Kaitlin Standeven in Sylvie Bouchard's A Flock of Flyers: remix. Photo: David Wong

Dusk Dances Hamilton
is presented by HCA Dance Theatre


With FREE Lindy Hop classes with Hammer Hoppers


Choreography by Hanna Kiel

Performance: Michael Baboolal, Sierra Chin Sawdy, Mairi Greig, Gavin Law
and Brendan Wyatt
Music: Let's Stay Together by Al Green, NNNCCCCRRHH by SHXCXCHCXSH, Beyond the Sea by Bobby Darin
Costumes: Cara Johnson
Rehearsal Director: Natasha Poon Woo

Why do we feel how we feel? Love makes us act in certain ways. Fall explores the emotional roller coaster of falling in love!

A Dusk Dances commission and a world premiere.

Dusk Society

Choreography by Rhodnie DÉsir

Performance: Rhodnie Désir
Music composition and performance: Engone Endong
Vocal composition: Rhodnie Désir

In Dusk Society, Désir offers a perspective that is at once sociological, historical and choreographic. Through the piece, Désir examines past and current concerns that have shaped Toronto’s identity, all while creating strong connections with citizens through video and written testimonials collected from the community of festival attendees. In Dusk Society, the choreographer’s body becomes a visual representation of the city’s pulse and an amplifier for the voice of the people.

First premiered as a Dusk Dances commission in 2017.

Onward Ho, My Love

Choreography and design by Julia Aplin

Performance: Kaitlin Standeven and Brendan Wyatt
Music: François Bonifay & Marino Marani, Léo Ferré and Edith Piaf
Costumes and set design: Appleberry Ink

Onward Ho, My Love is a long pathway, a journey of sorts that two people have chosen to take together. The journey may be seen as challenging, joyful, sad, funny, elegant, rough, tender, ridiculous, or confusing. The dancers bring their bravery, integrity and humanity to live each moment to the fullest.

Thank you to the original cast Yvonne Ng and Robert Glumbek. Thank you, Dusk Dances, for continuing the journey. Thank you, John, Jenny and Sylvie.

First premiered as a Dusk Dances and Tiger Princess Productions commission in 2012.

Instinct A, or Play

Choreography by Cassandra Bowerman

Performance: Cassandra Bowerman, Amanda Meadows, Mary Patsiatzis, Lauren Runions and Yui Ugai
Music: Girls by Hauschka, The Squirrel Took It by ErikMMusic, El Farol by Santana, Love Like That by The Heavy
Music and sound editing: Jay Brydon
Costumes: Carissa Bowerman

First presented in 2014, Instinct A explores the impulses that drive us when faced with hunger, fear, mischievousness, and love.  This reworked excerpt highlights our similarities to the animals we view at the zoo and our instincts reflected through play and curiosity; romp and revel, frolic and fun.

Thank you to Josh Taylor for your artistic advisement. Thank you to original cast members Drew Berry, Cameron Buttrum, Caryn Chappell, Sierra Chin Sawdy, Tori Mehaffey, Chenise Mitchell, Alexia Monardo, Andrew Pimento, Molly Reisman, and Ashley St John. Thank you to Lauren, Amanda, Mary and Yui for revitalizing this work!

A Dusk Dances premiere.

A Flock of Flyers: remix

Choreography by Sylvie Bouchard

Performance: Michael Baboolal, Sylvie Bouchard, Mairi Greig, Gavin Law and Kaitlin Standeven
Sierra Chin Sawdy
Rehearsal Director: Meredith Thompson

Due to severe budget cutbacks the 217th Canadian Flying Squadron has been left without planes! Determined to fly at any cost, the flyers continue their regimented training, choreographed to the millimeter, in an imaginary terrestrial airfield.

The role of commander Klack was originally created in close collaboration with Marie-Josée Chartier. A heartfelt thank you to Marie-Josée for giving life to this commandant.

A Flock of Flyers was originally created by Sylvie Bouchard and David Danzon under the Company CORPUS. A Flock of Flyers: remix is an adaptation of this work by Sylvie Bouchard.

First presented at Dusk Dances in 1996.




Thursday July 25th to Sunday July 28th

6:00 PM TO 6:45 PM - FREE Lindy Hop dance workshop begins

7:00 PM - Opening band begins

7:30 PM - Dance performances begin


$10.00 per person suggested



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