After ten remarkable years of informing Toronto audiences through the Arts, Luminato celebrates its 10th anniversary this year by bringing it all together in its new home, The Hearn Generating Station.
Luminato is one of the preeminent arts festivals in North America, having commissioned close to 100 new works of art, with more than 3,000 performances featuring 11,000 artists from over 40 countries.
“In its first nine years, Luminato was a performing arts centre without walls. Each project found its own space, indoors or outdoors,” said Artistic Director Jorn Weisbrodt. “This year, as we celebrate our 10th anniversary, we proposed a new model that is an art project itself – one where everything is open, inclusive and porous.
“Together with our incredibly talented design and artistic partners, we created our own temporary space, concentrating our festival in one location – the Hearn. We sketched out a vision for a cultural institution of the 21st century reflecting the diversity of Toronto and Canada.
“Visitors and audiences move through the majestic Hearn – wandering from various exhibitions to a meal in the open air beer garden, participating in a workout session, seeing a play, hearing a baroque concert, and ending up at a hip-hop club event – all in one massive space without any walls.”