Nickeshia Garrick in To My Past, Present and Future... by Nickeshia Garrick. Photo: John Lauener

PRESENTED BY DUSK DANCES INC.
PREVIEW ON AUGUST 7TH / OPENING NIGHT ON AUGUST 8TH

 

Dusk Dances 2022 is curated by Lead Curator Sofi Gudiño.

Hosted byFly Lady Di

Free House Dance Workshop with Raoul " JiggyMan" Pillay

THE TAGORE PROJECT

Choreographed by Tanveer Alam and Atri Nundy

Performers: Tanveer Alam and Atri Nundy on August 7, 8 and 13 | Paromita Kar and Atri Nundy on August 9, 10, 11, 12 and 14
Music Director: Hasheel
Dramaturg: Harikishan S. Nair

Two dancers settle into their memories and find their anchor in the music and poetry of Indian Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore. They dig into their personal histories and embark on a journey of togetherness. They bring their recollections into the present through their individual practices of Indian classical dance (Kathak, Bharatanatyam, Odissi). As children too, they danced to the songs of Tagore. Seeped into nostalgia, they honor the Bengali culture that nurtured them. They hope that this intimate celebration brings them closer to Tagore, to their language, families, and communities.

A Dusk Dances premiere.

TO MY PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE…

Choreographed by Nickeshia Garrick

Performer: Nickeshia Garrick
Costume Designer: Nickeshia Garrick
Rehearsal Director: Uche Ama
Music: Nickeshia Garrick and Uche Ama
Mentor: Irma Villafuerte

“To My Past, Present, and Future... is about the deconstruction and reconstruction of self, where you will see the vulnerability and intimacy of my truths through the evolving relationship between a black body and nature.” – Nickeshia Garrick

Nickeshia Garrick would like to thank Dree Hudon, Abena McKenzie, Alejandra Higuera, Kevin Jones, Karen Kaeja, Aluna Theatre and the Ontario Arts Council.

A Dusk Dances premiere.

THREE TURTLES IN THE PARK

Choreographed by Lina Cruz (Fila 13 Productions)

Performers: Yuichiro Inoue, Jason Martin and Antoine Turmine
Music: Philippe Noireaut
Costumes and Props: Lina Cruz, assisted by Cheryl Lalonde

A special thank you to Sylvie Bouchard and the Dusk Dances team. Lina Cruz and Fila 13 Productions thank the support of the Canada Council for the Arts and Le Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec.

A Dusk Dances commission and a world premiere.

EARTH - SYNERGY

Choreographed by Shameka Blake (Artists in Motion)

Performers: Marquisha Sparkes, Diane Jean-Louis, Onija Bennett and Derick Robinson
Music Composer: Allen Rho
Original Tracks and Artists: Jonatan Szer - Luxury, Simon Franglen - Way of Water
Outside Eye: Matthew Cuff

A primordial origin story exploring our individual connections to the cyclical nature of time through the four elements and experimentation with energy, physicality, and musical dialogue.

Special Thanks to:
- Sofi Gudiño, Sylvie Bouchard, Marketa Tokova and the entire Dusk Dances team for the opportunity to share my work in new spaces;
- Joy of Dance Centre for the use of their beautiful studio space;
- Vivine Scarlett for your continuous guidance and support.

A Dusk Dances premiere.

 

 

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EVENING PERFORMANCES
Sunday August 7th to Sunday August 14th, 2022

7:00 PM - Dance workshop begins

7:30 PM - Dance performances begin

 

Pay-what-you-can.
Suggested contribution: $15 / person.
Bring your own chairs and blankets.

 

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Withrow Park is located south of Danforth Avenue, between Logan and Carlaw in Toronto, ON. Closest TTC subway station: Chester.

 



 

 

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