Ashkenaz '97--A Festival of New Yiddish Culture, August  25 - September 1, 1997, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Canada

The world's largest and most diverse festival of its kind, Ashkenaz '97 will see an unprecedented gathering of artists from all over North America and Europe ranging from the traditional to the unpredictable and experimental. Most events are free of charge, but there are some not to be missed ticketed performances as well, available by calling the box office at 416-973-4000 (*denotes ticketed event).

Ashkenaz '97 "Schedule at a glance"

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Children's Events


  • Ashkenaz Dance Trilogy:* Zummel by Norrdans Dance Company (Sweden); Discipledom by Amy Sue Rosen and Derek Bernstein (New York City)*; Bella by the Danny Grossman Dance Company (Toronto)*, Sun., 8/31, Mon., 9/1




Visual Arts

  • Dancing with Leviathan. 38 established and emerging artists with work relating to cultural identity. Harbourfront Centre: Mon., Aug. 25 ­ Oct. 13. Lonsdale Gallery: Aug. 14 ­ Sept. 7. See schedule for August 25, Thu., 8/28
  • Eat Your Heart Out. A light-hearted look at food and humour. Uncommon Objects Gallery. Aug. 28 ­ Sept. 24. See schedule for Thu., 8/28
  • Mayer Kirshenblatt: slide lecture on his work, Sun., 8/31, and Mon., 9/1

Workshops & Forums


For information and/or tickets, the public can call the
Harbourfront Centre Information Line: 416-973-3000, or
Box Office: 416-973-4000

Ashkenaz is produced in association with the Bloor JCC and Harbourfront Centre with the support of the UJA Federation; the Department of Canadian Heritage; The Canada Council; Ontario Ministry of Citizenship, Culture and Recreation; Ontario Arts Council; Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto; Toronto Arts Council; The Laidlaw Foundation and the Four Seasons Hotel.

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