#Luminato2018 Round Up

Highlights from our biggest and best festival yet! #Luminato2018

Jun 26, 2018

After 154 performances and events including 6 world premieres, 3 North American premieres3 Canadian premieres and 5 Luminato commissions, Luminato 2018 has come to a successful and exciting close.

We'd like to thank each and everyone of our artists, audience members, donors, sponsors and the countless number of people who worked behind the scenes to make #Luminato2018 happen!

We're feeling nostalgic already! Here's a round up of highlights from the Luminato 2018 to help tide you over until our 2019 announcement. 

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-Luminato 2018 Highlights-

RIOT: The fabulous Ms. Panti Bliss and her fellow RIOTers kept us in stitches. Photo by @drewrowsome

TiKA: The smooth and soulful sounds of TiKA at the IOOT. Photo by @saskiacarolinev

Malpaso Dance Company in the original Luminato co-commission, Dreaming of Lions choreographed by Osnel Delgado. Photo by Sian Richards.

Instruments of Happiness: Ukulele students from Doane USchool in a reverberating tribute to George Harrison. Photo by Tom Sandler.

Instruments of Happiness
: Guitarists playing in sync at Brookfield Place. Photo by Tom Sandler.

Ólafur Arnalds: On stage at the historic Elgin Theatre after All Strings Attached. Photo by @18mrm

Cris Derksen: Ally and Kinship: The Juno-nominated musician shared the stage with a variety of acts including a traditional Indigenous hoop dancer. Photo by @williamdfn

Amal Clooney in Conversation with Nick Clooney: We were so excited to host Amal Clooney on their first visit to Toronto. Her conversation with father-in-law Nick Clooney was full of inspirational and deeply moving anectdotes. Photo by Nadav Rosenberg.

Amal Clooney In Conversation with Nick Clooney: The incredible young women of Girls E-Mentorship (GEM), one of our Youth Access Partners, eagerly awaiting Amal Clooney. Tweet by @girlsmentorship

 Amal Clooney In Conversation with Nick Clooney: Two young women taking Amal Clooney's message to heart. Photo by @LeadingMindsCAN

At the Illusionist's Table: NOW Magazine's Glenn Sumi's amazed by the mysteries and food at this special night.

Le Grand Continental
: A team of 200 dancers performed to crowds of 2500 in Nathan Phillips Square. Photo by Ben Marans.

Le Grand Continental
: The post-show dance party got everyone on their feet! Photo by @tom_sandler_.

Solo for Duet: works for augmented piano and images: Eve Egoyan preparing her latest performance piece which drew inspiration from Shakespearean sonnets and technical glitches. Photo by @johnpricephotography

Same as it Ever Was: Black Lives Matter Panel. (L to R): Moderator Idil Abdillahi, El Jones, Sandy Hudson and Norman Otis Richmond in conversation. Photo by Lorenzo Colocado.

Same as it Ever Was: Policing People Panel. (L to R): John Sewell, Mike Federico and Keith Merith in conversation. Photo by Elijah Nazareth.

NO GOING BACK: MP Celina Caesar-Chavannes moderated a panel of incredible young women on what feminism means to them today. Photo by Taku Mukabe.

Panelist Arezoo Najibzadeh discussed her ideas on the future of feminism. Photo by Taku Mukabe.

: Panelist Krysta Williams discussed the intersectionality of Indigenous rights and feminism. Photo by Taku Mukabe.

NO GOING BACK: Panelists Vivek Shraya (L) and Tessa Hill (R) on feminist allies and how to be one. Photo by Taku Mukabe.

Swan Lake/ Loch na hEala: Luminato's Artistic Director Josephine Ridge hosted a post show Q&A with the creators of Swan Lake/ Loch na hEala.

The Ward Cabaret
: A joyous musical telling the story of Toronto's rich, multi-cultual history. Photo by Celeste Cole.

Justin Nozuka: Performing with a long-time fan. Photos by @angelaapigo

Out the Window:
Sarah Kitz as Lisa Balkan in the Luminato co-commission with the Theatre Centre. Photo by Kyle Purcell.

Yolanda Bonell. Photo by Elijah Nazareth.

The Magnetic Fields: 50 Song Memoir
: Stephin Merritt with 50 songs for his 50 years. Photo by @steve_mcgill

Burning Doors: Audience standing with the cast to chant #FREESENTSOV. Photo by @belarusfreetheatre

NASSIM: NOW Magazine's Glenn Sumi's reaction to Nassim Soleimanpour's acclaimed play. 

Tables Turned: Eager anticipation for this 2015 favourite that turned into a 2018 favourite! Tweet by @AstrolabeMusik

The Fever: The Globe and Mail's dance critic Martha Schabas on the magical production of The Fever.  

Balaklava Blues: CBC Arts interviewed Balaklava Blues' Mark and Marichka Marczyk. Read it here.

Dr. Silver: A Celebration of Life: The cast performed this work-in-progress production before its debut in September 2018. Photo by Dahlia Katz.

Some of our incredible volunteers who worked hard to make Luminato 2018 a big success. We couldn't have done it without you! Photo by Tom Sandler.

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