Kate Franklin and Meredith Thompson in Get on Board. Photo: John Lauener

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

 

HOSTED BY NINA GILMOUR
OPENING BAND DAVE GOULD

Get On Board

Choreographed by Kate Franklin and Meredith Thompson

Adapted and Performed by: Meredith Thompson
Music by:
Watts Local by Royal Crown Revue, All But Broken by Acme Swing Co., Suits Are Picking Up The Bill by Squirrel Nut Zippers
Costume and Props by: Chatt and Van
Set Construction by: Rabbit’s Choice

Get On Board was first commissioned by Dusk Dances Inc., and premiered as a quartet in Toronto’s Withrow Park in 2008. This solo adaptation of Get On Board was inspired by La Sape, ‘The Society of Ambianceurs and Elegant People’ of the Congo, whose simple philosophy is to defy circumstance … and to live with joie de vivre. For the Sapeur, it’s not the cost of the suit that counts - it’s the worth of the (wo)man inside of it.

First premiered at Dusk Dances in 2008.

This Is How We Love

Choreographed by Susie Burpee

Performed by: Sylvie Bouchard and Brendan Wyatt
Music:
Ogives I II III and IV by Erik Satie, performed and recorded by Eve Egoyan

“What does love feel like?” The audience is asked this question as the dance begins, and their responses play a key role in bringing the duet to life. Quirky, passionate, and never the same from night to night, this duet is a game of love. It reveals the many emotions that arise in the lifetime of a relationship.

A Dusk Dances premiere.

Carousel

Choreographed by Sylvie Bouchard and David Danzon

Remounted and reworked by: Sylvie Bouchard
Performed by: Zhenya Cerneacov, Molly Johnson, Jillian Peever & Meredith Thompson
Music: Jo Privat - Manouche partie, Disques Nocturnes 1991

With its meticulous choreography and irresistible charm, Carousel is a complete harmony of movement and colour, an unforgettable encounter danced to the sound of French accordion music.

Carousel was first created by Sylvie Bouchard and David Danzon under the Company CORPUS.

First premiered at Dusk Dances in 1997.

Incandescent

Choreographed by Kate Franklin and Meredith Thompson

Performed by: Zhenya Cerneacov, Mairéad Filgate, Molly Johnson, Meredith Thompson, Brendan Wyatt and a large group of movers from the Hamilton community.

Music: What is the Light? by The Flaming Lips, Ambling Alp by Yeasayer, Springtime by Wintermitts, Do You Realize?? by The Flaming Lips

Incandescent, a thoughtful, visually stunning portrait of both the individual and the collective human experience, is inspired by the lyrics of Leonard Cohen's Anthem, "There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in."

First premiered at Dusk Dances in 2012.

 


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