The Dome Will Visit Six Communities Across the Province from June to August 2017
TORONTO, March 14, 2017 /CNW/ - In partnership with Ontario150, SESQUI announces its immersive cinematic dome tour, with free screenings of the 360° film HORIZON. The dome will travel to six communities exclusively across Ontario from June to August, 2017.
The cutting edge cinematic dome will offer audiences a true 360° immersive experience of the 20-minute film HORIZON, a visual symphony celebrating the people, landscapes and freedoms that make Canada home. Filmed in every province and territory, HORIZON features over 380 on-screen performers and a soundtrack of original and contemporary Canadian music.
Tour communities include:
- Toronto, June 21 – June 25
- London, June 29 – July 3
- Sault Ste. Marie, July 16 – July 20
- Thunder Bay, July 24 – July 28
- Richmond Hill, August 3 – August 7
- Kingston, August 11 – August 16
"We are thrilled to take HORIZON on the road and finally share this film with Canadians," said Andrea Stewart, SESQUI Executive Producer. "Our cinematic dome provides a unique experience, using 360° technology to put the audience at the centre of the action, as breathtaking and moving scenes unfold around them. We hope that when viewers see the raw beauty of Canada and the talented people who call it home, they will be inspired by the future that is all around us."
"Ontario's 150th anniversary is an opportunity to come together and celebrate the incredible province we live in. The SESQUI dome experience will bring the magic of Ontario and Canada in a ground-breaking never-before-seen format that will amaze and inspire viewing audiences," said Eleanor McMahon, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport. "Ontarians will also have an opportunity to experience hundreds of Ontario150 supported community programs and celebrations highlighting the province's beauty, talent, culture, innovation and inclusiveness.
SESQUI is supported by Ontario150 as part of a lineup of events in 2017. The tour is anticipated to provide an economic impact of $10.5M to the province and SESQUI is investing more than $7M in small to mid-sized businesses within Ontario's growing immersive media sector, helping solidify the province as an incubator and driver of innovation.
With a vision to see and understand Canada in new and inspiring ways: SESQUI is a revolutionary 360° cinematic journey into the heart of Canada. SESQUI aims to engage millions of Canadians through its full dome and virtual reality content, online activities and learning programs that showcase the best in Canadian arts and innovation. SESQUI is a Canada 150 Signature Initiative poised to lead celebrations in Canadian communities next year. www.sesqui.ca, #SESQUI2017
Through the Ontario150 grant programs and a series of signature initiatives, Ontario is engaging youth, encouraging cultural expression, promoting participation in sport and recreation, and creating economic opportunities across the province. www.ontario.ca/150 #Ontario150
For further information: MEDIA INQUIRIES: Hibaq Ali, Marketing Coordinator, SESQUI, Hibaq@sesqui.ca, 416.455.8326; Mary Ellen Beninger, Communications, Ontario150 Secretariat, MaryEllen.Beninger@Ontario.ca, 416.314.5298