Andrew Taylor and Piotr Biernat in William Yong's Tenterhooks. Photo: Jim Bachalo

Dusk Dances Hamilton
is presented by HCA Dance Theatre




Choreography by William Yong

Performance: Zachary Cardwell, Alison Keery and Brendan Wyatt
Music: ‘The Essential Alfred Hitchcock’
Original performance: Piotr Biernat, Jasmine Ellis and Andrew Taylor

Filled with the quirks and quandries of a camping trip trio, Tenterhooks is inspired by all manner of camping experiences; the hilarious upsets and the surprising joys that arise from unexpected circumstances found in and around a nylon camping tent.

First premiered as a Dusk Dances commission in 2007.

Uno Dos Y Tres

Choreography by Carmen Romero

Performance: Carmen Romero
Live music performance: Stephanie Pedraza
Costumes: Patricia Cueva

Based on a poem by Manuel Benitez Carrasco from the 1920s, UNO DOS Y TRES is a visual metaphor of the internal conflicts we deal with in life. This physical and emotional work offers the audience a flamenco performance that goes beyond the traditional presentation, shifting audience expectations and demanding an open mind and heart.

A Dusk Dances premiere.

Alpha Compass

Choreography by Karissa Barry

Performance/Collaboration: Christoph von Riedemann
Music: Moonlight Sonata, Beethoven (slowed to 800%), M-theory text, True Detective, edited by Karissa Barry
Costumes: Karissa Barry
Original performance/collaboration: Scott Fowler

Alpha Compass is inspired by themes of solitude, mortality, ego, and the human response to change. Using the physics-based “M-Theory” as a creative influence, this solo explores physicality motivated by what our existence may mean when applied to multiple dimensions of time, grasping to reality and identity.

A Dusk Dances premiere.

Time Flies

Choreography by Alyssa Nedich, Cassandra Bowerman,
and Josh Taylor (Together in Dance)

Performance: Beekaa Abraham, Elizabeth Alexander, Cassandra Bowerman, Cameron Buttrum, Alexandria DiFazio, Abi Kim, Kayla Kuskevics, Berthony Makowe, Misia Miedzybrodzki, Alyssa Nedich, Josh Taylor and Dylan Vandermeale
Music: ‘Back Pocket’ by Vulfpeck, ‘I Miss You’ by Mura Masa, ‘All My Life’ by KC & Jojo, ‘All Night (Kaytranada Remix)’ by Chance The Rapper feat. Knox Fortune, ‘Just Friends’ by Musiq Soulchild, ‘Up Top' by Busty & The Bass
Music Mixing/Editing: Josh Taylor

A throwback to when playground games, love letters and first crushes were enough to give you butterflies. Through the fusion of contemporary and urban dance, journey with this group of classmates as they navigate the good, the bad, and the awkward moments of first love and friendship.

A Dusk Dances premiere.

Inner City Sirens, Part 2

Choreography by Julia Aplin

Performance: Alison Keery and Brendan Wyatt
Live music performance: Harrison Argatoff and Harry Vetro
Original music composition: Debashis Sinha and Chris Wilson

Reigning World Champions in the sport of pairs synchronized swimming for petite pools! The athletes will display the strength, co-ordination and skill needed to maintain the highest level of accomplishment. Cheer them on as they strive to overcome challenges and thrive in the glory of the sport.

Thank you to original cast member Wilson Blakley.

First premiered as a Dusk Dances commission in 1998.




Thursday July 26th to Sunday July 29th

6:00 PM TO 6:45 PM: arrive early for FREE dance workshops every night

7:00 PM - Opening band

7:30 PM - DANCE performances begin!


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