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Luminato Festival | NACO: A Life Reflected

June 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

$39

Life Reflected

A National Arts Centre Orchestra project conducted by Alexander Shelley and directed by Donna Feore

JUNE 18, 2017
From $39
WHERE:

Sony Centre for the Performing Arts

Canada’s rich and dynamic history has provided the setting for some of the most captivating, personal and yet universal stories I have heard. What better way to share these stories than through the collaborative voices of some of the best artists and creators Canada has to offer.

– ALEXANDER SHELLEY, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE

Four Canadian composers created compelling musical portraits of four exceptional Canadian women. Roberta Bondar, Rita Joe, Alice Munro, and Amanda Todd are the inspiration behind Life Reflected, a unique symphonic and multi-media celebration of youth, promise, and courage. The National Arts Centre Orchestra commissioned four works by Zosha Di Castri, Jocelyn Morlock, Nicole Lizée, and John Estacio to create its largest production ever. The staging includes stunning projections, which immerse the audience in sound, motion picture, photography, and graphic design.

Dear Life, based on the short story by Alice Munro is a reflection on memory, childhood and the formative stages of life.

My Name is Amanda Todd tells the story of a vibrant 15-year-old who, after suffering for years from cyber abuse, spoke out against harassment and bullying on YouTube.

Dr. Roberta Bondar’s expertise as an astronaut, physician, scientific researcher, and photographer have been interpreted in Bondarsphere.

I Lost My Talk, based on the poem by Mi’kmaw elder and poet Rita Joe, expresses Joe’s experience at Schubenacadie Residential School and is accompanied by a film by Barbara Willis Sweete, featuring choreography by Tekaronhiáhkhwa San tee Smith performed on the shores of Georgian Bay.

Under the direction of Alexander Shelley, with Creative Pro ducer and Director Donna Feore, and Visual and Stage Design by Normal, Life Reflected comes to Toronto for one night only following a sold out premiere performance in Ottawa in 2016.

Details

Date:
June 18
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
$39
Event Categories:
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Website:
https://luminatofestival.com/2017/Events/Life-Reflected

Venue

Sony Centre For The Performing Arts
1 Front Street East
Toronto, Ontario M5E 1B2 Canada
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Phone:
416.368.6161
Website:
http://www.sonycentre.ca/
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