June 1, 2012
Luminato is a 10 Day Festival of Creativity held annually in Toronto each June. The 2012 Festival is one week away: June 8-17, 2012.
Since its inception in 2007, Luminato has become integral to Toronto's cultural calendar ushering in the Summer season. How best to experience Luminato's 10 days of remarkably diverse, genre-blurring programming? Let the art plan your days. See the first production in 20 years of Robert Wilson and Philip Glass' landmark achievement Einstein on the Beach, the North American premiere of Robert Lepage's Playing Cards 1: SPADES, and then check out the Festival's artist-in-residence, Dan Bergeron, who is challenging the nature of public space with his street-long installation ///Re-ply\\\.
Einstein on the Beach is of particular interest as it ranks among the greatest artistic triumphs of the 20th century, and will play after Luminato in New York City during the BAM Festival. Newsweek calls Einstein: "One of the truly pivotal artworks of our time."
Indulge in tasty delights from more than three dozen top chefs at the 5th annual 1000 President's Choice Tastes of Toronto, taking place outdoors at the Distillery Historic District and, while you're there, listen to internationally acclaimed writers and food experts Adam Gopnik and Calvin Trillin (The New Yorker) discuss the highs (and lows) of Canadian cuisine, and drop by a daylong loft party where renowned Canadian artist Corno is creating 10 large-scale painting that celebrates femininity. The Encampment is a massive, large-scale "temporal village" marking the bicentennial of the war of 1812; it comprises 200 A-frame tents pitched on the grounds of Fort York.
Over 50 musical artists and presenters will be featured at Luminato's Festival Hub in David Pecaut Square - performing in FREE concerts! Artists include:
- K'NAAN (June 8)
- Rufus Wainwright (June 10)
- Deltron 3030 (June 11)
- Loreena McKennitt (June 13)
- Jovanotti (June 15)
- Symphonic Finale - an outdoor concert with the TSO (June 17)
"Luminato is Toronto's fifth season when the festival stages the best of our city and invites the world to celebrate and transform it with us." -Jorn Weisbrodt, Artistic Director, Luminato
When: June 8 - 17, 2012
Where: Various locations in Toronto
Click HERE for full festival details and ticket information. This event is proudly supported by MyBindi.com.