Christian Lavigne and Jessica Mak in Tenterhooks by William Yong. Photo by Dahlia Katz.



Experience Dusk Dances in a new way!

Tuesday September 21st & Wednesday September 22nd
At 7:30 PM

Ticketed event. Pay-what-you-can.
Seats are limited.

Tickets are available HERE.


Program of Dusk Dances SCARBOROUGH 2021: A film screening

Hosted by Diana Tso*
Live music by Odin Quartet

*The participation of this Artist is arranged by permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association under the provisions of the Dance Opera Theatre Policy (DOT).


Live dance performance:


Choreographed by CARMEN ROMERO

Performers: Carmen Romero and Justin Brown
Music: Justin Brown
Costume Designer: Carmen Romero

The music for Nuestra Leyenda is based on Isaac Albeniz iconic classical composition Asturias or Leyenda which means story. Carmen Romero and Justin Brown have adapted the composition to include flamenco rhythm of Bulerias and this is a way in which Carmen Romero is able to manipulate the score and perform a structured improvisation. Justin and Carmen have known each other for well over 15 years and this is a story within a story.

First seen at Dusk Dances in 2020.


Followed by:

Dusk Dances 2021: A virtual edition

directed by William Yong

Featuring dance works by 3+ (Yuichiro Inoue, Pulga Muchochoma and Naishi Wang), Aria Evans, Kevin A. Ormsby and William Yong.

Click here for the detailed program.


More info: 647.671.0075

See the COVID protocols for Dusk Dances Scarborough 2021 in Guild Park.

See the Rain Cancellation Policy.


Guild Park is located at 201 Guildwood Parkway in Scarborough, ON.




Bios of SCARBOROUGH artists





Diana Tso is a theatre artist, storyteller, actor, playwright and a theatre faculty member at George Brown College. She graduated from the University of Toronto with a BA hons in English Literature and Ecole Internationale de Théâtre de Jacques Lecoq in France. Her most recent performances include Modern Times Stage Company’s The Cherry Orchard, Theatre Smith- Gilmour’s Les Misérables, Stratford Festival’s 2017 season in Bakkhai and The Komagata Maru Incident. Her Red Snow Collective empowers women’s voices and re-imagines mythologies through female perspectives. Her most recent creation is unwavering, commissioned by a Convergence Theatre’s COVID Confessions series.








Carmen Romero is an established flamenco dance artist with over forty years of experience in performance, educating, production and adjudicating in dance for all levels of government arts councils. As a dancer she has an innate ability for improvisation in the flamenco form that few can attest to; pushing the edge with confidence in her craft. Creation and choreography are an integral part of Carmen Romero’s exploration of the mind, body and spirit in space and time. She earned a Dora Nomination in 2003 for Best Choreography for her production Carmen Complex. In 2017, her next major production won the Dora Award for Best Sound Design in dance where she collaborated with Musical director Benjamin Barrile to create the sound environment for Jacinto that premiered as part of the Theatre Centre’s Dance Card Series in Toronto.
Carmen Romero is an artist who fosters relationships with audiences, students and fellow colleagues through the art of flamenco. She has performed at every flamenco festival across Canada building a network of national artists and fostering relationships that go beyond the flamenco community. She is the Artistic Director of Compañía Carmen Romero and the School of Flamenco Dance Arts, based in Toronto, Canada, founded in 1992.

Carmen Romero is a recipient of the Chalmers Award the K.M Hunter Emerging Artists Award as well as nominated for Muriel Sherrin Award for International Achievement in Dance administered from the Toronto Arts Foundation: 2013. Highlights of Carmen Romero’s career include coaching Latin Pop star “Shakira” in her 2010 Sale el Sol world tour.







Guild Festival Theatre is Scarborough's only professional theatre company. Through the production and curation of professional theatre, GFT provides our audience with meaningful engagement in the performing arts, connects the past to the present, and empowers the region's communities to participate locally in arts and culture. Guild Festival Theatre's annual outdoor productions at the Greek Theatre in Guild Park & Gardens reimagine classical theatre for a modern audience.

GFT's acclaimed productions of shows like "Salt-Water Moon", "Alice in Wonderland" and “The Importance of Being Earnest” have entertained over 17,000 patrons since our first presentation of "The Cherry Orchard" in 2011. Over the past decade Guild Festival Theatre has been instrumental in the revitalization of Guild Park and has been recognized with honours such as the Scarborough Mirror Audience Choice Award for Best Live Theatre, the Urban Hero Award from Metroland Media, and the nomination for the Ontario Arts Council Premier’s Award for Excellence in the Arts.













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