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Come join us from July 26-29 at Bayfront Park for the Dusk Dances Hamilton festival!

Evening Programming:

6:00 pm – 6:45 pm: A free dance workshop for all, with different artists and dances each day

7:00 pm: A musical performance by the local band, Steel City Rovers

7:30 pm: Let the dance performances begin!

Participating artists include:

Opening Band: Steel City Rovers  

The Steel City Rovers are Celtibilly; the cross-pollination of the Celtic and North American traditions. Sophisticated and hypnotizing musical arrangements. Expressive and clever lyrical compositions. In their ambitious first few years, these Canadians have risen to appear internationally on coveted stages, to be nominated for numerous music awards and to have their original works top the traditional radio charts. The Rovers are warm and engaging performers who are simply electric to witness in person. Ryan is a powerful baritone and is joined on harmonies by his guitar-playing brother Joel for that inimitable familial vocal blend. The rest of the band often harmonizes as well, creating a classic Celtic feel. Mark is a multi-instrumentalist, rotating quickly between wind, strings, keys and even the Scottish smallpipes. Dave on fiddle is lightning-quick and incredibly precise. Dave on percussion plays a dynamic setup of own invention. This act is always fresh, familiar and fun.

 

TENTERHOOKS: WILLIAM YONG

Performance: Zachary Cardwell, Alison Keery and Brendan Wyatt
Music: ‘The Essential Alfred Hitchcock’
Original performance: Piotr Biernat, Jasmine Ellis and Andrew Taylor

Filled with the quirks and quandries of a camping trip trio, Tenterhooks is inspired by all manner of camping experiences; the hilarious upsets and the surprising joys that arise from unexpected circumstances found in and around a nylon camping tent.

 

UNO DOS Y TRES: CARMEN ROMERO

Performance: Carmen Romero
Live music performance: Stephanie Pedraza
Costumes: Patricia Cueva

Based on a poem by Manuel Benitez Carrasco from the 1920s, UNO DOS Y TRES is a visual metaphor of the internal conflicts we deal with in life. This physical and emotional work offers the audience a flamenco performance that goes beyond the traditional presentation, shifting audience expectations and demanding an open mind and heart.

 

ALPHA COMPASS: KARISSA BARRY

Performance/Collaboration: Christoph von Riedemann
Music: Moonlight Sonata, Beethoven (slowed to 800%), M-theory text, True Detective, edited by Karissa Barry
Costumes: Karissa Barry
Original performance/collaboration: Scott Fowler

Alpha Compass is inspired by themes of solitude, mortality, ego, and the human response to change. Using the physics-based “M-Theory” as a creative influence, this solo explores physicality motivated by what our existence may mean when applied to multiple dimensions of time, grasping to reality and identity.

 

TIME FLIES: ALYSSA NEDICH, CASSANDRA BOWERMAN, AND JOSH TAYLOR (TOGETHER IN DANCE)

Performance: Beekaa Abraham, Elizabeth Alexander, Cassandra Bowerman, Cameron Buttrum, Alexandria DiFazio, Abi Kim, Kayla Kuskevics, Berthony Makowe, Misia Miedzybrodzki, Alyssa Nedich, Josh Taylor and Dylan Vandermeale
Music: ‘Back Pocket’ by Vulfpeck, ‘I Miss You’ by Mura Masa, ‘All My Life’ by KC & Jojo, ‘All Night (Kaytranada Remix)’ by Chance The Rapper feat. Knox Fortune, ‘Just Friends’ by Musiq Soulchild, ‘Up Top’ by Busty & The Bass
Music Mixing/Editing: Josh Taylor

A throwback to when playground games, love letters and first crushes were enough to give you butterflies. Through the fusion of contemporary and urban dance, journey with this group of classmates as they navigate the good, the bad, and the awkward moments of first love and friendship.

 

INNER CITY SIRENS, PART 2: JULIA APLIN

Performance: Alison Keery and Brendan Wyatt
Live music performance: Harrison Argatoff and Harry Vetro
Original music composition: Debashis Sinha and Chris Wilson

Reigning World Champions in the sport of pairs synchronized swimming for petite pools! The athletes will display the strength, co-ordination and skill needed to maintain the highest level of accomplishment. Cheer them on as they strive to overcome challenges and thrive in the glory of the sport.

Thank you to original cast member Wilson Blakley.