February 25th, 26th and 27th 2021

A whimsical offering with beautiful puppets that transformed our streets into a magical floating garden, and brought joy to everyone.

LuminUS was inspired by the dark days and nights of early 2021, both seasonally and historically, as we moved through the winter of coronavirus and social change, towards illumination and a better understanding of what it means to  be connected to one another and the earth through acts of radical care and deep kindness.

We hoped that this project would allow us the chance to engage and celebrate the best of ourselves and our hopes for a caring Toronto/Tkaronto through connection, artful expressions of sculpture, light, music, large scale puppetry and spectacle.

LuminUS was conceived, designed, built and directed by Clay and Paper Theatre’s co-artistic director’s Tamara Romanchuk and David Anderson.

Performed by Amelia Blaine, Jesse Wabegijig, Devlin Edgar Flynn and Chris Wilson.

Supported by: Canadian Heritage, Ontario Government’s Reconnect Festival & Event Program, and Rama Gaming House

Funded by:


Photos: Omer Yukseker

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