Myriam Allard in The place in between. 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 RIDDIM RIDERS

Bound

Choreographed by Louis-Martin Charest

Performed by: Sylvie Bouchard and Brendan Wyatt
Costume design: Cheryl Lalonde
Music: Franz Shubert. Film adaptation (Barry Lyndon) of PIANO TRIO IN E FLAT (second movement)
Artistic consultant: Marie-Josée Chartier

Are we not bound to those who have made an impression on our hearts? We have forged unspoken agreements that tie us together to our cores and keep us accountable. These are relations that may come and go but never leave us.

Bound is part of a full-length work titled Histoire d'amour, produced by BoucharDanse, and directed by Marie-Josée Chartier. Histoire d'amour premiered through DanceWorks, at the Harbourfront Centre, in May 2012.

A Dusk Dances premiere.

Rawrabide

Gadfly
Choreographed by Ofilio Sinbadinho

Performed by: Zhenya Cerneacov, Sebastian Hirtenstein, Molly Johnson, Kathleen Legassick and Meredith Thompson

Rawrabide is inspired by this quote from a 1970s lower class black homosexual, now considered Harlem renaissance, writer and civil rights activist: “I was not born to be defined by someone else, but by myself, and myself only.” Life is a game. Lots of rules, flocks of players, and sloppy referees… The dancers move in staccato and speak with the bravado from urban realness, social activism, and remix culture.

Premieres this year at Dusk Dances

The place in between

La Otra Orilla
Choreographed and directed by
Myriam Allard and Hedi Graja (La Otra Orilla)

Performed by: Myriam Allard and Hedi Graja
Costumes by: Marianne Thériault
Music: Gaël Lane-Lépine (sound track)

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).

First premiered at Dusk Dances in 2016.

Communal Solace

Choreographed by Alyssa Nedich (To The Pointe Dance Project)

Performed by: Elizabeth Alexander, Cassandra Bowerman, Alexandria DiFazio, Sarah Dowhun and Abi Kim

In times of crisis, the world around us seems to stand still. Communal Solace is what allows us to find the strength to rebuild and carry on together. Five dancers flow seamlessly together creating the supportive sanctuary that one needs in a time of turmoil.

A Dusk Dances premiere

La gigue en souvenir

Bouchardanse
Choreographed by Sylvie Bouchard

With Mélissandre Tremblay-Bourassa for the last section

Performed by: Zhenya Cerneacov, Sebastian Hirtenstein, Molly Johnson, Kathleen Legassick, Meredith Thompson and Brendan Wyatt
Music by:
Les Charbonniers de l’Enfer
Costumes by: Nina Okens
Dance teacher for the students’ section: Denise van Es

La gigue en souvenir makes the past come alive through a journey inspired by the energy, the complexity and the vigour of the traditional Québec gigue. Six dancers perform, along with students of Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts Dance Program, reinventing the folk tradition of the "gigue" in a contemporary fashion. This dance, created by Sylvie Bouchard, becomes a bridge between past and present and an ode to this most expressive of heritage. Join us for this rich and invigorating experience.

La gigue en souvenir premiered as a Dusk Dances commission in 2009.

 

 


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