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Dusk Dances Hamilton

Dusk Dances is an outdoor dance festival that brings high quality contemporary and traditional dance to public parks. As dusk descends, a theatrical host leads the audience – which invariably includes children, dog walkers and local residents – to eclectic dance pieces that unfold in different areas of the park. Choreographers from various backgrounds are invited to create a 10-minute dance piece inspired by the park’s natural environment. Audiences are invited on a pay-what-you-can basis to an innovative site-specific festival, which is not only an artistic event but a social and cultural one as well.

Now in its 6th year, the Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts Dance Theatre (HCADT) is proud to bring the acclaimed Dusk Dances festival back to our city from July 25-28, 2019.  Dancers from Hamilton and beyond will perform for hundreds of families as the sun sets over Bayfront Park.  Join us as the festival kicks off nightly with free dance workshops before the show at 6:00 pm, followed by a musical performance at 7:00 pm. From there, our incomparable host will lead you through the park on an unforgettable dance journey featuring dance works by artists from across Canada. 

DUSK DANCES Hamilton 2019, Festival Director Sylvie Bouchard

Presented in Hamilton by HCA Dance Theatre, Artistic Director, Vitek Wincza

July 25-28  Bayfront Park (Bay Street North at Harbour front Drive)

Free Dance Workshops nightly at 6:00 PM

Performances nightly at 7:00 PM

Admission is PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN – $10 suggested minimum donation

What audiences have said about Dusk Dances Hamilton 

“This was a great evening, full of creativity and music! Just a perfect summer’s night for the soul. Thank you Dusk Dances!”

“Thank you for a magical evening of dance and music!” 

“What amazing performances….Dancing in the Park? What could be a more natural high….Bravo to all!!!”

“Myriam Allard against the backdrop of our bay was perfection. Made me feel something from the art of dance I thought may have been lost. Thank you. Merci.”

“They were there, they were magical – and then poof! They were gone…already looking forward to next year!” 

“This was the gold coin in this years fountain!”