Photo by John Lauener

Dusk Dances at Fort York
Is PRESENTED BY On Common Ground 2014



La vie

Choreographed by SYlvie Bouchard

Performed by Mairéad Filgate.

La vie is a glimpse into a treasure that disappears in the blink of an eye.
It's a path forward, letting the past settle, and moving towards the unknown,
not without fear, but with willing eyes.
The terrains of our lives vary from rivers, to meadows, to mountains,
but the pounding of our own heart is something
we should always remember to trust.

Premieres this year at Dusk Dances 2014.

Unquiet Winds

Choreographed by Denise Fujiwara

Performed by Sylvie Bouchard and Brendan Wyatt

Unquiet Winds was inspired by medieval Japanese and European love poems. Its creation employs principles of Japanese Butoh dance.

I saw a girl under green laurel
Colder and whiter than the snow
Untouched by the sun for many years
Francesco Petrarch

It withers in the world
This flower-like human heart

First premiered at Dusk Dances 2013.

Inner City Sirens, Part II

Choreographed by Julia Aplin

Performed by Mairéad Filgate and Brodie Stevenson.
Musicians: Blake Howard and Jesse Baird.
Music Composed by Deb Sinha and Chris Wilson.

Reigning World Champions in the sport of pairs synchronized swimming
for petite pools! The athletes will display the strength, co-ordination
and skill needed to maintain the highest level of accomplishment.
Cheer them on as they strive to overcome challenges
and thrive in the glory of the sport.

First premiered at Dusk Dances 1998.

Djaa / The Drought / La sécheresse (excerpt)

Choreographed by Lua Shayenne

Performed by Miranda Liverpool, Natasha Phanor, Lua Shayenne and Shireeen Ali.
Percussionists: Amadou Kienou and Philip Yetman.

Once upon a time, in a not so distant past, there was a village,
somewhere in Africa, that suffered from a severe drought.
The women of the village, who were responsible for fetching the water,
decide to embark on a great journey to gather water and plead to the Water Spirit.

Premieres this year at Dusk Dances 2014.







5:30 PM

Fort York is located at 250 Fort York Boulevard (M5V 3K9), close to Bathurst Street and the Gardiner. The Streetcar 511 goes there!

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