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2021 and 2022


Live at  the Kisanii Hub

Featuring "The Journey to LuminUS"

Friday Nov 18 & Saturday Nov 19, 2022

The Esplanade & Princess St.

David Crombie Park

In Partnership with

“Live at the Kisanii Hub” is bringing back The Journey to LuminUS by Clay and Paper Theatre to David Crombie Park in November 2022!

Photos by Jae Yang 

Clay and Paper Theatre's giant luminous animals and life-sized human lantern puppets turned our dark November night into a gorgeous glowing journey! Musician Beny Esguerra had a touch of magic and we were enchanted by his new tradition music! Members of the Esplanade community, who joined Jamii's Turkish mosaic lantern workshops, led by Art Masterclass, helped us spread this magic in the neighbourhood!


The Journey to LuminUs by Clay and Paper Theatre

Andrew Gaboury as Fox

Sophie Bouey as Bird

Shayna Burns as Wolf

Keely Krall as the Star and Whale

Daniel Sutherland as Human Time and Bear

Directing Team: David Anderson, Tamara Romanchuk and Jordan M.Burns

Live Music by Beny Esguerra

And community members of The Esplanade with their Turkish mosaic candle holders!

Organized by Jamii Team: Afnan Yakot, Iris Unlu, Isorine Marc, Jonelle Sills, Nadifa Daud Mohamed, Yusra Yacout

Event Videographer:  Eray Guler

Event Photographer: Jae Yang

Supported by


February 25, 26, and 27, 2021

David Crombie Park

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

Photos by Jae Yang and Omer Yukseker

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