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Amal Clooney among this year's stunning Luminato line up

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Ainsley Smith Mar 28, 2018 2:23 pm 159

Following last year’s incredible recreation of the famous Spiegeltent, vintage circus tent, Luminato is back for another exciting run this June.

Now in its 12th year, the multi-arts and multi-platform event will take over Toronto for 19 days of free and ticketed programming.

With a lineup that fuses together arts and politics, the festival will highlight contemporary issues such as human rights, diversity, and feminism.

Credit: Human rights attorney Amal Clooney, Photo by Monica Schipper/WireImage

This year, festivalgoers will have the chance to see renowned international human rights lawyer Amal Clooney make a rare appearance at Roy Thomson Hall.

Amal will be taking part in an onstage conversation with her father-in-law, American journalist Nick Clooney, to discuss the most pressing human rights issues facing the world today.

Visitors will also be able to see a number of internationally acclaimed works like a reimagined Swan Lake by Michael Keegan-Dolan, one of Ireland’s foremost dance and theatre-makers.

Credit: Alex Brenner, Belarus Free Theatre

Also on the agenda is a moving performance about human rights from Maria Alyokhina, political activist, member of punk group Pussy Riot, and the Belarus Free Theatre.

Attendees will also have the chance to take in a documentary theatre performance from Toronto artist Liza Balkan about an incident she witnessed of police brutality towards a mentally ill man, that resulted in his death.

This year look forward to a total of 29 events, which take place from June 6 to 24. You can find full programming details here.

Luminato 2018

When: June 6 to 24
Where: Various locations throughout the city

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Ainsley Smith
Ainsley is a Staff Writer at Daily Hive. She's a former Vancouverite turned Torontonian who is passionate about avocado toast, aesthetics, and avocado toast aesthetics. Story idea? E-mail her at [email protected]

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