Call to Dance Artists for

Dusk Dances Hamilton 2022

HCA Dance Theatre (HCADT) is an incubator for dance and performing arts in Hamilton and the surrounding region. As such, HCADT acts as an umbrella and works to develop awareness, accessibility and audiences for dance and performing arts. This is achieved in several ways; through educating youth and adults; by being a resource for professional development to local artists at all stages of their careers; engaging Hamiltonians in performing arts as participants or audience members as well as commissioning and presenting professional performing arts series.

HCA Dance Theatre is proud to present Dusk Dances Hamilton 2022.  Dusk Dances is an outdoor dance festival that brings high quality contemporary 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. 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.

HCA Dance Theatre is accepting proposals for a dance work by a local choreographer for Dusk Dances Hamilton 2022.
Dates of the festival: Thursday July 21 - Sunday July 24, 2022

Location: Bayfront Park

  • Piece must be around 10 minutes in length.

  • Proposals for remounts as well as new works will be accepted.

  • Please submit a full proposal including online video links and CV.  

  • Video can be sent via YouTube link or Vimeo, or web link to vitek@hcarts.ca  

  • Explain how the work will be adapted or re-adapted for the park. For remounts: you must include a video of the piece you are proposing to remount.

  • Include a list of props, and/or technical needs.

  • This is a paid engagement.

  • Deadline for Applications: April 11, 2022, 4:00 p.m.

  • All applications should be submitted electronically to vitek@hcarts.ca


The successful Applicant/Applicants will be awarded with a total amount of $3,000 and they will be provided with rehearsal space within the Hamilton Conservatory of Arts Black Box Theatre for creating the piece.



“This was a great evening, full of creativity and music! Just a perfect summer’s night for the soul. Thank you Dusk Dances!”

“Thank you for a magical evening of dance and music!” 

“What amazing performances….Dancing in the Park? What could be a more natural high….Bravo to all!!!”

“Myriam Allard against the backdrop of our bay was perfection. Made me feel something from the art of dance I thought may have been lost. Thank you. Merci.”

“They were there, they were magical – and then poof! They were gone…already looking forward to next year!” 

“This was the gold coin in this year's fountain!”