July 23 from 6:00 - 6:45 PM
July 24 from 6:00 - 6:45 PM
July 25 from 6:00 - 6:45 PM
July 26 from 6:00 - 6:45 PM
July 23 - 26 2015
Opening act starts at 7 PM; Dances start at 7:30 PM.
Rotary Park is the lower section of Nichols Oval, accessed from Hazlitt
Street on the east side and the London Street footbridge to the west.
Click here to see a map
By donation, suggested $10 or PWYC (pay-what-you-can).
Host Brad Brackenridge
Opening musical act Kelly McMichael
Kaha:wi, Four Directions, Young Woman's Dance
Choreography by Santee Smith
Kaha:wi celebrates the spirit of women and their connection to Earth. The music and movement emanate from this land honouring the Konkwehon:we (Iroquois women's) connection to Grandmother Moon, birth and plant world. Feet stomping into Earth, undulating spines and outstretched arms embracing Sky, Kaha:wi embodies feminine force within the life-sustainers (women).
Photo: Joseph Michael Photography
Choreography by Danny Grossman
Bella was inspired by the opera music of Puccini. In 1977, with the Puccini music and a mutual love of Marc Chagall’s paintings, Danny Grossman and Judy Jarvis set out to make a duet for themselves on top of, under, and around a table. When Mary Kerr arrived to design the sets and costumes, she took her inspiration from the Chagall images they had been using and created a beautiful painted horse as the centerpiece for this charming love duet.
Photo: Yvonne Chew
Choreography by Sylvie Bouchard and Marie-Josée Chartier
Twin fireflies get separated at birth. After a journey apart, they find each other again, in a cluster of trees, at Rotary Park. See how they grow to become Photuris Versicolor, or as they like to call themselves, "femmes fatales!"
Photo: John Lauener
Premieres this year at Dusk Dances.
Choreography by Rachel Bemrose
A premiere for this year, Rachel Bemrose's new work L'Eau represents the connection and relationship we have with water, the ways in which it sustains us and is integral to life – and our duty to it - set against the backdrop of Peterborough's Otonabee River. The musical composition by Blake Richardson is especially captivating and integrates perfectly with the fluid movements of the choreography. L'Eau is a local youth commission piece, combining talent from Peterborough and the Kawarthas with the help of Art for Awareness. For more information about Rachel Bemrose, L'Eau, or Art for Awareness, please visit www.artforawareness.net.
We are always looking for volunteers for Dusk Dances! More information to follow in the coming weeks, but those interested may also call or email our office at 705-745-1788 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Dusk Dances 2015 Press Kit can be found on our Press Page.
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