Ofilio Sinbadinho of Gadfly. Photo by John Lauener

PRESENTED BY DUSK DANCES INC.

 

The 22nd Dusk Dances Festival returns to Withrow Park this summer with another week of exciting and entertaining dance works from Canada’s finest dance makers!

 

HOSTED BY ALLEGRA CHARLESTON
OPENING MUSICAL ACT DOUBLETOOTH
With free Nia movement workshops with master teacher MARTHA RANDALL

HEYKLORO

Gadfly Dance Company
Choreographed by Apolonia Velasquez & Ofilio Sinbadinho

Performed by: Raoul Wilke, Lauren Lyn, Daniel Gomez and Celine Richard-Robichon
Music: Dr Draw & Sinbadinho mix

A highly physical urban dance quartet that depicts 4 fallen warriors forced to work together for survival.

A Dusk Dances premiere.

The place in between

La Otra Orilla
Choreographed by Myriam Allard

Performed by: Myriam Allard and Hedi Graja

An all-out choreographic exploration for three performers: a dancer, a singer and a bata de cola (a long skirt typical to flamenco that transforms the movement and gives rise to another body).

Premieres this year at Dusk Dances.

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.

Premieres this year at Dusk Dances.

WAVES

Choreographed by Michael Caldwell

Performed by: Mairéad Filgate, Molly Johnson, Meredith Thompson
Original composition and live performance by: Kyle Brenders

Drawing inspiration from radical movements in film and visual art, Waves transports us into a simplistic world of movement and sound, illuminating contrasts between nature and architecture, form and abstraction.  With an original sound composition and live performance by Kyle Brenders, Waves tells a poignant story about three lonely characters searching for connection and understanding.

Premieres this year at Dusk Dances.

Auto-Fiction

Human Playground
Choreographed by Milan Gervais

Performed by: David Albert-Toth, Jessica Serli and Simon-Xavier Lefebvre
Composer : David Drury
Rehearsal Director: Allison Nichol

Embedded into public space, Auto-Fiction features three dancers and an automobile. They walk, run, roll over, propel and fall on this car composing a choreographic track between dance and urban acrobatics.

A Dusk Dances premiere.

 

 

 

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NIGHTLY PERFORMANCES
Monday August 1st to Sunday August 7th

Opening Band
and Nia class start at 7:00 pm

Dance Performances start at 7:30 pm

Pay-what-you-can

Suggested contribution $10.00 per person

 

MATINÉE PERFORMANCES:
Thursday August 4th & Sunday August 7th

Opening Band
and Nia class start at 2:00 pm

Dance Performances start at 2:30 pm

Pay-what-you-can

Suggested contribution $10.00 per person

 

Withrow Park is located south of the Danforth, between Logan and Carlaw. Closest subway station: Chester.

More info: 416 504 6429 ext 24

 

 

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