I spent an evening volunteering with Dusk Dances, a week long dance festival in Withrow Park. The evening I chose to volunteer on also coincided with the Taste of the Danforth weekend.
It was an interesting event of modern, contemporary dancing by professional dancers/choreographers to bring entertainment into the community. Initially, I thought it was going to be something similar to this event that I wrote about here and to an extent it was.
There were five performances throughout the park with a commentator leading the crowd to each performance. The show in its entirety was about two and half hours long with a half-hour dance lesson before the show started.
As I was helping with production of one performance that was one of two dances that I was able to watch. It was a modern take on flamenco dancing and was interesting to watch. The second dance was the last dance of the night and was able to remain volunteering while watching the last performance. Again, this last performance was interesting as well and really long.
It was a nice community event and the evening was nice to relax in the park while watching the dances going on. If I wasn’t volunteering, I’m not sure I would go the park to see the dances. It’s something that I would do if I happen to be in the area.