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  • Luminato 2019 presents Flowers for Kazuo Ohno (and Leonard Cohen)

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    Flowers for Kazuo Ohno (and Leonard Cohen) is 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.

    Set to some of Cohen’s greatest and most transformative works and elevated by choreography inspired by the passionate and subtle movements of Ohno, Flowers for Kazuo Ohno (and Leonard Cohen) captivates, inspires and sweeps audiences away, one beautiful and exhilarating tableau at a time. Cohen and Ohno are connected as artists through their mutual admiration for the Andalusian poet and playwright Federico García Lorca. Ohno’s most famous work, Admiring La Argentina, was inspired by Lorca’s muse, the flamenco dancer Antonia Mercé, while Cohen, a dedicated disciple, wrote songs and poems that were heavily influenced by Lorca’s poetry. Show less
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  • Luminato 2019: June 7 - 23 Play all

    The 2019 festival comes to Toronto this June 7 - 23. We bring you the best theatre, music, dance and more from Canada and around the world.

    In this year’s program you will find reflections on the world today, with many opportunities to engage with questions about nostalgia, memory, community and perspective.
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  • Hell's Fury: Hann's Eisler Life & Art in Exile Play all

    Hell’s Fury: The Hollywood Songbook Hell’s Fury: The Hollywood Songbook is a new music theatre production that portrays a day in the life of Hanns Eisler, one of Europe's most gifted mid-century composer, from his arrival in Hollywood to his death in East Germany using the songs of Hollywood Songbook to weave the story together.

    The production’s creative team is led by acclaimed director Tim Albery, who devised the show’s original concept. The award winning Michael Levine, one of Canada’s most internationally lauded theatre and opera designers, sets the scene and provides the vision for Eisler’s world. Lending his voice to the story is operatic powerhouse Russell Braun accompanied by Juno Award-winning pianist Serouj Kradjian.

    Hell's Fury: The Hollywood Songbook, is co-presented by Soundstreams and will be staged on June 19-23, 2019 at the Harbourfront Centre Theatre. Learn more about this event on our website:
    https://luminatofestival.com/2019/Events/Hells-Fury
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