Dusk Dances – Virtual Performance
In 2020, in response to the pandemic, Dusk Dances created its first-ever virtual edition, showcasing the works of choreographers Santee Smith, Julia Aplin and Gerry Trentham, musicians Amadou Kienou, Patty Chan and Marjolaine Fournier, and theatrical host Vincent Leblanc-Beaudoin.
Experience the power and beauty of Mohawk choreographer Santee Smith in Blood Tides, the fun and fanciful journey of love in Julia Aplin’s Onward Ho, My Love, and Gerry Trentham’s stunningly visual Monument achingly exploring feelings of loss. Enjoy the mastery of musician Amadou Kienou, from West Africa, playing the Kora, and the enchanting sounds of erhu and a double bass, played by Patty Chan and Marjolaine Fournier. This virtual edition of Dusk Dances is beautifully filmed and edited by William Yong, whose innovative cinematographic vision brings each segment to life in a very unique and engaging manner. Additionally, Dusk Dances: A virtual edition for schools, connects the viewers to a number of stunning outdoor sites, in Toronto and beyond.
Cross Curricular Connections
Exploration of new rhythms and sounds through dance and music
Dance to expand creative thinking and stimulate the imagination
Professions in the performing arts
Teacher Resources: Dusk Dances Study Guide
School Fee: $743 + HST
Audience Size: 500
Language: English and Bilingual
Format: Pre-recorded video with a live Q&A
Available: limited year-round
About Dusk Danse
Incepted in 1993 by Festival Director Sylvie Bouchard, Dusk Dances is a curated, outdoor festival that brings dance to public parks. As dusk descends, a theatrical host leads the audience through eclectic dance pieces that unfold in different areas of a park. Dusk Dances utilizes the beauty and power of outdoor sites to present dance pieces that are magical and surprising.