DUSK DANCES 2016 Featuring Five Contemporary Dance Works from Choreographers Apolonia Velasquez & Ofilio Sinbadinho, Myriam Allard, Susie Burpee, Michael Caldwell, and Milan Gervais August 1 – August 7, 2016 at WITHROW PARK

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DUSK DANCES 2016
Featuring Five Contemporary Dance Works from Choreographers
Apolonia Velasquez & Ofilio Sinbadinho, Myriam Allard,
Susie Burpee, Michael Caldwell, and Milan Gervais
August 1 – August 7, 2016 @ WITHROW PARK
Hosted by Allegra Charleston (Susie Burpee)
Opening Musical Act DoubleTooth
Free Nia Movement Class with Master Teacher Martha Randall
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.
The 2016 Withrow Park Dusk Dances Festival programme includes:
HEYKLORO
GADFLY
CHOREOGRAPHED BY APOLONIA VELASQUEZ & OFILIO SINBADINHO
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.
THE PLACE IN BETWEEN
LA OTRA ORILLA
CHOREOGRAPHED BY MYRIAM ALLARD
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.
THIS IS HOW WE LOVE
CHOREOGRAPHED BY SUSIE BURPEE
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.
WAVES
CHOREOGRAPHED BY MICHAEL CALDWELL
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.
AUTO-FICTION
HUMAN PLAYGROUND
CHOREOGRAPHED BY MILAN GERVAIS
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.
DUSK DANCES 2016
WITHROW PARK, Toronto
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: http://duskdances.ca or call 416.504.6429 X24
FB/DuskDances • @duskdances #DuskDances

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