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Dusk Dances (Toronto)

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Dancing comes naturally

Going to the park takes on new meaning when the Dusk Dances festival is going on. If you've never been to this event, you're in for a great surprise. The concept is cleaver: The public is led from one station to the next through a public park, to enjoy a series of four to five, 10-minute choreographies inspired by the natural surroundings. Some pieces are more traditional, others are quite experimental or even hilarious. You could see weird people hiding in the forest under the spell of strange music, graceful women running around the field with flowering scarves, acrobat dancers jumping from trees or tap dancers milking the wooden picnic tables for all their worth. The whole experience is a pure delight. Younger kids might find the music a tad too loud, try not to sit by a speaker. It is worth following Dusk Dances through the different parks since the dance companies and choreographies are different in each park.

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