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Dusk Dances 2015: Pre-Show Workshops

July 23 - 26 2015
Workshops run nightly from 6:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.
Dusk Dances begins at 7 p.m.

Rotary Park is the lower section of Nichols Oval, accessed from Hazlitt
Street on the east side and the London Street footbridge to the west.
Click here to see a map
Workshop meet-up locations TBA

Admission to the workshops is free.
Admission to Dusk Dances is by donation ($10 suggested, or pay-what-you-can).

Thursday, July 23, 2015 (6:00 - 6:45 p.m.)
Circus Arts with Pyrobelle
Instructor: Victoria Wood aka Pyrobelle
Style of Class: Circus Arts

Come one, come all! Experience and explore the arts of the circus under the expert tutelage of The PyroFly's Pyrobelle! In true Cirque fashion, participants in this workshop will be exposed to multiple tricks, toys, and movements integral to the art of circustry. A delight for the young and the young at heart! Following the completion of the workshop, Pyrobelle will present a special circus and fire performance.

Hooked? Continue taking circus arts classes in the Fall with Victoria and Thomas Vaccaro at the Peterborough Academy for Circus Arts. Meanwhile, learn more about the PyroFlys on their Facebook.

         Workshop Victoria

Friday, July 24, 2015 (6:00 - 6:45 p.m.)
Maanoo (Let it Happen)
Instructor: Hilary Wear
Style of Class: Drama/Clown
In this workshop, entitled "Maanoo (Let it Happen)," participants will be lead through a series of playful explorations in cooperative and drama-clown games. Creativity is supported through improvisations, encouraging self- and group-reliance. Hilary Wear is - among other things - a performer, community volunteer, and facilitator of culture-grounded cooperative inter-generational games-playing and drama groups. Most recently she has been developing and touring a Clown character, "Tootah," who picks up trash, kindly interacts, and longs to know what those bineshiinyag (birds) are saying.



Saturday, July 25, 2015 (6:00 - 6:45 p.m.)
Muscle/Bone – Mind/Body
Instructor: Bill James
Style of Class: Dance/Yoga

Relax on Saturday evening with Bill James' introduction to "Muscle/Bone–Mind/Body," a hybrid dance/yoga class that combines the improvisational and active elements of dance with the rhythmic flow of yoga and stretching in a way which is certain to get everyone moving and relaxed. The workshop is comprised of three periods: the first moves bodies across the space in cycles of rhythmic, percussive movements; the second engages the imagination as the class flows through cycles of improvisation and mindful walking; and the third finishes the session with yoga-based stretches and breathing movements.

Continue with Bill’s regular "Muscle/Bone–Mind/Body" classes at Seeds of Change in the Fall.

  Workshop Bill

Sunday, July 26, 2015 (6:00 - 6:45 p.m.)
Introduction to Hip Hop
Instructor: Nicole Kelly
Style of Class: Hip Hop

Whether you want to learn some new moves for summer or just learn enough to get by, this workshop is for you! Award-winning young choreographer Nicole Kelly will introduce participants of all ages to popular hip hop dance techniques in this fun forty-five minute session. Get moving and try something new in a carefree environment!

Continue learning hip hop with Nicole Kelly at Imagine Studios in the Fall.

   Workshop Nicole

Questions? Call or email our office at 705-748-1788 or email for more information.

See the main Dusk Dances event page here.

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mailing address:
PO Box 2319
       Peterborough, ON K9J 7Y8
street address:     
       140 Charlotte Street
       Peterborough, ON, K9J 2T8

hours: M-F, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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Artistic Producer: Bill Kimball 
Administrator: Eva Fisher
Performance Curator: Victoria Mohr- Blakenely
More Information: About Us

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Tickets are sold on a show-by-show basis.
To purchase tickets for a specific show, please check the individual show page, or call or email our offices.
Further information can be found on our ticket page here.

Teachers: special student discount matinees may be available.
Please check here for our current education programming offers.