Dusk Dances Ensemble
Dusk Dances Ensemble. Photo by John Lauener.

Dance in High Park

Over three weekends, the High Park Amphitheatre comes to life with dance!


Audiences are invited to experience some of Toronto’s most gifted and imaginative dancers as they grace our stage in one of the city’s most majestic parks. These one-act, family-friendly, physically distanced performances will adhere to up-to-date safety protocols regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

WEEK 1

Solo in High Park - Sept 26-27 at 2pm
Co-curated by Seika Boye & Timea Wharton-Suri
Hosted by Nicole Inica Hamilton of Turn Out Radio, this program features solos by Travis Knights, Carmen Romero, Raoul Wilke, and Alyssa Martin/Rock Bottom Movement (featuring Sam Grist) in a range of dance styles: tap, flamenco, house, and contemporary. Audiences will be treated to entertaining performances by dancers who reveal the precision, depth and significance of their craft and the importance of the audience to the art they make.

WEEK 2

Dusk Dances in High Park - Oct 3-4 at 2pm
Dusk Dances is an outdoor dance festival that brings high quality dance to public parks. For this presentation, the company will feature three unparalleled choreographers.

WEEK 3

Red Sky in High Park - Oct 9 at 5:30pm, Oct 10 at 1 & 4pm, Oct 11 at 1pm
Celebrated for its powerful transformational experiences that elevate the ecology of Indigenous arts and culture, internationally renowned, Dora Award-winning, Red Sky Performance returns to Canadian Stage with cutting-edge dance creations from the company’s acclaimed repertoire.


Presented by Canadian Stage

Dance Programming Supporter

Hal Jackman Foundation

Solo in High Park

Co-Curated by

  • Seika Boye
  • Timea Wharton-Suri

Solo in High Park

Host

  • Nicole Inica Hamilton

Solo in High Park

Dancers

  • Sam Grist (Choreographed by Alyssa Martin)
  • Travis Knights
  • Carmen Romero
  • Raoul Wilke

Dusk Dances in High Park

Curated & Directed by

  • Sylvie Bouchard

Dusk Dances in High Park

Host

  • Miko Sobreira

Dusk Dances in High Park

Nuestra Leyenda

  • Choreographer & Dancer - Carmen Romero
  • Musician (Guitarist) - Justin Brown

Dusk Dances in High Park

Unquiet Winds

  • Choreographer - Denise Fujiwara
  • Dancer - Sylvie Bouchard
  • Dancer - Brendan Wyatt

Dusk Dances in High Park

Ephemeral

  • Choreographer - Michael Baboolal in collaboration with Sarah Di Iorio
  • Dancer - Sarah Di Iorio
  • Costume Design - Andrew Nasturzio
  • Music - Phillip Glass

Dusk Dances in High Park

Refrain

  • Choreographer & Dancer - Yuichiro Inoue
  • Composer - Michael Nyman
  • Music - String Quartet #1 Figure E

Dusk Dances in High Park

Nsu (Water)

  • Choreographer & Dancer - Lua Shayenne
  • Musician - Cécé Haba

Red Sky in High Park

Curator & Director

  • Sandra Laronde

Red Sky in High Park

Choreographer

  • Jera Wolfe

Red Sky in High Park

Dancers

  • Kristin DeAmorim
  • Miyeko Ferguson
  • Connor Mitton
  • Samantha Sutherland
  • Carleen Zouboules
  • Jera Wolfe

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