Luminato Festival returns to an in-person event, after postponing and/or pivoting online in the past two years. This international arts festival is dedicated to performance, including visual art, music, theatre and dance. Overall, the programming cuts across traditional art-form boundaries.

Festival includes:

Luminato Live (music) — Yonge-Dundas Square
Luminato 2022 opens with a FREE in-person takeover in the heart of the city. If fills Yonge-Dundas Square with concerts, onstage talks, delightful activities, and an Eco-Fair stacked with sustainable inspiration and ideas.

“Art in Transit” (theatre) — Union Station
This street-theatre pop-up follows grumpy, urban Fish. He begins his morning commute yearning for the water and feeling the call of the lake. Fish receives assistance from a cheery Train Conductor and chance encounters with musicians and dancers, rituals and readings.

“What You Won’t Do For Love” (theatre) — Canadian Opera Company Theatre
Experience a special live evening with award-winning renowned environmentalists David Suzuki and Tara Cullis in a unique and intimate theatre experience that asks whether the love we have for each other can inspire us to take action for the planet.

“The Cave” (music/theatre) — Theatre Passe Muraille
Sung in English and Cree, this 75-minute sung-through story cabaret combines live music and immersive visuals with wry humour and poignant storytelling.

Griots: A Masterclass Series (literature) — Small World Music Centre
Led by critically acclaimed Black authors Lawrence Hill, Canisia Lubrin, and Djanet Sears, each masterclass explores a different genre: children’s novels, poetry, and playwriting.

Woodbine Weekend (music) — Woodbine Park
Wrap up Luminato 2022 and launch summer with two days of fabulous FREE music, art, conversation and food when Woodbine Park transforms into a magical urban fairground.

Luminato Festival

When: June 9-19, 2022
Where: Various locations
Website: www.luminatofestival.com

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