Meredith Thompson, Molly Johnson and Mairéad Filgate in Santee Smith's Kaha:wi. Photo by Joseph Michael Photography

Dusk Dances Vancouver is Presented by

2015 will mark the 27th anniversary of the Dancing on the Edge Festival;
one of Canada’s longest running contemporary dance festivals!



murmure de femme / Woman’s Whisper
Lua Shayenne and Company

Choreographed by Lua Shayenne

Performed by: Miranda Liverpool and Lua Shayenne

Murmure de femme | Woman’s Whisper  is an ode to femininity
Born to bear the weight of ceaseless adversities
I am she
Stalled in cyclic time
I remain – a woman
Rest your back against mine
Learn the rhythm of my breath
Listen carefully to every pulse in my veins
Memorize the cadence of my heart
In the flux of tempo and beats
We rise as one soul

            Lua Shayenne

Premieres this year at Dusk Dances.

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.


Choreographed by Karissa Barry

Performed by Lara Barclay, Karissa Barry, Kirsten Wicklund

An exploration of movement dictated by environment, sound, and the relationship of three.

Premieres this year at Dusk Dances

Duck Dances

Choreographed by Amber Funk Barton, Jennifer Mascall
and Susan McKenzie

Amber Funk Barton, Jennifer Mascall and Susan McKenzie create a dance to be performed by an inclusive collection of people regardless of age. Inspired by the landscape of Crab Park, Duck Dances promises to be a whimsical exploration of curious imagery, woven together with the colour red to reveal a charming tableau of events within the framework of Dusk Dances.

Premieres this year at Dusk Dances




Miranda Liverpool in Lua Shayenne's Crazing
Photo:Joseph Michael Photography


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7:30 PM - Dance performances start

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