Christine Malec joins us in the Blind Abilities studio to talk about the Listen Party from the Luminato Festival in Toronto Canada. You may know Christine from her Curious Minds segment on the Kelly and Company show on AMI Audio. Be sure to check that out as well.
Christine gives us a bit of Luminato Festival history and tells us about the 2 Listen Party events being put on Live for anybody around the world to join in and actively participate in the pre and post show events.
You can attend these events for free and be sure to register and kick back and enjoy!
Below is a link to register, a schedule and description of each piece.
7:00pm (EDT): Check-In Host Christine Malec will welcome guests to zoom and provide a brief overview of the production. Audio describer will provide preshow notes to prepare listeners for the experience.
7:30 – 8:30pm (EDT): May I Take Your Arm?
*Audio description provided
8:30 – 9:00pm (EDT): A conversation with artist with Alex Bulmer, facilitated by Christine Malec for the Zoom audience. Advanced registration is required.
May I Take Your Arm?
Emerging from audio recorded walks between blind artist Alex Bulmer and storytellers who provided sighted guide, in the original production, the artist ‘takes us by the arm’ to walk, listen, and share stories of place in this tactile installation. May I Take Your Arm? is being re-imagined for this new world.
7:30pm (EDT): Check-In Host Christine Malec will welcome guests to zoom. Audio describer Rebecca Singh will provide preshow notes to prepare listeners for the experience.
8:00 – 9:15pm (EDT): The Cave with an introduction from Tomson Highway
*Audio description provided
9:15 – 9:30pm (EDT): A conversation facilitated by Christine Malec for the Zoom audience. Advanced registration is required.
The Cave is a cabaret event that is as entertaining as its themes are timely: a group of animals hide in a cave while a forest fire rages around them. They sing about their memories, their growing anxiety, and their condemnation of the human race for evicting them from their homes. This year, Luminato’s virtual festival features the recorded live-stream of the original production presented at Luminato 2019.
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