Media Advisory: 40th anniversary of Toronto City Hall|
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In celebration of the 40th anniversary of Toronto City Hall, aerial acrobatics,
dance, live music, light, fire and projections to transform City Hall and
Nathan Phillips Square
Studio Festi, internationally-renowned for their open-air performances
featuring historic architecture, transforms Nathan Phillips Square into a
celestial stage for the production "Of Angels and Light" in celebration of the
40th anniversary of Toronto City Hall.
The free event features performances by more than 100 local, national and
international artists, culminating with the production "Of Angels and Light"
created by Italy's Studio Festi and presented in collaboration with members of
Toronto's Circus Orange, Danny Grossman Dance Company, Dancetheatre David
Earle, High Strung Aerial Dance, Kaeja d’Dance and The School of Toronto Dance
Taking place throughout the Square, the pre-show Culture Garden features
members from the Royal Conservatory of Music including a brass quintet, a
string quartet, a woodwind quartet along with vocal quartet, solo and duet
performances; dance performances by She Bang break-dance crew, What's On? Tap!,
Nova Bhattacharya with tabla player, Flamenco dancer Carmen Romero with Miguel
de la Bastide on guitar and Julia Aplin with dancers performing in the
reflecting pool. The Art Gallery of Ontario's mural project and live sketching
demonstration will also be taking place.
Date: Saturday, September 17
Time: 8:30 to 9 p.m. -- Culture Garden performances
9 p.m. -- Remarks by Mayor David Miller and
Councillor Kyle Rae, followed by "Of Angels and Light"
Place: Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St. W, rain or shine
Camera platforms and audio feeds will be available.
Grant Ramsay, Toronto Special Events, 416-395-7318