NUIT ROSE takes over Toronto on Saturday June 25th, with a night of queer contemporary art and performance across the city. The Church/Wellesley Village and West Queen West neighbourhoods. The city will be transformed by queer artists with provocative, cutting edge works in both indoor and outdoor spaces, including the 519 Community Centre, the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives, Artscape Youngplace and the Gladstone Hotel.

The theme of this year’s Nuit Rose is NIGHT SHIFT, where one can expect transformational encounters with art that shifts perceptions, paradigms, identities, and realities. It will be a night of celebration and adventure reflecting all things that happen between dusk and dawn.

The Light Parade – Led by Red Pepper Spectacle Arts
DJ Set – Bruce LaBruce

Beginning at sunset, join the Light Parade by wearing or carrying a light-emitting object. The parade will Meet in Norman Jewison Parkette (Gloucester/Isabella) then proceed through the parkettes east of Yonge Street, from Charles Street to Dundonald Street, and then onto Church Street.

Featured Artists 2016

Britt & Tanya – Duo Trapeze “Angles and Curves”
Bruno Billio – Proud Pride Rainbow Bangs (Presented in partnership with Buddies in Bad Times Theatre)
Counterpoint Community Orchestra – Music, Night Shift, Queer Culture
Darren Creech – Resilience
Evan Tapper & Scott Sorli – Analog Pride Pavilion (APP)
Janessa Pudwell & Tanya Svazas Cronin – By Chance
Karen Miranda Augustine & Ilene Sova – Don’t You Forget About Me
Kinsfolk – The deconstruction/ reconstruction of identity
M. Mohamed – objects kept / a feeling of home
MAGT – Bureau Of Power And Light Showcase
Melissa Major – (infi)NITE Stirrings
Michael Caldwell & David Kraft – SLOW DANCE
Natalie Black – Kapow!
Never Apart – Colour By Icons
Olga Guse – in search of sexual identity
Polynomials – Near Strangers
RT Collective – In Your Pocket
Shawn Skeir – Queering Language
Simone Harris – The TRIBE
Stephen Chen – BROADS WAY
WEAVE – We are Part of the Fabric

Partner Events

10×10 Photography Project at the Gladstone Hotel
Hazel Meyer & Cait McKinney – Tape Condition
Iain Downie at the Sculptors Society of Canada
That’s So Gay at the Gladstone Hotel
Through the Looking Glass at the Propeller Gallery
Zachari Logan

Go West – Alt Queer Fest

Nuit Rose is FREE and open to all starting at 7pm. Click on links below for more information.

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