Congratulations to Dancing on the Edge Festival 2015 for this year's Festival. MascallDance's 2015 contribution: Duck Dances @ Dusk Dances at Crab Park Portside July 9,10,11th 2015, a site-specific dance for every body in the al fresco family friendly evening Dusk Dances, curated by Sylvie Bouchard.
"Outside there's so much more to pull from into the dancing - the people around you, the cruise ships going by, the sand, the beautiful view. I find myself being more aware and more present to my surroundings, which in turn makes the movement more truthful I think. It's also a really cool experience adapting to a different environment each rehearsal...You never know what you're going to get!"
Emily Tellier, Dance Captain, Duck Dances @ Dusk Dances
This was a free opportunity to work with a team of professional contemporary dance artists in creation and performance in the Dancing on the Edge Festival on the Crab Park waterfront.
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. 2014 will be Dusk Dances’ 20th season.
Dusk Dances is a cross-Canada 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 perform a ten-minute piece inspired by the park’s natural environment.
In Vancouver, Dancing on the Edge is the producer; DUSK DANCES VANCOUVER takes place at Crab Park Portside.
The photographs on the left are assorted images of rehearsal were taken by Susan McKenzie, Andrea Rabinovitch, Amber Funk Barton.