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Luminato Festival 2010 brochure
Artistic Director: Chris Lorway
CEO: Janice Price

Yonge Street divides Toronto into two states of mind: east and west. As Canadians, many of us identify as being from "out east" or "out west," while as citizens of the world we routinely hear about the differences between eastern and western culture. This year's Festival offers several insights into the divide between east and west – and how the two intersect. 
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African Issues and the Challenge of Artistic Response
ILLUMINATIONS | Volcano Theatre

African Literature
LITERATURE | Brian Chikwava, Carole Enahoro, Ng?g? wa Thiong’o

Azar Nafisi: Reading and Writing Iran

Bamako in Toronto

Best Before
THEATRE | Rimini Protokoll

Blue Metropolis Translation Slam
LITERATURE | Various Artists

Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie
CELEBRATIONS | Students of Nelson Mandela Park School

Conversation #4
VISUAL ARTS | Tom Bendtsen

Dark Star Requiem
MUSIC | Tapestry, Andrew Staniland, Jill Battson, Elmer Isler Singers, Gryphon Trio

Diva Photos
VISUAL ARTS | Black Star Collection at Ryerson University

East/West in Canadian Fiction
LITERATURE | Lynn Coady, Lorna Crozier, Anosh Irani, Michael Winter

Eleanor Catton, Michael Helm and Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall

Fiction in the Age of E-Books
LITERATURE | The Atlantic Monthly, Various Artists

Global Music: Rock the Casbah & An African Prom
MUSIC | Rachid Taha, Bassekou Kouyate, Béla Fleck, Various Artists

THEATRE | 2b theatre company

In Conversation with Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller

Julia Domna
DANCE | Enana Dance Theatre

Light on Your Feet
CELEBRATIONS | Various Artists

Luminato First Night
CELEBRATIONS | Melanie Fiona, Sass Jordan, Jully Black

Lunchtime Conversations
ILLUMINATIONS | Various Artists

Masters of Magic
MAGIC | Mac King, Max Maven, Bob Sheets, Juan Tamariz

Monday Night Fiction – Ben Okri

Monday Night Fiction – Roddy Doyle

VISUAL ARTS | Jean-Jacques Birge, Antoine Schmitt

National Bank Festival: Global Divas and Global Blues
CELEBRATIONS | Various Artists

One Pure Longing: Táhirih’s Search
THEATRE | Erika Batdorf

Prima Donna
MUSIC | Composed by Rufus Wainwright

Pop Divas

President’s Choice® 1000 Tastes of Toronto™

Rufus Wainwright – All Days Are Nights: Songs For Lulu

Scene of the Crime
LITERATURE | John Brady, Deon Meyer

Ship O’ Fools
VISUAL ARTS | Janet Cardiff, George Bures Miller

Solar Breath (Northern Caryatids) | Light Air
VISUAL ARTS | Atom Egoyan, Michael Snow, Mani Mazinani

VISUAL ARTS | Bruno Levy, Blake Shaw

The Africa Trilogy
THEATRE | Volcano Theatre; Ross Manson, Leisl Tommy, Josette Bushnell-Mingo, Binyavanga Wainaina, Roland Schimmelpfennig, Christina Anderson

The Ascension of Beauty
FASHION | Mark Fast

The Canadian Songbook: 40 Years of Bruce Cockburn
MUSIC | Various Artists

The Infernal Comedy: Confessions of a Serial Killer
THEATRE | Michael Sturminger, Martin Haselboch, John Malkovich

The Luminato Reel

Throw Down Your Heart: Film Screening and Discussion

TSO Goes Late Night: Beethoven Symphony 9

Two Faced Bastard
DANCE | Chunky Move

Vienna Academy Orchestra
MUSIC | Martin Haselböck

Waves Festival
CELEBRATIONS | Young Centre for the Performing Arts

West Side Story Suite
DANCE | National Ballet of Canada, Jerome Robbins

Wish Come True Festival
VISUAL ARTS | FriendsWithYou

World Music Celebration
CELEBRATIONS | Various Artists