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Aug 01, 2016  |  Vote 0    0

Weeklong outdoor dance festival, Dusk Dances, returns to Toronto’s Withrow Park

Beach Mirror

The 22nd annual edition of the Dusk Dances Festival is making a return to Toronto’s Riverdale neighbourhood Aug. 1 to 7.

Once again, the Toronto leg of Dusk Dances will be held at Withrow Park, 725 Logan Ave., just south of Danforth Avenue.

This year’s event will feature five contemporary dance choreographies (four, 10-minute-long pieces followed by a final 25-minute work) by leading Canadian choreographers Apolonia Velasquez and Ofilio Sinbadinho, Myriam Allard, Susie Burpee, Michael Caldwell, and Milan Gervais.

Hosted this time around by Allegra Charleston (AKA Susie Burpee), Dusk Dances will begin with a free outdoor NIA movement class for all ages and skill levels led by master teacher Martha Randall with live musical accompaniment by DoubleTooth.

Shows will be held nightly at 7:30 p.m. with pre-show activities starting at 7 p.m.

Matinee performances will also take place on Thursday, Aug. 4 and Sunday, Aug. 7 at 2:30 p.m. Pre-show activities will get underway at 2 p.m.

Dusk Dances, which this summer is also taking place in Hamilton, Ontario and Repentigny, Quebec, is both kid and pet friendly.

Admission is pay-what-you-can with a suggested donation of $10 per person.

For more information, visit http://duskdances.ca or call 416-504-6429, ext. 24.

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