PANAMANIA: the Toronto 2015 Pan Am / Parapan Am Games Arts & Cultural commissions
Congratulations to our KDOONS creators: after a late night hosting the Glenn Gould Prize at Rideau Hall, Rick Miller flew back to Toronto to host the morning launch of PANAMANIA, the Arts & Culture Program of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games.
There are 27 new arts commissions for the upcoming Games in July-Aug 2015. One of the commissions is the 20K Collective's new adaptation of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea, co-created by the "20K Collective" organized by Rick and Craig Francis. Rick is also the creator and star of the KDOONS theatrical production BOOM, which will premiere in Toronto at Mirvish Theatres in 2015 (SUBSCRIBE NOW!), and Craig is the art director for KDOONS' Kidoons network as well as a BOOM producer. The theatrical production commissioned by the Pan Am PANAMANIA will also connect to the multimedia KDOONS project H2Ocanada.com.
The event, held at fabulous El Catrin restaurant, was a jam-packed launch. Rick was delighted, among other things, to once again share the stage with Robert Lepage, whom he had fêted the previous night. Congratulations to our team, and good luck to the 20K collective.
Toronto Star article
Globe and Mail article