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The Coating Project

The Dietrich Group

June 10 – 26, 2016

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Image: Mariana Medellin-Meinke, William Ellis, Justin De Luna, Vanessa Jane Kimmons, Corrado Cerruto, Jennifer Dahl. Photo by Javier Castellanos & Katherina Limo.

Choreographer and visual artist DA Hoskins, Artistic Director of The Dietrich Group, brings his provocative sensibility to a new creation for Luminato’s 10th Anniversary. An accomplished photographer and video artist, Hoskins has created The Coating Project, a series of moving video portraits of some of Toronto’s most accomplished and vital dance artists. In advance of this year’s festival, he has collaborated with a team of photographers, video and dance artists, documenting the decommissioned industrial space of the Hearn with the vitality of naked bodies. At once a statement on sexuality and a celebration of Toronto’s industrial heritage, The Coating Project will be running throughout the 17-day festival of art and creativity. 

Arts Partners at the Hearn: Sharing the Space

After 10 years of partnering with arts organizations, venues and cultural groups across the city, Luminato Festival will manage and run its own unique venue. The Festival is curating a series of performance events and artistic activations with arts partners from across the city, celebrating Luminato’s long history of working with arts organizations and cultural partners in Toronto in a new way: by sharing at the lowest possible cost the infrastructure and space we’re building.