Past Festivals

2008

Luminato Festival 2008
CEO: Janice Price

For our stellar second season, you'll discover in the theatres, concert halls, galleries, public squares and streets of our city a dazzling profusion of ideas, forms and styles reflecting an equal variety of backgrounds and voices. You'll also discover countless connections – common themes, similarities of approach, parallels in the use of various media – that run like ribbons throughout our programming, drawing it all together into an experience as satisfyingly coherent as it is astonishingly diverse.

2008 Events

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream
THEATRE | Dash Arts, William Shakespeare

Aboriginal Encounters
ILLUMINATIONS

Black Watch
THEATRE | The National Theatre of Scotland

BLiNK
THEATRE | SoulPepper Academy

Celebration of Isaac Bashevis Singer
LITERATURE

City of Abstracts
VISUAL ARTS | The Forsythe Company

Colour…For the End of Time
MUSIC | Gryphon Trio

Crossing the Line: Disappearing Boundaries in the Arts
ILLUMINATIONS

Dan Zanes and Friends
MUSIC

Diaspora Dialogues: Launch of TOK Book 3
LITERATURE

Festival of the Short Story
LITERATURE

Green Flag Song
VISUAL ARTS | Joni Mitchell

Homeland
MUSIC | Laurie Anderson

Luminat’eau: Carnival H2O
CELEBRATIONS | Harbourfront

Luminato at the Distillery
CELEBRATIONS | Young Centre

Luminato Dinner Series
FOOD

Luminato First Night
CELEBRATIONS | Nikki Yanofsky, Count Basie Orchestra

Mozart Dances, All Fours/Violet Cavern, New Love Song Waltzes/Love Song Waltzes/Grand Duo
DANCE | Mark Morris Dance Group

Mikel Rouse Trilogy: Dennis Cleveland, End of Cinematics, Failing Kansas
MUSIC | Mikel Rouse

A Throw of Dice
FILM | Nitin Sawhney, Members of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra

Nunavut
MUSIC | Kronos Quartet, Tanya Tagaq

On the One: Luminato Funk Festival
CELEBRATIONS | Clarence Ford, James Brown’s Soul Generals, Morris Day and the Time

One City, One Table
FOOD

Political Graphic Novel
LITERATURE

Queen Street Celebration
CELEBRATIONS | Martin Robertson, Mary Margaret O’Hara, The Parachute Club

Rocket and the Queen of Dreams
THEATRE | Roseneath Theatre

Sanctuary Song
OPERA | Tapestry, Theatre Direct, Marjorie Chan, Abigail Richardson

Slow Dancing
VISUAL ARTS | David Michalek

South Asian Expressions: East Meets West
ILLUMINATIONS

Spotlight on New South Asian Writing
LITERATURE

StreetScape
VISUAL ARTS | Dan Bergeron

TELUS Light on Your Feet
CELEBRATIONS | Various Artists

The Canadian Songbook
MUSIC | Various Artists

The Dance of Life/The Life of Dance
ILLUMINATIONS

The Dark City
ILLUMINATIONS

The Ecstasy of Rita Joe
THEATRE | George Ryga

The Fiddle and the Drum
DANCE | Alberta Ballet, Jean Grand-Maître

The Glass Eye
THEATRE | Louis Negin, Marie Brassard

The Luminato Reel
ILLUMINATIONS

The Painted City: Public Space as Canvas
ILLUMINATIONS

Toronto’s Mille Femmes
FASHION | Pierre Maraval

Where the Blood Mixes
THEATRE | Playhouse Theatre Company, Kevin Loring

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