coordinator, High Park Nature Centre
When the sound of 50 pairs of hands echoed around the High Park Amphitheatre after three musicians from Tafelmusik Orchestra played a modest little concert, I teared up – NOW Magazine
Bringing together their collective experience in traditional music in 21st Century Toronto, we witnessed the creative process and exciting results of this uniquely Canadian musical project. – Presented as a part of 25 for 25 - Small World Music's 25th Anniversary Program
A true highlight of our summer was Maggie & Me: A Healing Dance being presented at Dream in High Park. This piece was originally slated for Native Earth's 19.20 season, and it means the world to have Christine's beautiful work come to life at an outdoor theatre in such a powerful way after more than a year of isolation. – Native Earth Performing Arts
We were thrilled to partner with Canadian Stage to bring dance, live and on film, to the park once again. It was an honor to be closing the season of Dream in High Park and to share the beauty and power of dance with audiences. – Sylvie Bouchard, Festival Director, Dusk Dances
Mukuthô was the performance that the community needed. Not only was it one of the first in-person performances during the pandemic, but it was one that was interactive, fun, and got the audience out of their seats. Above all Mukuthô was an important reminder; rooted in a Mozambican ritual from the Chuabo tribe, Mukuthô conveys the importance of connecting with our ancestors and elders for guidance in this life. – dance Immersion
Sweet dreams everyone! Thank you for sharing the summer with us.
Dream in High Park Sponsors
GOVERNMENT SUPPORT: Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund, Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council and the Government of Canada
CORPORATE SUPPORT: TD Bank through the Ready Commitment
WITH SUPPORT FROM: David W. Binet, John and Nancy Embry, The Azrieli Foundation, The Polar Foundation, The McLean Foundation
Written in collaboration with Christine Friday from Friday Creeations, Native Earth and Canadian Stage
Christine Friday is an Indigenous storyteller, choreographer, and dancer. In this edition of CS Grid, we take a deep dive into Christine's life story beyond the stage, inviting you into her mindscape and work inspirations and her relationship with self.
Curated from responses by the youth performers of Is My Microphone On?
In this edition of CS Grid, we invite cast members of Is My Microphone On?, all between the ages of 13 to 17, to tell us what they care about. Find out what stirs their hearts, what answers they want, and what actions they demand.
MUKUTHÔ comes at a unique time and place, having it's world premire as part of Canadian Stage’s Dream in High Park summer program in Toronto. We hear from Timea Wharton-Suri, Curator and Program Director at dance Immersion, who gives us an inside look at the beginnings of this creation and how the work landed at High Park.