ANOTHER CONCENTRATED DAY OF CULTURE @ LUMINATO

Denis Gagnon interprets Alice

Denis Gagnon interprets Alice more info

I think I am around Luminato event #25? 2 more days to go. Looking forward to every minute of Saturday and Sunday’s wrap up weekend!

Today’s Itinerary:

“ART AS SAFE GROUND” @ AGO
“Deepa Mehta, Anna Porter, and Judith Thomson discuss the vital role of storytelling in society.”
~ Luminato

“NATACHA ATLAS” @ Festival Stage
“One of the leading female voices in contemporary Arabic culture, this Anglo-Egyptian singer has collaborated with such stars as Sinead O’Connor, Sarah Brightman, and Nitin Sawhney in work that fuses electronic beats with North African and Arabic music.” ~ Luminato

“MODERN TAKES ON OLD STORIES” @ AGO
“Join Tim Supple, Evie Christie, Michele Smith, Dean Gilmour and special guest Muhsin al-Musawi (Professor of Arabic Literature at Columbia University and one of the Arab world’s leading literary critics) for a rich discussion on the art of adaptation and imbuing classic tales with new life and meaning.” ~ Luminato

“LU XUN: Blossoms” @ Isabel Bader Theatre
“An inventive and witty adaptation of stories by the father of modern Chinese literature—and the first-ever Sino-Canadian theatrical co-production.”~Luminato

“GEORGE SAWA & HAKIM” @ Festival Stage
“Luminato’s celebration of contemporary Arabic music continues with a special focus on artists from Egypt.” ~ Luminato

Somewhere in there I am hoping to get to see David Levine’s HABIT @ OCAD. Philip Beesley’s SARGASSO comes down today but yesterday I managed to go back again and bring along the big camera (iPhone snaps just don’t cut it) and get some images.

Philip Beesley's Sargasso enchanting the onlookers

Philip Beesley’s Sargasso enchanting the onlookers