DUSK DANCES is back in Davenport for the 4th year!
Highly physical, gently magical, charmingly fun… Dusk Dances, one of Toronto’s most vibrant and family-friendly cultural events, returns for its 18th season. With the past success of its GTA Initiative, the festival continues its dedication towards animating communities and urban parks. From August 16 – 19, 2012 Dusk Dances returns to the Davenport neighbourhood with four days of performances at Earlscourt Park!Hosted by Dan Watson, this year’s program combines past Dusk Dances favourites, with a new Special Youth Commission. – La Otra Orilla with Cercania/1 Performed by Montreal based dancer, Myriam Allard, this work for one dancer, one singer and one percussionist, proposes a purified and essential flamenco, one entirely focused on the rhythm and the drama of the dance. – BoucharDanse with A Flock of Flyers: Remix Due to severe budget cutbacks the 217th Canadian Flying Squadron has been left without planes! Determined to fly at any cost, the flyers continue their regimented training in an imaginary terrestrial airfield. – Throwdown Collective with BoxSet A fast-paced and acrobatic dance atop 4 wooden boxes. – Allen Kaeja & Troy Feldman with a Special Youth Commission involving 12 youth participants from various GTA neighborhoods, including Davenport.Dusk Dances is an outdoor dance festival that brings high quality contemporary and traditional dance to public parks. As dusk descends, a theatrical host leads the audience – which invariably includes children, dog walkers and local residents – to a range of eclectic dance pieces that unfold in different areas of the park. Choreographers from various backgrounds are invited to perform a ten-minute piece inspired by the park’s natural environment. Audiences are invited on a pay-what-you can basis to an innovative site-specific festival, which is not only an artistic event but a social and cultural one as well. 2012 will be Dusk Dances’ 18th season. SLIDE BY! DUSK DANCES 2012, Festival Director Sylvie Bouchard August 16-19 – Earlscourt Park (St. Clair Ave West and Caledonia Road) Performances nightly at 7:00 PM Admission is PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN – $10 suggested donation Visit www.duskdances.ca for information