Arts in the Parks Events Return to Earl Bales Park this Summer

Arts in the Parks has begun its 2018 season, returning to neighbourhoods throughout Toronto once again. In collaboration with PFR, Toronto Arts Council, and Park People, Toronto Arts Foundation is supporting free theatre, dance, music and community arts performances, and workshops in parks outside the downtown-core.

The Hercinia Arts Collective is a multi-disciplinary company that creates dynamic physical performances which engage with audiences through story, theme, and spectacle. Their main focus is on outdoor performance as a means to make circus and performance arts accessible to the general public. On July 9th, 16th, 23th, and 30th, 2018 they will be presenting Birds of Flight, a thirty-minute aerial show preceded by aerial and acrobatic workshops.

Formed in 1998, Ensemble Jeng Yi is a Korean performing arts ensemble that performs both traditional and original pieces. Their innovative creative methods have resulted in the creation of site-specific works, interactive performances, and multi-disciplinary productions. On July 21st-22nd, 2018 they will present The Ironflower Korean Drumming Performance & Workshop. The event features a performance by the ensemble followed by a workshop for audience members.

Ghanafest is an incorporated non-profit dedicated to promoting arts and culture, providing network opportunities, and creating programs that encourage the community to support and engage in arts and culture. On August 11th, 2018 they will present their titular event, featuring Ghanaian food, cultural performers, and other multi-cultural showcases.

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