Dance In the Park

Saturday July 2, 6-7:30 pm | Ivey Park
Admission: Pay-What-You-Can, suggested donation $15

Three nationally recognized companies offer exhilarating performances that are sure to be fun for the whole family. This year the performance will be hosted by Miko Sobreira, and will be followed by a Q&A with the artists facilitated by Kate Cornell of the Canadian Dance Assembly.

Plus a FREE all-ages Salsa Workshop with Miko Sobreira at 6pm!

Bring your own chair or picnic blanket! There are no seats at this outdoor performance.
Rain date July 3, 1:30pm.

Artists: Compania Carmen Romero, Julia Aplin, BoucharDanse

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Compania Carmen Romero by Cylla von Tiedemann

Entre Nosotros/ Between Us
Compania Carmen Romero
Choreographer/Dancer: Carmen Romero
Guitarist: Benjamine Barrile
Singer: Ana Lia Arias Garrido

Entre nosotros is a short work that involves the communication between Singer, Guitarist and Dancer in flamenco. Working within a structured improvisation these three artists guide, encourage and explore the intimate communication of emotion and ideas within the music, song and dance.

Compañia Carmen Romero ignites the stage delivering a spellbinding flamenco performance in its finest and most passionate form. Offering full-scale productions or community programs, Compañia Carmen Romero is recognized nationally and internationally as either a solo dance artist or full company. Audiences are captivated through their live performances and outreach activities sharing the passion, beauty and complexity of flamenco. Compañia Carmen Romero is a local and touring company that performs in theatres, community festivals, private, corporate functions and fundraising activities. Workshops and Team building are also a part of Compañia Carmen Romero’s outreach work in the community.  Compañia Carmen Romero operates in two different modalities being as a Full ensemble or Carmen Solo.

For the FLUX Festival Carmen will be working in a trio with Flamenco singer Ana Lia Arrias Garrido and Flamenco Guitarist Justin Brown.

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Inner City Sirens 2 by Julia Aplin

Inner City Sirens
Part Two
Julia Aplin
Choreographer: Julia Aplin
Dancers: Brodie Stevenson, Mairéad Filgate
Musicians: Blake Howard, Jesse Baird
Music: Deb 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 in their sport. Cheer them on as they strive to overcome challenges and thrive in the glory of the team.

Thank you to original cast Wilson Blakely, Deb Sinha and Chris Wilson. Thank you to past casts and crew. Thank you Garnet, Becky, John, Jenny and Dusk Dances.

Julia Aplin is a veteran of interdisciplinary work, creating dances for wading pools, boxing rings and cyberspace.  Julia has created new work with companies such as Tiger Princess Dance Productions, Dusk Dances, Urban Vessel, Toca Loca, Theatre Gargantua, Inter Arts Matrix, SoulPepper and Company Blonde.


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BoucharDanse’s Unquiet Winds by Joseph Michael Photography

Unquiet Winds
Choreographer: Denise Fujiwara
Director and Dramaturge: Marie-Josée Chartier
Costumes: Cheryl Lalonde
Dancers: Sylvie Bouchard and Brendan Wyatt

Unquiet Winds was inspired by medieval Japanese and European love poems. Its creation employs principles of Japanese Butoh dance.

I saw a girl under green laurel
Colder and whiter than the snow
Untouched by the sun for many years”.
-Francesco Petrarch

Unquiet Winds premiered in May 2012, as part of Histoire d’amour, co-presented by DanceWorks and BoucharDanse. The piece was then adapted to the park setting for Dusk Dances 2013 and 2014

In 2008 Sylvie Bouchard formed BoucharDanse, a company that serves as an umbrella for her artistic endeavors. BoucharDanse fuels her commitment to present dance in innovative ways. BoucharDanse utilizes the poetry of contemporary dance and the narrative element of theatre together in one stroke. A true fascination for narratives, and an aim to find continuum and a sense of journey in dance works, propels Bouchard’s artistic search. BoucharDanse is dedicated to projects and collaborations that bring together Francophone and Anglophone artists as well as dance and theatre artists. With the aim of widening the public for dance, and coming closer to its audience, BoucharDanse presents works in both indoor and outdoor venues. BoucharDanse continues to present new works as well as pieces that were created or co-created by Bouchard – including pieces created during her years at CORPUS, also available to presenters through BoucharDanse. During the last few years, BoucharDanse has initiated creation, production and touring projects, to name a few : The presentation of L’Implorante and L’éternel voyage at NextSteps (Harbourfront Centre), the creation of L’envol for the Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre, and a tour of A Flock of Flyers: remix in Québec and Ontario.