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Pan Am Games July 10–26
Parapan Am Games August 7–15



Arts & Culture Program


Arts & Culture Program

PANAMANIA, presented by CIBC, is the 35-day arts and cultural festival that will enrich the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games experience. More than 250 unique performances and exhibitions, both free and ticketed, will take place across Toronto from July 10 to August 15. PANAMANIA will showcase the diverse cultures and artistic excellence of Ontario, Canada and the Americas through music, theatre, dance, visual arts and fashion.

PANAMANIA is comprised of four major programs:

PANAMANIA Live @ Nathan Phillips Square (July 11–26 and August 7–12)

CIBC Pan Am Park (July 11–25)

PANAMANIA Live @ The Distillery District (July 11–25)

PANAMANIA Presentations featuring national and international performances and exhibitions, including 28 commissioned world premieres, presented across Toronto (July 10–August 15)

Nathan Phillips Square

Daily from July 10 to 26 and August 7 to 12
Co-produced with the City of Toronto

Take in more than 130 acts from across the Americas over 23 days. Nightly Victory Celebrations and fireworks. Jumbo video screens with live Games coverage, and a special live broadcasting of the Pan Am Opening Ceremony on July 10.

Flaming Lips - July 19
Chromeo - August 7
The Roots - August 8
Jann Arden- August 11
Calle 13 - July 25
Lila Downs - July 15
and more!

Free and open to the public.

CIBC Pan Am Park

Where Art Meets Sport
Daily from July 11 to 25

Live stages with more than 50 acts and interactive sponsor activations in the heart of the Games’ largest sport cluster, on the grounds of Exhibition Place. Experience the ultimate street party among the excitement and camaraderie of the Games. Food, music and fun for the whole family.

USS - July 11
Colin James - July 17
Bajofondo - July 12
ChocQuibTown - July 19
and more!

Free and open to the public.

The Distillery District

Daily from July 11 to 25
(excluding Mondays)

Enjoy an immersive experience strolling the cobblestone lanes while taking in the sights, sounds and tastes of the Americas. A multitude of ticketed events to enjoy at The Young Centre for the Performing Arts.

Unique artisanal products at container pop-up shops
Culinary sensations
Basket weaving
Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra
and more!

Free and Open to the Public

PANAMANIA Presentations




The Big ‘What Now?’ written and performed by Sandra Shamas


The connected Creation of creative Connections
Battle for the North


Smarter. Faster. Tougher. An Exhibition on Sports, Fashion + Tech
Cuttin’ Style Caribbean 


Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
La Imaginación del Futuro
The Postman by David Ferry and Laurence Dean Ifill
The Watershed by Annabel Soutar and Directed by Chris Abraham
Gimme Shelter by Ravi Jain
887 written, directed and performed by Robert Lepage
It Comes In Waves by Jordan Tannahill and bluemouth inc.
Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish by David Rakoff – Adapted and directed by Mark McGrinder and co-adapted by Joel Greenberg
NIÁGARA ~ A Pan-American Story
PUSH! Real Athletes. Real Stories. Real Theatre.


Obeah Opera by Nicole Brooks


The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery
Water’s Edge
Challenge and Triumph by David M. General
YOUNG World Faces of Pan Am
InterNations/InterSections by Planet IndigenUS 2015
Requiem of Water: Underwater Photo and Video Exhibition
North Sur Photo Exchange Project
Art Battle Canada


YOA Orchestra of the Americas featuring guest soloist Ingrid Fliter
Jazz of the Americas: Danilo Pérez and PANAMANIA Lula Big Band 


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