In 2000 the festival expanded to a third park in Toronto (Dufferin Grove Park), went to Ottawa for the Canada Dance Festival and was co-produced with the Dancing on the Edge Festival in Vancouver. The festival kept growing in popularity, playing a significant role in increasing the visibility and accessibility of the art form.


Program #1: Trinity-Bellwoods Park

Hosted by Rutabagan/David Danzon. Opening Band: Singing Tree Marimba


Jen Bell, with Uprooted Sound Garden

Dancescape Collective, with A Dancescape

Denise Duric, with Inspired by Joe

Danny Grossman Dance Company, with Bella

Sasha Ivanochko, with Little Forest



Program #2: Withrow Park

Hosted by Rutabagan. Opening Band: Eric Stein and Martin Van de Ven


Esmeralda Enrique, with Aire Munruno

Gitanjali Kolonad, with Tree Spirit

Kaeja D’dance, with Unveiled

Eryn Dace trudelle, with Inertia

Roberto Campanella, with On the Edge of the Garden



Program #3: Dufferin Grove Park

Hosted by David Danzon. Opening Band: Couroung Fayo


Pia Bouman, with Nigh Faeries

Couroung Fayo, with Descry Africa

Ben Block, with Malee

Nova Bhattacharya, with Ma

Roger Sinha, with Balloons


Dusk Dances also had a Production in Ottawa, co-produced with the Canada Dance Festival.





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