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Image created by artist Nyle Miigizi Johnston
Date & Time
October 13, 2021 – November 9, 2021 Toronto
Available to stream on demand until Nov. 9th.
A global pandemic. Climate change. Racial injustice.
Zaagidiwin is a multi-disciplinary film that reflects on our social responsibilities and our relationship with nature. Nanabozo takes us on an adventure (or misadventure) from the land into the city core, revealing its beauty as well as its darkness. Through spoken word, music and song, healing is found as Nanabozo returns to the land, discovering its precious gifts and healing through dance.
Zaagidiwin asks us to consider the way in which we love one another and the land that we share.
FAQ – How to Watch
- Can I watch Zaagidiwin without tickets?
Yes, you can! We love Zaagidiwin too much to keep it hidden. You can watch the Festival at luminatofestival.neme.tv. We recommend registering for free tickets because you’ll get show reminders and bonus content.
- How do I watch Zaagidiwin?
Visit luminatofestival.neme.tv to see all of the streams from October 13–17, 2021. You can also click the WATCH button at the top of luminatofestival.com.
- What if I miss Zaagidiwin? Is available after October 13th?
Not a problem. Zaagidiwin will be on-demand until October 26th at luminatofestival.neme.tv.
- When are shows available on-demand?
Each show will be available on-demand the day after it premieres. For example, everything from October 13th, Day 1 of Luminato, will be available on-demand on October 14th.
- Where can I find the calendar of events for Luminato 2021?
Luminato’s calendar is available on the Festival Schedule page: https://luminatofestival.com/upcoming-arts-events/ and on the Festival 2021 page: https://luminatofestival.com/event_series/love-letters-to-toronto/
About Tickets and Using Dice.fm
- I signed up for tickets and it said I have to download an app. Is that true?
No, you don’t have to use the app. But we do recommend it. We’re using DICE to coordinate your tickets to Luminato 2021. DICE keeps your tickets in a secure app that makes it easy to click and watch the stream. Should you decide not to use the app, you will receive a link to watch the stream 1 hour before the show via your email. All streams are available at luminatofestival.neme.tv.
- The ticket page asked for my phone number. Do I have to provide It? Is it secure?
No, you don’t and yes it is. You only have to provide your phone number if you’re using the Dice app. Dice uses your phone number to make the registration process simple and to keep your tickets safe and secure. Dice follows all GDPR rules. Your number will not be shared or sold.
- I’ve booked tickets for all of Luminato 2021. What does “Line up Luminato Festival Toronto 7PM” mean?
This refers to the line up of shows for the evening (which is Luminato Festival Toronto), that starts at 7PM.
- Do I have to register for each show or can I register for the full Festival?
Yes and yes. You are welcome to register for the shows that interest you. Alternatively, you can register for the full Festival and get a reminder on October 13th. All streams are available at luminatofestival.neme.tv.
- Why does the registration page ask if I have a code?
If you had a promo code, you could click on “Got a code?” and enter it for a discount. But you don’t need a code because Luminato 2021 online programming is FREE.
- The ticket page said “Buy Now”. Isn’t Luminato free?
Yes, with one exception. All online shows at Luminato are free. The Ruins of Zindor, the live, immersive theatre show is paid. You can book your tickets to The Ruins of Zindor here: https://luminatofestival.com/event/ruinsofzindor/
- Does “Join the Stream” mean watch?
Yes, Join the Stream means Watch. Just click and you’ll be taken to the show.
- Can I watch the show on my laptop, smart TV or games console?
You will be able to find your 5-character streaming code on your ticket in the app just before the stream begins. We’ll also email the code to you. Once you have the code:
Visit www.dice.fm/stream on the device you’d like to use
Enter your phone number that’s associated with your DICE account and your unique five character stream access code to access the stream
Hit play and you’re good to go.
Please note: We’d recommend checking that the device you want to watch on has a browser (such as Google Chrome, Safari or Firefox) and has the ability for you to enter a URL and interact with the page, so you can enter your phone number and stream access code.
The jingle dress and dance is an Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) healing dance that originates with the Naotkamegwanning (Whitefish Bay) First Nation in Northern Ontario. Learn more…
Writer, Director, Curator & Creative Producer
Arrangement & Musical Director (Centrepiece Song)
Director of Photography
Nyle Miigizi Johnston
Artist (Digital Design)
Head Costume and Set Design, Red Pepper Spectacle Arts
Live Music Sound & Mix
b. solomon, Nanabozho (Trickster), Human-Crow, Choreographic storyteller
Marie Gaudet, Opening Prayer (Anishinaabemowin) Singer & Drummer
Jimmy Dick, Opening & Closing Big Drum Songs, Eagleheart Drummers & Singers
James Dick, Opening & Closing Big Drum Songs, Eagleheart Drummers & Singers
Josh Dick, Opening & Closing Big Drum Songs, Eagleheart Drummers & Singers
Isaiah Cada, Singer & Drummer, Final Drum & Vocals (Solo) Eagleheart Drummers & Singers
Lisa Fisher Odjig
Ava Lynn Fox
Cultural Support & Consultation
Marie Gaudet, Cultural Consultation
Doug Geogre, Language Guidance
Sarah Rose Manidokaa, Language Guidance
Waasekom Niin, Language Guidance
Bruce George, Medicine Gifts
Helen Wilde, Medicine Gifts
Miigis Wilde, Medicine Gifts
Richard Scott-Moore, Medicine Gifts
Dorothy Peters, Elder/Cultural Consultant, Red Pepper Spectacle Arts
Denise Bolduc, Director, Writer and Programming
Jonathan Elliot, Director of Photography & Film Consultant
John Alcorn, Arrangement & Musical Director (Centrepiece Song)
Guillermo Subauste, Live Music Sound & Mix
Nyle Miigizi Johnston, Artist (Digital Design)
Red Pepper Spectacle Arts, Costume & Set Design
Gabriella Caruso, Head Costume and Set Design, Red Pepper Spectacle Arts
Camilo Giraldo, Associate Costume and Set Design
Memo Lopez, Associate Set Design
Denise Bolduc, Creative Producer, Director, Curator
Candace Scott-Moore, Producer
Kimberly Purtell, Producer
Meg MacKay, Associate Producer
Anthony Crea, Production Manager
Elijah Walsh, Production Manager
Duncan MacMillan, Production Consultant
Adrian Sterling, Live Solotech Audio Support
Megan Burns, Production Assistant
Logan Cracknell, Production Assistant
Tyler Kruspe, Production Assistant
Richard Scott-Moore, Production Assistant (volunteer)
Alia Stephen, Production Assistant
Wayne Booker, Driver
Richard Scoot-Moore, Driver
David Rowan, Health & Safety, COVID Compliance
Caroline Hollway, Health & Safety, COVID Compliance
Daniel Oulton, COVID Compliance Officer
Jack Comerford, COVID Compliance Officer
B’atz’ Recinos, Cultural Cultivator, Children’s Peace Theatre (Venue Support)
Denise Bolduc, Location Scout
Wayne Booker, Location Scout
Gabriella Caruso, Location Scout (Kensington Market)
Marian de Vries, Location Consultant (venues)
Marta Orellana, Associate Artist, Red Pepper Spectacle Arts
Sonja Clarke, Associate Artist, Red Pepper Spectacle Arts
Shawn Grey, Associate Artist, Red Pepper Spectacle Arts
John Moore, Associate Artist, Red Pepper Spectacle Arts
Ben Viapiani, Associate Artist, Red Pepper Spectacle Arts
Will Vainio, Associate Artist, Red Pepper Spectacle Arts
Jonah Allingham, 1st Assistant Director
Daniel Youssefi, 3rd Assistant Director
Kim Timbol, Key Make-up/Hair
Celeste Morton, Make-up Assist
Adrian Dennis-Orofino, Locations/PA/Driver
Bobby Markov, PA/Driver
Janagan Thanabalasingham, BTS Photographer
Jacob Rogers, Sound Mixer/Boom Op
Gianfranc Pipitone, 1st Assistant Camera
Victor On, 2nd Assistant Camera
Michael Makrimichalos, DMT
Michael Cao, Gaffer
Wes Nyun, Key Grip
Harvey Kinglsey Elton, Grip
Vinny Buggea, Grip
Zefred Ansaldo, Drone Pilot
Emily DeBackere, B-Camera Operator
Colour: Alter Ego Post
Colourist: James Graham
Colour Producer: Jane Garrah
Post Sound Design & Mix: Drew Snyder
Songs & Lyrics
Composition & Writer: Willie Dunn, Spoken by Evan Aysanabe
Permission: Liz Moore & Lawrence Dunn, Willie Dunn Estate
Composition & Writer: Kairo McLean
Ownership: Kairo McLean & Garvin McLean
Children’s Peace Theatre
Chi miigwech to all who generously supported Zaagidiwin!
Karen Rose Emerson & Bat’z Recinos, Children’s Peace Theatre
Sue-Lynn Manone & the Wiigwaasikaa Community
Jenny So, CAAM United Hardware, Kensington Market
Courage – Natasha Bacchus
Candace Wilde, Richard Scott Moore, and the Wilde family, friends and community
Wards Island Community
Kensington Market BIA & Neighbourhood/Community
Toronto Parks, Forestry & Recreation – City of Toronto
Bluff Park & Chine Drive Community
Toronto Harbour Community
Centre for Indigenous Theatre
Canadian Stage Company