Amal Clooney among this year's stunning Luminato line up

Mar 29 2018, 3:09 am

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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