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Dusk Dances Return To Withrow Park

This August, Dusk Dances returns to Withrow Park with five original dance works created by some of Canada’s leading choreographers: Gadfly’s Ofilio Sinbadinho, Rhodnie Désir, Sashar Zarif, Company 605’s Dana Gingras, and BoucharDanse’s Sylvie Bouchard.

The dances are inspired by everything from a quote by a 1970s black civil rights activist (“I was not born to be defined by someone else, but by myself, and myself only”) to a modern reworking of a  traditional Québec gigue to elements of Sufi and Shamanic rituals.

Each performance features five 10-minute dance pieces presented in five different locations throughout the park. Each presentation begins with a YogaDance workshop, accompanied live by musical act SWAHA.

This event is PWYC (with a suggested donation of $15/person). Performances take place nightly from August 7-13 starting at 7 p.m. Matinée Performances are Thursday August 10th & Sunday August 13th beginning at 2 p.m. More info. here

 

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