Panamania: Week 2!

17 Jul

We were busy covering the beautiful madness that is the Toronto Fringe Festival last week, but now that it has wrapped up we cast our attention to the other massive arts festival currently bringing the city to life; Panamania (the cultural festival associated with the ongoing Pan Am Games). With legendary Canadian artists like Rick Miller and Robert Lepage premiering new theatrical works, and international fan favourites like The Flaming Lips playing free concerts, Panamania is a gold medal performance it its own right.

Here is a handy tip sheet of everything going on over the next few days. Full details can be found on the Panamania website. Get out there and see something!


 

FRIDAY, JULY 17

PANAMANIA LIVE @ NATHAN PHILLIPS SQUARE (FREE)

12:30pm – Rafael & Energia Dominicana

5:30pm – Tkaranto Bounce

6pm – Adonis Puentes & the Voice of Cuba Orchestra

7:30pm – Alexander Abreu y Havana D’Primera

8:15pm – Chico Trujillo

9:15pm – Greta Hodgkinson in Venom

9:45pm – Alexander Abreu y Havana D’Primera

 

CIBC PAN AM PARK (FREE)

1pm – Juan de Marcos & Afro Cuban All Stars

2:30pm – Nelson Tagoona

3pm – Dextrous One

5pm – Devin Cuddy Band

6:30pm – Colin James

8pm – The Arsenals

 

PANAMANIA LIVE @ THE DISTILLERY DISTRICT (FREE)

12:30pm – Ash & Bloom

3:30pm – Jeremy Ledbetter & CaneFire

5:30pm – Chloe Charles

7:30pm – Kytami

9:45pm – Eva Avila

 

PANAMANIA PRESENTATIONS THEATRE

OPENING NIGHT – LEO is a mind-bending, funny, surreal, and surprisingly touching work that

challenges the senses and tests perceptions of reality through a solo physical theatre piece that combines the clever interplay of acrobatics and high tech video projection.

7pm Leo Fleck Dance Theatre at Harbourfront Centre (WP) $ Runs until July 19.

 

THE POSTMAN follows Canada’s first African-Canadian postman, Albert Jackson, on his original route in the Annex. This site-specific presentation tells the story of Mr. Jackson’s journey to overcome racial protest and rise to his ultimate position at Canada Post.

7pm – The Postman at Harbord Street and Albert Jackson Lane in the Annex, (WP) $ Runs until July 26.

 

IT COMES IN WAVES is an interactive¾audience members canoe to Gibraltar Point¾site specific performance exploring communal rituals around loss and grief.

7:40pm – It Comes In Waves at Artscape Gibraltar Point at Toronto Island (WP) $ Runs until July 24.

 

887 explores the concept of memory in the digital age of data storage and how theatre and art is still relevant today. Created by internationally renowned director/playwright/actor Robert Lepage.

8pm – 887 at St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts (WP) $ Runs until July 19.

 

World premiere of THE WATERSHED by Annabel Soutar and directed by Chris Abraham, follows an artist and a country struggling to chart a sustainable course between economic growth and environmental stewardship. Co-produced by Crow’s Theatre and Porte Parole.

8pm – The Watershed at Berkeley Street Theatre (WP) $ Runs until July 19.

 

Upon learning of the staggering statistics of people who will be displaced because of the rising sea levels caused by climate change, theatre artist Ravi Jain found himself asking: “what can I do?” Inspired by the ancient text of the great Indian epic: the Mahabharata, GIMME SHELTER questions our responsibility to action when facing problems that seem too big to solve.

8pm – Gimme Shelter at Young Centre for the Performing Arts (WP) $ Runs until July 18.

 

VISUAL ART

World premiere unveiling, CHALLENGE AND TRIUMPH BY DAVID M. GENERAL – At the 1907

Boston Marathon, Canadian long distance runner Tom Longboat smashed the previous world record by a whopping five minutes. An inspiration to Aboriginal and Canadian people, sculptor David M. General has created a tribute to Longboat to his legacy as a Canadian sport icon.

10am – Challenge and Triumph by David M. General at Ontario’s Celebration Zone (WP). Runs until Saturday, August 15.

 

WATERCOLOUR

In celebration of the culture and artistry of the 41 participating Pan Am countries, the Textile Museum of Canada has brought together 41 artists from each country to create unique, captivating sails. Comprised of renowned, emerging, and mid-career artists, these carefully selected designs will animate Lake Ontario with colourful demonstrations of rich cultural diversity, honouring the Pan Am Sailing events.

5:30pm – Watercolour – Sailboats leave from the Ontario Celebration Zone at Harbourfront Centre, and head east toward Sugar Beach.

 

INTERNATIONS/ INTERSECTIONS BY PLANET INDIGENUS 2015, large-scale installations that depict modes of transport by contemporary First Nation artists. The exhibit will be held at the Aboriginal Pavilion at Fort York.

10am – InterNations/InterSections by Planet IndigenUS 2015 at Aboriginal Pavilion at Fort York

National Historic Site (WP) Runs until August 9.

 

THE POWER PLANT presents Toronto artists Nadia Belerique, Lili Huston-Herterich, and Laurie Kang and collectives Bik Van der Pol, Tecerunquito, and YES! Association/ Föreningen JA! Juxtaposing. The artists work together for the first time to investigate intrinsic playfulness and performativity of objects and photographs in their individual artistic practices, ultimately offering temporality as an instinctual means of organizing individuals non-hierarchially. The exhibit runs from June 19th to September 7th, at The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery.

10am – The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery. Runs until Saturday, August 15.

 

REQUIEM OF WATER by Meaghan Ogilvie is an act of remembrance to the spirit of water that has been forgotten. Ogilvie was inspired by the Anishinaabe culture and their women’s responsibility to the maintenance and respect of water. She contends that the goal of the REQUIEM OF WATER exhibit is to heighten public awareness and encourage thoughtful responsibility towards our precious water resources and the role we play in caring for them.

10am – Requiem of Water: Underwater Photo and Video Exhibition at Brookfield Place (WP) Runs until August 14.

 

WATER’S EDGE, Six internationally renowned fine art photographers, each originating from a Pan Am country, come together for this world premiere, curated by No. 9, a Toronto arts organization that raises awareness for environmental concerns. The exhibition will be held at Union Station Great Hall and Pearson International Airport from July 10 – August 15, and it explores the integral yet tenuous relationship we have with our natural water supplies.

10am – W at er ’s Edg e – Union Station and Toronto International Airport (WP) Runs until Saturday, August 15.

 

YOUNG WORLD FACES OF PAN AM from July 10 – August 15 Commerce Court at 199 Bay Street will hold large-scale portrait photographs featuring 41 Torontonian women who have family backgrounds reflecting the diversity of the 41 participating nations and territories.

10am – YOUNG World Faces of Pan Am at Commerce Court West (WP) Runs until Saturday, August 15.

 

DANCE

OPENING NIGHT – LIMITLESS, Starring the young and talented Luca “Lazylegz” Patuelli, ILL- Abilities™ is an international breakdance crew featuring differently-abled dancers across the Americas with the goal of spreading inspiration and positivity from their message, “No Excuses, No Limits!”

7:30pm – Limitless at Young Centre for the Performing Arts $ Runs until Saturday, July 18

 

FASHION

SMARTER. FASTER. TOUGHER. AN EXHIBITION ON SPORTS, FASHION + TECH, The diverse world of sports permeates every aspect of our lives from health, fashion and culture to technology, design and architecture. From parkas to wetsuits, this exhibition showcases the evolution of sportswear technology.

11am – Smarter. Faster. Tougher. An Exhibition on Sports, Fashion + Tech by Design Exchange

(WP) $ Runs until October 12.

 

SATURDAY, JULY 18 2015

PANAMANIA LIVE @ NATHAN PHILLIPS SQUARE (FREE)

2pm – The Souljazz Orchestra

3pm – Danny Michel & The Garifuna Collective

5pm – Grupo Fantasma

6pm – Torreblanca

7pm – Victory Celebrations

7:30pm – Los Amigos Invisibles

9pm – Greta Hodgkinson in Venom

9:30pm – Amon Tobin

 

CIBC PAN AM PARK (FREE)

12pm – Urban Fusion

12:35pm – Luca “Lazylegz” Patuelli & Nico Archambault

1pm – Rafael & Energía Dominicana

3:30pm – Ron Davis’ Symphronica with The Lombard Twins

5:30pm – Kytami

6:30pm – Kiesza

 

PANAMANIA LIVE @ THE DISTILLERY DISTRICT (FREE)

1pm – Jay Douglas & The All Stars

3pm – Chantel Collado

5:30pm – Jackie Richardson

7:30pm – The Arsenals

9:45pm – Molly Johnson

 

PANAMANIA PRESENTATIONS THEATRE

1pm & 7pm – Leo Fleck Dance Theatre at Harbourfront Centre (WP) $ Runs until July 19.

2pm & 8pm – The Watershed at Berkeley Street Theatre (WP) $ Runs until July 19.

7pm – The Postman at Harbord Street and Albert Jackson Lane in the Annex, (WP) $ Runs until July 26.

7:40pm – It Comes In Waves at Artscape Gibraltar Point at Toronto Island (WP) $ Runs until July 24.

8pm – 887 at St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts (WP) $ Runs until July 19.

8pm – Gimme Shelter at Young Centre for the Performing Arts (WP) $ Runs until July 18.

 

VISUAL ART

10am – Challenge and Triumph by David M. General at Ontario’s Celebration Zone (WP). Runs until Saturday, August 15.

10am – InterNations/InterSections by Planet IndigenUS 2015 at Aboriginal Pavilion at Fort York National Historic Site (WP) Runs until August 9.

10am – The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery. (WP) Runs until Saturday, August 15.

10am – Requiem of Water: Underwater Photo and Video Exhibition at Brookfield Place (WP) Runs until Aug 14.

10am – W at er ’s Edg e – Union Station and Toronto International Airport (WP) Runs until Saturday, August 15.

10am – YOUNG World Faces of Pan Am at Commerce Court West (WP) Runs until Saturday, August 15.

 

DANCE

7:30pm – Limitless at Young Centre for the Performing Arts $ Runs until Saturday, July 18.

 

FASHION

CUTTIN’ STYLE CARIBBEAN, GALA FASHION SHOW AND DINNER

Experience the beauty of the Caribbean as its colours and essence come to life through fashion and design. The Cuttin’ Style Caribbean Gala is a ticketed event of Haute Couture Caribbean design and dinner, hosted by Project Runway Season 9 winner Anya Ayong-Chee.

8pm – Cut tin ’ S tyle Carib b e an G a la Fa sh ion Sh o w a n d Dinne r at Westin Harbor Castle.

 

11am – Smarter. Faster. Tougher. An Exhibition on Sports, Fashion + Tech by Design Exchange (WP) $ Runs until October 12.

 

SUNDAY, JULY 19, 2015

PANAMANIA LIVE @ NATHAN PHILLIPS SQUARE (FREE)

1pm – Metro Marine Modellers

2pm – Les Hay Babies

3pm – Electric Ukelele

5pm – La Bottine Souriante

6pm – Pupy y Los Que Son Son with Yaima Sáez

7pm – Victory Celebrations

7:30pm – Kiesza

9:30pm – The Flaming Lips

 

CIBC PAN AM PARK (FREE)

12pm – Good Vibrations featuring Nylons & The Watch

1:30pm – Urban Fusion

2pm – Chocquibtown

2:30pm – Spicy Circus

3:30pm – Luca “Lazylegz” Patuelli & Nico Archambault

4pm – Good Vibrations featuring Nylons & The Watch

5:30pm – Spicy Circus

5:45pm – Dragonette

7pm – Spicy Circus

 

PANAMANIA LIVE @ THE DISTILLERY DISTRICT (FREE)

1pm – Luanda Jones

3pm – Ron Davis’ Symphronica with The Lombard Twins

6:30pm – Rafael & Energia Dominicana

8:30pm – David Rudder

 

PANAMANIA PRESENTATIONS THEATRE

1pm & 7pm Leo Fleck Dance Theatre at Harbourfront Centre (WP) $ Runs until July 19.

2pm – 887 at St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts (WP) $ Runs until July 19.

2pm & 8pm – The Watershed at Berkeley Street Theatre (WP) $ Runs until July 19.

7:40pm – It Comes In Waves at Artscape Gibraltar Point at Toronto Island (WP) $ Runs until July 24.

8pm – 887 at St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts (WP) $ Runs until July 19.

 

VISUAL ART

10am – Challenge and Triumph by David M. General at Ontario’s Celebration Zone (WP). Runs until Saturday August 15.

10am – InterNations/InterSections by Planet IndigenUS 2015 at Aboriginal Pavilion at Fort York National Historic Site (WP) Runs until August 9.

10am – The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery. (WP) Runs until Saturday, August 15.

10am – Requiem of Water: Underwater Photo and Video Exhibition at Brookfield Place (WP) Runs until Aug 14.

10am – W at er ’s Edg e – Union Station and Toronto International Airport (WP) Runs until Saturday, August 15.

10am – YOUNG World Faces of Pan Am at Commerce Court West (WP) Runs until Saturday, August 15.

 

FASHION

11am – Smarter. Faster. Tougher. An Exhibition on Sports, Fashion + Tech by Design Exchange (WP) $ Runs until October 12.

 

MONDAY, JULY 14,

PANAMANIA LIVE @ NATHAN PHILLIPS SQUARE (FREE)

12pm – Retrocity

12:30pm – Lisa LeBlanc

1:30pm – Retrocity

5:30pm – Retrocity

6pm – The Dead South

7pm – Victory Celebrations

7:30pm – Amanda Martinez

8:30pm – Plena Libre

9:30pm – Spanish Harlem Orchestra

 

CIBC PAN AM PARK (FREE)

11:30am – Freestyle Soccer

12:45pm – Spicy Circus

1pm – La Bottine Souriante

2:30pm – Spicy Circus

3:30pm – Freestyle Soccer

5pm – Pupy y Los Que Son Son with Yaima Sáez

6pm – Spicy Circus

6:30pm – Half Moon Run

9:30pm – Lights

 

PANAMANIA @ THE DISTILLERY DISTRICT (FREE)

12:30pm – Colombian Cooking Demonstration featuring Natalia Martinez

1:30pm – Mexican Cooking Demonstration featuring Paola Solorzano

2:45pm – Peruvian Cooking Demonstration featuring Ivan Tarazona

6:30pm – O.I.P. Dance Centre

8:45pm – CHOCQUIBTOWN

 

PANAMANIA PRESENTATIONS

VISUAL ART

10am – Challenge and Triumph by David M. General at Ontario’s Celebration Zone (WP). Runs until

Saturday, August 15.

10am – InterNations/InterSections by Planet IndigenUS 2015 at Aboriginal Pavilion at Fort York

National Historic Site (WP) Runs until Sunday, August 9.

10am – The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery. (WP) Runs until Saturday, August 15.

10am – Requiem of Water: Underwater Photo and Video Exhibition at Brookfield Place (WP) Runs until Friday, August 14.

10am – W ate r’s E d ge – Union Station and Toronto International Airport (WP) Runs until Saturday, August 15.

10am – YOUNG World Faces of Pan Am at Commerce Court West (WP) Runs until Saturday, August 15.

 

FASHION

11am – Smarter. Faster. Tougher. An Exhibition on Sports, Fashion + Tech by Design Exchange (WP) $ Runs until October 12.

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