RSS

    

Luminato logo

Luminato is Toronto's international arts festival dedicated to performance, media and visual arts, and programming that cuts across traditional artform boundaries. Luminato works with Canadian artists to support the development and creation distinctive new work.

In this year’s program you will find reflections on the world today, with many opportunities to engage with questions about nostalgia, memory, community and perspective. Join us in the 2019 festivities from June 7th to 23rd!

LEARN MORE

   

TOP STORY

    

FILM

**In partnership with Hot Docs International Film Festival

Luminato Music Event 4True North: The Rise of Toronto Basketball

This riveting docu-series follows 5 of Toronto's young hopefuls as they navigate the pressures and potential stardom of their hoop dreams.

Date: June 15, 2019

Location: Harbourfront Centre, Studio Theatre,

LEARN MORE

Angry Inuk Image- Luminato

Angry Inuk

Frustrated by misinformation and silence, Inuit activists fight back against mainstream media's condemnation of their traditional seal hunt.                                                                                           

Date: June 16, 2019

Location: Harbourfront Centre, Studio Theatre

LEARN MORE

Luminato- Music Event 6

Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures

Openly gay and unapologetically shocking, Robert Mapplethorpe's controversial photographs are reexamined in this documentary.

Date: June 21, 2019

Location:  Harbourfront Centre, Studio Theatre, 235 Queens Quay W

LEARN MORE

Music Luminato Event Image 5Southwest of Salem: The San Antonio Four

Texas, 1994; 4 Latina lesbians are charged with sexual assault. 15 years later a key witness recants her damning testimony on film.

Date: June 22, 2019

Location:  Harbourfront Centre, Studio Theatre ,235 Queens Quay W

LEARN MORE

   

THEATRE

Avatar

Forget Me Not

Beloved puppet master, Ronnie Burkett, returns to Luminato with the world premiere of Forget Me Not, a tender and provocative call-to-arms for hope and the enduring power of love.

Date: June 5 - 23, 2019

Location: Joey & Toby Tanenbaum Opera Centre

LEARN MORE

Avatar

Monday Nights

Who you are on the court reveals who you are off the court. Monday Nights is an interactive basketball/theatre performance that invites you to lace up your sneakers and get in the game.

Date: June 6 – 16, 2019

Location: 291 Lake Shore Boulevard East

LEARN MORE

Avatar

The Full Light of Day

From award-winning artists Daniel Brooks and Kim Collier comes a provocative film theatre hybrid about an aging matriarch who must contend with her family’s corrupt legacy before she dies.

Date: June 7 – 13, 2019

Location: Bluma Appel Theatre, 27 Front St E

LEARN MORE

Avatar

MASQUERADE

One of Moscow’s oldest theatre companies returns to Toronto with a show that will sweep you off your feet and into a storm of intrigue, hidden truths, and heaps of snow.

Date: June 9-10, 2019

Location: John W.H. Bassett Theatre, Metro Convention Centre

LEARN MORE

Avatar

Four Sisters

Time erodes as a family of women struggle to survive a plague in a shifting political landscape in the culmination of The Empire trilogy, a story that defies the past and howls for the future.

Date: June 11 - 16, 2019

Location:  The Theatre Centre

LEARN MORE

Avatar

Kiinalik: These Sharp Tools

The 2018 Dora Award winning production brings together two powerful storytellers as they map new territory, giving voice to the histories, cultures, and climate we’ve all inherited.

Date: June 12 - 16, 2019

Location: Berkeley Street Theatre

LEARN MORE

Avatar

Rite of Spring

Celebrated Chinese performer and choreographer Yang Liping breathes new life into Stravinsky’s inimitable score in the North American premiere of Rite of Spring.

Date: June 20 - 22, 2019

Location: MacMillan Theatre

LEARN MORE

   

MUSIC

Avatar

BIZIINDAN!

Featuring some of the most exciting musicians BIZIINDAN! celebrates the power of music, the reclamation of language, and Indigenous global revolutions past, present and future. Listen/biziindan!  

Date: June 14, 2019

Location: Koerner Hall

LEARN MORE

Avatar

The Cave

A forest fire rages as a group of animals escape to the safety of The Cave. An apocalyptic cabaret in response to our terrifying environment, created by John Millard, Tomson Highway and Martha Ross.                                                                              

Date: June 18 - 23, 2019

Location: The Young Centre for the Performing Arts

LEARN MORE

Avatar

Hell’s Fury: The Hollywood Songbook

Internationally-renowned baritone Russell Braun portrays famed Hollywood composer, Hanns Eisler in the world premiere of this timely and unique work of music theatre.

Date: June 19 - 23, 2019

Location: Harbourfront Centre Theatre

LEARN MORE

Triptych- Luminato

Triptych (Eyes of One on Another)

Experience the controversial and revolutionary work of Robert Mapplethorpe in the Canadian premiere of the new multidisciplinary work composed by Bryce Dessner.

Date: June 22, 2019

Location: Sony Centre for the Performing Arts

LEARN MORE

Avatar

Maada'ookii Songlines

A massive choral event with 200 singers from 11 diverse choirs, 4 soloists, and an Indigenous ensemble braiding their songs, styles, voices and cultures, set against Toronto's breathtaking waterfront.

Date: June 23 , 2019

Location: Harbourfront Centre, Lakeside

LEARN MORE

   

DANCE

Avatar

KIRA, The Path | La Voie

KIRA celebrates humanity as one village, and its sacred bond to Mother Nature in this evocative work of dance, live percussion and chants by renowned Guinean artist Fara Tolno.                                                                                  

Date: June 6 - 9, 2019

Location: Fleck Dance Theatre,207 Queens Quay W

LEARN MORE

Avatar

Flowers for Kazuo Ohno (and Leonard Cohen)

Lose yourself in the breathtaking movements of Colombian dance company, Compañía del Cuerpo de Indias as they sweep you away into a serendipitous homage to the spirits of Leonard Cohen and Kazuo Ohno.

Date: June 19 – 22, 2019 | 8pm

Location: Bluma Appel Theatre

LEARN MORE

   

OPERA

Avatar

Obeah Opera

A hypnotizingly rhythmic a capella retelling of the Salem witch trials, from the perspective of the Caribbean slave women who experienced it.

Date: June 13 – 22, 2019

Location: Fleck Dance Theatre, Harbourfront Centre, 207 Queens Quay W

LEARN MORE

VIDEO

Flowers for Kazuo Ohno and Leonard Cohen

The Full Light of Day

Rite of Spring

House of Mirrors

   

CONTEST

Prize includes....


✪ A pair of passes to Hell's Fury 

  

ENTER NOW

   

#LUMINATO2019