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Luminato Festival 2009
Artistic Director: Chris Lorway
CEO: Janice Price

Think of a kaleidoscope, in which multiple reflections turn an assortment of diverse shapes and colours into intricately symmetrical patterns. What you see is affected by your motion: turn the instrument over in hyour hands or pass it on to someone else, and a whole new pattern presents itself. That's how we see this festival: a kaleidoscope of creativity in which you play a central role. Explore your kaleidoscopic world of creativity!

2009 Events

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5 O’Clock Bells
THEATRE | Sleeping Dog Theatre, Pierre Brault

A Poe Cabaret: A Dream Within A Dream
MUSIC | Lorenzo Savoini, Mike Ross, Lance Horne, Alexina Louie

Addicted to Bad Ideas: Peter Lorre’s 20th Century
MUSIC | World/Inferno Friendship Society, Jay Schieb

An Evening With Neil Gaiman

Blurring Boundaries: The Interface Between Communication and Theatre

Children’s Books & Illustrations
LITERATURE | Various Artists

Closing Weekend Celebrations Featuring Cirque du Soleil
CELEBRATIONS | Various Artists

Communication | Environment
VISUAL ARTS | David Rokeby

Continuous City
THEATRE | The Builders Association

Darwin Exposed: Natural Selection and Sex – 150 years of Getting it On

Goran Bregovic

Gothic Fiction
LITERATURE | Patrick McGrath, Sarah Langan, Monique Proulx

Gothic Toronto: Writing the City Macabre
LITERATURE | Various Artists

Kevin Breit Guitar Tour

Light on Your Feet
CELEBRATIONS | Various Artists

THEATRE | Ex Machina, Robert Lepage

Luminato First Night
CELEBRATIONS | Randy Bachman, Various Artists

Lunchtime Conversations
ILLUMINATIONS | Various Artists

Mixed Program
DANCE | National Ballet of Canada

National Bank Yorkville Festival: Brazilian Guitar Marathon
CELEBRATIONS | Various Artists

Nederlands Dans
THEATRE / DANCE | Crystal Pite, Lightfoot/Léon, Ji?í Kylián

THEATRE | Catalyst Theatre

New Waves Festival
CELEBRATIONS | Varous Artists; Young Centre for the Performing Arts

Panel Discussion: Shadow Notes
ILLUMINATIONS | Andy Summers, Danny Clinch, Ralph Gibson

President’s Choice® 1000 Tastes of Toronto™

Raphael Mazzucco

RedBall Project Toronto
VISUAL ARTS | Kurt Perschke

Shadow Notes
VISUAL ARTS | Danny Clinch, Ralph Gibson, Andy Summers

Six String Nation: Book Launch

Tales of the Uncanny
CELEBRATIONS | NXNE, Goethe-Institut, Do Make Say Think, Owen Pallett, Robert Lippok

The Art of Children’s Books

The Canadian Songbook: A Tribute to Neil Young Live at Massey Hall
MUSIC | Various Artists

The Children’s Crusade
MUSIC | Soundstreams Canada, Tim Albery, David Fallis, R. Murray Schafer

The Great Canadian Tune
CELEBRATIONS | The Heartbroken

The Luminato Reel

The Traveling Blues
CELEBRATIONS | Various Artists

The Urban Playground

The World Of Slide Guitar
CELEBRATIONS | Daniel Lanois, Derek Trucks Band, Various Artists

Three Girls and Their Buddy
MUSIC | Emmylou Harris, Patty Griffin, Shawn Colvin, Buddy Miller

DANCE | Red Sky Performance

Tony Oursler

Why Fiction Matters

World Voices in Fiction
LITERATURE | Aravind Adiga, Yiyun Li, Tash Aw, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

THEATRE | Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company, Beit Lessin Theatre