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Toronto: Canadian Stage presents Dance in High Park September 26 to October 11

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Canadian Stage is thrilled to return to High Park for LIVE, in-personperformances. Over three weekends, the High Park Amphitheatre comes to life with dance as some ofToronto’s most gifted and imaginative dancers take the stage in one of the city’s most majestic parks.These one-act, family-friendly, physically distanced performances will adhere to up-to-date safetyprotocols regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Dance is a vital part of humanity and an important part of a healthy arts ecosystem,” says CanadianStage Producer Lynanne Sparrow. “Toronto is home to hundreds of dance artists representing anastonishing number of forms, styles and individual voices. Our love of dance at Canadian Stage runsdeep and we are committed to supporting and providing opportunities for dancers so that they canshare their exquisite creations with our audiences.”

Over three weekends, the High Park Amphitheatre comes to life with dance!

Audiences are invited to experience some of Toronto’s most gifted and imaginative dancers as they grace our stage in one of the city’s most majestic parks. These one-act, family-friendly, physically distanced performances will adhere to up-to-date safety protocols regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • WEEK 1: Solo in High Park - Sept 26-27 at 2pm 
    Co-curated by Seika Boye & Timea Wharton-Suri
    Hosted by Nicole Inica Hamilton of Turn Out Radio, this program features solos by Travis Knights, Carmen Romero, Raoul Wilke, and Alyssa Martin/Rock Bottom Movement (featuring Sam Grist) in a range of dance styles: tap, flamenco, house, and contemporary. Audiences will be treated to entertaining performances by dancers who reveal the precision, depth and significance of their craft and the importance of the audience to the art they make.
     
  • WEEK 2: Dusk Dances in High Park - Oct 3-4 at 2pm 
    Dusk Dances is an outdoor dance festival that brings high quality dance to public parks. For this presentation, the company will feature three unparalleled choreographers.
     
  • WEEK 3: Red Sky in High Park - Oct 9 at 5:30pm, Oct 10 at 1 & 4pm, Oct 11 at 1pm 
    Celebrated for its powerful transformational experiences that elevate the ecology of Indigenous arts and culture, internationally renowned, Dora Award-winning, Red Sky Performance returns to Canadian Stage with cutting-edge dance creations from the company’s acclaimed repertoire.

All High Park performances are pay-what-you-can (free for SubscriberPlus Pass-holders) but require a reservation.

Visit www.canadianstage.com.

Photo: Dusk Dances. © 2020 John Lauener.