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Circus and Cultural Ethiopian Dance Show

October 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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One event on Sat October 2nd 2021 at 6:00 pm

One event on Sun October 3rd 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on Sun October 3rd 2021 at 6:00 pm

This is an in-person event!

This will be a 45-minute contemporary circus and dance show featuring Abebe Atlabachew, an Ethiopian traditional and contemporary Circus artist, and 4 traditional Ethiopian dancers from Ethiopian dance company: Sebseb Belu. Artists will be sharing theatrical stories, interlaced with traditional styles of circus and dance, both full of bright-colour and culture. These 5 Ethiopian artists, will tell the often-unknown stories of migration and the journey of seeking refuge. They will share their own collective stories, and the stories of others with similar live-experiences. Ethiopian circus styles, often paired with dance and culture, will be shared as an opportunity bring this celebration of the beauty, warmth and richness of Ethiopian culture through dance and circus to Toronto. Circus disciplines of acrobatic-dance, Free standing Ladder, V-shape Bounce Juggling and Cigar Box Juggling will be explored in unique way, interlaced with the high energy and colour of traditional dance, traditional-clothing and traditional-circus representing the part of home that is often missed, despite the reasons for having to leave. These traditional circus disciplines are prominent in the Ethiopian circus community, making this community performance an opportunity to bring something new to Toronto’s contemporary circus world, and share these stories and culture with Toronto’s Danforth community.

How to participate:

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Please note: Toronto Arts Foundation is committed to the health and safety of our artists, audiences and residents of Toronto. Although we hope we can be in the park together this summer, at this time Abebe Atlebatchew awaits final confirmation from the City of Toronto. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this event is subject to change, including postponement and/or cancellation, in accordance with provincial and municipal public health guidelines. For the most up-to-date information, please monitor our website for day-of changes to all events. For questions, please email


October 2
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Rain or shine
Rain date
October 9 & 10, 2021
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Prairie Drive Park
119 Pharmacy Ave.
Toronto, Ontario M1L Canada
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