COME TO THE PARTY!
Immersion & Emerging.
Two words – both with strong associations to water – that we are using a lot this year to describe some of the great programming!
Welcome Saltscapes, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick and be ‘immersed’ in the East Coast lifestyle. I can’t wait because no one throws a party like the East Coasters!
Immersion Theatre is a new/old idea that brings you into the action going on all around you – a lot more fun than stagnating in a seat! We hope to make history engaging so that you ‘emerge’ from The Wharf at York experience with a new found love and interest in our roots.
‘Emerging’ is often used to describe musicians and artists, especially when they are ‘indie’ artists. In some cases on both our Saltscapes and Sugar Beach stages ‘emerging’ is an accurate term. But for the most part – not so much. For example, the incredible line-up on stage at Sugar Beach, headlined by Shakura S’aida, is a roster of incredible home grown Canadian talent, most living right here in Toronto, that have been honing their craft for a decade or more. YOU just have yet to discover some of them. Check out the schedule page under What’s On. Updates will appear regularly.
So get ‘immersed’ in our incredible experience down by the water this year and ‘emerge’ entertained, engaged and enlightened by a roster of new discoveries!
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My view on the water,
Festival Producer – Programming & Production