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Creation Destruction

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A choreographic map danced on the shores of Lake Ontario by renowned choreographer and dancer Dana Gingras.

Creation Destruction

June 17, 2022 Update: Tonight’s performance of Creation Destruction has been cancelled due to wind damage and unsafe conditions. All ticket holders will receive an email regarding further instructions.

Order and chaos. Evolution and dissolution. Hope and crisis. 

Humanity stands on the cusp between creation and destruction. Two omnipresent forces push us towards greater freedom, evolution, and self-actualization, even as we face ever-growing threats to our environment and our existence. Yet from the tumultuous moments of upheaval, the conditions for regeneration are formed.

On the shores of Lake Ontario, under the rays of the setting sun, Creation Destruction brings together video installations by United Visual Artists, hypnotic chamber rock with members of Godspeed You! Black Emperor and 11 of Canada’s most distinguished dancers, as they trace a choreographic map that is both fractal and whole, exploring humanity’s capacity to adapt, innovate, and survive. 

Created by Animals of Distinction, the Montreal-based multimedia dance company of renowned choreographer and dancer Dana Gingras, London-based United Visual Artists, and Thierry Amar, Timothy Herzog, Efrim Menuck, and Sophie Trudeau of post-rock band Godspeed You! Black Emperor.

Creation Destruction takes place at sunset from June 15-17 at Trillium Park, Ontario Place.  

Developed with support from the National Creation Fund, Canada Council for the Arts New Chapter program, the Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec and The Secretariat for Relations with English-speaking Quebecers.

Produced by Animals of Distinction
Image by United Visual Artists

Date & Time

June 16 @ 8:30 pm 10:00 pm EDT

All Dates and Times
Wednesday, June 15 at 8:45 PM
Thursday, June 16 at 8:45 PM
Friday, June 17 at 8:45 PM

Dance, Music

Location

955 Lake Shore Blvd W
Toronto, ON M6K3B9 Canada
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Accessibility

Disclaimer – strobe, loud
Visual Story
Venue Guide
Audio Description

Click on the Visual Story for detailed information on Accessibility and Advisories.

Event Supporters

Presented ByIan and Kiki Delaney, C.M.
Lead Support of the National Artist Fund
With Assistance From:Bureau du Québec à Toronto

COVID SAFETY

With the health and safety of our audiences, artists, staff, and volunteers as our top priority, Luminato will continue to require proof of vaccination for all indoor performances in 2022. 

While the government of Ontario has lifted the mandatory check for vaccine passports as of March 1, we are choosing to keep our policy in place. We thank you for your patience and understanding as government policies are continually changing. 

Face masks are required for all indoor performances. Face masks are strongly encouraged for all outdoor performances. 

Luminato’s Vaccine Policy 

Audiences will be required to show proof of full vaccination and photo ID for all indoor performances. Proof of vaccination must include the attendee’s name, date of vaccination and product name (brand of vaccine). The receipt can be in paper or in an electronic format (shown on the patron’s phone).   

Remember, you are considered ‘fully vaccinated’ only 14 days after your second dose. 

Proof of ID must include the patron’s name and date of birth. 

For outdoor performances and events, proof of vaccination is not required. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to [email protected]  

Creative Team

Dana Gingras, Choreography & Direction
United Visual Artists, Visual concept & Scenography

Music composed by Thierry Amar, Timothy Herzog,
Efrim Menuck & Sophie Trudeau of Godspeed You! Black Emperor

Dancers

Robert Abubo
Amara Barner
Jaleesa Coligny
Justin de Luna
Lena Demnati
Stacey Désilier
Roxanne Dupuis
Caroline Gravel
Mark Medrano
Koliane Rochon-Prom Tep
Lexi Vajda

Production

Sarah Rogers, Producer and Agent
Kafi Pierre, Producer (Luminato)

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