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Moving Parts by Denise Fujiwara. Photo: John Lauener

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

2023 IS THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON OF
DUSK DANCES HAMILTON.

 

Hosted byFly Lady Di (Diana Reyes).

Caribbean African Dance movement workshop with Michael Mortley.

SISTERHOOD IN CIRCULARITY

Choreographed by Shivani Joshi

Performers: Mekha Jayakumar, Shivani Joshi, Anisha Manyal, Disha Panchal, Shailee Shethji and Muskaan Singh
Music: Jhume Re Gori, Dholida and Asvaar
Costume Rental: Rupal Patel at Omkara Academy

Garba is an expression of the cyclical nature of the world. Love and laughter surround us as we play with the rhythms of the music. We snap, clap, and twirl to the beat, always returning to each other. The circle symbolizes femininity, community, and the cycle of life. Garba is ecstatic, joyful, and vibrant as it honors the womb and those who come from it. This is a dance that worships the divine feminine, sisterhoods, and motherhood. In this piece, we embody the playfulness and happiness that our loved ones wish upon us.

A Dusk Dances premiere.

BARELY BLACK

Choreographed by Kiera Breaugh

Performer: Keira Breaugh
Music: Kiera Breaugh in collaboration with David Karagianis

“This project stemmed from feelings I have experienced being biracial in a society that does not recognize biracial as a legitimate identity. Through dance and spoken word, I investigate how societal beauty norms and comments on a biracial person’s blackness influence their sense of self.” – Kiera Breaugh

A Dusk Dances premiere.

MOVING PARTS

Choreographed and directed by Denise Fujiwara
(Fujiwara Dance Inventions)

Performers: Sylvie Bouchard, Jen Hum, Mayumi Lashbrook, Michael Mortley,
Lucy Rupert and Brodie Stevenson

Music and Song Arrangements: Phil Strong & Laurel MacDonald
Music Director: Laurel MacDonald
Sound Designer: Simon Outhit
Vocal Leads: Annabelle Chvostek, Mike Evin and Laurel MacDonald
Bass: David Woodhead
Ukulele: Eve Goldberg
Choir Conductor: Cathy Nosaty
Community Choir Conductor: Roland Fix
Choristers: Priya Bhatia, Margot Corbin, Asher Cuthill, Dawn Cuthill, Megan English, Kristi Kemp, Anne Noble, Marvin Oldejans, Ali Owen, Czerny Vanden Heuvel, Anya Wassenberg and Karine Wibrin
Costume: Val Calam

ASL Translator: Thurga Kanagasekarampillai
Aikido Sensei: Greg Angus, Naka Ima Aikikai
Stage manager: Sooji Kim

Song and composer credits:
    • Mad World - Roland Orzabal (1983)
    • That’s Enough - Thompson Family
    • 911 for Peace - Anti-Flag
    • Love Learn Listen - Laurel MacDonald & Denise Fujiwara
    • Rise Up - Parachute Club (1983) (Billy Bryans, Lauri Conger, Lorraine Segato and Steve Webster with lyrics contributed by Lynne Fernie)
    • Here Comes the Change - Kesha Sebert

Choreography created with original cast members: Rebecca Hope Terry, Miko Sobreira, Gerry Trentham, Lacey Smith, Alaine Hutton and Lauren Gillis.

We find the world in difficult times with people becoming increasingly polarized. Fujiwara is curious about how to embrace complexity and conflict with skill and grace, and how to stay open and kind in the midst of tumult. To be in harmony means to be in amity and peace. With Moving Parts, we are investigating these questions in three-part harmony, with a choir of moving singers.

These performances are dedicated to the memory of Phil Strong.

An excerpt of ‘Moving Parts’ was first presented at Dusk Dances 2019.

 

 

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EVENING PERFORMANCES
Thursday July 20th to Sunday July 23rd, 2023

6:45 PM - Dance workshop begins

7:30 PM - Dance performance begins

 

Pay-what-you-can.
Suggested contribution: $10 / person.
Bring your own chairs and blankets.

 

More info: 905.528.4020
www.hcadancetheatre.com

 

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Bayfront Park is located just north of Waterfront Drive, in Hamilton, ON.



 

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