What to See at the Toronto Luminato Festival
Toronto is a vibrant city where a number of colorful festivals take place throughout the year. A festival that attracts art lovers from far and wide is the Luminato Festival of Arts and Creativity. This year, the festival has been scheduled to be held from June 13 to June 23. It will be a gala event where creative artists from Canada and around the world showcase their best work. If you are a lover of creative arts, then you should make a point to be there when the festivities begin.
Here are some of the great events you should see during the 10-day festival:
Live performances: Live performances by many renowned Canadian and foreign singers, rappers, bands and DJs will take place every day at The Hub. This year’s artists include popular Toronto singer/songwriter Serena Ryder, Jamaican born Canadian rapper k.or, and world famous Montreal-based DJ Kid Koala.
The Courtyard Revue at Luminato: Each night The Courtyard Revue at Luminato provides revelers with late night entertainment with musical performances by famous local, national and international artists. If you like to dance the night away with great music in the background, then this is the place you should be.
Theatre: If you love plays, musicals and operas, then you will get the chance to see some of the finest performances you have ever seen at various venues across the city. This year, you will get to see The Daisy Theatre, The Life and Death of Marina Abramovich and the Chinese opera Feng Yi Ting. All three are veritable works of art that will mesmerize you.
Dance: Don’t miss your chance to experience beautiful and entertaining performances by world famous dancers. This year’s performances to watch are Dance Lhasa Danse by the Canadian singer/songwriter Lhasa de Sela and L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato, a dazzling performance that is a beautiful blend of dance, music, and poetry.
Education: Throughout the festival, there will be innovative educational shows that are designed to teach students art, dance, and culinary skills through active participation. The programs scheduled for this year’s Luminato event include the L’Allegro Movement Project, Future Tastes of Toronto: At the Kids’ Table, School Days and Luminato Portraits: An Art on the Move Project.
Magic: Amazingly entertaining and awe-inspiring magic shows are scheduled each day around the city. But do not expect to see any run-of-the-mill magic shows, as these are artistic magic creations combined with beautiful music and a captivating storyline. Don’t miss Chamber Magic, Compositions, and Concerto for Piano & Pasteboards.
Talks: Artists and performers will be talking about their art, work, life, and giving lectures every day at different venues. The talks and lectures that have been scheduled include Marina Abramovic – The Past, The Present, and The Future of Performance Art: A Lecture, Lunchtime Illumination – Nicholas Jennings, Murray McLauchlan & Sylvia Tyson and TimesTalks Luminato – Robert Wilson and Willem Dafoe
There are many amazing programs to cater to the different tastes of thousands of people who come to our city to experience theT oronto Luminato Festival each year. The venues are scattered around the city of Toronto and in order to take in all of the great events, you will need a good and reliable cab service to commute from one to another. During entire course of the Luminato Festival, Co-op Cabs will have special arrangements for visitors and participants for speedy, comfortable and reliable transportation.