Each June, Luminato, Toronto’s international festival of arts and ideas, takes over the city with a flurry of cultural activities and events designed to provoke, delight and inspire audiences of all ages. Over the festival’s 12-year history, more than 9.1 million people have experienced over 3,600 productions featuring 15,000+ artists from more than 40 countries around the world.
Luminato 2019 takes place June 7–23, 2019 at various venues across the city and is jam-packed with the most exciting theatre, music, visual art, opera, dance, film and more from Canada and around the world. With dance companies from Canada, China and Colombia bringing world-class shows to a theatre near you, there’s no excuse not to get your feet moving and grab your tickets now!\
Lua Shayenne Dance Company
KIRA, The Path | La Voie
June 6 – 9 | Fleck Dance Theatre Tickets from $35
A Shayenne Production, KIRA celebrates humanity as one village, and its sacred bond to Mother Nature in this evocative work of dance, live percussion and chants by renowned Guinean artist Fara Tolno.
Compañía del Cuerpo de Indias
Flowers for Kazuo Ohno (and Leonard Cohen)
June 19 – 22 | Bluma Appel Theatre Tickets from $45
At first glance, Kazuo Ohno and Leonard Cohen might seem like an unusual pairing but their combined genius provides the inspiration behind one of the most exciting pieces of Colombian contemporary dance, Flowers for Kazuo Ohno (and Leonard Cohen); a poignant and spirited homage to the legendary Japanese Butoh dancer and the iconic Canadian artist by Colombia’s most avant garde contemporary dance company, Compañía del Cuerpo de Indias.
Rite of Spring
June 20 – 22 | MacMillan Theatre Tickets from $55
Celebrated Chinese performer and choreographer Yang Liping breathes new life into Stravinsky’s inimitable score in the North American premiere of Rite of Spring.
Celebrated for her distinct choreographic style, Yang’s work has been lauded and praised internationally.
…and so much more. Visit Luminato.com to discover our full 2019 festival lineup of award- winning musicians, incredible international acts and Canada’s finest theatrical talent.