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December 9, 2003
Electrifying musical fireworks and magical airborne theatrics WOW! Toronto
  
Toronto Special Events -- WinterCity's Wild On Winter series at Nathan Phillips
and Yonge-Dundas Squares injects the WOW! into the coldest season of the year.
Audiences can defy the city slush by pulling on their winter gear and heading
outside for this series of six fantastic outdoor shows feature electrifying
musical fireworks and magical airborne theatrics suspended at dizzying heights
by two international performance companies -- Les Commandos Perçu and Transe
Express Company.

Nathan Phillips Square comes alive with the sparking beats of Le Concert de Feu
(The Concert of Fire). This North American premiere will electrify the senses
of viewers with thrilling percussion, rhythmic motion and showers of golden
fireworks courtesy of France's Les Commandos Perçu. Pounding a furious and
steady beat, five percussionists will take the stage as a dialogue between fire
and drum begins. Every thunderous vibration from the giant drums ignites the
stage with precisely-timed showers of shimmering light building to a volcanic
finale. This provocative blend of explosive imagination, drama and creativity
is a musical fireworks show unlike anything Toronto audiences have seen before.
Les Commandos Perçu's Le Concert de Feu presented by the Government of Canada
will be performed nightly from Friday to Sunday, January 30 to February 1
starting at 7 p.m. at Nathan Phillips Square.

Audiences will be dazzled at Yonge-Dundas Square with the Toronto premiere of
Mobile Homme (The Human Mobile). Exploring new artistic territory, France's
Transe Express Company creates Celestial Art -- a dangling theatre high above
the city. This group brilliantly blends theatre and music to produce
exceptional airborne art in the form of a giant human mobile suspended 35
metres in the air. Mobile Homme (The Human Mobile) is a magical sight at
dizzying heights underneath the winter sky. As the grand finale, an aerialist
gracefully floats and flutters high above, then dramatically descends into the
crowds below. Transe Express Company's Mobile Homme will take place nightly
from Thursday to Saturday, February 5 to 7 starting at 7 p.m. at Yonge Dundas
Square.

Dare to forget the weather at the party hosted by the world's coolest winter
city. Toronto's newest winter festival, WinterCity, built on the foundation of
the long-running WinterFest, creates a new tradition of winter revellry.
Running from January 30 - February 12, 2004, this 14-day celebration gives
center stage to the city's renowned culture, creativity and cuisine. With
stellar free indoor and outdoor programming, the hugely popular prix fixe
restaurant promotion Winterlicious presented by American Express plus tons of
winter programming and discounts at Toronto's attractions, WinterCity provides
the perfect opportunity to sample the lush culture and intriguing diversity
Toronto has to offer.

For more information on WinterCity and other events produced by Toronto Special
Events, call Access Toronto at 416-338-0338 or visit
http://www.toronto.ca/special_events.

Media Contact:
Amber Authier
Event Supervisor, Marketing
Toronto Special Events
416-395-7318
aauthie@toronto.ca



 

 

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