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International Women’s Day – March 8, 2016
A day to honour women from Turtle Island and beyond
Today only, receive 25% off World Premiere tickets for Kaha:wi Dance Theatre’s Re-Quickening using code:
Re-Quickening’s Toronto World Premiere Highlights International Indigenous Women’s Resurgence
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Toronto, ON (Feb 11, 2016) – Kaha:wi Dance Theatre (KDT), one of Canada’s leading contemporary dance companies, led by multi award-winning Artistic Director Santee Smith, launches one of the most bold, timely, sonically and visually arresting inter-disciplinary performances of the 2016 dance season.
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Registration is open to:
Pre-professional and professional dancers
Experienced or emerging choreographers
Theatre actors and directors
Performance studies researchers
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NEXTSTEPS 2015/16 SEASON APRIL 28th – MAY 1st, 2016
Artists: Monique Mojica, Marina Acevedo, Santee Smith
Video Design: Louise Potiki Bryant
Lighting Design: Arun Srinivasan Costume Design: Adriana Fulop
Set Design: Andy Moro
Music Composition: Cris Derksen, Humberto Alvarez, Eugene Draw, Jesse Zubot with vocals by Tanya Tagaq, David R. Maracle, Santee Smith
APRIL 28th, 29th, 30th @8PM
& MAY 1st @3PM
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Fleck Dance Theatre | Harbourfront Centre 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto, ON
“Water is Life…water is sacred
Women give Life…women are sacred
With each moon cycle we renew our umbilical connections in blood tides, in ocean tides
In connection with our grandmothers.”
- Santee Smith
Premiering as part of Harbourfront Centre’s 2015/16 Next Steps dance series, Re-Quickening takes the prevailing discourse surrounding international Indigenous women’s issues and incites a tough topical dialogue through performance, music and art, fuelled by re-constructing feminine power.
Does reconciliation mean the same thing to everyone, including those living on Turtle Island?
Re-Quickening goes there, while facilitating an artistic re-awakening of her-story.
The KDT SI program is 4 consecutive weeks from July 4-30, 2016 and includes intensive physical, performance training and creation exploration, with each week and class building upon the previous, both in terms of content of instruction and intensity level. Instructors in attendance are Artistic Director Santee Smith, Benoît Lachambre (MTL), Ms. Li (CHN), Tony Duncan (AZ), Louise Potiki Bryant (NZ) Alejandro Ronceria (TO) and Ruth Douthwright.
To join KDT Summer Intensive program please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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KDT SUMMER INTENSIVE (SI) is a month-long training program that offers contemporary technique, world Indigenous dance forms, alternative physical training systems, and artistic dialogue for investigating new dance performance.
Registration now open! – http://bit.ly/1chRYNf
Kaha:wi Dance Theatre will be performing the kayak section from Tkaronto Bounce as part of Flato Markham Theatre’s 15/16 Season Launch Monday, May 11, 2015 at 7PM
Join us – http://bit.ly/1dTrqCR
Kaha:wi Dance Theatre (KDT) is one of Canada’s leading contemporary dance companies. Exploring the intersection of Indigenous and new dance performance it is internationally renowned for artistry, creative excellence and collaboration. KDT’s embodiment of spirituality within traditional culture and innovative storytelling is conveyed through cinematic imagery and virtuosic performance that electrifies audiences on the world stage.
Founded by Onkwehonwe Artistic Director and Choreographer Santee Smith (Kahnyen’kehàka – Mohawk Nation). Innovative, transformative and culturally power-packed performances distinguish Santee as one of Canada’s most exciting choreographers.
Kaha:wi (Ga-HA-Wee) means “to carry” in the Mohawk language and is a traditional name for Smith’s family. KDT carries culture through dance, theatre, music and design.
“…[H]er highly charged, traditional/contemporary/ballet fusion eats up the stage…” Globe and Mail
“Smith is a choreographer to watch out for…” Vancouver Sun, 2009
“Her choreography is bold, earthy, sensual and exciting…” FFWD, 2005