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Dusk Dances 2015

Dusk Dances 2015: Pre-Show Workshops

July 23 from 6:00 - 6:45 PM
Circus Arts with Victoria Wood

July 24 from 6:00 - 6:45 PM
Maanoo (Let It Happen) with Hilary Wear

July 25 from 6:00 - 6:45 PM
Muscle/Bone - Mind/Body with Bill James

July 26 from 6:00 - 6:45 PM
Hip Hop with Nicole Kelly

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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

The Dances

Kaha:wi, Four Directions, Young Woman's Dance

Choreography by Santee Smith
Performances by Jordana Deveau, Mami Hata, Molly Johnson and Meredith Thompson
Music by Jennifer Kreisberg, Pura Fe and Sony Moreno

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
Performers (left to right): Meredith Thompson and Molly Johnson

First premiered at Dusk Dances 2009. 
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Choreography by Danny Grossman
Performances by Michael Caldwell and Meredith Thompson

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
Performers: Andrea Nann and Gérald Michaud

First premiered at Dusk Dances 2007.
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Photuris Versicolor

Choreography by Sylvie Bouchard and Marie-Josée Chartier
Performances by Sylvie Bouchard and Marie-Josée Chartier
Photinus appearance by Michael Caldwell
Live insect-o-sonics by Philip Strong

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
Performers (left to right): Sylvie Bouchard and Marie-Josée Chartier

Premieres this year at Dusk Dances.

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Choreography by Rachel Bemrose
Assisted by Meggie Pound and Sara Connelly
Performances by Sara Connelly, Madison Sheward, Avery Wright, Eryn Masterson, Brielle Robinson, Jessica Bolton, Sierra Richardson, Mitchell JonesRebekah Houpt, and Brayden Cairns
Music Composition by Blake Richardson

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

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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

The Dusk Dances 2015 Press Kit can be found on our Press Page.

For more information, visit or call the Public Energy Office to inquire: 705-745-1788
Media contact: publicenergymedia@gmail.comArtistic Producer Bill Kimbal:

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Artistic Producer: Bill Kimball 
Administrator: Eva Fisher
Performance Curator: Victoria Mohr- Blakenely
More Information: About Us

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Teachers: special student discount matinees may be available.
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