Luminato Festival Brochure 2010

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THEATRE Literature Music Food Dance celebrations visual Arts fashion Film MAGIC

June 11-20 2010


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your invitation to IMAGINE EVERYTHING BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Javier San Juan President & CEO, L’Oréal Canada

Tony Gagliano Chair, Luminato Executive Chairman & CEO, St. Joseph Communications

Albert Schultz General Director, Young Centre for the Performing Arts

Lucille Joseph Vice-Chair, Luminato Chair, The National Ballet of Canada Mohammad Al Zaibak President & CEO, CDM Information Inc. Salah Bachir President, Cineplex Media Charles Baillie Honorary Chair, AGO Board of Trustees Avie Bennett Chair, McClelland & Stewart Ltd.

CHRIS LORWAY ARTISTIC DIRECTOR LUMINATO

JANICE PRICE CEO LUMINATO

Welcome to the fourth edition of Luminato. Once again, we are proud to share with you some of the best work from Canada and around the world. Yonge Street divides Toronto into two states of mind: east and west. As Canadians, many of us identify as being from “out east” or “out west,” while as citizens of the world we routinely hear about the differences between eastern and western culture. This year’s Festival offers several insights into the divide between east and west – and how the two intersect. Volcano’s The Africa Trilogy explores the sometimes tenuous relationships between Africa and the West. Canadian artists Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller take us on a virtual voyage aboard a Chinese junk in their Ship O’ Fools. Writers from Canada’s east and west coasts discuss the role of place in their storytelling. And free outdoor concerts celebrate contemporary mash-ups between Western, Arabic, and African musical traditions. Fighting for one’s rights – artistic, intellectual, and human – is another theme of this year’s festival. In 1982, Michael Snow sued Toronto’s Eaton Centre for putting red ribbons around the necks of the geese in his sculpture Flight Stop, setting a legal precedent for the moral rights of artists. More than two decades later, Haydn Davies, creator of the steel beam sculpture tucked behind the Eaton Centre in Trinity Park, found himself at the centre of a similar battle – a story told in 2b theatre’s Homage. Inspired by the words of Persian poet Táhirih, Toronto artist Erika Batdorf examines how various cultures and individuals have sought their voices over the last 150 years. And this year’s The Canadian Songbook pays tribute to the 40-year career of musician and human-rights activist Bruce Cockburn. No celebration would be complete without a couple of divas. In addition to the North American premiere of Rufus Wainwright’s first opera, Prima Donna, prepare to be dazzled by some of the world’s great female artists (and a few who impersonate them). We’ve done our part – now it’s your turn. Over the past three years, our audiences have made Luminato one of the world’s top celebrations of arts and creativity. We’re relying on you to make this the best yet!

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Constance L. Sugiyama Senior Partner, Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP Matthew Teitelbaum Director & CEO, Art Gallery of Ontario David Whitaker President & CEO, Tourism Toronto Bisi Williams

FESTIVAL aDVISORY COMMITTEE William J. S. Boyle CEO, Harbourfront Centre

Helen Burstyn Chair, Ontario Trillium Foundation

Charles Cutts President & CEO, The Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall

Julia Deans Executive Director, Toronto City Summit Alliance

Atom Egoyan Director & Filmmaker, Ego Film Arts

Camillo di Prata Executive Vice President, Head of Corporate Investment Banking, National Bank Financial

Kevin Garland Executive Director, National Ballet of Canada

Rupert Duchesne President & CEO, Aeroplan

Piers Handling Director & CEO, Toronto International Film Festival Group

Jim Fleck Chairman, Business for the Arts

Karen Kain Artistic Director, National Ballet of Canada

Anthony Graham President, Wittington Investments Ltd.

Bruce Kuwabara Partner, Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects

Peter Herrndorf President & CEO, National Arts Centre

Bruce Mau CEO, Bruce Mau Design Inc.

Michael Koerner President, Canadian Overseas Investments Ltd. Roberto Martella Owner, Grano Restaurant Chetan Mathur CEO, Next Pathway Inc. Susan McArthur Senior Investment Banker, Jacob & Company Securities Inc. Robert McEwen Chairman & CEO, Lexam Explorations Inc. Jonas Prince Chairman, Realstar Group

Alexander Neef General Director, Canadian Opera Company Peter Oundjian Music Director, Toronto Symphony Orchestra Albert Schultz General Director, Young Centre for the Performing Arts Andrew Shaw President & CEO, Toronto Symphony Orchestra Matthew Teitelbaum Director & CEO, Art Gallery of Ontario William Thorsell Director & CEO, Royal Ontario Museum


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YOUR INVITATION TO IMAGINE EVERYTHING Luminato: A Vision We Can All Share

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WISH COME TRUE FESTIVAL

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EAST/WEST IN CANADIAN FICTION

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HOMAGE

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THE CANADIAN SONGBOOK: 40 YEARS OF BRUCE COCKBURN

MUSIC

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BEST BEFORE

DANCE

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TSO Goes Late Night: Beethoven Symphony 9

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MASTERS OF MAGIC

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JULIA DOMNA

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PRESIDENT’S CHOICE® 1000 TASTES OF TORONTO

THEATRE

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FESTIVAL VISIONARIES: LUMINATO DONORS

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FESTIVAL PARTNERS

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SOLAR BREATH (NORTHERN CARYATIDS) | LIGHT AIR

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LUMINATO FIRST NIGHT

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LIGHT ON YOUR FEET

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DARK STAR REQUIEM

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THE INFERNAL COMEDY: CONFESSIONS OF A SERIAL KILLER

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WAVES FESTIVAL

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WEST SIDE STORY SUITE

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TWO FACED BASTARD

NATIONAL BANK FESTIVAL: Global Divas And Global Blues

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ONE PURE LONGING: TÁHIRIH'S SEARCH

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FICTION IN THE AGE OF E-BOOKS

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SHIP O' FOOLS

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WORLD MUSIC CELEBRATION

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SCENE OF THE CRIME

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ILLUMINATIONS

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ELEANOR CATTON AND MICHAEL HELM

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Lunchtime conversations

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THE LUMINATO REEL

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GLOBAL MUSIC: ROCK THE CASBAH & AN AFRICAN PROM

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EDUCATION AND OUTREACH

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AFRICAN LITERATURE

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ENHANCE YOUR EXPERIENCE

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VIENNA ACADEMY ORCHESTRA

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TICKETS

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COLEMAN LEMIEUX & COMPAGNIE

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Make the Most of Your Festival

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PRIMA DONNA

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HELPFUL HINTS

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RUFUS WAINWRIGHT – ALL DAYS ARE NIGHTS: SONGS FOR LULU

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GET INVOLVED

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FESTIVAL AT A GLANCE

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FESTIVAL MAP

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HOW TO BE A LUMINATIC

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Mark Fast

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THE AFRICA TRILOGY

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Monday Night Fiction

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AZAR NAFISI: READING AND WRITING IRAN

FILM LITERATURE TM

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INDEX

CELEBRATIONS

VISUAL ARTS ILLUMINATIONS FOOD FASHION MAGIC Already know what you want? Ticket purchasing information can be found on page 56.

COMING FROM OUT OF TOWN? Group rates and hotel packages are now available. Page 56 has the details.

MY LUMINATO Download My Luminato at the iPhone App Store or experience it online at luminato.com.

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LUMINATO: A VISION WE ALL CAN SHARE* The pride and pleasure I feel as Luminato presents its fourth annual festival of arts and creativity are tempered only by the sad loss this past December of my dear friend and co-founder, David Pecaut. A true visionary who did so much to change how Toronto sees itself and how it is seen by the rest of the world, David is fittingly commemorated by the installation Solar Breath (Northern Caryatids) | Light Air in his honour by filmmaker Atom Egoyan. Our whole festival, of course, is a tribute to David, for Luminato has made Toronto an essential destination for anyone eager to be moved, delighted, and inspired by expressions of the creative imagination. As always, many of the works in this year’s festival are being seen for the first time in North America, or the world. And as always, most of our events are free. Immensely varied and uniquely accessible, Luminato enriches the lives of Toronto’s residents and visitors alike.

TONY GAGLIANO

My heartfelt thanks to all who make this possible: our government funding agencies, our corporate and individual donors, all the remarkable staff at Luminato led admirably by Janice Price, and you, for participating in these 10 extraordinary days of exploration, illumination, and absolute enjoyment. I invite you all to come together and show the world what is possible.

chair, luminato executive chairman & ceo st. joseph communications

Beauty presents many different faces and is perceived in countless different ways. Yet however widely particular tastes may vary from individual to individual or from culture to culture, and however much fashions may change with time, the essential idea of beauty – beauty of form, colour, sound, movement, or any other artistic medium – has always been prized around the world. Luminato’s global themes reflect not only the astonishing diversity of creative expression, but also its universal and enduring value: its ability to transform the world around us in ways that may be playful or profound, hilarious or harrowing, but that always exhilarate us, enchant us, and make us feel more fully alive. As Luminato’s Partner in Creativity, we at L’Oréal are immensely proud to lend our support to the transforming power of the human imagination, as we know that we are helping to make our city, our country, and ultimately our world, a better and more beautiful place in which to live.

JAVIER SAN JUAN PRESIDENT & CEO L’ORéal CANADa

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FESTIVAL VISIONARIES: LUMINATO DONORS* From the very beginning, donors have been at the heart of Luminato, sharing the vision of becoming one of the most important annual multi-arts festivals on the world stage. Among the first to stand behind the festival were the Founding Luminaries: arts patrons and civic builders who will be celebrated in perpetuity for their vision and founding support. Luminato proudly acknowledges the generous support of the following individuals and organizations.

Founding Luminaries Mohammad and Najla Al Zaibak Charles and Marilyn Baillie Avie Bennett Helen Burstyn and David Pecaut Kate Alexander Daniels and David Daniels Joan T. Dea and Lionel F. Conacher Ian and Kiki Delaney John Donald and Linda Chu The Duboc Family Foundation Margaret and Jim Fleck Linda Frum and Howard Sokolowski Kevin and Roger Garland Anthony and Helen Graham

Lucille and Urban Joseph Michael and Sonja Koerner Chetan and Clara Mathur Judy and Wil Matthews Rob and Cheryl McEwen Pierre L. Morrissette Sandra and Jim Pitblado Jonas and Lynda Prince Richard Rooney and Laura Dinner Gary and Donna Slaight Marisa and Edward Sorbara Larry and Judy Tanenbaum Robin and David Young

Luminaries Tony and Anne Arrell Salah Bachir The David & Stacey Cynamon Family Foundation Cam and Alexandra di Prata Lonti Ebers and Bruce Flatt The Ira Gluskin and Maxine Granovsky Gluskin Charitable Foundation

Jay and Barbara Hennick & Family Joan and Jerry Lozinski Sloan Mauran and Adrian Tauro Joseph Mimran and Kimberley Newport-Mimran David and Audrey Mirvish Nancy Pencer Geoff and Megan Smith

Founding Corporate Luminaries BMO Financial Group Ivey Foundation MacLaren McCann Manulife Financial

RBC St. Joseph Communications TELUS Tourism Toronto

Corporate Luminaries Dancap Productions Inc.

SupernovaS 2010 PROGRAM Kate Alexander Daniels and David Daniels Anthony and Helen Graham Gretchen and Donald Ross The Slaight Family

Falls Management Company

SUPERNOVAS MIDDLE EASTERN PROGRAM Bay Tree Foundation Canarab Marketing Corporation Mohammad and Najla Al Zaibak Retirement Compensation Funding Inc. Salah Bachir As of March 5, 2010

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Government & Foundation Partners:

Candy Lee / Sidney Lee Dream Foundation

John McKellar Charitable Foundation

Corporate Supporters: ADBEAST • City of toronto • CORUS ENTERTAINMENT • Four Seasons Hotel Greater toronto airports authority • Lavalife • ROOTS • SHERATON CENTRE TORONTO HOTEL STIKEMAN ELLIOTT LLP • THE STRATEGIC COUNSEL • VIA RAIL

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FREE JUNE 11-20

Solar Breath | Light Air (Northern Caryatids)

Works by michael snow and mani mazinani

An exhibition curated by Atom Egoyan honours the memory of David Pecaut, Luminato's co-founder.

David Pecaut

Two artists from different generations of innovation join forces in an installation curated by filmmaker Atom Egoyan in tribute to the late David Pecaut, co-founder of Luminato. Michael Snow, whose more than fifty-year career has encompassed experimental filmmaking, sculpture, painting, music, and photography, is one of Canada's most celebrated Master artists. Mani Mazinani, a recent graduate of the University of Toronto, where he studied under Egoyan, is an emerging artist, composer, and musician who worked on Snow’s 2005 film SSHTOORRTY. Their installation, which juxtaposes Snow’s 2002 film Solar Breath (Northern Caryatids) with a work created in response to it by Mazinani, is inspired by the last few letters that Pecaut wrote to Egoyan before his passing.

Stills: Solar Breath (Northern Caryatids), 2002, © Michael Snow, video installation, 60 minutes looped, with sound.

JUNE location tickets Brookfield Place FREE Fr 11 Sa Sa 12 Su 13 Mo 14 Tu 15 We 16 Th 17 Fr 18 Sa 19 Su Su 20 11:00 AM - 11:00 AM - 11:00 AM - 11:00 AM - 11:00 AM - 11:00 AM - 11:00 AM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 5:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM

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11:00 AM 7:00 PM

11:00 AM - 11:00 AM 7:00 PM 5:00 PM

181 Bay St. (Wellington Entrance)

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Luminato First Night

JUNE 11

R&B star Melanie Fiona and rocker Sass Jordan headline a celebration of Canadian divas in the Festival's free opening-night concert. Once again, our annual adventure in the realms of art and creativity begins with a fabulous Friday-night celebration in Yonge-Dundas Square, the hub of activity for the Festival’s first six days. The evening’s theme is “Canadian Divas” and its centrepiece is a free concert featuring some of today’s top female talent, including Juno Award-winning rocker Sass Jordan. Sharing the bill is Toronto singersongwriter Melanie Fiona, a 2010 Juno nominee whose hit singles include “Give It to Me Right” and “It Kills Me,” the latter of which won her a 2010 Grammy nomination for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance. Dancing isn’t just encouraged, it’s practically mandatory (after all, when a diva demands it, who can resist?), and there’ll be plenty of food and drink at the on-site Mill Street Pub, too. You’re invited to enjoy all this and more, as we party in the heart of downtown Toronto – a fun-filled start to ten days that will light up your life.

LUMINATO AND ARMANI OPENING NIGHT PARTY Win tickets to Luminato’s “by invitation only” opening night party. Visit luminato.com for details. Presenting Partner:

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JUNE location tickets FREE Fr 11 Sa 12 Su 13 Mo 14 Tu 15 We 16 Th 17 Fr 18 Sa 19 Su 20 Yonge-Dundas 7:00 11:00 PM

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FREE JUNE 12-16

Light on Your Feet

Light on Your Feet, Luminato 2009

You're invited once again to unleash your inner dance-floor diva at our series of free nightly concerts in Yonge-Dundas Square. It’s your chance to make all your best moves under the night sky as Luminato’s downtown hub becomes a giant open-air dance floor, pulsing to the live sounds of some of today’s hottest bands.

SCHEDULE LATIN DIVAs - Saturday, June 12 PRODUCED IN ASSOCIATION WITH: Salsa Film Festival Group

Each night features a different take on the diva theme that runs through several Luminato events this year – Latin Divas, Drag Divas, Bollywood Divas, ’80s Girls’ Night, and J-Pop – so feel free to be as flamboyant as you dare.

WISH COME TRUE FAMILY DANCE PARTY Saturday June 12, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM Come to a magical dance party, produced in association with Bunch Family and inspired by FriendsWithYou (see page 32), where kids can celebrate their wishes and dreams. Make creatures from your imagination come to life in artist-led workshops and let DJ Fase enchant your feet to dance.

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DRAG DIVAs - Sunday, June 13 BOLLYWOOD DIVAs - Monday, June 14 PRODUCED IN ASSOCIATION WITH: Masala! Mehndi! Masti! Marketing Partner:

‘80s GIRLS’ NIGHT - Tuesday, June 15 J-POP - Wednesday, June 16

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JUNE location tickets Yonge-Dundas FREE Fr 11 Sa 12 Su 13 Mo 14 Tu 15 We 16 Th 17 Fr 18 Sa 19 Su 20 7:00 7:00 7:00 7:00 7:00 11:00 PM 11:00 PM 11:00 PM 11:00 PM 11:00 PM

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World Premiere

Dark star Requiem

JUNE 11-12

Composed by Andrew Staniland | Libretto by Jill Battson Produced In Association With:

A haunting new oratorio explores the complex issues of HIV-AIDS in Africa and around the world. A devastating global pandemic. A full-scale dramatic oratorio. In this unusual marriage of content and form, poet Jill Battson and composer Andrew Staniland trace the 25-year history of AIDS from its origins to the present day. This evocative, poetic concert work interlaces such topics as ecology, myth, politics, and family. While this text includes fragments from the Latin Mass for the Dead, the overall perspective is humanistic rather than religious. Focusing on the intimate and personal face of AIDS, the piece will resonate with audiences across a wide spectrum of age, class, culture, and experience. Commissioned by Luminato, co-produced with Tapestry new opera works, and featuring four outstanding soloists together with two of Canada’s most lauded ensembles, the Elmer Iseler Singers and the Gryphon Trio, this inspiring fusion of word and music illuminates the darkness of its subject with the redemptive power of hope.

“(Tapestry is) where the future of Canadian opera is being made today.”

Gryphon Trio

Photo: Peter Hobbs

- Toronto Star

Elmer Iseler Singers

Commissioned by Luminato with support from the Ontario Arts Council. Meet the artists at a panel discussion. See Illuminations (page 48-49).

With Support From:

JUNE location tickets $30, $40, $50 Fr 11 Sa 12 Su 13 Mo 14 Tu 15 We 16 Th 17 Fr 18 Sa 19 Su 20 The Royal Conservatory, 8:00 PM

8:00 PM

TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning, Koerner Hall

Duration: 70 minutes, no intermission.

273 Bloor St. W.

For tickets, call Ticketmaster at 416 872 1111 or visit luminato.com.

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Photo: Nathalie Bauer

Aleksandra Zamojska and John Malkovich in The Infernal Comedy


JUNE 11-12

North american Premiere

The Infernal Comedy:

Confessions of a Serial Killer

written and directed by michael sturminger Musikkonzept, Vienna in association with Ronacher Theatre, Vienna

Baroque opera meets the art of the monologue as John Malkovich portrays the charismatic criminal who hoodwinked a nation.

John Malkovich and Laura Aiken in The Infernal Comedy Sentenced to life imprisonment in 1976 for murdering a teenage girl, Austria’s Jack Unterweger reinvented himself as a literary celebrity with his acclaimed autobiography, Purgatory. Hailed by his country’s intellectual elite as a triumph of rehabilitation, he was paroled in 1990 – only to claim the lives of 11 more women on two continents. Stage and screen star John Malkovich reincarnates this deadly Don Juan – a man as outwardly charming as he was brilliantly manipulative – while two sopranos, their soaring voices blending

with the music of the Vienna Academy Orchestra in arias by Haydn, Mozart, Vivaldi, and others, represent the women in Unterweger’s life: the mother who abandoned him and the victims of his murderous obsession. Part theatre, part opera, part concert, this North American premiere affords an unforgettable glimpse into the heart of human darkness.

“Devastatingly absurd and unnerving.” - Variety

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JUNE location tickets $55, $85, $105, $125 Massey Hall Fr 11 Sa 12 Su 13 Mo 14 Tu 15 We 16 Th 17 Fr 18 Sa 19 Su 20 8:00 PM 8:00 PM

Duration: 1 hour and 45 minutes, no intermission.

178 Victoria St.

For tickets, call Ticketmaster at 416 872 1111 or visit luminato.com. Tickets also available through 13 Massey Hall by telephone at 416 872 4255 or visit masseyhall.com.


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WEST SIDE STORY SUITE West Side Story Suite, choreography by Jerome Robbins World Premiere, choreography by Jorma Elo Opus 19/The Dreamer, choreography by Jerome Robbins Produced by:

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A thrilling triple bill performed by The National Ballet of Canada celebrates the classical and populist genius of Jerome Robbins – and premieres a brand new work by Jorma Elo. The groundbreaking choreography of an American classic is distilled to its dynamic essence in Robbins’s West Side Story Suite. Including such famous numbers as “Dance at the Gym,” “Somewhere” and “America,” this immensely entertaining work is both sheer effervescent fun and an urgent, touching love story. The program also features the world premiere of a new work by Jorma Elo – a choreographer renowned for the speed and physicality of his work, which fuses both the classical and the

contemporary – and another distinctive Robbins piece, Opus 19/ The Dreamer, set to Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major. Don't miss this chance to sample the popular, classical, and cutting edge from Canada's premier dance company.

“West Side Story Suite… lifts audiences to their feet.” - National Post

JUNE location tickets $20, $47, $88, $115 Four Seasons Fr 11 Sa 12 Su 13 Mo 14 Tu 15 We 16 Th 17 Fr 18 Sa 19 Su 20 7:30 PM 7:30 PM

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DURATION: 2 hours. West Side Story Suite opens June 4. Visit national.ballet.ca for performance information.

Centre for the Performing Arts 145 Queen St. W.

$125, $140, $159, $210 Tickets can be purchased online at national.ballet.ca or by calling 416 (toll free 1 866) 345 9595.


Canadian Premiere

Two faced bastard

JUNE 11-13

Photo: Chris Budgeon

Chunky Move

Brian Lipson in Two Faced Bastard

A double-take on life by one of Australia’s most innovative dance-theatre companies. Every exit, it has been said, is an entrance somewhere else. Chunky Move, Melbourne’s leading contemporary dance company, gleefully takes that adage to heart in its Toronto debut: a genre-defying dialogue on the dualities and duplicities of human life. On either side of a slatted blind, two distinct and self-contained performances take place simultaneously. Each half of the audience can catch only tantalizing glimpses of what the other is seeing, but the two performances soon collide with each other in ways as thrilling and thoughtprovoking as they are wildly funny.

Brilliantly staged by choreographers Gideon Obarzanek and Lucy Guerin, this unforgettable combination of word and movement offers a whole new array of zany delights when seen again – from the other side.

“Strongly conceived and arrestingly choreographed and designed physical theatre.” - The Times Meet the artists at a panel discussion. See Illuminations (page 48-49).

JUNE location tickets $50 The Joey & Fr 11 Sa 12 Su 13 Mo 14 Tu 15 We 16 Th 17 Fr 18 Sa 19 Su 20 8:00 PM 4:00 PM 4:00 PM 8:00 PM duration: 63 minutes, no intermission.

Toby Tanenbaum Opera Centre 227 Front St. E.

Please note that this event is general admission. For tickets, call Ticketmaster at 416 872 1111 or visit luminato.com.

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World Premiere JUNE 11-14

One Pure longing: TÁhirih's search

Created By Erika Batdorf AND COMPANY

A multidisciplinary celebration of the power of the human voice to galvanize the spirit in its quest for freedom and truth. In 1848, at a religious conference in what is now Iran, the poet and teacher known as Táhirih, or “The Pure One,” dared to appear in public without a veil. She was arrested and subsequently put to death. Táhirih’s mystical poetry and this notorious historical event provide the inspiration for a richly textured theatrical tapestry commissioned by Luminato. Weaving dance, poetry, Iranian, First Nation, and African American song, silk work, and lamentation into an intense theatrical exploration, a culturally diverse group of international creators - led by renowned director, performer, playwright, and teacher Erika Batdorf - challenge all of us to find our own authentic voice and the courage to speak.

“She’s poetry in motion. Batdorf is one of a kind… an electric presence.” - Toronto Star

Commissioned by Luminato. This project received seed funding through Toronto Arts Council’s Incubate Program, funded by the City of Toronto, Toronto Arts Foundation, and Luminato.

Meet the artists at a panel discussion. See Illuminations (page 48-49).

JUNE location tickets $35 Fr 11 Sa 12 Su 13 Mo 14 Tu 15 We 16 Th 17 Fr 18 Sa 19 Su 20 Buddies in Bad 8:00 PM 8:00 PM 8:00 PM 8:00 PM

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duration: 75 minutes, no intermission.

Times Theatre 12 Alexander St.

Please note that this event is general admission. For tickets, call Ticketmaster at 416 872 1111 or visit luminato.com.


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World Premiere

Ship O' Fools

JUNE 11-20

Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller

Come aboard – and participate in the reinvention of an age-old allegory. It’s the last thing you expect to find in the heart of Toronto: a salvaged 30-foot Chinese junk. But its location isn’t the only thing that makes this Luminato commission intriguing. The image of the ship of fools, an uncaptained vessel full of aimless passengers absorbed in vanity and frivolity, has long fascinated writers and artists. Now, in a commission from Luminato, award-winning Canadian artists Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller turn this metaphor into a playful reality: enter the cabin of their transformed ship and find yourself immersed in a meticulously detailed experience of a wandering vessel.

The illusion is a delight in itself, but the cabin is also occupied by a traveller seeking salvation. Every element of your experience aboard reflects the traveller’s obsession – and invites you, the viewer, to ponder your own voyage through life.

“The couple are known for their immersive, hypnotic installations involving sound, images and scuptural environments that engage the viewer’s senses.” - The Oxford Times

Commissioned by Luminato. Meet the artists at a panel discussion. See Illuminations (page 48-49).

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JUNE location tickets FREE Trinity Bellwoods Fr 11 Sa 12 Su 13 Mo 14 Tu 15 We 16 Th 17 Fr 18 Sa 19 Su 20 11:00 AM - 11:00 AM - 11:00 AM - 11:00 AM - 11:00 AM - 11:00 AM - 11:00 AM - 11:00 AM 10:00 PM 10:00 PM 10:00 PM 10:00 PM 10:00 PM 10:00 PM 10:00 PM 10:00 PM

11:00 AM - 11:00 AM 10:00 PM 10:00 PM

Park Queen St. West & Strachan Ave.

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JUNE 11

scene of the crime John Brady | Deon Meyer

Meet two best-selling mystery writers whose stories are rooted in the different continents of their birth – but whose appeal is universal.

John Brady

A sense of place has always been a key element of the murder mystery genre. The London of Sherlock Holmes, the Edinburgh of Inspector Rebus, the Yorkshire hills of Inspector Banks: in all cases, the evocation of locale is central to the stories’ appeal. Deon Meyer, author of Devil’s Peak and Blood Safari, has been called the king of South African crime fiction. His new novel, Thirteen Hours, follows Detective Inspector Benny Griessel through a typical day as he investigates a homicide in Cape Town. Meanwhile, here in Canada, Dublin-born John Brady, award-winning author of The Going Rate and eight other books in the Matt Minogue series, sets his thrillers amidst the politics and shifting economy of his native Ireland. Brady reads from the latest in the series, the upcoming A Long Hard Look.

Deon Meyer

Tying into this year’s East/West theme, this literary evening of murder most foul also makes the perfect companion piece to The Infernal Comedy.

“Deon Meyer’s novels explore the complex reality of South Africa.” - The Washington Post

“Matt Minogue, the magnetic centre of this superb series… and Brady’s tone of battered lyricism are the music which keep drawing us back to this haunting series.” - The New York Times Book sales by: Pages – Beyond Bricks and Mortar

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JUNE location tickets $15 Fr 11 Sa 12 Su 13 Mo 14 Tu 15 We 16 Th 17 Fr 18 Sa 19 Su 20 Al Green Theatre 7:30 PM

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DURATION: 90 minutes including Q&A, no intermission. Followed by a 30-minute book signing.

(Miles Nadal JCC) 750 Spadina Ave. (at Bloor)

Please note that this event is general admission. For tickets, call Ticketmaster at 416 872 1111 or visit luminato.com.


ELEANOR CATTON and MICHAEL HELM

Eleanor Catton

JUNE 12

Michael Helm

An evening with two of the brightest talents on the literary scene today. Born in Canada and brought up in New Zealand, Eleanor Catton made her literary debut in 2007 with The Rehearsal, an award-winning novel noted for its unusually stylized language and its in-depth exploration of the teenage psyche. Britain’s Daily Mail called her the “golden girl of fiction,” while the London Times described her as “a starburst of talent ... an author wholly different from anyone else writing today.” Joining her is Saskatchewan-born Michael Helm, hailed by the Literary Review of Canada as one of the country’s very best writers. Helm’s 1997 debut novel, The Projectionist, was shortlisted for the Giller Prize, and its successor, In the Place of Last Things, was a finalist for both the

Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and the 2004 regional Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best Book. He will read from his just-published novel, Cities of Refuge.

“In a fiercely competitive world for new novelists, Eleanor Catton has not only shaken the bars but broken through.” - Glasgow Sunday Herald

“Michael Helm is a writer to watch.” - The Globe and Mail Book sales by: Pages – Beyond Bricks and Mortar

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JUNE location tickets $15 Isabel Bader Fr 11 Sa 12 Su 13 Mo 14 Tu 15 We 16 Th 17 Fr 18 Sa 19 Su 20 7:00 PM DURATION: 90 minutes including Q&A, no intermission. Followed by a 30-minute book signing.

Theatre 93 Charles St. W.

Please note that this event is general admission. For tickets, call Ticketmaster at 416 872 1111 or visit luminato.com.

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FREE JUNE 12

global music:

ROCK THE CASBAH & an african PROM With Béla Fleck / The Africa Project featuring Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni ba, Tony Allen, and many more

Grammy winner Béla Fleck is just one of the stars in this free all-day musical extravaganza featuring artists from around the globe. Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba

Reflecting this year’s East/West theme, this opening weekend day of music is sure to stir your body and soul. Rock the Casbah includes performances by Montreal banjo maestro Karim Saada, as well as the Maryem Tollar Ensemble, and culminates in a sizzling set by Algerian-born rocker Rachid Taha, whose ferociously energetic musical style infuses his North African roots with the rebellious spirit of punk. The evening segues into An African Prom, which includes the Toronto debut of Nigeria’s Tony Allen, one of the founding fathers of Afrobeat, plus the onstage reunion of two musical collaborators from different continents: Mali’s Bassekou Kouyate and American banjo virtuoso Béla Fleck. Renowned for his mastery of the ngoni, the banjo’s African ancestor, Kouyate was one of several contributors to Fleck’s film and recording project Throw Down Your Heart – a screening of which you can catch the same day at the Isabel Bader Theatre (see page 48). Food and drink are available throughout the day at the on-site Mill Street Pub – so come early and stay late.

Béla Fleck

Major Media Partners:

Meet the artists at a panel discussion. See Illuminations (page 48-49).

With Support From:

JUNE location tickets FREE Queen's Park Fr 11 Sa 12 Su 13 Mo 14 Tu 15 We 16 Th 17 Fr 18 Sa 19 Su 20 1:00 PM - 11:00 PM

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Queen's Park Cres. & Wellesley St.

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AFRICAN LITERATURE

JUNE 12

~ ~ Brian Chikwava | Carole Enahoro | NGUGI wa Thiong’o

Brian Chikwava

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~ Ngugı wa Thiong’o

Carole Enahoro

Luminato’s celebration of East/West continues – join us for an evening with three outstanding authors. In the fifty years since the publication of Chinua Achebe’s seminal Things Fall Apart, many African writers have won worldwide acclaim – and Luminato is proud to host three of today’s most notable examples. Reading from Dreams in a Time of War, 2009 Booker Prize ~ ~ nominee Ngugı wa Thiong’o shares memories of the Kenya of his childhood. Nigerian politics and disaster capitalism are among the targets of Carole Enahoro’s satiric debut novel Doing Dangerously Well, while in Harare North, Brian Chikwava, winner of the 2004 Caine Prize, looks at the precarious lives of Zimbabwean refugees in London.

Hosted by Toronto's Poet Laureate, Dionne Brand, whose Legacy Project of verses of Canadian poetry will soon be found on Toronto sidewalks.

Spend your Saturday exploring this Festival thread! Join us at Global Music: Rock the Casbah & An African Prom at Queen's Park for a day of free music following this literary event.

“In his crowded career and his eventful ~ ~ life, Ngugı has enacted, for all to see, the paradigmatic trials and quandries of a contemporary African writer caught in sometimes implacable political, social, racial and linguistic currents.” - The New Yorker Book sales by: Pages – Beyond Bricks and Mortar

Presenting Partner:

JUNE location tickets $15 Isabel Bader Fr 11 Sa 12 Su 13 Mo 14 Tu 15 We 16 Th 17 Fr 18 Sa 19 Su 20 2:00 PM

Duration: 90 minutes including Q&A, no intermission. Followed by a 30-minute book signing.

Theatre 93 Charles St. W.

Please note that this event is general admission. For tickets, call Ticketmaster at 416 872 1111 or visit luminato.com.

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CANADIAN Debut JUNE 12

Vienna Academy ORCHESTRA Martin Haselböck, director

Vienna Academy Orchestra in the Musikverein

In a rare North American appearance, the celebrated Viennese ensemble performs symphonies by Haydn, Mozart, and Schubert. Under the direction of its founder, Martin Haselböck, the Vienna Academy Orchestra is the acclaimed period-instrument ensemble in residence at Vienna’s prestigious Musikverein concert hall – and for this year’s Luminato, it supplies the orchestral component of the gripping drama The Infernal Comedy, starring John Malkovich. On Saturday, June 12, the orchestra makes a special appearance in its own right, performing a thrilling program of symphonic masterworks by three of Vienna’s best-loved classical composers: Haydn, Mozart, and Schubert. The centrepiece of the concert is Mozart’s ever-popular Symphony No. 40 in G minor, one of only two symphonies he wrote in the minor key. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear one of Europe’s finest early-music ensembles.

Program: Haydn

Symphony No. 43 in E-flat major, Hob. I:43 'Mercury'

Mozart

Symphony No. 40 in G minor, KV. 550 Interval

Schubert

Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major, D. 485

“Mozart with Wiener Akademie and Martin Haselböck: entertainment at the highest level, full of bright brilliance and lyrical delicacy.” - Kronenzeitung (Vienna)

JUNE location tickets $40 Trinity St. Paul's Fr 11 Sa 12 Su 13 Mo 14 Tu 15 We 16 Th 17 Fr 18 Sa 19 Su 20 2:00 PM

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DURATION: 2 hours, with intermission.

Centre 427 Bloor St. W.

Please note that this event is general admission. For tickets, call Ticketmaster at 416 872 1111 or visit luminato.com.


FREE

World Premiere

Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie

JUNE 12

Luminato artists-in-residence invite you to discover dance where you least expect it. Husband-and-wife choreographers Bill Coleman and Laurence Lemieux lead one of Canada’s most eclectic, daring, and technically sophisticated dance companies. Noted for its exceptional stage performances, and for its innovative “Off the Beaten Track” series, which transplants dance into urban or rural community landscapes, Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie (CLC) has performed across Canada and the U.S., and as far afield as Brazil, Russia, China, and Mongolia. Based in Regent Park, CLC has been active in the community during its massive redevelopment, and in July 2009 staged a piece in one of the construction sites. Now, as part of a multi-year Luminato residency, Coleman and Lemieux have been commissioned by the Festival to create a new site-specific performance piece to commemorate Nelson Mandela Park Public School before it temporarily closes, to be interwoven within the Regent Park Street Opening celebration. Visiting spectators and residents of the community alike will share in a transformative encounter with the unexpected, inviting us to re-imagine what can be art in today’s world, in our own neighbourhoods.

“When Bill Coleman and Laurence Lemieux start thinking about new projects, they literally end up taking dance to places where it has never been before.”

Regent Park Project, Breaking Ground, 2009.

- Toronto Star

Commissioned by Luminato.

With Support From:

JUNE location tickets Fr 11 Sa 12 Su 13 Mo 14 Tu 15 We 16 Th 17 Fr 18 Sa 19 Su 20 Nelson Mandela FREE 1:00 PM

Duration: 60 minutes. Rain date: June 19.

Park Public School 440 Shuter St.

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North American Premiere JUNE 14-19

Prima Donna Composed by Rufus Wainwright

A former diva confronts her demons in the stunning debut opera by one of the most distinctive figures in popular music today. Acclaimed singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright has long been a fan of opera. Now he has written his own: a modern spin on the grand Romantic tradition. Set in Paris in 1970, Prima Donna depicts a day in the life of Régine Saint Laurent, a once-adored soprano who suddenly and mysteriously quit the stage after achieving the greatest triumph of her career. Now, six years later, she contemplates a comeback, spurred on by the unexpected resurgence of romance in her life. But love, as any opera buff knows, can be a dangerous emotion. After thrilling UK audiences last summer, Prima Donna makes its North American debut in a new production co-commissioned by Luminato and staged by renowned opera director Tim Albery, who brought Luminato audiences last year’s sensational The Children’s Crusade. For lovers of opera and contemporary music alike, this is one of the must-see events of the year. Performed in French with English surtitles.

“Captivating… disarmingly beautiful.”

Photo: Kevin Westenberg

-T he New York Times

Rufus Wainwright Commissioned by Luminato, Manchester International Festival, Sadler's Wells, and Melbourne International Arts Festival.

Presenting Partner:

Additional Support:

GRETCHEN AND DONALD ROSS


“A

Love song to opera

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Photo: C. Antony Crook

” - The Times (London)

Janis Kelly in Prima Donna

JUNE location tickets $50, $75, $100, Elgin Theatre Fr 11 Sa 12 Su 13 Mo 14 Tu 15 We 16 Th 17 Fr 18 Sa 19 Su 20

7:30 PM

7:30 PM

7:30 PM

7:30 PM

189 Yonge St.

$125, $150, $200 For tickets, call Ticketmaster at 416 872 1111 or visit luminato.com.

DURATION: 2 hours and 30 minutes, with intermission.

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North American Premiere JUNE 15

Rufus wainwright All days are nights: Songs for lulu

Photo: Kevin Westenberg

One of the great singer-songwriters of his generation comes to Luminato to launch his latest North American tour. To coincide with Luminato’s premiere production of his debut opera, Prima Donna, Rufus Wainwright makes Toronto the first stop on his North American tour for his new solo album, All Days Are Nights: Songs for Lulu. Nominated for Juno and Genie awards when still a teenager, Wainwright has since won two Junos for Best Alternative Album and received another four nominations, including one for Songwriter of the Year in 2008. Last year, he was nominated for a Grammy for his live Judy Garland tribute album, Rufus Does Judy at Carnegie Hall. His one-night-only Toronto concert will feature songs from All Days Are Nights – a title drawn from Shakespeare’s Sonnet 43 – as well as favourites from albums past. Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to hear the latest from the amazingly versatile artist whom Elton John has called “the greatest songwriter on the planet.”

“Time takes a sabbatical when Rufus Wainwright sings.” - The New York Times

Rufus Wainwright marks his sixth studio album with the Spring 2010 release of All Days Are Nights: Songs For Lulu. This is an album steeped in beauty, with hugely personal and deeply emotional songs, each channelled through Wainwright via only his fingers, voice, and piano.

Rufus Wainwright

JUNE location tickets $45, $65 Elgin Theatre Fr 11 Sa 12 Su 13 Mo 14 Tu 15 We 16 Th 17 Fr 18 Sa 19 Su 20

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DURATION: 2 hours, one intermission.

7:30 PM

189 Yonge St.

For tickets, call Ticketmaster at 416 872 1111 or visit luminato.com.


FREE

Mark Fast

JUNE 11-20

Photo: Patrick Bently

Interpreting the rose: sculpture as you’ve never seen it before – at the point where, art, fashion, and beauty intersect.

Mark Fast

From the age of 12, Canadian-born Mark Fast dreamed of being a fashion designer. Today, he is one of the world’s most distinctive creators of knitwear – a term hardly sufficient to describe the sensual and strikingly sculptural products of his art. Using stitching techniques of his own devising, Fast exploits the potential of various blends of Lycra with wool, angora, or viscose to create areas of tension and volume as he hand forms his garments to the curves of a woman’s body. It is a deeply personal process, one he has described as “very organic . . . a very abstract expressionist way of working.”

Now this remarkable designer further transcends the boundary between art, fashion, and beauty by creating an installation exclusively for Luminato. Descending from its surroundings, a knit sculpture evokes the symbol of eternal femininity – the rose. Be sure to experience this extraordinary undertaking by one of the fashion world’s boldest innovators.

“Fast (is) at the forefront of a group of talented knitwear designers intent on pushing fashion's boundaries.” - The Sunday Times

In Partnership With:

JUNE location tickets Fr 11 Sa 12 Su 13 Mo 14 Tu 15 We 16 Th 17 Fr 18 Sa 19 Su 20 Brookfield Place FREE All Day

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(Allen Lambert Galleria) 181 Bay St.

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Just who do they think they are? Just who do they think we are? Just who do we think we are?

With Support From:


World Premiere

The Africa Trilogy

JUNE 10-20

Volcano Theatre Presented In Association With:

Binyavanga Wainaina Writer, Kenya

Roland Schimmelpfennig Writer, Germany

Christina Anderson Writer, USA

Liesl Tommy Director, South Africa/USA

Josette Bushell-Mingo Director, UK/Sweden

Ross Manson Director, Canada

A powerful and innovative triple bill examines the multi-faceted relationship between Africa and the West. Three playwrights and three directors from three continents; eleven performers and a production team from around the world: together, they offer a unique and unprecedented theatrical look at the meeting of East and West, from three very different points of view. Harrowing and outrageously funny, Peggy Pickit Sees the Face of God, by Germany’s Roland Schimmelpfennig, probes western liberal guilt and its intersection with a massive pandemic as two couples pick apart the mistakes of their pasts at a disastrous dinner party. The emotional and intellectual connections of present-day globalization are the focus of American playwright Christina Anderson’s swirling and

magnetic GLO, while Kenya’s Binyavanga Wainaina provokes and delights with Shine Your Eye, an exploration of the notion of territory in the Internet age, and a high-tech look at the generation now shaping Africa’s future. All three parts of this world premiere, commissioned by Luminato from Toronto’s award-winning Volcano Theatre, pose crucial questions: how do we see and imagine each other – and what is the human reality of a global relationship?

“The explosive company from Canada.” - The Independent, UK

Volcano's The Africa Trilogy was commissioned by Luminato, Toronto Festival of Arts and Creativity; and the Stratford Shakespeare Festival. Meet the artists at a panel discussion. See Illuminations (page 48-49).

JUNE location tickets Th 10

Fr 11 Sa 12 Su 13

7:00 PM 7:00 PM

7:00 PM

Mo 14 Tu 15 We 16 Th 17 Fr 18 Sa 19 Su 20 1:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 1:00 PM 1:00 PM

PREVIEW

PREVIEW

PREVIEW

7:00 PM PREVIEW

Duration: 3 hours and 30 minutes, with 2 intermissions.

Fleck Dance Theatre 207 Queen's Quay W.

$30, $40 (Previews) $35, $45 For tickets, call Ticketmaster at 416 872 1111 or visit luminato.com.

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JUNE 14

Monday Night Fiction RODDY DOYLE | BEN OKRI

Roddy Doyle

Ben Okri

Join Roddy Doyle for the Toronto launch of The Dead Republic.

Join Ben Okri for an intimate evening of literature and discussion.

At the Jane Mallett Theatre, Ireland’s Roddy Doyle joins Luminato for the Toronto debut of his latest novel, The Dead Republic. Author of The Commitments and winner of the 1993 Man Booker Prize for Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha, Doyle is one of the world’s most admired writers. The new novel, which concludes his trilogy The Last Roundup, examines the history of Ireland in the twentieth century through the eyes of a returning expatriate.

In a free-ranging discussion at the Al Green Theatre, Ben Okri shares insights into his internationally acclaimed writing. A visionary innovator who combines European literary traditions with those of African mythology and oral narrative, Okri won the Man Booker Prize in 1991 for The Famished Road, the first novel in a trilogy that continued with Songs of Enchantment and Infinite Riches. His other works include Incidents at the Shrine and, most recently, Tales of Freedom.

“Stunning...not only Doyle's best novel yet; it is a masterpiece, an extraordinarily entertaining epic.”

“Writing that continually touches the heart. Here is a prose with a tender tread, alive to human frailty.”

– The Washington Post (on A Star Called Henry).

- The Observer on Ben Okri Book sales by: Pages – Beyond Bricks and Mortar

Presenting Partner:

Additional Support for Ben Okri:

JUNE location tickets Jane Mallett Theatre $25 Fr 11 Sa 12 Su 13 Mo 14 Tu 15 We 16 Th 17 Fr 18 Sa 19 Su 20 30

7:30 PM

DURATION: 90 minutes including Q&A, no intermission. Followed by a 30-minute book signing.

27 Front St. E. (Doyle) Al Green Theatre 750 Spadina Ave. (Okri)

Please note that these events are general admission. For tickets, call Ticketmaster at 416 872 1111 or visit luminato.com.


AZAR NAFISI:

JUNE 15

Reading and writing iran An evening with the internationally celebrated author of Reading Lolita in Tehran. In her 2003 bestseller, Azar Nafisi gave an inside view of the oppression of women in her native Iran – and told the inspiring story of how she and seven of her female students defiantly formed a secret book club to discuss such prohibited classics as Madame Bovary, The Great Gatsby, and Lolita. Showered with awards and translated into more than 30 languages, Reading Lolita in Tehran was followed in 2008 by Things I’ve Been Silent About, Nafisi’s stunning account of growing up in thrall to a powerful and complex mother.

Photo: SJ Staniski

One year after the beginning of the “green revolution,” Iran’s largest protests since the Islamic revolution of 1979, Nafisi shares her latest insights in an intimate discussion that embraces both East and West. Don’t miss this memorable evening with a provocative thinker, a passionate advocate for literary and political freedom, and a woman of extraordinary principle and courage.

“Remarkable...an eloquent brief on the transformative power of fiction.” - The New York Times on Reading Lolita in Tehran Book sales by: Pages – Beyond Bricks and Mortar Azar Nafisi

Presenting Partner:

JUNE location tickets $15 Fr 11 Sa 12 Su 13 Mo 14 Tu 15 We 16 Th 17 Fr 18 Sa 19 Su 20 Al Green Theatre

7:30 PM

Duration: 90 minutes including Q&A, no intermission. Followed by a 30-minute book signing.

(Miles Nadal JCC) 750 Spadina Ave. (at Bloor)

Please note that this event is general admission. For tickets, call Ticketmaster at 416 872 1111 or visit luminato.com.

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FREE WORLD Premiere JUNE 16-20

WISH COME TRUE FESTIVAL FriendsWithYou

Welcome to Rainbow City: a joyous and brilliantly colourful transformation of Toronto. Magic, luck, and friendship are the qualities that FriendsWithYou, a visual arts collective based in Miami, seeks to spread throughout the world. Now, in an unprecedented spectacle created just for Luminato, they invite Toronto to come out and play. FriendsWithYou turns Toronto into Rainbow City, a delightful explosion of colour and jubilant energy. Led by the Rainbow King, a host of celestial characters transform Queen’s Park with larger-than-life dimensions of giant totems, bounce houses, and inflatable friends. Meanwhile, emissaries from this magical world fan out across Toronto to spread their universal message. Inspired by the simple happiness of everyday life, the Wish Come True Festival is free. So come bounce, dance, and revel in the sounds of laughter and joy. Commissioned by Luminato. Meet the artists at a panel discussion. See Illuminations (page 48-49).

Presenting Partner:

Additional Support From:


“With their colorful creations FriendsWithYou aim to establish a new sense of perception, a movement, and encompassing 'friendship' based on participation and interaction.” - Die Gestalten Verlag

JUNE location tickets FREE Fr 11 Sa 12 Su 13 Mo 14 Tu 15 We 16 Th 17 Fr 18 Sa 19 Su 20 Queen's Park 11:00 AM9:00 PM

11:00 AM9:00 PM

11:00 AM11:00 PM

11:00 AM11:00 PM

11:00 AM6:00 PM

Queen's Park Cres. and Wellesley St.

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FREE JUNE 16

EAST/WEST IN CANADIAN FICTION Lynn Coady | Lorna Crozier | Anosh Irani | Michael Winter Produced In Association With:

Four powerhouse Canadian authors discuss how their art is influenced by a sense of place. How does living in Vancouver or St. John’s affect what you write? What does a Prairie writer have in common with a Cape Bretoner? And, in a country of immigrants, what does “East/West” really mean? Edmonton’s Lynn Coady, Governor General’s Award nominee for Strange Heaven, is also renowned for Play the Monster Blind and Saints of Big Harbour. Saskatchewan-born Lorna Crozier’s poetry collections include Small Beneath the Sky, Whetstone, and the Governor General’s Award winner Inventing the Hawk. Novelist and playwright Anosh Irani evokes the India of his birth in such works as Bombay Black, The Song of Kahunsha, and, most recently, Dahanu Road. England-born and Newfoundland-raised, Michael Winter is author of The Architects Are Here, The Big Why, and the award-winning novel, This All Happened. Together, these diverse artists share their work and examine literary aspects of a major Festival theme. Moderated by Noah Richler.

Reading by Anosh Irani Dahanu Road Thursday, June 17, 12:00 PM North York Central Library (5120 Yonge Street) Reading by Lorna Crozier Small Beneath the Sky Thursday, June 17, 12:00 PM Pape Danforth Branch (701 Pape Avenue)

“Stumbling onto a Lorna Crozier poem is like running into a tropical rainforest on the Prairies.” - Books in Canada

“Supreme originality, shattering insight… Michael Winter is well on his way to having one of the most distinctive voices in Canadian literature.” - Winnipeg Free Press Book sales by: Pages – Beyond Bricks and Mortar

Presenting Partner:

JUNE location tickets FREE The Bram and Fr 11 Sa 12 Su 13 Mo 14 Tu 15 We 16 Th 17 Fr 18 Sa 19 Su 20

7:00 PM

Bluma Appel Salon (Toronto Reference Library)

789 Yonge St.

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Duration: 60 minutes including Q&A, no intermission. Followed by a 30-minute book signing.

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HOMAGE

JUNE 17-19

2b theatre company

Theatre pays tribute to sculpture in the rousing true story of the birth and death of a seminal Canadian work of art. When an artwork has been delivered to those who commissioned it, and has won a place in the public eye, to whom does it belong? And does anyone have the right to decide that it should be destroyed? Those questions lie at the heart of Homage, a play inspired by the controversy that erupted in 2005, when a college in Sarnia, Ontario, citing safety concerns due to deterioration, demolished the monumental outdoor sculpture that had stood at its entrance for 31 years. Originally commissioned by the college, the Stonehenge-inspired red cedar piece had made the reputation of its creator, Haydn Llewellyn Davies, who subsequently became one of Canada’s best known public sculptors. Written by Anthony Black, directed by Christian Barry, and performed in the midst of its own large-scale sculptural installation, Halifax-based 2b theatre company’s Homage is a universally poignant story of humanity’s desire for legacy pitted against the relentless march of time.

“Anthony Black's play is a profound, philosophical exploration of permanence, legacy, the value of art and mortality. This is an amazing piece of theatre.”

Photo by: Nick Rudnicki

- Halifax Chronicle Herald

Meet the artists at a panel discussion. See Illuminations (page 48-49).

David Hughes in Homage, 2009

JUNE location tickets $35 The Joey & Fr 11 Sa 12 Su 13 Mo 14 Tu 15 We 16 Th 17 Fr 18 Sa 19 Su 20

Duration: 90 minutes, no intermission.

8:00 PM 8:00 PM 1:30 PM 8:00 PM

Toby Tanenbaum Opera Centre 227 Front St. E.

Please note that this event is general admission. For tickets, call Ticketmaster at 416 872 1111 or visit luminato.com.

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JUNE 16

THE CANADIAN SONGBOOK: 40 years of Bruce Cockburn

Produced In Association With:

In this year’s incarnation of a favourite Luminato event, the legendary singer-songwriter takes the stage with a stellar lineup of fellow artists. Widely acclaimed for such hits as “Wondering Where the Lions Are,” “Lovers in a Dangerous Time,” and “If I Had a Rocket Launcher,” Bruce Cockburn is one of Canada’s finest and most prolific popular musicians. A brilliant guitar virtuoso, he’s also noted for the profound spirituality, the keen intelligence and wit, and the sometimes fierce political sensibility of his songs – songs that have been covered by artists as diverse as Judy Collins, Barenaked Ladies, k.d. lang, Elbow, Jimmy Buffett, and the Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia. To mark the four decades of achievement since his debut album in 1970, Cockburn is joined on stage by Music Director and long-time collaborator Colin Linden, as well as a select group of musical friends, including Juno Award-winner Hawksley Workman, Margo Timmins of the Cowboy Junkies, jazz guitarist Michael Occhipinti, and Michel Rivard. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see, hear, and celebrate a true icon of Canadian music.

“Incandescent in his intelligence, fervor, and musical balance.” - The New York Times

Also featuring performances by:

Colin Linden

Michael Occhipinti

Michel Rivard

With more artists to come! Check luminato.com for artist updates. Margo Timmins

Presenting Partner:

Hawksley Workman


Bruce Cockburn

JUNE location tickets $55, $70, $85 Massey Hall Fr 11 Sa 12 Su 13 Mo 14 Tu 15 We 16 Th 17 Fr 18 Sa 19 Su 20

7:30 PM

Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes, with intermission.

178 Victoria St.

For tickets, call Ticketmaster at 416 872 1111 or visit luminato.com. Tickets also available through Massey Hall by telephone at 416 872 4255 or visit masseyhall.com.

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JUNE 16-19

Best before Rimini Protokoll (HAUG / KAEGI)

The group that created Europe’s most exciting new movement in alternative theatre takes audience participation to a whole new level. The “Reality Trend” performances of Germany’s influential avant-garde group Rimini Protokoll redefine the nature of theatre. Using non-actors – “experts in daily life” – as protagonists, they dissolve the boundaries between imagination and reality. Direct from Vancouver’s PuSh International Performing Arts Festival and the 2010 Cultural Olympiad, Best Before explores that changing city’s past, present, and future identity in a unique interactive experience that unfolds in the virtual world of multi-player gaming. Real-life gamers and game designers are among the expert protagonists, while every audience member, equipped with a game controller, is represented by an avatar. From their interaction emerges a simulated city – whose fate you, as one of the players, will help determine in a drama as spontaneous and unpredictable as life itself.

“Video games meet live theatre in a compelling collision of genres... a thoughtprovoking exercise in social democracy.”

Commissioned by PuSh International Performing Arts Festival. Co-producers: Luminato Toronto Festival of Arts and Creativity, Goethe-Institut, Brighton Festival, Hebbel-Theater Berlin GmBH, PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, Rimini Apparat, Vancouver East Cultural Centre “The Cultch”, La Bâtie-Festival de Genève. Supported by Arts Partners in Creative Development and the Federal Republic of Germany.

Photos by: Milan Radovanovic

- The Vancouver Sun

Best Before

Meet the artists at a panel discussion. See Illuminations (page 48-49).

JUNE location tickets $35 Berkeley Street Fr 11 Sa 12 Su 13 Mo 14 Tu 15 We 16 Th 17 Fr 18 Sa 19 Su 20 8:00 PM 8:00 PM 8:00 PM 2:00 PM 8:00 PM

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DURATION: 2 hours, no intermission.

Theatre, Downstairs 26 Berkeley St.

Please note that this event is general admission. For tickets, call Ticketmaster at 416 872 1111 or visit luminato.com.


TSO GOES late night:

JUNE 19

Beethoven Symphony 9 Produced In Association With:

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra keeps you up all night long with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9. Music Director Peter Oundjian conducts the Orchestra in Beethoven’s monumental ninth symphony at 11:00 pm, featuring a full cast of soloists and the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. During the premiere of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, the music was received with such emotion that both the audience and the orchestral musicians wept. Tragically, Beethoven heard neither the music nor the applause due to his profound deafness, and he only witnessed the audience’s elation after a musician directed his attention to it.

“The orchestra breathed a chord that seemed to contain every colour in the universe and every sound ever uttered since the dawn of time.” - Toronto Life (on the Toronto Symphony Orchestra)

JUNE location tickets $20, $25, $35, $45, Roy Thomson Hall Fr 11 Sa 12 Su 13 Mo 14 Tu 15 We 16 Th 17 Fr 18 Sa 19 Su 20

DURATION: 60 minutes, no intermission.

11:00 PM

60 Simcoe St.

$52, $58, $62, $69

For tickets, call 416 593 4828 or 416 872 4255 or visit tso.ca or roythomson.com.

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JUNE 17-20

masters of magic Mac King | Max Maven | Bob Sheets | Juan Tamariz Produced In Association With: MAGICANA

L to R: Bob Sheets, Juan Tamariz, Mac King, and Max Maven

Luminato celebrates the art of the impossible. Ever see a cloak of invisibility? Can a stranger see the images in your mind? And how can you rely on the evidence of your senses, when what you are experiencing is literally beyond belief? Three of the world’s master magicians present stage shows that will challenge your view of reality. Spain’s Juan Tamariz, the most respected practitioner of this arcane art, performing one show each in Spanish, English, and French, boggles the mind with his minimalist and improvisational magic. Charismatic mentalist Max Maven, once described by Orson Welles as “the most original mind in magic,” turns mind reading into compelling psychological theatre. And Mac King, a humourist with a magical bent, conjures up laughter for all ages. Meanwhile, Bob Sheets, a fourth master of magic, brings his own brand of manic comic showmanship to free street

Generously Supported By:

The Slaight Family

performances throughout the Festival. So wherever you go, you might just see something that can’t possibly be happening – can it?

“Of all the magicians [Tamariz] is at the pinnacle of how one should feel, present and transmit magic. For this reason, he is considered the god of all magicians.” - Nachrichten

“Mr. Maven's category-defying mindreading show veers into conceptual art.” - The New York Times

“Mac King is a god.” - Penn & Teller

Additional Support From:

JUNE location tickets $35, $45 Panasonic Theatre Fr 11 Sa 12 Su 13 Mo 14 Tu 15 We 16 Th 17 Fr 18 Sa 19 Su 20

1:00 PM Tamariz Maven King King (Spanish) 8:00 PM 4:00 PM Tamariz Tamariz (English) (French)

8:00 PM 8:00 PM 1:00 PM

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DURATION: 2 hours (Tamariz, Maven), 90 minutes (King).

651 Yonge St.

For tickets, call Ticketmaster at 416 872 1111 or visit luminato.com.


north american Premiere

JULIA DOMNA

JUNE 18-19

Enana Dance Theatre

Julia Domna

Syria’s renowned dance theatre company dazzles the senses with its epic tale of the rise and fall of a Roman empress. Celebrated throughout the Arab world, Syria’s Enana Dance Theatre has also won acclaim as far afield as China, India, and Ukraine. Now the company makes its not-to-be-missed North American debut with the spectacular story of one of ancient history’s most extraordinary women. Born in the second century AD, the daughter of a high priest, Julia Domna claimed descent from Syrian kings. A philosopher, a student of literature and politics, and a patron of the arts, she married the future Roman emperor Septimius Severus – and soon became the power behind his throne. Her life, however, was destined to end in tragedy.

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Exploding with colour and kinetic energy, and bringing together the musical traditions of East and West in a potent mix, Julia Domna is both a dazzling carnival of sight and sound and a compelling drama of power won and lost.

“…the important role Enana Dance Theatre is playing not only in introducing non-Arab audiences to traditional forms, but in updating those traditions and mixing them with the vocabulary of dance theatre.” - Al-Ahram Weekly, Cairo

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JUNE location tickets $35 MacMillan Theatre Fr 11 Sa 12 Su 13 Mo 14 Tu 15 We 16 Th 17 Fr 18 Sa 19 Su 20 Duration: 80 minutes, no intermission.

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CLOSING WEEKEND CELEBRATIONS AT QUEEN's PARK

Luminato’s closing weekend festivities move north – join us at Queen’s Park for three days of music, food, and fun.

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FREE JUNE 19-20

1000 tastes of toronto

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President's Choice® 1000 Tastes of TorontoTM , Luminato 2009

The city’s top restaurateurs turn street food into a supreme expression of the culinary art. Toronto is justly renowned for the cultural diversity of its cuisine – and once again, Luminato offers you a unique opportunity to sample some of the very best. Join us in Queen’s Park during the Festival’s closing weekend, and you’ll find a veritable banquet spread before you: a glorious outdoor extravaganza of gourmet delicacies prepared by the city’s finest chefs. This is street food at its most superbly creative – and with each item priced at only $5, indulging is as easy as it is irresistible.

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JUNE location tickets Queen's Park Fr 11 Sa 12 Su 13 Mo 14 Tu 15 We 16 Th 17 Fr 18 Sa 19 Su 20 FREE

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FREE JUNE 18-20

WAVES FESTIVAL Produced In Association With:

For a second year, the Young Centre and the artists of Toronto throw open the doors of possibility. Building on the success of last year’s inaugural event, the Young Centre’s 12 Resident Artists have again brought together a vast array of new multidisciplinary work by hundreds of their Toronto peers. Filling every nook and cranny of the Young Centre for the Performing Arts, and ranging from short performances of theatre, dance, and music to innovative mixed-media work that pushes boundaries and melds genres, the Waves Festival is an exhilarating cultural carnival that will surprise, challenge, and delight. The possibilities are wide open, and audience participation is encouraged, so come on in and see what’s new!

“A hit of Luminato 2009… The truly festive jumble of non-stop performances in every nook and cranny of the Young Centre for the Performing Arts.”

Photos by Bruce Zinger.

- Toronto Star

(Top to bottom) Dance Artists of the New Waves Festival 2009; 2009 participant; Jenn Hadfield, Ross Lynde, Aaron Jensen, and Suba Sankaran; Brendan Wyatt and Andrea Nann.

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Global Divas And Global Blues

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Salif Keita (left), Razia Said (right)

Make a musical day of it at a pair of free outdoor concerts celebrating the intersection of the Festival’s East/West and Divas themes. Local and international stars take the stage for a day-long pair of concerts in Queen’s Park. Global Divas features female vocalists from a variety of backgrounds – among them Argentinian cabaret singer Alejandra Ribera, Creole jazz singer Carmen Souza, and Toronto’s Katenen “Cheka” Dioubaté, a tradition bearing griot who celebrates the modern African woman’s perspective with her powerful and enchanting voice. Heading the bill for Global Blues is Mezcla, an Afro-Cuban jazz-blues fusion direct from Havana, the Toronto debut of

Madagascar-born Razia Said, and the “Golden Voice of Africa,” Salif Keita. A former member of Mali’s groundbreaking Rail Band of the 1970s, Keita has gone on to world-music stardom as he blends traditional griot music and other West African styles with influences from Islam and the West. The music and fun continues throughout the day, so come down and grab a picnic dinner at the nearby Mill Street Pub or President’s Choice® 1000 Tastes of Toronto™ and explore the Wish Come True Festival by FriendsWithYou.

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JUNE location tickets FREE Fr 11 Sa 12 Su 13 Mo 14 Tu 15 We 16 Th 17 Fr 18 Sa 19 Su 20 Queen's Park

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JUNE 19

fiction in the age of E-BOOKS Produced In Association With: THE

ATLANTIC

Four of the world’s most prolific writers of fiction discuss the future of their art. Luminato and The Atlantic magazine join forces to examine the most revolutionary development affecting literature today: the advent of Amazon’s Kindle, Sony’s E-Reader, and other forms of electronic book. The Atlantic has long been a leader in the field of literary publishing. Now, as writing directly for digital media becomes a growing trend, the magazine has launched its Atlantic Fiction for Kindle series, providing new short stories directly to Kindle every month. But what does the dawn of this post-print era,

regarded with apprehension by some, really mean for the future of literature? Could it herald a new golden age for fiction? The Atlantic’s first e-contributors are joined by other masters of fiction in a discussion moderated by the magazine’s deputy editor, Scott Stossel. If you’re a lover of literature, this is one debate you can’t afford to miss. Book sales by: Pages – Beyond Bricks and Mortar

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JUNE location tickets $15 Isabel Bader Fr 11 Sa 12 Su 13 Mo 14 Tu 15 We 16 Th 17 Fr 18 Sa 19 Su 20 1:00 PM

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Duration: 90 minutes including Q&A, no intermission.

Theatre 93 Charles St. W.

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World Music Celebration

JUNE 20

Throughout World Refugee Day, Luminato’s free closing concert brings you music from around the globe. Luminato’s closing day falls on June 20, the same date as World Refugee Day. In honour of this United Nations designated occasion, the Festival brings together an international roster of artists for a free all-day concert in Queen’s Park. As the performers pay musical tribute to all those from around the world who have found refuge in Canada and who now make this country their home, their concert is also the destination for the World Refugee Activities including Reading of the Proclamation and Awards Ceremony for Child and Youth Poetry Contest Commemorating World Refugee Day. Come spend a day enjoying the music of the world and celebrating Canada’s role as a safe haven for the displaced. And while you’re in the neighbourhood, don’t forget to sample our city’s diverse culinary culture at President’s Choice® 1000 Tastes of Toronto , as well as the nearby Wish Come True Festival by FriendsWithYou. TM

UNHCR has been in existence since 1951 and is the UN body responsible for providing refugees worldwide with protection and assistance. UNHCR works in 110 countries, and has been present in Canada since 1976.

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JUNE 11-20

ILLUMINATIONS Gain enlightening insights into Luminato events – direct from the artists themselves. Throw Down Your Heart – Film Screening and Discussion Béla Fleck and Bassekou Kouyate, featured performers in this year’s Global Music: Rock the Casbah & An African Prom (see page 20), discuss their musical collaboration, whose reach extends from Nashville to Mali. Their conversation is preceded by a screening of Sascha Paladino’s documentary Throw Down Your Heart, which follows Fleck as he travels to Uganda, Tanzania, Mali, and The Gambia to explore the banjo’s African roots.

Isabel Bader Theatre SATURDAY, JUNE 12 10:30 AM tickets: $15*

In Conversation WITH CARDIFF/MILLER In partnership with the Performance Studies International Conference (PSi16), York University, and OCAD Canadian artists and George Bures Miller, creators of the installation Ship O’ Fools (see page 17), have won international acclaim for their pioneering use of technology and illusion to immerse viewers in intricately realized alternative worlds. Hear them discuss the work that has intrigued the minds and delighted the senses of spectators and participants throughout the world.

Ontario College of Art & Design Sunday, June 13 4:00 PM FREE

African Issues and the Challenge of Artistic Response In partnership with the University of Toronto's Centre for Ethics Binyavanga Wainaina, playwright of The Africa Trilogy’s Shine Your Eye (see page 29) and Director of the Chinua Achebe Centre for African Literature at Bard College, and James Orbinski, writer, doctor, and former head of the Nobel Prize winning Médecins Sans Frontières, discuss African issues and the place of artistic response in an arena more often dominated by international development discourse. To what extent can art be a force for change? Should it be? Are some artworks more or less useful than others in such a context?

George Ignatieff Theatre, University of Toronto SUNday, June 13 7:00 PM FREE

Pop Divas Produced In association with Regent Park Focus Youth Media Arts Centre From Judy Garland to Lady Gaga, the goddesses of popular music have always held a special fascination. A panel of leading music writers and critics, as well as performers from this year’s Festival, takes a look at the pop diva phenomenon. This event has been programmed and produced by a selected group of high school students from Regent Park Focus Youth Media Arts Centre.

In partnership with the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre.

Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre, 3rd floor conference room Saturday, June 19 11:00 AM free

BAMAKO IN TORONTO Co-presented by Volcano, Ryerson Gallery and Research Centre, Autograph ABP, and the Gladstone Hotel Timed to coincide with Volcano’s The Africa Trilogy, this collection of images from Africa’s foremost contemporary photography festival testifies to the sophistication and range of a rising generation of photographers from across the continent. A rare chance to catch a glimpse of contemporary Africa as seen through the lenses of some of the continent’s hottest photographers. Curated by Mark Sealy, Director of London’s Autograph ABP agency. Made possible with the support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, and with the cooperation of the Michael Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town. Zanele Muholi, Katlego Mashiloane and Nosipho Lavuta, Ext. 2, Lakeside, Johannesburg 2007, Courtesy of Michael Stevenson, Cape Town/Autograph ABP, London.

Gladstone Hotel (3rd and 4th floor) June 3 – August 2 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM DAILY free

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Lunchtime Conversations

JUNE 11-19

Luminato artists discuss their work in the intimate setting of the ROOTS store at 100 Bloor Street West. Friday, June 11: Festival Overview A conversation about Luminato’s 2010 program choices with Artistic Director Chris Lorway and Festival producers and curators.

Saturday, June 12: Dark Star Requiem Poet and librettist Jill Battson joins Wayne Strongman, Managing Artistic Director of Tapestry new opera works, and Roman Borys of the Gryphon Trio, along with other members of the artistic team, to discuss their new oratorio on the history of HIV-AIDS. (See page 11.)

Dark Star Requiem

Sunday, June 13: Two Faced Bastard Artistic Director Gideon Obarzanek and other members of Australia’s acclaimed contemporary dance company Chunky Move share insights into their production’s exploration of duality in our society and the blending of performance and reality. (See page 15.)

Monday, June 14: One Pure Longing Performer and director Erika Batdorf speaks with producer Paul Shaw and designer Bretta Gerecke about her use of the “three-dimensional poetry” of words, music, and movement to tell the story of Persian poet Táhirih and her relationship to the women’s rights movement. (See page 16.) Two Faced Bastard

Tuesday, June 15: Africadian Literature Building on the Festival's East/West theme, join esteemed Canadian poet and playwright George Elliott Clarke for an exploration of African-Canadian literature and the communities of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.

Wednesday, June 16: Rights in the Arts Luminato artists Erika Batdorf of One Pure Longing, Anthony Black of Homage, and magician David Ben discuss this year’s Festival themes of artists’ rights and intellectual property.

Thursday, June 17: Best Before Helgard Haug and other members of Germany’s Rimini Protokoll discuss their trademark “Reality Trend” theatre, exemplified by their use of audience participation to create a simulated setting that blurs the boundary between reality and fiction. (See page 38.)

Best Before

Friday, June 18: Homage Christian Barry and Anthony Black, Artistic Directors of 2b theatre company, speak about their dramatic homage to advertising executive turned sculptor Haydn Davies, while Trevor Davies, Haydn’s son, shares his thoughts about his father’s legacy. (See page 35.)

Saturday, June 19: Wish Come True Festival Members of the Miami-based design collective FriendsWithYou – Arturo Sandoval II and Sam Borkson – discuss their unique character-based installations focusing on friendship and creativity. (See page 32.)

Homage

JUNE location tickets FREE Fr 11 Sa 12 Su 13 Mo 14 Tu 15 We 16 Th 17 Fr 18 Sa 19 Su 20 ROOTS 12:30 PM 12:30 PM 12:30 PM 12:30 PM 12:30 PM 12:30 PM 12:30 PM 12:30 PM 12:30 PM

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MEDIATHEQUE

JUNE 12-20

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The Luminato Reel Produced In Association With: MEDIATHEQUE

Free screenings of documentaries that follow the creation of Luminato presentations, films that inspired Festival programming, and supplementary work from Luminato artists. SATURDAY, JUNE 12 Spotlight on africa & Opening weekend 11:00 AM River of Sand (50 minutes) [Unrated] As seen through the eyes of legendary Canadian singer/songwriter Bruce Cockburn, River of Sand is a heartfelt evocation of the music, culture, and people of Mali, West Africa. Jamming with local artists, Cockburn gives us a personal look at those who are fighting hard to hold back the encroaching desert.

12:30 PM AIDS In Africa Double Feature (60 minutes) [Unrated] Stephen Lewis: The Man Who Couldn’t Sleep The Bicycle: Fighting AIDS with Community Medicine Two different stories that explore the AIDS crisis in Africa. First, Stephen Lewis guides us through his relentless journey on one of his last missions as UN Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa. Then, Pax Chingawale, a victim of the disease himself, gives us an intimate look at AIDS as he pedals his bike over 20km a day through 20 villages in southern Malawi. These inspirational stories show us how local communities and global medical experts can join together to combat the world’s deadliest pandemic.

A puppeteer discovers a door in his office that allows him to enter the mind and life of John Malkovich for 15 minutes. He and his co-worker promptly set out to exploit this discovery. It doesn't take long for things to go haywire.

Sunday, JUNE 13 Spotlight on Prima donna 5:00 PM All I Want: A Portrait of Rufus Wainwright (60 minutes) [Unrated] A portrait of the singer as he recounts his Montreal childhood, New York breakthrough, and subsequent successes worldwide. Openly gay, Rufus provides a frank and revealing look at his life, including going temporarily blind from drug problems. With comments by his sister, mother, Elton John, Sting, and many more, this is a fascinating film.

6:30 PM Imagine: Rufus Wainwright, Prima Donna (55 minutes) [Unrated] Rufus Wainwright talks about his entrance into the classical music world with his first opera, Prima Donna.

2:00 PM Sembène: The Making of African Cinema (60 minutes) [Unrated] Directed by Ngugı ˜ ˜ wa Thiong’o, this rich documentary follows the

8:00 PM Rufus! Rufus! Rufus! Does Judy! Judy! Judy! Live at the London Palladium (135 minutes) [Unrated]

legendary Senagalese Sembene Ousmane on his journey as a filmmaker, discussing his career and craft. The film follows Ousmane from the Pan African Film Festival in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, to the streets of Dakar and home at Yoff.

Rufus Wainwright sings alongside a 36-piece orchestra, re-creating Judy Garland’s famous 1961 concert at Carnegie Hall.

3:30 PM A Chunky Move Double Feature (50 minutes) [Unrated] Dance Like Your Old Man Just Add Water A look at two other works from Australian Dance company, Chunky Move. In Dance Like Your Old Man, Chunky Move explores fathers as seen through the eyes of their daughters, with six women imitating their dads’ dancing. Just Add Water examines the pressures and tensions leading up to the premiere of the new full-length work Hydra. The documentary explores the creative process and the demands of working in a professional dance company.

5:00 PM Leonard Bernstein Conducts West Side Story (The Making of West Side Story) (90 minutes) [Unrated] This comprehensive documentary takes you through the mind of Leonard Bernstein in 1984 as he records the first ever complete score of his musical theatre masterpiece, West Side Story.

7:00 PM Making of The Infernal Comedy (35 minutes) [Unrated] This documentary covers rehearsals of the play in Vienna while providing insight about the John Unterweger story, as played by film icon John Malkovich.

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8:00 PM Being John Malkovich (112 minutes) [R]

Tuesday, JUNE 15 Spotlight on mid-week programming 7:00 PM My Beat: The Life and Times of Bruce Cockburn (48 minutes) [Unrated] The 40-year career of legendary Canadian music icon Bruce Cockburn has touched the hearts and challenged the minds of listeners around the globe. From his early days as an aspiring musician to his recent induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, this documentary explores the life and passion of Cockburn and his influential music that has inspired us all.

8:30 PM Walk With Us (52 minutes) [Unrated] An exploration of the collaborative work of Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller, two of Canada’s most acclaimed visual artists. Famed for their site-specific sound pieces, this documentary gives a unique insight into this ephemeral and often mesmerizing work.


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body of the curse laid upon him. Ill-timed, he finds himself amidst a forest battle. Princess Mononoke, raised by wolves, leads the animals of the forest against an iron mining town that is exploiting and killing the forest.

Spotlight on arabic film 5:00 PM (un)veiled: Muslim Women Talk About Hijab (36 minutes) [Unrated]

6:00 PM Pee Wee's Big Adventure (92 minutes) [PG]

Introducing the audience to modern Muslim women living in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, (un)veiled discusses the controversial topic of the hijab. It shows the diverse and lively debates in Muslim societies about the meanings of modernity, emancipation, and feminism.

Three Films by Nabil Maleh As part of our celebration of Syrian culture, we are featuring three films by Nabil Maleh – one of the pioneers of Syrian filmmaking.

6:00 PM The Bright Darkness (45 minutes) [Unrated] A unique adventure as authors, stage managers, directors, and actors discuss their theatre company in the city of Aleppo. (English subtitles.)

Watch Pee Wee as he goes on his first big adventure to find his beloved shiny new bicycle, which was stolen by his arch nemesis, Francis Buxton. The similarities between Pee Wee and Francis’ immature and cartoonish personalities only fuel Pee Wee’s desire to reclaim what is rightfully his!

8:00 PM Santa Sangre (118 minutes) [R] A young man, confined to a mental hospital is traumatized by his flashbacks of his father cutting off his mother’s arms in the name of the church of Santa Sangre. After escaping from the hospital, he joins his armless mother to seek murder and revenge.

Sunday, JUNE 20 Spotlight on closing weekend

7:00 PM Tomorrow’s Memory (90 minutes) [Unrated]

11:00 AM Artist Rights: A Double Feature (100 minutes) [Unrated]

This excerpt from a documentary about Iraqi women’s refuge in Syria highlights their differing sects and religious ideas, yet similar traumas as victims of a war that shattered their country.

Haydn Davies Sculptor: A Compilation RIP: A remix manifesto Luminato's production of Homage asks questions about the rights of artists pertaining to the work they create. Trevor Davies, the son of Haydn Davies (whose work is the subject of Homage), puts together a compilation of films that showcase his father's work, featuring interview footage with Haydn, and exploring the controversy surrounding the destruction of his work Homage. RIP: A remix manifesto further challenges the question of ownership in the arts, exploring the issue of remix work in the music industry in the information age.

9:00 PM The Extras (93 minutes) [Unrated] Hounded by poverty, a young couple struggles to find a space to live and share their love. This film about the pernicious and destructive impact of socio-economic marginalization affirms the rights of all to live a life with dignity.

Saturday, JUNE 19

1:00 PM Call Cutta (50 minutes) [Unrated] Another Rimini-Protokoll creation, this film documents a theatre piece by the company that explores how Calcutta and Berlin continue to differ and unite. The unique theatre piece is based on outsourcing, as performers (experts) located at a call center in Calcutta guide a single cell-phone caller through the narrow streets of Berlin.

Spotlight on films that inspire FRIENDSWITHYOU 11:00 AM The Dark Crystal (93 minutes) [PG] Jen embarks on the mysterious quest to find the missing shard of the 1000-year-old Dark Crystal. Ever since it was damaged, the age of chaos began, and this peace-loving orphan is determined to restore the balance of the universe.

1:00 PM Labyrinth (102 minutes) [PG] Grown angry about the fact that she must watch over her half brother, Sarah summons goblins from her favourite book, The Labyrinth, to steal little Toby. When they actually do, she must solve the Goblin King’s Labyrinth in 13 hours or else Toby will turn into a goblin!

3:00 PM Princess Mononoke (134 minutes) [PG-13] Ashitaka, a confident young warrior, is in search of a cure to rid his

2:30 PM The Magical Life of Long Tack Sam (106 minutes) [Unrated] A documentary about Long Tack Sam, one of the greatest magician vaudeville acts of the early 20th century. His great-granddaughter, filmmaker Ann Marie Fleming, travels the globe searching for his true story.

4:30 PM Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie Double Feature (98 minutes) [Unrated] Grasslands: Where Heaven Meets Earth Feel The Earth Move: The Gros Morne Project As Luminato’s Artists-In-Residence, Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie are creating a community-engaged, site-specific performance. In celebration of this partnership, we will explore two other initiatives where the company worked in residence with hundreds of local community members: in the ranching community of Val Marie, Saskatchewan (Where Heaven Meets Earth) and Newfoundland’s Gros Morne National Park (Feel The Earth Move: The Gros Morne Project).

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Education AND Outreach

Building on the Festival’s commitment to accessibility, Luminato’s Education & Outreach Programs offer multidisciplinary arts experiences for students, teachers, youth, and families. For more information, please visit Luminato.com/education. ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie Innovative and highly acclaimed contemporary dance company Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie (CLC) has been working closely with the Regent Park community, engaging students, teachers, youth, and families through dance and creative movement workshops, studio drop-in sessions, open rehearsals, and specialty classes to create a collaborative and site-specific performance piece. (For more details about the performance, see page 23.)

LUMINATO IN THE SCHOOLS Luminato is proud to partner with selected schools and specialty programs in underserved communities and neighbourhoods, offering students from grades K to 12 experiential workshops, artist-in-the-school visits, presentations, and discussions. These programs are designed to encourage interactive participation and meaningful engagement with Festival programming and themes while providing enrichment and connections to the classroom curriculum.

The Africa Trilogy Using the diverse narratives of Volcano Theatre’s The Africa Trilogy (see page 28) as a framework to explore Western perceptions of Africa, students and teachers will participate in art, music, and drama workshops.

Luminato wishes to acknowledge the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s generous support of the Festival’s Education and Outreach programs.

Selected members of The Africa Trilogy’s creative team, as well as African musicians, will lead in-school performances, workshops, and discussions, sharing the particular style, creative process, and cultural significance of their work.

Wish Come True Festival by FriendsWithYou Through workshops led by local artist collectives, students will explore the concept of art and play using FriendsWithYou’s Wish Come True Festival public art installation as inspiration for creative discovery.

A Toronto Alphabet In partnership with Small Print Building on the Festival’s programming theme of East/West perceptions, students in grades 4 and 5 will explore their neighbourhood through writing and photography workshops inspired by the new children’s book, City Alphabet by Joanne Schwartz and Matt Beam. The students’ images and written work will be published in a children’s book that will be distributed to selected schools across the city of Toronto. During the Festival, authors from the Luminato Literary Program, including Roddy Doyle, founder of the youth writing centre Fighting Words Dublin, will visit these participating students for a creative exchange and discussion.

Additional support: Candy Lee / Sidney Lee Dream Foundation

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YOUTH PROGRAMS Uth Ink Produced in partnership with the Playwrights Guild of Canada and [murmur] High school students from the Pathways to Education program in Regent Park will work with a professional playwright to write, recite, and record a play about their neighbourhood. The recording will be part of a site-specific sign installation in Regent Park where the public can call in and listen to the plays on their cell phones. The plays will also be posted online at luminato.com and uthinkers.ca, as well as published in an anthology. This exciting project bridges youth culture with new play development, empowering young people to have a direct artistic impact in their community.

ArtHeart In partnership with ArtHeart Community Art Centre, youth participants will create their own interpretations of FriendsWithYou-inspired objects, exploring the intersection of art and play. Adult participants will also have the opportunity to meet the FriendsWithYou visual arts collective to discuss their creative process as well as their joyful and experiential approach to art.

Magicana: My Magic Hands In partnership with Big Brothers & Big Sisters Toronto, Bloorview Kids Rehab and Learning Enrichment Foundation, Magicana will conduct a magic program for children ages eight to fourteen. For eight weeks, a professional magician will teach students the secrets of great magic and how to perform them. The program culminates with “A Big Show”, a performance recital for students to showcase their magic to invited guests alongside special guest and master magician, Bob Sheets.

The Africa Trilogy In this interactive discussion and drama workshop for adults, members of The Africa Trilogy creative team invite you to learn about the development of this ground-breaking production, and to explore its themes through games and drama tactics. Malvern Branch Friday, June 18 – 12:00 PM Registration is required; maximum 25 participants. For more information, visit luminato.com/education.

Writing East/West Toronto – Youth Program Youth from selected Toronto Public Library Youth Advisory Groups will participate in a writing workshop with selected authors from the East/West in Canadian Fiction literary program (see page 34) and explore personal connections to their neighbourhoods through their unique voices and East/West perspectives. Written selections will be published on luminato.com.

LUMINATO FAMILY ACTIVITY GUIDE The Luminato Family Activity Guide is designed to give families opportunities to extend their Luminato experience with behind-thescenes information, talking points, and activities to more fully engage with Luminato performances, events, and celebrations. This valuable resource also highlights all of Luminato’s family-friendly performances and events throughout the 10 days of the Festival. Available at Toronto Public Library branches, Luminato sites, info desks, and online at luminato.com at the end of May. For more information, please contact education@luminato.com.

Youth Illumination – Pop Divas High school students from Regent Park Focus Youth Media Arts Centre will program and produce a Youth Illumination program (see page 48) – a panel discussion with leading music writers/critics and musicians exploring the Pop diva phenomenon. Leading up to the Festival, these students will participate in specialty workshops focused on the art of music writing with professional music writers/critics. The students’ written work will then be showcased in a special diva issue of Catch Da Flava magazine and on luminato.com.

Seneca College Viral Video Collaboration Marketing and communications students from Seneca College will pitch Luminato-themed video concepts for the opportunity to be recognized as part of the Luminato 2010 marketing campaign. The winning team will produce their video with the support and mentorship of the Luminato marketing team and Endeavour Marketing.

LUMINATO AT THE TORONTO PUBLIC LIBRARY FriendsWithYou Family Program Families can participate in hands-on workshops at library branches across the city and create characters inspired by the Wish Come True Festival public art installations. Parliament Branch Tuesday, June 15 – 10:00 AM Flemingdon Park Branch Wednesday, June 16 – 2:00 PM Bloor Gladstone Branch Friday, June 18 – 2:00 PM Morningside Branch Saturday, June 19 – 10:00 AM Registration is required. Recommended for children aged 3 and up, and their families. Maximum number of participants: 25 children per branch. For more information, visit luminato.com/education.

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enhance your experience telus At TELUS, we understand the important role the arts play in our communities. As part of our ongoing support for the arts, TELUS is pleased to be a Major Partner of the 2010 Luminato Festival, celebrating the city’s creative spirit and welcoming the world’s best performances and artists to the Toronto stage. To ensure you stay mobile and experience the best of Luminato, be sure to take a ride on a TELUS mobile eco-cab to all your favourite events, including Luminato First Night at Yonge-Dundas Square and the Closing Weekend at Queen’s Park, presented by TELUS. For more information, please visit luminato.com/telus

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Join us and experience Global Divas and Global Blues, a festival where local and international music stars take the stage during Luminato's Closing Weekend Celebrations.

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June 19 Queen's park

President’s Choice®

OLG

The President’s Choice® team is showcasing food and stories though an artistic installation, created by Torontonians themselves bringing to life the rich stories and memories from a city known for its variety of cuisine.

OLG is proud to be back at Luminato for a third year as Presenting Partner. Join us at the Light On Your Feet nightly concerts from June 12th to June 16th as we celebrate the arts and present a variety of diva-themed musical acts at Yonge-Dundas Square.

To learn more, visit PC.ca

Dedicated to building and sustaining vital community partnerships, OLG is actively sponsoring nearly 200 community events across Ontario, including music festivals through the “OLG Presents Music” Program.

June 19–20

CMYK VERSION

Queen's park

Colours: Black 0,0,0,100/red 0,100,100,0/gold 0,20,50,30

Visit OLG.ca to learn more.

June 12-16 Yonge-Dundas Square

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manulife financial ® ® Leading by example, our employees clearly demonstrate that they care deeply about the communities where they live and work. In this spirit, Manulife is pleased to return as Presenting Partner of the Luminato Volunteer Program. Manulife and our employees look forward to being a part of Luminato 2010 and celebrating 10 days of arts, culture, and creativity. ®

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SCotiabank group The Scotiabank Group continues its focus on supporting literature with this year's Literary Program at Luminato. As Presenting Partner, Scotiabank Group invites you to come and experience the insights and passion that world-renowned authors from East/West cultures bring to Toronto. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the readings and perspectives of distinguished and best-selling authors from around the world.

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YOUR DIVA BACKSTAGE ACCESS L’Oréal Paris invites you to experience all the buzz and excitement of backstage. Glamorous, daring, or sophisticated, L’Oréal Paris Beauty Experts will get you ready to attend Luminato in diva style. Join us at the L’Oréal Paris tent during opening weekend. Full details at luminato.com/lorealparis

June 11-13 yonge-dundas square

MARK FAST: INTERPRETING THE ROSE Come to Brookfield Place during Luminato from June 11th to June 19th, THE point where art, fashion, and beauty intersect. For Lancôme’s 75th anniversary, fashion designer Mark Fast interprets the brand’s iconic rose in strikingly sculptural ways. A must-see of Luminato 2010.

June 11-20 Brookfield Place

FROM CATWALK TO SIDEWALK Come experience the magic of New York and discover the new trends from Maybelline NY, the official sponsor of New York Fashion Week. Full details at luminato.com/mny

June 15 yonge-dundas square

INDUSTRY PIONEERS…LEADING THE FUTURE Patented product innovations. Fashionable, aspirational looks. 50 years supporting the professional edge. Artistic vision has always been at the core of the Redken values, which is why we are proud to support Luminato’s exceptional artists. Redken is the official co-host of the Luminato Artist Lounge. Full details at luminato.com/redken

CELEBRATE AT KIEHL’S SINCE 1851

BRAID BENEFIT

At Kiehl’s, we have been proudly serving our customers efficacious skin and hair care formulations for 159 years. Kiehl’s is delighted to invite you to come by your neighbourhood store for a unique and memorable Festival experience.

From runway to red carpet, this season’s hottest hair trend: braids. L’Oréal Professionnel presents the BRAID BENEFIT: get pretty plaits from fish to French, all the while benefiting the Canadian AIDS Society and the L’Oréal-UNESCO Hairdressers Against AIDS Program.

Kiehl's Since 1851 2518 yonge st. 407 queen st. w.

Full details at luminato.com/braidbenefit

Full details at luminato.com/kiehls

June 12 Queen's park

French flair

TOKYO MEETS LUMINATO

Yves Saint Laurent invites you to discover the behind-the-curtain universe of the Prima Donna. Unleash your inner diva with an abundance of colours and textures; find out Top Secrets for a perfect backstage look and reveal your French Flair with the latest fragrance, Parisienne.

Experience the Tokyo vibe and witness artistic makeup come to life as artists demonstrate the Art of Japanese Beauty. Discover beautiful colours and textures with our renowned makeup and skincare lines. Or dare a new look with a false eyelashes application!

Full details at luminato.com/ysl

Full details at luminato.com/shuuemura

June 14

June 16

Elgin theatre

yonge-dundas square

THE COLOUR OF BEAUTY

SKIN Health Centre

Enter into Garnier's beauty landscape and enhance your natural beauty during Luminato's Closing Weekend Celebrations. Experience live colouration and styling inspired by the best of nature and science PLUS walk away with a photo of yourself in another haircolour!

At Vichy we believe that beautiful skin starts with healthy skin. Visit the Vichy Skin Health Centre to receive a personalized skin diagnosis, free samples, and learn how to best achieve glowing, radiant skin... to shine like a Luminista! Full details at luminato.com/vichy

Full details at luminato.com/garnier

June 19-20

June 19-20 queen's Park

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TICKETS How To purchase tickets

VISITORS’ PACKAGES

ONLINE Visit luminato.com.

GROUPS

BY TELEPHONE Call 416 872 1111 or 1 866 577 4277.

Luminato is pleased to offer a 20% discount for groups of 15 or more to most ticketed Festival performances. To book your group, or for more information, call 416 368 4849 or visit luminato.com/groups.

IN PERSON Visit , Toronto's One-Stop Ticket Shop at Yonge-Dundas Square.

HOTEL/THEATRE PACKAGES

Prior to Luminato: Tuesday–Saturday 12:00 – 6:30 PM During Luminato (June 11–20): Monday–Friday 12:00 – 8:00 PM Saturday 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM Sunday 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM is owned and operated by the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA).

Hotel and theatre packages can be purchased by visiting SeeTorontoNow.com. This Tourism Toronto service provides deluxe hotel/theatre packages for select performances included in the Festival. Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel Experience the Festival in style with a special Sheraton Centre Toronto Luminato VIP Package. Visit www.sheraton.com/tospecials.

Individual hotel packages can be viewed and selected by visiting www.luminato.com/hotels. LUMINATO THEATRE & DINING PACKAGES

Tickets are also available for sale at most venue box offices*. The following venue box offices will be open 2 hours prior to performances for ticket sales and ticket pick-up: Al Green Theatre, Berkeley Street Theatre, MacMillan Theatre, Isabel Bader Theatre, and The Joey & Toby Tanenbaum Opera Centre. *Please check with individual venues for box office hours of operation. In-person ticket sales for events at the MacMillan Theatre are available from U of T Tix (Hart House). All tickets are in CDN funds and are inclusive of GST and venue facility fees, but subject to additional phone, Internet and outlet charges. Artists and programs are subject to change without notice. All ticket sales are final and non-refundable.

Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts LUMINATO THEATRE & DINING PACKAGES are available for select events during Luminato. For more information on these packages, please visit totix.ca. COMMUNITY RUSH TICKET PROGRAM A limited number of tickets for most performances* will be available for $20 per ticket from the Festival Box , Toronto's One-Stop Ticket Shop at Office at Yonge-Dundas Square. Community Rush tickets are available only on the day of the performance, beginning when opens (see opening times listed left), and will continue until Community Rush tickets have been sold out or until 4:00 PM (whichever occurs first). Cash only, limited to two tickets per person. *Available for all ticketed public performances which have a ticket price over $20. We regret that Community Rush tickets are not available for West Side Story Suite and The Canadian Songbook performances.

Yonge-Dundas Square, Luminato 2009

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Make the most of your festival GETTING AROUND THE FESTIVAL Our Festival Map (page 62) will help you navigate all of the Festival theatres and venues. The map and up-to-date visitor information can also be found by visiting luminato.com/visitors. TTC (Toronto Transit Commission) It is recommended you take full advantage of Toronto’s TTC public transit system of buses, streetcars, and subways. For schedules and information, please visit ttc.ca or call 416 393 4636.

Yonge-Dundas Square, Luminato 2009

Taxi Expect to pay about $15 to travel between venues, or more with traffic. Fares are reasonable and taxis are generally easy to flag down.

MILL STREET PUB

By Car

Yonge-Dundas Square (June 11-16) Queen’s Park (June 12, 19-20)

Most of the Festival’s venues are easily accessible without having to drive, and parking can be difficult. To find a parking lot near your destination, visit greenp.com.

From Out of Town Toronto Coach Terminal The main bus station for inter-city services is located in the downtown core at Bay/Dundas. Visit torontocoachterminal.com for more details.

Mill Street Brewery – 2009 Canadian Brewery of the Year – will be on hand at Yonge-Dundas Square and Queen’s Park for all of your food and beverage needs. Enjoy a selection of Mill Street beer in this casual pub setting alongside a menu featuring food specials planned to complement the diverse programming at these locations. Official Partner:

Train VIA Rail Canada operates trains coast to coast and conveniently stops at Union Station in downtown Toronto. Visit viarail.ca for more details. Air Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport: Located downtown with limited international and domestic arrivals, but is consistently adding to the cities it serves. There is a shuttle service between the airport and the Fairmont Royal York Hotel, which is across the street from Union Station. Visit flyporter.com for more details. Toronto Pearson International Airport: An airport limo to downtown Toronto will cost about $60 one way. There is also a convenient bus that departs several times an hour and will drop you off at, or near, your downtown hotel for about $20. Visit gtaa.com for more details.

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My Luminato MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR FESTIVAL EXPERIENCE! Visit the iPhone App Store and search for “My Luminato” or Experience My Luminato at luminato.com from your home computer or mobile phone. Create your personal planner. Share reviews and photos. Locate the hottest events near you. Connect with Facebook and Twitter. iPhone application available May 2010.

iPhone Application Powered by CheckpointTM

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HELPFUL HINTS GENERAL ADMISSION EVENTS • Some of our ticketed events are general admission, which means admission is on a first come, first served basis. Please review your tickets to check if an event you purchased is a general admission event. • If you have purchased tickets to an event with general admission, we recommend you arrive early. • A small number of seats may be reserved at general admission events for sponsors, donors, and other invited guests. • Doors for most of our venues open approximately 30 minutes before the performance is scheduled to begin (unless otherwise noted); however, sometimes for reasons beyond our control this may not occur and we apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause. ARRIVE ON TIME Our performances start promptly at the time listed on the ticket, so please allow sufficient time for travel, parking, ticket collection, and other pre-performance activities. LATECOMERS For the safety and comfort of the performers and other audience members, latecomers will be admitted into venues at a suitable break during the performance. Similarly, if you leave a performance for any reason once it has commenced, you will be re-admitted only during a suitable break in the performance. Late seating breaks vary from performance to performance and some performances (especially those without intermissions) may not include a late seating break. We regret that we cannot provide refunds to those who arrive after or leave during the performance once it has begun. TICKETS In order to maintain a safe environment, everyone attending ticketed performances must possess a valid ticket, including babes in arms. For our children's programs, please make sure you purchase a ticket for everyone attending the performance.

ACCESSIBILTY Luminato and its artistic and venue partners are committed to providing barrier-free access. If you require wheelchair seating, please advise the ticket agent at time of purchase. Additionally, many of our venues provide other amenities for people with disabilities, such as assistive listening devices. If you require more information on services available for people with disabilities, please contact the Luminato offices at info@luminato.com or call 416 368 3100. Young Audiences Luminato welcomes young audiences to all of our performances, free and ticketed. However, some performances may not be suitable for young children and parental guidance is always recommended. Free Events Free events are limited to the capacity of the venue, admission is on a first come, first served basis, and all are general admission. Please arrive early to ensure your admittance. As a courtesy to others, we regret that we cannot allow people to hold space for friends and family in lines for free events. We thank you in advance for your cooperation. Rain Delays/Cancellations Please check luminato.com for up-to-date information regarding potential rain delays or cancellations for outdoor events. PERFORMANCE VENUES Luminato events are performed at a variety of venues and each venue has its own unique policies and procedures to ensure the most enjoyable experience for everyone. Please feel free to ask venue staff for more information. If you have any additional questions, please contact the Luminato offices via e-mail at info@luminato.com or call 416 368 3100. For other Helpful Hints and up-to-date program and performance information, please visit our website, luminato.com.

BAG CHECK Many of our venues have policies regarding the checking of bags and other larger items as condition of entry and we recommend that, whenever possible, you bring with you only what is necessary. AUDIO/VIDEO RECORDING AND PHOTOGRAPHS Unless otherwise noted, audio and video recording and taking photos (including camera phones) at ticketed performances are prohibited for copyright reasons. You may be asked to check these items as a condition of entry. MOBILE PHONES We request that mobile phones be turned off prior to the start of a performance. If you must keep your phone turned on, please place it on silent or vibrate mode. Also, please remember that light from your phone may be distracting to other audience members.

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Get Involved DONATE As a charitable organization, Luminato relies on the generosity of donors – people just like you – to highlight accessible arts, embrace creative collaboration, and engage, entertain, and stimulate audiences. Over 80% of Luminato’s Festival program can be experienced for free. This is made possible only through your continued support. For more information, please visit luminato.com/supporting. There are many ways to support Luminato: Online Donation Take advantage of our new online donation program through CanadaHelps at luminato.com/supporting. Donate now and receive a tax receipt for the full value of your donation. Patron Circle ($5,000 for 2 people) Become a member of the Luminato Patron Circle and receive a Festival Pass good for 10 tickets to 2010 performances, invitations to VIP events, access to special offers, an exclusive ticketing period, concierge ticketing service, and a tax receipt for the maximum allowable amount.

Luminary Program ($100,000) Luminato’s visionary major philanthropic supporters ensure that the Festival continues to present the very best in Canadian and world premieres, innovative new work, and unexpected collaborations that result in unforgettable moments of artistic excellence. SuperNova Program Development Fund A SuperNova gift will enable you and your family to direct your support towards a specific production within the Luminato program that is meaningful to you and follow the creative process through to fruition. For more information on how to become a SuperNova or Luminary Donor, please contact Martha Haldenby, Development Associate, at mhaldenby@luminato.com or 416 368 3100 ext. 243

VOLUNTEER Luminato is seeking enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers to assist in a variety of roles. Our aim is to have a volunteer force as diverse as our programming and the city of Toronto. Our volunteers enhance the visitor experience by providing guests of the Festival with information, by lending onsite support, and by working with the Luminato staff in a variety of roles. Volunteering at Luminato also provides many rewards. As a Luminato volunteer, you will receive a complimentary 2010 T-shirt, have access to last-minute ticket offers, make a difference in our visitors’ lives and, most importantly, have a lot of fun! For more information, please call 416 368 3100 ext. 230 or visit luminato.com/volunteer to register. Presenting Partner:

Luminato Volunteers, 2009

LUMINATO STAFF Executive & Administration

Mitchell Marcus Associate Producer, Theatre, Dance, Film & Music

Martha Haldenby Development Associate Individual Giving

Scott McVittie Associate Producer, Live Events

Brad Lepp Manager, Development Public Sector & Foundations

Janice Price CEO

Bob Mitchell Production Manager

Marcia McNabb Vice President, Finance & Administration

Devyani Saltzman Curator, Literary Programming & Illuminations

Michelle Arbus Executive Assistant to the CEO Fiona Crichton Accounting & Reporting Manager

Programming & Production Chris Lorway Artistic Director

Clyde Wagner General Manager

Caren Campbell Company Manager Jessica Dargo Caplan Associate Director, Education & Outreach

Ray Salverda Production Manager Tyler Shaw Production Coordinator Robert VanderBerg Associate Producer, Visual Arts & Public Installations

Development

Rekha Sadasivan Partnerships Manager Natasha Udovic Manager, Development Corporate Partnerships

Marketing & Communications Mary Pompili Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer Kathleen Sloan Director of Marketing

Adrian Horwood Vice President, Development

Laura Barron Manager, Media Relations & Communications

Leesa Butler Events Specialist

Sarah Baumann Marketing Communications Manager

Meaghan Davis Development Coordinator

Mary Ann Farrell Marketing Specialist

Luminato, Toronto Festival of Arts and Creativity, is a registered charitable organization dedicated to celebrating the creative spirit by showcasing excellence in the arts and fostering new artistic collaborations. Charitable Registration #81163 7347 RR0001. Artists, programs and ticket prices are subject to change without notice.

Isabelle Ly Marketing Production Coordinator Paul Moran Manager, Interactive Marketing Nick Poirier Publicist Katie Saunoris Publicity Coordinator Meighan Szigeti Interactive Marketing Coordinator

Visitor Services & Volunteers Scott Gainsburg Vice President, Visitor Services & Volunteers Akobi Adams Ticketing Coordinator Coral Aiken Volunteer Coordinator Amanda Newth & Kira Webb Ticketing Associates Becky Thomas Assistant Volunteer Coordinator

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Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie

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Global Music: Rock The Casbah & An African Prom

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Light On Your Feet

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Luminato First Night

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National Bank Festival: Global Divas and Global Blues

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Waves Festival

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WORLD MUSIC CELEBRATION

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wed 16

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DANCE Julia Domna

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Two Faced Bastard

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West Side Story Suite

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Fashion Mark FAST

FILM THE LUMINATO REEL

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Food President's Choice® 1000 Tastes of TorontoTM

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LITERATURE

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African Literature

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Azar Nafisi

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East/West in Canadian Fiction

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Eleanor Catton and Michael Helm

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Fiction in the Age of E-Books

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Monday Night Fiction

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Scene of the Crime

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JUNE 11–20, 2010 Imagine Everything

Magic Masters of Magic

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MUSIC The Canadian Songbook: 40 Years of Bruce Cockburn

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Dark Star Requiem

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Prima Donna

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RUFUS WAINWRIGHT – ALL DAYS ARE NIGHTS: SONGS FOR LULU

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TSO GOES Late Night: Beethoven Symphony 9

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Best Before

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Homage

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The Infernal Comedy

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One Pure Longing

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Ship O' Fools

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Solar Breath (Northern Caryatids)| Light Air

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Visual Arts

Wish Come True Festival

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ILLUMINATIONS African Issues and the Challenge of Artistic Response

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Bamako in Toronto

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In Conversation with Cardiff/Miller

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Lunchtime Conversations

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Pop Divas

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Throw Down Your Heart – Film Screening and Discussion

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*T here is also a preview performance of The Africa Trilogy on Thursday, June 10. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

Visit luminato.com to Create your own Printable Festival Planner. FOR TICKETS, call Ticketmaster at 416 872 1111 or visit luminato.com

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Al Green Theatre (Miles Nadal JCC) 750 Spadina Avenue (at Bloor)

651 Yonge Street

13 Isabel Bader Theatre

25 Pape/Danforth Branch

93 Charles Street West

Berkeley Street Theatre, Downstairs 26 Berkeley Street

701 Pape Avenue

14 Jane Mallett Theatre

26 Parliament Branch

27 Front Street East

269 Gerrard Street East

Bloor/Gladstone Branch 1101 Bloor Street West

15 The Joey & Toby Tanenbaum

The Bram and Bluma Appel Salon (at the Toronto Reference Library) 789 Yonge Street

16 MacMillan Theatre

27 Queen’s Park

Opera Centre 227 Front Street East

Queen’s Park Crescent and Wellesley Street 28 ROOTS

80 Queen’s Park

100 Bloor Street West

17 Malvern Branch

Brookfield Place 181 Bay Street

29 Roy Thompson Hall

30 Sewells Road

60 Simcoe Street

18 Massey Hall

30 The Royal Conservatory,

Buddies in Bad Times Theatre 12 Alexander Street

19 Morningside Branch

Elgin Theatre 189 Yonge Street

20 National Film Board

178 Victoria Street

TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning, Koerner Hall 273 Bloor Street West

4279 Lawrence Avenue East 31

Mediatheque 150 John Street

Fleck Dance Theatre 207 Queen’s Quay West Flemingdon Park Branch 29 St. Dennis Drive

427 Bloor Street West

440 Shuter Street

33 Yonge-Dundas Square

Southeast corner of Yonge Street and Dundas Street

22 North York Central Library

5120 Yonge Street

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Art & Design 100 McCaul Street

George Ignatieff Theatre, University of Toronto 6 Hoskin Avenue

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How to be a luminatic A Luminatic is someone who energetically embraces all 10 days of Toronto’s most celebrated Festival of arts and creativity. Whether this is your first time attending Luminato or you are one of our most devoted, hardcore Luminatics, here are a few tips to help you get the most out of Luminato 2010:

Make a plan. Study this brochure and luminato.com carefully. Use our handy Festival at a Glance (page 60) and online Festival Planner to plan your 10 days.

Book your tickets early! Many ticketed events are likely to sell out – we recommend you book early to avoid disappointment.

Get mobile. Download the Luminato iPhone application beginning in May! Visit luminato.com for details – our website is optimized for mobile browsing.

Check out some free stuff. Did you know that 80% of Luminato is free? Look for the word FREE or this symbol . It doesn’t get any better than free.

Become an Insider. Sign up to our e-mail list at luminato.com for the latest news, inside information, and special offers.

Tell us what you think. Post your reviews at luminato.com, leave a comment, and see what others are saying about this year’s events.

Know the weather.

index 2b theatre company........................ 35, 49 The Africa Trilogy............ 28-29, 48, 52, 53 Africadian Literature.............................. 49 African Issues and the Challenge of Artistic Response............................... 48 African Literature................................... 21 Albery, Tim............................................ 24 Allen, Tony............................................ 20 Anderson, Christina............................... 29 The Atlantic........................................... 46 Azar Nafisi: Reading and Writing Iran.... 31 Bamako in Toronto................................ 48 Barry, Christian................................ 35, 49 Batdorf, Erika................................... 16, 49 Battson, Jill...................................... 11, 49 Best Before...................................... 38, 49 Black, Anthony................................ 35, 49 Brady, John............................................ 18 Brand, Dionne....................................... 21 Bushell-Mingo, Josette........................... 29 The Canadian Songbook: 40 Years of Bruce Cockburn............. 36-37 Cardiff, Janet............................. 17, 48, 50 Catton, Eleanor..................................... 19 Chikwava, Brian..................................... 21 Chunky Move............................ 15, 49, 50 Closing Weekend Celebrations............... 42 Coady, Lynn.......................................... 34 Cockburn, Bruce......................... 36-37, 50 Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie... 23, 51, 52 Coleman, Bill......................................... 23 Crozier, Lorna........................................ 34 Dark Star Requiem........................... 11, 49 Davies, Haydn Llewellyn............. 35, 49, 51 Dioubaté, Katenen "Cheka".................. 45 Donate.................................................. 59 Doyle, Roddy................................... 30, 52 East/West in Canadian Fiction.......... 34, 53 Education and Outreach................... 52-53 Egoyan, Atom.......................................... 8 Eleanor Catton and Michael Helm.......... 19 Elmer Iseler Singers................................ 11 Elo, Jorma.............................................. 14 Enahoro, Carole..................................... 21 Enana Dance Theatre............................. 41 Enhance Your Experience....................... 54 Fast, Mark............................................. 27 Festival At A Glance.......................... 60-61 Festival Map.......................................... 62 Fiction in the Age of E-Books................. 46 Fiona, Melanie......................................... 9 Fleck, Béla....................................... 20, 48 FriendsWithYou................... 10, 32-33, 45, 47, 49, 51, 52, 53 Get Involved.......................................... 59 GLO....................................................... 29 Global Music: Rock The Casbah & An African Prom........................ 20, 21, 48 Gryphon Trio................................... 11, 49 Guerin, Lucy.......................................... 15 Harbourfront Centre.............................. 29 Haselböck, Martin.................................. 22 Helm, Michael....................................... 19 Helpful Hints.......................................... 58 Homage..................................... 35, 49, 51

Dress comfortably and check The Weather Network for the long-range forecast. Visit luminato.com for up-to-date information regarding rain delays or event cancellations.

Illuminations..................................... 48-49 In Conversation with Cardiff/Miller......... 48 The Infernal Comedy: Confessions of a Serial Killer......................... 12-13, 22, 50 Irani, Anosh........................................... 34

Donate.

Jordan, Sass............................................. 9 Julia Domna........................................... 41

Your donation helps make it possible to bring the world’s creativity to Toronto every June. See page 59 for details.

Keita, Salif............................................. 45 King, Mac.............................................. 40 Kouyate, Bassekou........................... 20, 48

Volunteer! Make a difference in your life and that of our visitors. See page 59 for details.

Lemieux, Laurence................................. 23 Light On Your Feet................................ 10 Linden, Colin......................................... 36 Luminato and Armani Opening Night Party... 9 Luminato First Night................................ 9 The Luminato Reel................................. 50 Luminato Staff....................................... 59 Lunchtime Conversations....................... 49

Magicana......................................... 40, 53 Make The Most of Your Festival............ 57 Malkovich, John.................... 12-13, 22, 50 Manson, Ross........................................ 29 Maryem Tollar Ensemble........................ 20 Massey Hall........................................... 36 Masters of Magic................................... 40 Maven, Max.......................................... 40 Mazinani, Mani........................................ 8 Meyer, Deon.......................................... 18 Mezcla................................................... 45 Mill Street Pub....................... 9, 20, 45, 57 Miller, George Bures.................. 17, 48, 50 Monday Night Fiction............................ 30 Musikkonzept........................................ 13 My Luminato .................................... 3, 57 Nafisi, Azar............................................ 31 The National Ballet of Canada............... 14 National Bank Festival: Global Divas and Global Blues............... 45 National Film Board Mediatheque..... 50-51 Obarzanek, Gideon.......................... 15, 49 Occhipinti, Michael................................ 36 Okri, Ben............................................... 30 One Pure Longing: Táhirih's Search.... 16, 49 Opus 19/The Dreamer............................ 14 Oundjian, Peter...................................... 39 Pecaut, David........................................... 8 Peggy Pickit Sees the Face of God......... 29 Pop Divas......................................... 48, 53 President's Choice® 1000 Tastes of Toronto™ ......... 43, 45, 47 Prima Donna......................... 24-25, 26, 50 Ribera, Alejandra................................... 45 Richler, Noah......................................... 34 Rights in the Arts................................... 49 Rimini Protokoll (Haug/Kaegi)..... 38, 49, 51 Rivard, Michel........................................ 36 Robbins, Jerome.................................... 14 Roy Thomson Hall.................................. 39 Rufus Wainwright – All Days Are Nights: Songs for Lulu....................................... 26 Saada, Karim......................................... 20 Said, Razia............................................. 45 Scene of the Crime................................ 18 Schimmelpfennig, Roland...................... 29 Sheets, Bob..................................... 40, 53 Shine Your Eye................................ 29, 48 Ship O' Fools................................... 17, 48 Snow, Michael......................................... 8 Solar Breath (Northern Caryatids) l Light Air... 8 Souza, Carmen...................................... 45 Staniland, Andrew................................. 11 Stossel, Scott......................................... 46 Sturminger, Michael.............................. 13 Taha, Rachid.......................................... 20 Tamariz, Juan........................................ 40 Tapestry new opera works............... 11, 49 ~ ~ Wa........................ 21, 50 Thiong'o, Ngugı Throw Down Your Heart................. 20, 48 Tickets................................................... 56 Timmins, Margo.................................... 36 Tommy, Liesl.......................................... 29 Toronto Public Library...................... 34, 53 Toronto Symphony Orchestra................ 39 TSO Goes Late Night: Beethoven Symphony 9......................... 39 Two Faced Bastard........................... 15, 49 Vienna Academy Orchestra.............. 13, 22 Volcano Theatre.............................. 29, 48 Volunteer............................................... 59 Wainaina, Binyavanga...................... 29, 48 Wainwright, Rufus..................... 24, 26, 50 Waves Festival....................................... 44 West Side Story Suite............................. 14 Winter, Michael..................................... 34 Wish Come True Family Dance Party...... 10 Wish Come True Festival.................. 32-33, 45, 47, 49, 52, 53 Workman, Hawksley.............................. 36 World Music Celebration....................... 47 Young Centre for the Performing Arts..... 44

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MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR FESTIVAL

2min
page 57

HELPFUL HINTS

3min
page 58

TICKETS

2min
page 56

ENHANCE YOUR EXPERIENCE

4min
pages 54-55

EDUCATION AND OUTREACH

5min
pages 52-53

THE LUMINATO REEL

7min
pages 50-51

ILLUMINATIONS

2min
page 48

WORLD MUSIC CELEBRATION

1min
page 47

NATIONAL BANK FESTIVAL GLOBAL DIVAS AND GLOBAL BLUES

1min
page 45

FICTION IN THE AGE OF E-BOOKS

1min
page 46

MASTERS OF MAGIC

1min
page 40

WAVES FESTIVAL

1min
page 44

PRESIDENT’S CHOICE® 1000 TASTES OF TORONTOTM

1min
page 43

EAST/WEST IN CANADIAN FICTION

1min
page 34

TSO GOES LATE NIGHT BEETHOVEN SYMPHONY 9

1min
page 39

MARK FAST

1min
page 27

AFRICAN LITERATURE

1min
page 21

COLEMAN LEMIEUX COMPAGNIE

1min
page 23

DARK STAR REQUIEM

1min
page 11

LUMINATO: A VISION WE CAN ALL SHARE

2min
page 4

THE INFERNAL COMEDY CONFESSIONS OF A SERIAL KILLER

1min
pages 12-13

WEST SIDE STORY SUITE

1min
page 14

GLOBAL MUSIC: ROCK THE CASBAH & AN AFRICAN PROM

1min
page 20

ONE PURE LONGING TÁHIRIH'S SEARCH

1min
page 16

SOLAR BREATH (NORTHERN CARYATIDS) | LIGHT AIR

1min
page 8

FESTIVAL VISIONARIES LUMINATO DONORS

1min
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