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