Toronto-based Dusk Dances has appointed Sofi Gudiño its lead curator for the 2022 season.
The organization presents dance in Canadian public parks, bringing together a variety of styles for audiences who don’t often have access to the artform.
Gudiño is planning works that reflect the multicultural nature of Toronto.
“To me, this means programming that is diverse in form, style and cultural experience,” says Gudiño. “My curatorial practice is new, and rooted in the values of accessibility, urgency and the balance of safety and risk-taking. It is imperative to me that people in my communities have financial and artistic access to dance, see themselves reflected in it and draw inspiration from it.”
Gudiño is joined by a pair of supporting curators – Michael Caldwell and Dusk Dances founder and festival director Sylvie Bouchard.
(Disclosure: I am a former member of Dusk Dances’ board of directors.)