Luminato Festival - tomorrow's snow, a way to the light, and tomorrow's talks
Tickets & Availability:
Free performance and talks
McMichael Canadian Art Collection, free for Under 30s, $12 otherwise
Additional cost required for transport to the venue at 7PM, leaving from Metro Centre (200 Wellington Street), and returning after the performance at 11PM, $10.
Luminato Festival has commissioned two new works from Beijing-born, Canadian-raised artist Terence Koh, to be installed on the elegant grounds of the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in Kleinburg. The works, tomorrow’s snow and a way to the light, represent Koh’s first solo showing in Canada since his student days, which mark the beginning of a new phase for the multidisciplinary artist.
Inspired by a passage from Margaret Atwood’s novel, Cat’s Eye, tomorrow’s snow is a performance taking place outdoors at night that will recreate the look of freshly fallen snow, with an 8-year-old boy and girl, dressed in all white, making snow angels in the field.
A way to the light is a tribute to Canadian artist and writer Emily Carr, and is a new installation that will take place at the McMichael Artists’ Cemetery.
Tomorrow’s talks will be hosted each night before the performances by a wide variety of artists covering aspects of snow, the Arctic, environment, storytelling, Inuit culture, music and more.
The McMichael Canadian Art Collection will host extended hours until 9PM. The main building and its related patios are fully licensed, operating from 6:30PM to 9:00PM each night. A special picnic, curated by Terence Koh, can be ordered in advance online.
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Luminato Festival is Toronto’s international multi-arts festival for people open to having art change their outlook on the world. For 10 days each June, Luminato Festival transforms Toronto’s theatres, parks and public spaces with hundreds of events celebrating theatre, dance, music, literature, food, visual arts, magic, film, and more.
Luminato Festival is a charitable, not-for-profit, cultural organization whose vision is to commission and present significant local, national, and international programming that reflects Toronto as a crossroads of ideas, cultures and traditions. Now in its 8th year, Luminato Festival has become one of North America’s leading arts festivals. The Luminato Festival runs June 6-15, 2014. luminatofestival.com
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