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New Monuments


Digital & new media Film & video History & heritage Indigenous Performance
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Toronto, ON


Free, and accepts optional pay-what-you-may donations for admission.

Offered in English.

Offers audio description and offers closed captioning or subtitles.

ASL Summary + Visual Story


New Monuments asks us to imagine the path to a new future where colonization and racism have not only been dismantled but their legacies healed, in a celebration of joyful disruption with 40+ dancers from across Toronto.

Conceived and curated by Toronto’s iconic, Grammy nominated, multi award winning director and installation artist Julien Christian Lutz pka DIRECTOR X, (DJ Khaled feat. Drake, L’il Yachty & Da Baby) with award-winning artistic producer and curator Umbereen Inayet (Nuit Blanche Toronto, Awakenings, TEDx) alongside visionary three-time MTV VMA-nominated Tanisha Scott (Beyoncé, Sean Paul) as lead choreographer, New Monuments comes to life on the shore of Lake Ontario, through the talents of Toronto-area dance companies, in a cathartic story that takes us from the beginning of colonization to a more hopeful and equitable future.

Co-Produced by Canadian Stage and Luminato Festival Toronto in association with Harbourfront Centre, National Ballet, National Arts Centre, and TO Live.

Streaming on CBC Gem.



Luminato Festival Toronto

An international arts festival dedicated to performance, media and visual arts, Luminato Festival Toronto provides artistic programming that cuts across traditional art-form boundaries.



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