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LUGO Light

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Remai Modern’s annual art party marks the slow emergence from the darkness of winter as we move into longer days of spring, bringing with it connotations of warmth, levity, vision and optimism.

This year’s program will explore light as both subject and material for art making through light installations, live visuals and moving image works and a vibrant program of contemporary art, music, sound, dance and performance.

Learn more about accessibility at Remai Modern here. If you are anticipating any barriers to accessibility please contact us at info@remaimodern.org.

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Where

Remai Modern

March 16 at 8:00PM March 17 at 1:00AM

Visiting from out of town? Book your stay at the Alt Hotel, LUGO Light’s official hotel partner, and take $30 off your room booking.  Conveniently situated just across the street from Remai Modern, the Alt Hotel allows LUGO’ers to save on transportation costs for the evening and skip the coat check.

Artists & Performers

Known as Canada’s breakout alt-diva, Begonia has built a legion of fans online and at her legendary live shows.  Her critically acclaimed discography includes Lady In Mind EP (2017), Fear (2019) and Powder Blue (2023). Among her accolades, she has two JUNO nominations (including one for this year’s Adult Alternative Album of the Year), two Polaris Prize nominations, multiple #1 songs on CBC Radio, and was named one of NPR’s Artists You Need to Know.

Musician Begonia looks to the left, surrounded by mirrors on both sides of her.
Photo: Calvin Lee Joseph

Eekwol (Lindsay Knight) is an award-winning hip hop performing artist living in Saskatoon, Treaty Six Territory, originally from Muskoday First Nation. Eekwol uses her music and words to spread messages of resistance, revolution and keeping the language, land and culture alive for the next generations.

Eekwol performs at Remai Modern.
Photo: Carey Shaw

Born in North York, Toronto, Michelle C has a diverse and undisputed talent for melding between every type and style of music, showing unparalleled versatility. Although categorized as a House DJ, she has been known to shake dance floors with anything from big room trance to driving drum & bass.

Michelle C

Originally from Saskatchewan, Lindsay Harpham is an accomplished contemporary artist, dance educator, choreographer, and adjudicator based out of Vancouver, BC. Lindsay choreographs for both competitive and recreational studios throughout Canada and teaches master classes internationally for youth and adults.

Lindsay Harpham

Mitchell Larsen is a queer, genderqueer interdisciplinary dancer, choreographer, musician, actor and writer based in Saskatoon. Their practice is particularly influenced by modern dance, site-specific work, clown, theatre and spoken word poetry.

Mitchell Larsen
Photo: Ken Greenhorn

Marcus Merasty is a Nehiyaw/Cree dance artist from Pelican Narrows, Saskatchewan. His experience in dance began with traditional Métis dance. He regularly teaches jigging and square-dancing as he believes social and cultural dance forms are an integral part of building a vibrant community.

Marcus Merasty
Photo: Daniel Paquet

Tatum Wildeman is a local contemporary dancer and the artistic director of The Saskatchewan Dance Project. Tatum has created and directed a number of full-length dance shows, films, and performances. Tatum is passionate about access to dance for all and spends a great deal of focus on dance for Indigenous youth in the north.

Tatum Wildeman

Pianist Sofia Mycyk will begin a marathon, two-day performance of Erik Satie’s Vexations during LUGO Light. Based in Saskatoon, Mycyk earned her Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance degree from the University of Minnesota and has performed as a soloist with orchestras in Canada and the United States.

Sofia Mycyk

Bell Dreams is Edie Skeard, Jeff Morton, and Ernie Dulanowsky, an ambient experimental music ensemble with members in different cities and rural parts of Saskatchewan on Treaty 2, Treaty 4, and Treaty 6 Territories. You’ll find them in the SaskTel Theatre throughout the night.

Bell Dreams

Stephanie Kuse is a media artist and graphic designer based in Saskatoon. She blends organic form and movement with crisp digital elements to create impactful installations, making an unforgettable experience at our LUGO photobooth, presented by TD.

TD logo.
Stephanie Kuse

Reginald Deshawn Sankey is a multidisciplinary indigenous creative, renowned for his prowess as both a fashion designer and makeup artist. Inspired by the art practice of tableau vivant (or living picture), Sankey will design a space that transports premium ticket holders into an active artwork featuring local drag artists, dancers and models Amy Grant, Freya Grant, Stefany Cornea, and Jordy Harrington. After 10 PM, this group will do sittings for live drawing sessions that are open to all guests.

Reginald Deshawn Sankey

Charly Hustle is an award-winning DJ, voted Best DJ in the Planet S Reader’s Poll numerous times. His style consists of using dexterous skill and creativity to make a dance party in any situation. He’s got a penchant for taking left turns and any genre is fair game so long as it makes people smile and dance.

Charly Hustle

Mandy Warhol, or Miranda Van Young (she/they, Libra) is a queer DJ from Saskatoon, who explores groovy sounds from R&B, neo-soul, pop, hip-hop, indie to funk. Deep Space, aka Jo Van Young (they/them, Aquarius), loves mixing R&B, trip hop, house and soul with a focus on women, non-binary and trans artists. When they aren’t DJing, Mandy and Jo run Alt Haus, a cool design shop in the Broadway area.

DJ Deep Space & Mandy Warhol

DJ Fu reignited his passion during the pandemic with DJing, blending his technical skill as a musician with a deep exploration of global influences. Expect a focus on Amapiano, a vibrant South African house music subgenre known for its soulful melodies, intricate piano lines, and infectious rhythms.

DJ Fu

LUGO Lookbook

A party as spectacular as LUGO calls for an equally extravagant outfit. While there’s no official dress code, LUGO is the perfect opportunity to express yourself as creatively as you want.

Before you run to Pinterest or Instagram, consider the ideas from a few local creatives who’ve put together inspirational outfits that make use of thrift finds, clothing from small businesses, and DIY alterations. Creative directors Molly Schikosky and Aldeneil Española present a series of looks that evoke the properties of light, helping you understand how to incorporate it into your own personal style.