1997 was a huge milestone in Dusk Dances’ 25-year history. Here is a photo of Sylvie Bouchard and @daviddanzon in Carousel from our 3rd season. 1997 was full of firsts for Dusk Dances - first time with a formal host, first time produced by @corpusdanceprojects and first time receiving public funding! @tribalcracklingwind Jahanara Akhlaq Denise Duric @allenkaeja @saraporterdance @esmeralda_enrique Bill James @leariemcnicolls The Jumbie Project Eva Kyzirides Michael Sobreira Hosts: Linda Brokenshire and @rutabagan Opening band: @cobadance
Today, to remember the last 25 years of Dusk Dances, we are sharing this @thetorontostar clipping from 1996, our 2nd season in Trinity Bellwood's Park. We presented 6 Toronto choreographers and companies: Shannon Cooney, Kate Alton & Ross Manson, Arte Flamenco Spanish Dance Company, @corpusdanceprojects, Meagan O'Shea and Peter Jarvis. Photo credit: A Flock of Flyers by Sylvie Bouchard and @daviddanzon
Would you like to perform in Dusk Dances 2019? Come participate in one of four workshops / information sessions for your chance to become a part of a new community-based dance piece choreographed by Meredith Thompson. . . Workshops / Information sessions: Thu, Mar 14, 7:30 - 9pm (Ralph Thornton Centre) Sun, Mar 17, 4:30 – 6pm (Ralph Thornton Centre) Sun, Mar 31, 2:30 – 4pm (Ralph Thornton Community Centre) Fri, Apr 5, 6:30 – 8pm (Toronto Public Library - Pape Branch) . . Locations: Ralph Thornton Community Centre (765 Queen St. E) Toronto Public Library - Pape Danforth Branch (701 Pape Ave., Toronto) For more info, link in bio.
In celebration of our 25th anniversary and #internationalwomensday, here is a gem from the very first Dusk Dances in 1993, in Trinity Bellwood’s Park, featuring 5 female choreographers: Sarah Chase @karenkaeja @michellesilagy @japlinjjj and Sylvie Bouchard.
Dusk Dances is celebrating its 25th season. Take a stroll down memory lane with us as we share photos from each year since 1993. And feel free to share any of your own Dusk Dances memories with us! Photo: John Lauener @alisonkeery @dreamwalkerdance @companiacarmenromero @cobadance @company605 @dotebc @esmeralda_enrique @hcadancetheatre @joyofdanceto @japlinjjj @kathleen_legassick15 @kaejaddance @leariemcnicolls @littlepeargdc @luashayennedancecompany @louislabergecote @mahkemahke @ninagilmour @novabhattacharya @sinbadinho @tribalcracklingwind @pulgamuchochoma @rhodniedesir @rubberbandance @santeesmith @sasharzarif @scdancers @stillsusieburpee @zhenya_che
JOB OPPORTUNITY . . Did you hear? We are looking for a dynamic Administrator for our 25th season of Dusk Dances. . . If you are passionate about dance and the arts, then we want to hear from you! Join our team and make the magic happen with us. . . Deadline: October 5, 2018 at 5:00pm . . Go to our bio link to learn more. . . #jobposting #dance #danceTO #DuskDances
What's your #MondayMotivation? . . If you're planning to see some of Canada's best and brightest dancers perform alongside renowned international companies on the @sonycentreto stage, make sure to buy your $15 tickets today! . . Don't miss it! Visit @ffdnorth for more info.
Thank you #Barrie! . . A special thank you to Sarah Lochhead and to the @scdancers for creating an extraordinary #DuskDances event in Barrie. We are thrilled to partner with you and to see the event grow each year. . . Thank you to the choreographers who created local works in Barrie: Mairéad Filgate and Shelby Thoms, and to all who performed in this second edition of #duskdancesbarrie. . . Thanks to everyone involved and to our audience members who joined us on the occasion. See you again in 2019! . . 📽️: @scdancers #CatchTheWave
A huge THANK YOU to all who participated in #DuskDances Withrow Park! 💖 . Over 3,000 audience members of all ages joined us during our 8 performances. . . It was absolutely beautiful and inspiring to see. Bravo to all the superb artists who performed, and a very warm thank you to our choreographers for their inspiring work. Thank you to our opening musical act, Sophia Perlman and Brendan Davis, and to the amazing instructors from @joyofdanceto . Thank you to all the fabulous volunteers, to the extraordinary technical and production team, and to our charming hostess, @allegracharleston , who lead the crowd on this magical journey. Thank you to our brilliant guest curator Michael Caldwell who constructed a program of wonderful and wondrous works. . . Thank you to @eastendartsto who brought us the Toronto Love Project. . . Thank you to the financial partners, councils, foundations and sponsors, who have supported Dusk Dances this year, and to all who donated. Your support is essential to the continuation of our events, so we send a deep and warm thank you to all of you. And a heartfelt thank you to all the Dusk Dances board members for lending their time, energy and expertise to the event. . . Last, but not least, thanks to everyone that came out to see and experience #DuskDances 2018 at Withrow Park! It was a joy spending this time with you, and can’t wait to let you know what we have in store for 2019! . . 📷: Zhenya Cerneacov
THIS WEEK #DuskDances Barrie continues at Lampman Lane Park until August 19th! Every night, starting at 6:00pm, join us for some fun dance workshops for FREE and listen to some live music by TooNice starting at 7:00pm in setting the stage for dance performances to come alive at 7:30pm, with FIVE fantastic pieces! See you there! 📷: Simon Laroche Photographie