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Culture Days @ TPL: East meets west on the ballet stage!

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Toronto Public Library - Hillcrest branch

Toronto, ON

Directions: Closest major intersection Finch Ave. East and Leslie Street. Located on the east side of Leslie Street, on the corner of Leslie Street and Clansman. Public Transit TTC Cummer bus #42 from Finch subway station. TTC Finch bus #39 from Finch subway station. TTC Leslie bus #51 along Leslie Street. Parking Free parking available.



Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible.

The event takes place indoors


East meets west on the ballet stage! invites participants to explore how classical ballet's balances, turns and jumps are molded to reflect Asian cultures in which their narrative is set. From Turkey in the west to Japan in the east there's even going be an elephant on stage!


Ballet - let's talk about it!

Employing the use of costumes, props, video and hands-on activities, Ballet – let’s talk about it! facilitates an introduction to the art of ballet in an experiential way.