OPENING WEEKEND OF PANAMANIA! Friday, July 10 – Sunday, July 12, 2015

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OPENING WEEKEND OF PANAMANIA!

PANAMANIA TIP SHEET

Friday, July 10 – Sunday, July 12, 2015

Friday, July 10, 2015

PANAMANIA LIVE @ NATHAN PHILLIPS SQUARE (FREE)

5pm – Poirer and Fwonte

7pm – T-Dots Finest BBoys & BGirls

DJ Serious spinning throughout the night

8pm – Live broadcast on jumbo video screens of Pan Am Opening Ceremony produced by Cirque du Soleil, hosted by Eva Avila and Rick Miller

TORONTO2015/PANAMANIA

PLEASE NOTE:

PANAMANIA LIVE @ NPS is a free, public site

CIBC PAN AM PARK is a free, public site and TO2015 media accreditation is not required, but as CIBC Pan Am Park includes the largest cluster of sports venues there are strict security policies in place. There is no parking on site and all crews must be pre-scheduled and accompanied in the Park. Please note only TO2015 accredited media have access to the Games.

PANAMANIA LIVE @ DISTILLERY DISTRICT is a free public site and TO2015 media accreditation is not required. There is no photo pit in the Distillery District.

PANAMANIA PRESENTATIONS THEATRE

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.

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.

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.

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.

W ate r’s Ed ge – 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.

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

 

Robert Young YOUNG WORLD FACES OF PAN AM

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. 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 11

PANAMANIA LIVE @ NATHAN PHILLIPS SQUARE (FREE)

12:30pm – Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra

2pm – Joaquin Diaz

3pm – Lula All Stars

4pm – The Heavyweights Brass Band

5pm – Radio Radio

6:35pm – Grand Bateria and Brass

7:30pm – Systema Solar 8:30pm – Wyclef Jean 9:30pm – Serena Ryder

CIBC PAN AM PARK (FREE)

2pm – Five Alarm Funk 3pm – The Fruits 3:30pm – STREB

4:30pm – The Fruits 5pm – Said The Whale 6pm – STREB

6:30pm – The Fruits

8:00pm – USS (Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker)

PANAMANIA LIVE @ THE DISTILLERY DISTRICT (FREE)

11:30am – Pan Fantasy Steelband 1pm – Bobby Rice Latin Big Band 3pm – Aion Clarke

5:30pm – Pan Fantasy Steelband

7:30pm – Basia Bulat

9:45 pm – Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra

PANAMANIA PRESENTATIONS THEATRE

Experience a mesmerizing, innovative and technological performance created by and starring award- winning artist Rick Miller in world premiere TWENTY THOUSAND LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA, a theatrical adaptation of the classic Jules Verne underwater sea adventure.

8pm – Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea at Daniels Spectrum, (WP) $ Runs until July 15.

VISUAL ART

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

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

W ate r’s Ed ge – Union Station and Toronto International Airport (WP) Runs until Saturday, August 15. YOUNG World Faces of Pan Am at Commerce Court West (WP) Runs until Saturday, August 15.

DANCE

SHOWROOM is a colourful, arresting dance creation filled with passion and irony. In this showcase of contemporary Cuban dance, performers burst on stage in a powerful metaphor for life that blurs the boundaries of staged and real emotions. DanzAbierta is one of Havana’s most prominent dance companies, regularly touring as cultural ambassadors throughout the world.

2pm – SHOWROOM is at Fleck Dance Theatre at Harbourfront Centre $ Runs until July 13

 

DanzAbierta-SHOWROOM

FASHION

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

Sunday, July 12

PANAMANIA LIVE @ NATHAN PHILLIPS SQUARE (FREE)

2pm – Indian City

3pm – Soul Motivators 5pm – Federal Lights 6pm – Chin Injeti

7pm – Victory Celebrations

7:30pm – Jill Barber

8:30pm – BADBADNOTGOOD

9:30pm – Death From Above 1979

CIBC PAN AM PARK (FREE)

12pm – Joaquin Díaz

1:30 pm – The Fruits

2:12pm – Orquesta Buena Vista

3:30pm – The Fruits

4pm – STREB

4:30pm – Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra

5:30pm – The Fruits

6pm – STREB

9pm – A Tribe Called Red

PANAMANIA LIVE @ THE DISTILLERY DISTRICT (FREE)

12:30pm – Eliana Cuevas

3pm – Lula All Stars & Special Guest Willy Torres

6:30pm – Joaquin Diaz

8:30pm – Orquesta Buena Vista

PANAMANIA PRESENTATIONS THEATRE

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.

2pm and 7pm – The Postman at Harbord Street and Albert Jackson Lane in the Annex, (WP) $ Runs until July 26.

LA IMAGINACIÓN DEL FUTURO, What if Salvador Allende had a team of modern communication experts at his disposal when Augusto Pinochet launched his coup? By looking at the potential paths history didn’t follow, LA IMAGINACIÓN DEL FUTURO uses dark humour to demystify the best and worst years in Chile’s recent history.

7:30pm – La Imaginatión del Futuro at Young Centre for the Performing Arts $ Runs until July 15.

VISUAL ART

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

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

W ate r’s Ed ge – Union Station and Toronto International Airport (WP) Runs until Saturday, August 15. YOUNG World Faces of Pan Am at Commerce Court West (WP) Runs until Saturday, August 15.

DANCE

2pm – SHOWROOM is at Fleck Dance Theatre at Harbourfront Centre $

FASHION

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

Monday, July 13

PANAMANIA LIVE @ NATHAN PHILLIPS SQUARE (FREE)

12:30pm – Manteca

6pm – Tribu Baharu

7pm – Victory Celebrations

7:30pm – Ana Tijoux

8:15pm Orquesta Tipica Fernandez Fierro 9:15pm – Greta Hodgkinson in Venom 9:45pm Ondatrópica

CIBC PAN AM PARK (FREE)

12:15pm – Les Vitaminés 1pm – La Chiva Gantiva 3:30pm – The Fruits

4pm – The Heavyweights Brass Band

5:15pm – Les Vitaminés 5:30pm – The Fruits 6pm – Radio Radio 7:30pm – The Fruits 9pm – Fito Blanko

 

PANAMANIA PRESENATIONS THEATRE

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.

7:30pm – La Imaginación del Futuro at Young Centre for the Performing Arts $ Runs until July 15. 8pm – Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea at Daniels Spectrum, (WP) $ Runs until July 15.

VISUAL ART

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.

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.

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

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

W ate r’s Ed ge – Union Station and Toronto International Airport (WP) Runs until Saturday, August 15. YOUNG World Faces of Pan Am at Commerce Court West (WP) Runs until Saturday, August 15.

DANCE

2pm – SHOWROOM is at Fleck Dance Theatre at Harbourfront Centre $

FASHION

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

http://www.toronto2015.org/panamania

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