Your chance to be a part of Luminato

Dance in Le Grand Continental®!

Here is your chance to perform in Luminato! Join a diverse and dynamic group of Torontonians for this exciting opportunity to work with internationally renowned choreographer Sylvain Émard and star in a memorable, outdoor spectacle!

In June 2018, Luminato will present the Toronto premiere of Le Grand Continental® by Montréal-based company Sylvain Émard Danse at the heart of the city in Nathan Phillips Square. This exciting performance brings together 400 participants of all ages, cultural backgrounds, and dance experience to perform a contemporary re-imagining of a traditional line dance. Four performances will run from June 22–24, 2018 and it’s FREE – so you can invite your friends and family to come see you perform!

If you’re a dancer at heart – or just want to be – WE WANT YOU!

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Recruitment Sessions


To take part in this amazing opportunity, sign up below for one of the recruitment sessions where you can learn more about this project and audition for the chance to be in Le Grand Continental®. Recruitment sessions in February will be held in a downtown core location near Ryerson /TTC. Location will be announced closer to the date.

Sunday, February 18, 2018


Session 1: 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Session 2: 12:30 – 3:30 PM
Session 3: 3:00 – 5:00 PM

Tuesday, February 20, 2018


Session 1: 5:00 – 6:30 PM
Session 2: 6:45 – 8:15 PM
Session 3: 8:30 – 10:00 PM

Following the recruitment sessions, selected participants are required to attend all rehearsals.

Learn more about rehearsal details and requirements


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Recruitment Sessions:

Which Information and Recruitment session would you like to attend? Please choose TWO TIME SLOTS (in case your preferred choice fills up)

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Please attach a recent, clear passport-style photo of yourself. This will be to help Sylvain Émard recognize you at the audition!

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Trouble filling out the form? Please email or call Associate Producer Nerupa Somasale at or 416 368 3100 ext. 252.

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