Monday, August 21, 2017

Thank you for making Dusk Dances Barrie part of your summer


Thank you for warmly welcoming Dusk Dances Barrie to the line up of summer events in our city.

Helping bring this amazing festival to our community was an absolute dream come true. When Simcoe Contemporary Dancers began in 2009, our first project Get Out and Dance was modelled in some ways after being in the audience at Dusk Dances in Toronto. We created three pieces designed for outdoor spaces and travelled them along Lakeshore, Dunlop and Bayfield. Our goal was, and still is, to raise the visibility of local contemporary dance performance and help provide you, our community, opportunities to enjoy professional dance in your own backyard. The opportunity to partner with Dusk Dances helped us do this in a bigger way than we could ever do alone and we were thrilled to share this experience with you.

This event would not be possible without the generosity and dedication of our volunteers, funders, donors and community members. Thank you to Lindsay Babcock and Samantha Sircelj from The City of Barrie; Nancy Pottage and Steven Vanderschee for opening their home to artists travelling with the festival; KMH Dance Productions for providing a nearby rain location for rehearsals; and the Board of Directors of Simcoe Contemporary Dancers for rallying behind the vision for this project and keeping us hydrated and fed. We are very grateful for the generous support of the Department of Canadian Heritage and the City of Barrie.

Last but certainly not least, thank you to our local cast and production team comprised of members of Simcoe Contemporary Dancers, guest artists and talented community members.

Thank you to Dusk Dances Festival Director Sylvie Bouchard and the Dusk Dances team for your guidance and dedication. 


Thursday, August 17, 2017

Thunderstorms coming Thursday August 17

Attn: Despite our best efforts and creative solutions, we've had to cancel tonight's (Thursday Aug. 17) performance of #DuskDancesBarrie ⛈
See you tomorrow! 🎶💕🕺💃🏻

What you need to know about Dusk Dances Barrie

Dusk Dances Barrie opens tonight!



You've been calling and posting some great questions. We've compiled them here along with our replies.

Q: How much does if cost?
A: Dusk Dances Barrie is a Pay What You Can event with a suggested donation of $10/person. All contributions help support this community event.


Q:"What happens if it's raining?"
A: If there is rain, we will do our best to proceed with some aspects of the event where it is safe for you the audience and our cast and crew. 
If there is a risk of lightening we will stop. 

Q: "Can I take photos and videos?"

A: You are permitted to take photos WITHOUT FLASH however VIDEOS ARE NOT PERMITTED. We get it. Dance makes sweet boomerangs for Instagram, but you'll have to share a still image instead.





If you are sharing images online, please tag Simcoe Contemporary Dancers and Dusk Dances and/or hashtag #DuskDances2017#DuskDancesBarrie ... and we always throw in #barriearts 


Q: Can you tell me more about the dance workshops?
A: YES!

Each night at 6:00pm there is a different dance workshop.Thursday - Contemporary with Chrissy King of Simcoe Contemporary DancersFriday - Limón Modern with Sarah Lochhead of Simcoe Contemporary DancersSaturday - Ballet with Andrea Marcucci of Orillia Dance AcademySunday - Movement Improvisation with Sarah Lochhead of Simcoe Contemporary Dancers


Q: Can you tell me more about the performances I'll see?
A: Sure thing!
The Performances
Each night there are five dance pieces performed, each in a different spot in the park. The host Nina Gilmour will lead the audience through the park each dances location. You may wish to bring your own lawn chair or blanket to take with you around the park.

BOUND
CHOREOGRAPHED BY LOUIS-MARTIN CHAREST
Performed by: Sylvie Bouchard and Brendan Wyatt
GADFLY
CHOREOGRAPHED BY OFILIO SINBADINHO
Performed by: Zhenya Cerneacov, Sebastian Hirtenstein, Molly Johnson, Kathleen Legassick and Meredith Thompson

RAWRABIDE
GADFLY
CHOREOGRAPHED BY OFILIO SINBADINHO
Music by: Ofilio Sinbadinho & Apolonia Velasquez - Adinhos 
Performed by: Zhenya Cerneacov, Sebastian Hirtenstein, Molly Johnson, Kathleen Legassick and Meredith Thompson


THE PLACE IN BETWEEN
LA OTRA ORILLIA
CHOREOGRAPHED AND DIRECTED BY
MYRIAM ALLARD AND HEDI GRAJA (LA OTRA ORILLA)
Performed by: Myriam Allard and Hedi Graja

ARRAY
CHOREOGRAPHED BY THE PERFORMERS WITH CONTRIBUTIONS FROM TANYA FAROOQ, ZARA FAROOQ, CHRISSY KING FACILITATED BY SARAH LOCHHEAD OF SIMCOE CONTEMPORARY DANCERS
Performed by: Chiara Bitonti, Natasha Booth, Amy Eakin, Wendy Hutchinson, Tynesha Jones, Sarah Kennedy, Eliza Pinney, Danielle Rogers, Shelby Thoms, Ruby Wessenger, Celina Whittaker, Kira Whittaker, Rachel Whittaker, Sydney Whittaker and Alyssa Zimmerman

LA GIGUE EN SOUVENIR
BOUCHARDANSE
CHOREOGRAPHED BY SYLVIE BOUCHARD
With Mélissandre Tremblay-Bourassa for the last section
Performed by: Zhenya Cerneacov, Sebastian Hirtenstein, Molly Johnson, Kathleen Legassick, Meredith Thompson and Brendan Wyatt


For more information on the pieces visit: http://duskdances.ca/en/season2017_Barrie.php

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Dusk Dances Barrie begins this Thursday!















Dusk Dances Barrie
August 17 - 20, 2017

Lampman Lane Park
59 Lampman Lane, Barrie ON

6:00pm Dance Workshops
7:00pm Live Music with reggae band TooNice
Followed by dance performances

Pay What You Can (Suggested donation $10)


Simcoe Contemporary Dancers is proud to present Dusk Dances Barrie! 


Taking place for the first time at Lampman Lane Park  Thursday August 17 to Sunday August 20 with free dance workshops nightly beginning at 6:00pm, followed by live music from reggae band TooNice and Pay What You Can dance performances at 7:00pm! 


Produced in partnership with Dusk Dances Inc. and made possible in part the Government of Canada and the City of Barrie, audience members will enjoy a guided tour throughout the park leading them to eclectic, site-specific dance works from acclaimed national and local dance artists.
Audience members are invited to bring their own blankets / chairs.
Suggested donation is $10.

To learn more about the pieces being performed visit:

duskdances.ca

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Call for Volunteers






Call for Volunteers
Lampman Lane Park, Barrie
August 17–20, 2017

Dusk Dances is an outdoor dance festival where a theatrical host leads an audience—which invariably includes children, dog walkers, and local residents—to eclectic dance pieces that unfold in different areas of a park.

We need YOU to help make the festival happen!


Production Volunteer
Work behind the scenes (set up and take down signage, the info table, the dressing room, and some set elements) and act as site security.

Front of House Volunteer
Usher: Direct the audience, answer questions, hand out programs and surveys, collect money

Information Table: Answer questions, sell merchandise and snacks, hand out programs and surveys

For more information or to register as a volunteer,
visit duskdances.ca or email
outreach@simcoecontemporarydancers.com


 


Dusk Dances Barrie is presented by Simcoe Contemporary Dancers as a licensee of Dusk Dances Inc.