Radar: Evening Illuminations, Soiree Quebec, Female Eye Film Festival, Method Man & Redman
Toronto events on June 17th, 2013
DANCE | Luminato Presents: Evening Illuminations - A Conversation with Mark Morris
The Luminato Festival continues its Evening Illuminations series tonight with a special live conversation with Mark Morris. Morris is an American choreographer and director who began his career as a dancer, and has received a Leonard Bernstein Lifetime Achievement Award, a New York City Mayor's Award for Arts & Culture, and many other accolades. He has collaborated with Yo-Yo Ma, and created many works for different ballet companies, most notably the San Francisco Ballet. He will discuss the different productions he is bringing to Luminato this year: L'Allegro il Penseroso ed il Moderato, and L'Allegro Movement Project with an old colleague from early in his career, Gerard Mortier.
TIFF Bell Lightbox (350 King Street West) $20
CULTURE | Soirée Québec
The Bureau du Québec à Toronto presents Soirée Québec, tonight at Roy Thomson Hall. This event celebrates Québec's National Day, and will feature a performance of the modern circus troupe Flip FabriQue's show Attrape Moi. Flip FabriQue is a young performance group made up of international calibre talent, with members who have worked previously with Cirque du Soleil and Cirque Éloize. There will also be over twenty exhibitors, providing samples of amazing culinary delights, as well as promoting and educating attendees about Québec's landmarks and tourist attractions.
Roy Thomson Hall (60 Simcoe Street) 7PM $8
FILM | Female Eye Film Festival
The Female Eye Film Festival begins its five day run tonight. This is an Ontario festival showcasing the work of female directors, and celebrating independent cinema created through the "female eye" since 2001. Over the course of five days, the festival will showcase films from a wide spectrum of genres, and include a question and answer segment with the directors at the conclusion of every screening. There will also be artist talks, a photography exhibit, and award ceremony, and both opening and closing night galas. Tonight's opening night and reception takes places at the WARC Gallery. The festival runs until June 23rd.
WARC Gallery (401 Richmond Street West, Suite #122) 7PM
BOOKS & LIT | Book launch for Lisa Moore's novel Caught
Newfoundland author, Lisa Moore, launches her new novel, Caught this evening at Ben McNally Books. Moore's first novel, Alligator, was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, as was her earlier short story collection, Open. Moore is known for incorporating Newfoundland in to her work. Caught is an adventure story, and is being compared by critics to the tradition of the earliest narratives, such as The Odyssey, with the hero in this case being a young Newfoundland drug dealer, on the run and traveling to find an ex-partner.
Ben McNally Books (366 Bay Street) 6PM
Also Of Note
Lead image from Mighty Fine, screening at the Female Eye Film Festival