The role of Dusk Dances in the arts community at home or further a field is to provide opportunities for a wide variety of artists to create site-specific dance pieces. Dusk Dances also very successfully builds bridges between dance artists and audiences, dance artists and youth, and dance artists from Toronto and elsewhere. Over the years, Dusk Dances has developed a presentation template that strategically draws together new combinations of artists and ages. In our events, utilizing local youth and local artists are critical to give Dusk Dances a local relevance, and gives these individuals an opportunity to network with professional artists that we bring from downtown Toronto. With our youth commission, we provide young people with the opportunity to work with an established artist, over a lengthy period of time, assisting them in developing confidence, collaborative skills and pride.
In 21 years, Dusk Dances has presented 100 events and held 450 performances in 26 different parks; presented over 200 dance works; produced 32 youth commissions, involving over 275 youths; Dusk Dances performs to an average of 8,500 people each summer and works with 250 volunteers each year.
If you would like to make a donation to support Dusk Dances, please click on the link below to go to the Dusk Dances page on Canadahelps.org, a secure site that accepts donations by credit card.
Donations can also be made via cheque, mailed to
Dusk Dances Inc.
84 Ashburnham Road
Toronto, ON, M6H 2K5
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