Past Festivals

2012

Luminato 2012 brochure cover
CEO: Janice Price
Artistic Director: Jorn Weisbrodt

This year's Festival looks at historic and artistic shifts; revolutions and transformations that have rippled through history in tandem with those caused by artists.

While tracing these main roads of historic and artistic change, the Festival will also explore the smaller side streets. You are invited to encounter and discover something surprising and inspiring at every turn.

2012 Events

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National Bank First Night
CELEBRATIONS | June 8, 2012
Kae Sun, K’NAAN
Festival Stage, David Pecaut Square

At the Hub
CELEBRATIONS | June 9-17, 2012
Calypso Rose with Ernest Ranglin, Michael Rose with Kobo Town, Abyssinian Roots with Debo Band, Deltron 3030 with Nomadic Massive, AfroCubism with Fatoumata Diawara, Loreena McKennitt with Jayme Stone, Michael Franti & Spearhead with Quique Escamilla, Jovanotti with Telmary, Kathleen Edwards and Dan Mangan, Shantel and the Bucovina Club Orkestar with Lemon Bucket Orkestra, Kevin Fox & Ohbijou
Festival Stage, David Pecaut Square

Rufus Wainwright and The Rufus Songbook
CELEBRATIONS | June 10, 2012
Rufus Wainwright
Festival Stage, David Pecaut Square

Symphonic Finale: At the Hub
CELEBRATIONS | June 17, 2012
Festival Stage, David Pecaut Square

Einstein on the Beach
THEATRE | June 8-10, 2012
Robert Wilson, Philip Glass and Lucinda Childs
Sony Centre for the Performing Arts

La Belle et la Bête: A Contemporary Retelling
THEATRE | June 8-12, 2012
Lemieux Pilon 4D Art
Bluma Appel Theatre

Playing Cards 1: SPADES
THEATRE | June 13-17, 2012
Robert Lepage
Joey and Tony Tanenbaum Opera Centre

Sadeh21
THEATRE | June 14-16, 2012
Batsheva Dance Company
MacMillan Theatre

Laura’s Cow: The Legend of Laura Secord
OPERA | June 7-10, 2012
Canadian Children's Opera Company
Enwave Theatre

Love Over and Over – The Songs of Kate McGarrigle
MUSIC | June 15, 2012
Various Artists 
Massey Hall

Stewart Goodyear: The Beethoven Marathon
MUSIC | June 9, 2012
Koerner Hall

TSO Goes Late Night: Shostakovich Symphony 11
MUSIC | June 9, 2012
Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Roy Thomson Hall

Chris Cleave and Vincent Lam
LITERATURE | June 15, 2012
TIFF Bell Lightbox

Continental Conversations
LITERATURE | June 15-16, 2012
Jim Lynch and Hari Kunzru, Linden MacIntyre and Kyo Maclear
TIFF Bell Lightbox


Hay Festivals
LITERATURE | June 12, 2012
TIFF Bell Lightbox

Irvine Welsh
LITERATURE | June 12, 2012
TIFF Bell Lightbox

Lewis Lapham
LITERATURE | June 14, 2012
TIFF Bell Lightbox

Nicole Krauss
LITERATURE | June 11, 2012
TIFF Bell Lightbox

Richard Ford
LITERATURE | June 16, 2012
TIFF Bell Lightbox

The New Yorker at Luminato: Aspects of Annie Proulx
LITERATURE | June 10, 2012
TIFF Bell Lightbox

The New Yorker at Luminato: Canadian Comestibles
LITERATURE | June 10, 2012
Young Centre for the Performing Arts

The New Yorker at Luminato: The Future of the Avant Garde
LITERATURE | June 10, 2012
TIFF Bell Lightbox

Contemporary Opera’s Big Bang
ILLUMINATIONS | June 6, 2012
Robert Wilson, Philip Glass and Lucinda Childs 
Bailie Court, AGO

Luminato & TIFF Go to the Movies
ILLUMINATIONS | June 8-17, 2012
TIFF Bell Lightbox

Luminato at the Library
LITERATURE | June 13, 2012
Alan Taylor
Bloor & Gladstone Branch, Toronto Public Library

Luminato at the Library
LITERATURE | June 17, 2012
James Laxer
The Bram and Bluma Appel Salon

Peter Carey
LITERATURE | June 11, 2012
The Bram and Bluma Appel Salon

Playing Cards with Robert Lepage
ILLUMINATIONS | June 14, 2012
Robert Lepage and Renate Klett
Berkeley Street Theatre

The Science of Einstein (on the Beach)
ILLUMINATIONS | June 10, 2012
Sony Centre for the Performing Arts

The US has coveted Canada since the War of 1812
ILLUMINATIONS | June 8, 2012
Stephen Clarkson, Jack Granatstein, and moderator Michael Bliss
Koerner Hall

Beethoven 1-32
VISUAL ARTS | June 9-30, 2012
Jorinde Voigt and Stewart Goodyear
Royal Ontario Museum

Soon Is Now
VISUAL ARTS | June 9, 2012
Corno
Airship 37

Toronto Carretilla Initiative
VISUAL ARTS | June 9-17, 2012
Rainer Prohaska
Throughout the Festival 

The Encampment
VISUAL ARTS | June 8-24, 2012
Various Artists
Fort York

President’s Choice® 1000 Tastes of Toronto™
FOOD | June 9-10, 2012
Distillery District

From the Dark
MAGIC | June 15-17, 2012
Juan Esteban Varela 
Hart House Theare

The Alpha Project
MAGIC | June 8-10, 2012
Banachek
Fleck Dance Theatre

The Cheat
MAGIC | June 11-14, 2012
Richard Turner
TIFF Bell Lightbox

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Education | March 26-31, April 1-30, May 1-31, June 1-17, 2012
Dan Bergeron
Parliment Street

Celebrating Citizenship with Luminato
COMMUNITY | June 14, 2012
Thom Sokoloski and Jenny-Anne McCowan
David Pecaut Square

Gaga Movement Workshop
EDUCATION | JUNE 16, 2012
Batsheva dancers 
Parkdale Branch, Toronto Public Library

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