Published Jul 10, 2013Last year, Toronto's SummerWorks Performance Festival staged some unconventional gigs for its Music Series, and it will be launching a similar program next month. The festival runs from August 8 to 18, and it will offer some unique shows.
Many of these concerts are unlike anything we've ever seen before and feature a visual or theatrical element. A press release notes that they include:
● A "travelling concert" by the Wooden Sky, who will go on a mini-tour of the Shaw and Ossington area on August 16, ending at the Black Box Theatre.
● "Maylee Todd's Musical Planetarium" on August 17 at the Great Hall will feature a synthesized version of her album Escapology along with live projections and kaleidoscopic visuals.
● Absolutely Free will offer an "all-night mini-concert experience for one audience member at a time." This runs every five minutes at the Great Hall/Black Box Theatre on August 8.
● Out of the Woods with Justin Rutledge mixes theatre and music, as a couple fight to save their doomed relationship while being serenaded by the songwriter. This takes place at the Black Box Theatre on August 11.
● Snowblink will "[team] up with scenographer Trevor Schwellnus to create an interactive atmospheric performance." Dubbed "Snowblink's Original Touch," this takes place at the Black Box Theatre on August 14 and will conclude with a slow dance party.
● The Bicycles will star in a "top-secret presentation" called "Young Drones."
SummerWorks Performance Festival is self-described as the largest juried performance festival in Canada. In addition to the Music Series, it includes a handful of musicals and lots of theatre. Learn more over at the event's website.