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Guelph Dance

2018 In the Park

Exhibition Park

Friday, June 1, 6:30 pm- Exhibition Park, London Road West, Guelph, ON

Saturday, June 2, 12 pm – Exhibition Park, London Road West, Guelph, ON, followed by the Dance Market, 1-2 pm, and the Creativity Picnic, 1-4 pm!

Sunday, June 3, 12 pm –Exhibition Park, London Road West, Guelph, ON

Cost: pay-what-you-can (suggested donation of $15). Don’t carry cash? Donate online ahead of time!

Inclement weather venue: Old Quebec Street Mall

 Notification about the decision to move to indoor venue will be posted on the website and on Facebook. 

We’re having food trucks at our Friday and Saturday In the Park shows!! Check back soon to find out more details!

Cinetic Creations

Toronto, Ontario

CAKE! World Premier
Choreography: Sharon B. Moore

A young woman set on high-voltage, wends her way through an obstacle course trying to keep all the balls of life in the air while baking a cake! Her love of life and willingness to risk it all, in a bid to achieve triumphant perfection leads her into circumstance beyond her control and unexpected physical victories through the twists and turns of life, in all it’s ridiculous ways. Pans fly, flour explodes, balloons bob escaping her dream-like grasp! Confusion ensues as she keeps her five babies in the air, navigating through a veritable “everything but the kitchen sink” towards the finish line and one perfect CAKE!

Photo by Chelsea Abram

Red Sky Performance


Miigis (excerpt) 2017
Choreographer: Jera Wolfe

Fusing contemporary Indigenous dance with powerful music, MIIGIS explores the catalysts, trade routes and stories of a journey from the Atlantic Coast to the Great Lakes, and the seven prophecies marked by miigis.

Miigis is co-commissioned by the City of Toronto, The Bentway Conservancy and Fort York National Historic Site, with the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage.

Photo by Rob Divito



La gigue en souvenir 2008
Choreographer: Sylvie Bouchard

La gigue en souvenir makes the past come alive through a journey inspired by the energy, the complexity and the vigour of the traditional dance from Québec. Six dancers perform on the music of Les Charbonniers de l’enfer, reinventing the folk tradition of the “gigue” in a contemporary fashion. La gigue en souvenir becomes a bridge between past and present and an ode to this most expressive of heritage. Join us for this rich and invigorating experience.

Photo by John Lauener



KLOROFYL (excerpt) 2011
Choreographers: Apolonia Velasquez & Ofilio Sinbadinho

Influenced from the 1964 Japanese film Seven Samurai, warriors need to regain their spark when they are forced to work together for survival. Their turbulent connections with a tribe break them from their emptiness. Once all is set and done, they have the chance to make a first conscious choice: return to their primal state of survival or achieve together what many find risky and impossible: THRIVE.

This production is a representation of Gadfly’s signature movement rooted in Urban and Contemporary physicality, depth of theme: dance storytelling that sits in the sweet spot between artistry and entertainment.

Photo by E.S.Cheah

In the Park Leaders of the Audience

Adam Bowman and Shannon Kingsbury will lead the audience from site to site with the help from their friends from MADE, Funkbucket Drummers, Guelph Dance Arts Explosion Camp participants and Kingsbury Music Singers.

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