Molly Johnson and Mariana Medellin-Meinke in Santee Smith's Kaha:wi, Photo: Joseph Michael Photography

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Kaha:wi, Four Directions, Young Woman's Dance

Choreographed by Santee Smith

Performed by: Jordana Deveau, Mami Hata, Molly Johnson and Meredith Thompson
Music by Jennifer Kreisberg, Pura Fe and Sony Moreno

Kaha:wi celebrates the spirit of women and their connection to Earth.
The music and movement emanate from this land honouring the Konkwehon:we
(Iroquois women's) connection to Grandmother Moon, birth and plant world.
Feet stomping into Earth, undulating spines and outstretched arms embracing Sky, Kaha:wi embodies feminine force within the life-sustainers (women).

First premiered at Dusk Dances 2009.


Choreographed by Danny Grossman

Performed by: Michael Caldwell and Meredith Thompson.

Bella was inspired by the opera music of Puccini.
In 1977, with the Puccini music and a mutual love of Marc Chagall’s
paintings, Danny Grossman and Judy Jarvis set out to make a duet
for themselves on top of, under and around a table.
When Mary Kerr arrived to design the sets and costumes, she took her inspiration
from the Chagall images they had been using and created a beautiful painted
horse as the centerpiece for this charming love duet.

First premiered at Dusk Dances 2007.

PhotURIs Versicolor

Choreographed by Sylvie Bouchard and Marie-JosÉe Chartier

Performed by: Sylvie Bouchard and Marie-Josée Chartier
Photinus appearance by: Michael Caldwell
Live insect-o-sonics: Philip Strong

Twin fireflies get separated at birth. After a journey apart, they find
each other again, in a cluster of trees, at Rotary Park. See how they grow
to become Photuris Versicolor, or as they like to call themselves, "femmes fatales!"

Premieres this year at Dusk Dances.


Choreographed by Rachel Bemrose

Assisted by Meggie Pound and Sara Connelly

Performed by: Sara Connelly, Madison Sheward, Avery Wright, Eryn Masterson, Brielle Robinson, Jessica Bolton, Sierra Richardson, Mitchell Jones, Rebekah Houpt, and Brayden Cairns
Music Composition by Blake Richardson

A new premiere for this year, L'Eau focuses on the element of water and its relationship with people, set against the backdrop of Peterborough's Otonabee River. L'Eau is a local youth commission piece, combining talent from Peterborough and the Kawarthas. For more information about Rachel Bemrose, L'Eau, or Art for Awareness, please visit

Premieres this year at Dusk Dances.




Mairéad Filgate and Eddie Kastrau in Danny Grossman's Bella


6:00 PM TO 6:45 PM: COME EARLY

7:00 PM - Band starts

7:30 PM - Dance performances start

PWYC - $10 suggested minimum donation

Rotary Park is the lower section of Nichols Oval, accessed from Hazlitt Street on the East side and the London Street footbridge to the West.

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