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Dancing in the Park: DUSK DANCES 2016 - July 28-30 in Hamilton & August 1-7 in Toronto

From a media release:

Dancing in the park:
July 28-30, 2016 in Hamilton at Bayfront Park
August 1 – August 7, 2016 @ Withrow Park

Dusk Dances Hamilton
We are thrilled to have the incredible visual and sound artist Dave Gould kick off the festivities at Dusk Dances Hamilton July 28-30, 7pm nightly at Bayfront Park! Dave's sound can be described as Experimental mixed with Urban Folk...check out his music at the link.

Join us before the show at 6 pm for free dance workshops. The festival kicks off nightly at 7:00pm with a musical performance by Dave Gould, who will be joined Hammer City Samba and Michel De Quevedo to delight audiences with a fusion of Afro-Brazilian Beat and Latin influenced folk music. From there, our incomparable host, Nina Gilmour will lead you through the park on an unforgettable dance journey .

Dusk Dances Toronto
Hosted by Allegra Charleston (Susie Burpee)
Opening Musical Act DoubleTooth
Free Nia Movement Class with Master Teacher Martha Randall

Featuring Five Contemporary Dance Works from Choreographers
Apolonia Velasquez & Ofilio Sinbadinho, Myriam Allard,
Susie Burpee, Michael Caldwell, and Milan Gervais

Now in its 22nd season, Dusk Dances Festival will return to Withrow Park, August 1-7, with five original contemporary dance works by Canada’s leading choreographers including Gadfly’s Apolonia Velasquez & Ofilio Sinbadinho, La Otra Orilla’s Myriam Allard, Susie Burpee, Michael Caldwell and Human Playground’s Milan Gervais; with performances by Myriam Allard, Hedi Graja, Dusk Dances Festival Director Sylvie Bouchard, Brendan Wyatt, Raoul Wilke, Lauren Lyn, Daniel Gomez, Celine Richard-Robichon, Mairéad Filgate, Molly Johnson, Meredith Thompson, David Albert-Toth, Jessica Serl, and Simon-Xavier Lefebvre.

Each performance of the weeklong Festival features four 10-minute pieces that move the audience throughout the park, plus, following last year’s new tradition, a final 25-minute work—on evenings only. Each presentation is hosted by Allegra Charleston (Susie Burpee), and begins with a free outdoor Nia movement class with master teacher
Martha Randall, accompanied live by musical act DoubleTooth.

From Dusk Dances Hamilton 2014

The 2016 Withrow Park Dusk Dances Festival programme includes:

Performed by Raoul Wilke, Lauren Lyn, Daniel Gome, and Celine Richard-Robichon
Music by Dr. Draw & Sinbadinho mix
Toronto’s Gadfly Dance Company, an urban dance repertory company, presents a new version of their iconic Klorofyl, a highly physical dance that depicts four fallen warriors forced to work together to thrive and survive. A Dusk Dances Premiere.

Performed by Myriam Allard and Hedi Graja
Montreal-based La Otra Orilla, founded by choreographer and dancer Myriam Allard, and singer Hedi Graja, present an all-out choreographic exploration for three performers: a dancer, a singer, and a bata de cola; the long flamenco skirt which transforms movement and gives rise to another body.
A Dusk Dances World Premiere.

Performed by Sylvie Bouchard and Brendan Wyatt
Music: Ogives I II III and IV by Erik Satie, performed and recorded by Eve Egoyan
Dora-Award winning choreographer and performer, Susie Burpee asks “What does love feel like?” The audience is asked this question as the dance begins, and their responses play a key role in bringing the duet to life. Quirky, passionate, and never the same from night to night, this duet is a game of love. A Dusk Dances World Premiere.

Performed by Mairéad Filgate, Molly Johnson, Meredith Thompson
Original composition and live performance by Kyle Brenders
Choreographer, performer, curator, and arts advocate, Michael Caldwell seeks to incorporate cinematic sensibilities in all his work. Through a simplistic world of movement and sound, Waves tells a poignant story about three lonely characters searching for connection and understanding
A Dusk Dances World Premiere.

Performed by David Albert-Toth, Jessica Serli, and Simon-Xavier Lefebvre
Composer: David Drury
Rehearsal Director: Allison Nichol
Montreal based choreographer Milan Gervais conceives choreographic proposals for public spaces.  Auto-Fiction features three dancers and an automobile embedded in the middle of a park. The dancers walk, run, roll, propel and fall all over a car, creating a link between nature and urban sprawl, dance and acrobatics.  A Dusk Dances Premiere.

DUSK DANCES presentations will also take place in Hamilton (July 28-30) at Bayfront Park, and Repentigny, QC (August 18-20) at Centre d’Art Diane-Dufresne.

South of Danforth between Logan and Carlaw (Chester Subway Station)
Nightly Performances: August 1-7, 2016
Opening Band and Nia movement class start at 7pm
Dance Performances start at 7:30pm
Matinée Performances: Thursday, August 4 & Sunday, August 7
Opening Band and Nia movement class start at 2pm
Dance Performances start at 2:30pm

Pay-What-You-Can: Suggested contribution $10 per person
More info: or call 416.504.6429 X24
FB/DuskDances • @duskdances #DuskDances

From Dusk Dances Toronto 2015


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