LSM Newswire

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Luminato Transforms Yonge-Dundas Square

KPMB Architects help Luminato to shine brightly this June

TORONTO, {May 28, 2008} For the first six nights of Luminato (June 6-11), the heart of downtown Toronto Yonge-Dundas Square will be transformed into a beacon of arts and creativity.

Yonge-Dundas Square is dramatically re-imagined as a stunning display of light and interactivity as Torontos KPMB Architects transform the space into the eye of Luminato with a huge suspended web of illuminated spheres.

The Yonge-Dundas Square Transformation features 250 lit balloons tethered to over 10,000 feet of rope and suspended over the Square. The lights within each balloon respond visually to sound and establish an interactive relationship with the audience below as participants dance and groove to various Luminato musical performances.

The public square transforms into a huge open-air dance hall for Luminatos six night series of TELUS Light on Your Feet, where live bands celebrate different musical genres each night, including swing, Scottish square dancing, salsa, tango, disco, hip hop and Bollywood. Early-evening dance lessons are offered, making these the ultimate dance parties for all ages and skill levels.

Thirsty festival-goers are invited to enjoy the limited time Mill Street Brew Pub on-site. Grab a cold refreshment and enjoy the many shows and performances live at the Square.

Yonge-Dundas Square is not the only local landmark glowing for Luminato. National and local Toronto icon the CN Tower will be lit with Luminato colours for the duration of the Festival. This world renowned dining and entertainment destination will feature lighting programs from dusk to sunrise each day of the Festival. Torontos City Hall follows suit with its own lighting program as the building glows Luminato blue throughout the Festival.

Mill Street Brew Pub Hours

June 6-11, 2008

12:00 p.m. 11:00 p.m.

CN Tower Lighting Program

June 6, 2008 Solid blue with shows at the top of each hour

June 7-14, 2008 Blue and White with shows at the top of each hour

June 15, 2008 Solid blue with shows at the top of each hour

Luminatos Yonge-Dundas Square transformation is presented in association with KPMB Architects and the Mill Street Brewery, with support from LOral Paris.

Luminatos free opening weekend celebrations are presented by TELUS.

For more information about the Yonge-Dundas Square transformation, please visit www.luminato.com

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