Irvin Chow and Sierra Chin Sawdy in RElaps by Aria Evans. Photo by Dahlia Katz



Tuesday September 28th & Wednesday September 29th, 2021
At 8:00 PM

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

Tickets are available HERE.


Program of Dusk Dances 2021: A film screening

Hosted by Diana Tso*
Live music by Maria & The Band

*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:

Page No. 269

Choreographed by Neetika Sharma

Performer: Neetika Sharma
Music Composer: Adrian Shepherd Gawinsky
Vocals: Neetika Sharma
Outside Eye: Fanny Ghorayeb

Page No. 269 is a Kathak dance based choreographic work inspired by Nigerian writer/novelist Chimamanda Ngozi's Ted Talk about “The Danger of a Single Story” that highlights misunderstandings rooted in cultural stereotypical ideologies that prevail in our society, as a consequence of underrepresentation of IBPOC voices and experiences.

Page No. 269 has an original and innovative music score created in collaboration with Dora Award winner sound engineer/composer Adrian Shepherd Gawinsky, as part of Theatre Oculus' Digital Creations Residency.

A Dusk Dances premiere.


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 2021 in High Park.

See the Rain Cancellation Policy.

In the event of cancellation due to inclement weather more than 2 hours before the scheduled start of the show, all patrons and ticket holders will be informed (by phone and / or email) by Canadian Stage.

If the cancellation due to inclement weather occurs less than 2 hours before the scheduled start of the show, all patrons and ticket holders will be informed (by phone and / or email). Additionally, there will be staff on site at the High Park Amphitheatre to inform any ticket holder who has not received the cancellation message.

The ticket holders can choose either a full ticket refund or a credit towards a future show at Canadian Stage.



The High Park Amphitheatre is situated in the heart of one of Toronto's most significant and iconic natural sites, High Park.




Bios of Dream in High Park 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.





Neetika Sharma

Choreographer & Performer


Neetika is a GTA-based dance artist who started performing at the age of ten. Born in Libya to Indian parents, today she actively works as a Kathak performer, creator, choreographer, arts manager and culture & diversity advocate. In 2019, with the support of ArtReach Toronto she launched a youth empowering choreography facilitation program Katha-Ras Dance Lab for underrepresented women dancers of color in Toronto. The 2020 digital edition of Katha-Ras Dance Lab was supported by the Canada Council for the Arts. Her community-focused work has also been supported by the Laidlaw Foundation in the past. Neetika has received professional training in Indian classical dance form Kathak from Toronto based Gurus Hemant & Vaishali Panwar. Creatively, Neetika has keen interest in exploring various layers of the traditional Kathak repertoire and presenting them with new and relevant interpretations through research, creation and performance. She has worked with/for eminent organizations like Fall for Dance North, Moonhorse Dance Theatre, Muse Arts, Theatre Oculus, North York Arts, Akumal Arts Festival, the Tortuga Escondida Residency Centre, and Nia Centre for the Arts. With a passion for arts, she hopes to bring positive social change & promote inclusivity in the dance industry through her creative voice and arts management.




Maria & The Band

Live Music


Founded in 2011 through an organic collaboration between Brazilian and Canadian musicians, Maria and the Band plays forró pé de serra, a folk music from northeastern Brazil, with influences ranging from blues to arabesque. Led by the dynamic Jerusa Leão, the group has played iconic Toronto venues from the Dakota Tavern and Lula Lounge, and festivals including the Small World Music Festival. Always a crowd pleaser and incorporating rabeca (Brazilian fiddle), zabumba (two-toned drum), accordion, triangle and a chorus of vocals, Maria and The Band plays original compositions and also the great songs of forró so beloved in Brazil.













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