Mairéad Filgate and Eddie Kastrau in Danny Grossman's Bella

Dusk Dances Hamilton is presented by,
HCA Dance Theatre
AS A LICENSEE OF DUSK DANCES INC.

 

HOSTED BY BRAD BRACKENRIDGE
OPENING BAND MADERAZ (LATIN MUSIC)

Kaha:wi, Four Directions, Young Woman's Dance

Choreographed by Santee Smith

Performed by: Jordana Deveau, Mami Hata, Molly Johnson and Meredith Thompson
Music by Jennifer Kreisberg, Pura Fe and Sony Moreno

Kaha:wi celebrates the spirit of women and their connection to Earth.
The music and movement emanate from this land honouring the Konkwehon:we
(Iroquois women's) connection to Grandmother Moon, birth and plant world.
Feet stomping into Earth, undulating spines and outstretched arms embracing Sky, Kaha:wi embodies feminine force within the life-sustainers (women).

First premiered at Dusk Dances 2009.

Bella

Choreographed by Danny Grossman

Performed by: Michael Caldwell and Meredith Thompson.

Bella was inspired by the opera music of Puccini.
In 1977, with the Puccini music and a mutual love of Marc Chagall’s
paintings, Danny Grossman and Judy Jarvis set out to make a duet
for themselves on top of, under and around a table.
When Mary Kerr arrived to design the sets and costumes, she took her inspiration
from the Chagall images they had been using and created a beautiful painted
horse as the centerpiece for this charming love duet.

First premiered at Dusk Dances 2007.

PhotURIs Versicolor

Choreographed by Sylvie Bouchard and Marie-JosÉe Chartier

Performed by: Sylvie Bouchard and Marie-Josée Chartier
Photinus appearance by: Michael Caldwell
Live insect-o-sonics: Philip Strong

Twin fireflies get separated at birth. After a journey apart, they find
each other again, in a cluster of trees, at Bayfront Park. See how they grow
to become Photuris Versicolor, or as they like to call themselves, "femmes fatales!"

Premieres this year at Dusk Dances.

Big Hill

Choreographed by Megan English

Performed by: Cameron Buttrum, Lisa Emmons, Megan English, John Gerena, Tanis Sydney MacArthur and Alina Shaw
Original music by: The Dinner is Ruined

Big Hill uses the natural incline of a hill as its stage.
Mountain (or in this case a hill) is a universal metaphor for the action of striving.
The dancers embody the emotional and human experience of striving through the
physical trajectory of travelling up and down a hill. Through tempo and movement
choices, the dancers create dynamic patterns of the landscape of a hill, working with
gravity to experience exertion and release as a true physical expression.

Premieres this year at Dusk Dances.

 


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Mairéad Filgate and Eddie Kastrau in Danny Grossman's Bella

 

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