I want – I got’s Luminato Festival 2013 Top Picks

Luminato Festival 2013

Luminato Festival 2013

The Luminato Festival is upon us once again. There are so many things to see and do during the festival. Toronto is lucky to have a few Marina Abramovic’s works to take in also. Here are I want – I got’s top picks of the festival to get your started on your festival planning.

The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic

The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic photo: Lucie Jansch

The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic
Unfortunately this is sold out. I was lucky enough to see the show on June 14. It was haunting, beautiful and random. I loved it completely and shamelessly. Willam Dafoe (who I love even more now) and Antony were perfection. It’s a performance that will stick with me for a very long time. I hope to be able to see it again in the future.

Marina Abramovic – The Past, The Present, and The Future of Performance Art: A Lecture – June 18, 2013 – 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. — No Intermission..
$25
Winter Garden Theatre

The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic photo: Lucie Jansch

The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic photo: Lucie Jansch

A Symphonic Birthday Party – June 21, 2013,
8:00 p.m. – 9:20 p.m.

Free. The Hub at David Pecaut Square

Chamber Magic- June 17 – 19 – 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. or 9:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
$75, $60
George Brown House

Luminato Festival 2013 - MAI Prototype

Luminato Festival 2013 – MAI Prototype

MAI – Prototype – June 14 – 22, 2013 – various times
$25, Trinity Bellwoods Park. The video below is Marina Abramovic discussing MAI – Prototype

Stockpile – June 14 – 22, 2013 – 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Free
Brookfield Place – Allen Lambert Galleria

One Thousand Speculations – June 14 – 22, 2013 – 12:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Free
The Hub at David Pecaut Square

Luminato presents Dolls by Viktor & Rolf - Till June 30, 2013

Luminato presents Dolls by Viktor & Rolf – Till June 30, 2013

Luminato Festival 2013 – VIKTOR&ROLF DOLLS – June 10 – 30, 2013
Free
10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Royal Ontario Museum – Thorsell Spirit House

Lancôme - Roses by... Photo: JJ Thompson

Lancôme – Roses by… Photo: JJ Thompson

Lancôme – Roses by… – June 11 – 22, 2013 – 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Free
First Canadian Place

The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic photo: Lucie Jansch

The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic photo: Lucie Jansch

Mark Morris Dance Group – June 21 – 23, 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.
$95, $85, $75, $60, $45
Sony Centre for the Performing Arts

20 Bloggers for a Rose: The Lancôme Virtual Gallery – June 14 – 20, 2013
Free
Check out this Virtual Gallery installation located at David Pecaut Square with your smartphone. Download the Virtual Gallery App for Android and Download the Virtual Gallery App for iPhones. You can only see the gallery when you are physically located at David Pecaut Square.

Danse Lhasa Danse – June 19, 2013 – 9:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Free
David Pecaut Square
This event will be streamed so if you can’t see it, bookmark this page and watch the video below on the 19th at 9pm.