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Cacao | A Venezuelan Lament 2022 Premiere
September 22, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - September 25, 2022 @ 8:00 pm
Victoria Mata Productions and Aluna Theatre
in partnership with TOLive
Cacao | A Venezuelan Lament
Photography: Zahra Saleki
Toronto – the time has finally come! We are proud to announce the world premiere production of Victoria Mata’s Cacao | A Venezuelan Lament at Mel Lastman Square this September 22-25, 2022. Presented with Aluna Theatre and in partnership with TOLive, this dance theatre production is a festive outdoor live performance and will be a part of ArtworxTO: Toronto’s Year of Public Art. Save the dates on your calendar today!
This is a FREE event! Please arrive early to reserve your spot
Dates: Thursday, September 22 – Sunday, September 25, 2022
Venue: Mel Lastman Square, Upper Rose Garden (5100 Yonge St)
Notes on Accessibility for Premiere of Cacao | A Venezuelan Lament
The premiere performances of Cacao | A Venezuelan Lament at 8 p.m. from September 22-25,
2022 will take place at the outdoor Upper Rose Garden at Mel Lastman Square in North York,
Toronto (5100 Yonge St., North York), right next to North York Centre.
Please note the following information on accessibility:
▪ Our 360-degree stage in Mel Lastman Square (Upper Rose Garden) allows audience
members to view the performance seated on the ground from any location surrounding
▪ Entrance to the Upper Rose Garden is accessible via a sidewalk. There are no stairs.
▪ There will be volunteers in tshirts onsite to greet audiences.
▪ ACCESSIBLE SEATING IS LIMITED. Please make a reservation to secure your spot.
There is picnic table seating for 30 around the perimeter of the performance space, an
additional 10 chairs are available for those who require accessible seating. A number of
burlap sacks will also be available for those sitting on the ground. We invite you to bring
your own folding chairs, stools, blankets, etc.
▪ Spaces close to both the stage area and the sidewalk through which people can access the
Upper Rose Garden will be available for those who require accommodations. Please see a
volunteer upon arrival for assistance.
▪ There is one accessible portable toilet unit onsite, just outside the main entrance to the
Upper Rose Garden nearest Yonge St. Local Businesses nearby with washroom facilities
include Starbucks on the west side of Yonge St and Wendys on the east side of Yonge St.
▪ Signs and posters will be placed around Mel Lastman Square to direct you to the Upper
Rose Garden. There will also be volunteers available to help direct people to the
▪ The Mel Lastman Square – Upper Rose Garden is half a block from the North York
Centre Metro Station (Line 1/Yellow Line). There is an elevator from within the metro
station to access the Yonge St exit. Once you exit the station, you need to reach the
ground floor (G) by either elevator or escalator to exit onto Yonge St. through the North
York Centre. Once outside, take a right and go half a block SOUTH to reach the Mel
Lastman Square, where you will find signs to the Upper Rose Garden.
▪ Accessible Green P parking is available a half-block NORTH of Mel Lastman Square –
Upper Rose Garden at the northeast corner of Yonge St. and Empress Ave. There is also
an accessible underground paid parking lot at Indigo North York Centre, just north of the
performance area on Yonge St. and Park Homes Ave.
For Inquiries please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
RESERVE YOUR SPOT:
We are grateful to our generous partners for their support in making this production possible:
Discover more about dance artist Victoria Mata in this TO Live-exclusive interview