NeoIndigenA is coming to Halifax for their Prismatic Festival on August 23 at 4:30 PM. What as Artistic Director/Founder Santee Smith embarks on a solo journey transforming Time and Space as well as combining Indigenous Dance with Contemporary dance. For more information please visit the Prismatic Festival website at: http://prismaticfestival.com/events/neoindigena/
Kaha:wi Dance Theatre (KDT) is excited to present the 2014 Summer Tour of The Honouring. The Honouring will be taking it’s magnificent production on the road to: Akweasane, Chiefswood Park in Six Nations, Fort York in Toronto, and Old Fort Niagara in Fort Niagara US as part of this Summer Tour.
The Honouring tells the story of the First Nations involvement in the War of 1812 from the perspective of the Onkwehonwe families. The Honouring is an excellent production for anyone who wants to see the War of 1812 from and alternative perspective.
Kaha:wi Dance Theatre’s (KDT) 6th annual Summer Intensive program is here!
DROP-INS are available! Take part in Foundations of Contemporary Indigenous Dance with Alejandro Ronceria, Powwow Styles with Derek Martin, or KDT Style with our very own artistic director/founder Santee Smith
Go Gaga (not Lady Gaga) or learn Aztec Dance. With other renown international instructors like: Frances Rings (Australia), Iratxe Ansa (Spain), Francisco Carrera (Mexico), and Jack Gray (New Zealand). There is something for all dancers at KDT’s annual Summer Intensive Program.
Kaha:wi Dance Theatre’s 6th annual Summer Intensive program will take place from July 7 to August 1, 2014 at Dancemakers located in the historical Distillery District.
For more information please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our office at (416) 923-7373
Kaha:wi Dance Theatre (KDT) is proud to tell that the latest production, NeoIndigenA was a success. With three shows from May 1-3 at Harbourfronts Enwave theatre and a show on May 9 at the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, NeoIndigenA was a successful show at showing incorporating both traditional Indigeneous dance with contemporary dance. With positive reviews already pouring in, including Meagan Mooney who writes, “On her journey through the worlds Smith explored each one through detail, literally leaving no bone unturned” (Mooney on Theatre) Kaha:wi is proud is add this show to it’s already impressive catalog of performances.
“The Honouring took the audience on a heartfelt journey through war, death and grief, but always with dignified ceremony.”
“[T]he evocative musical score touched the soul with its mix of native chanting and beautiful instrumental passages…”
Paula Citron, Globe & Mail
The Grid posted a short feature on KDT’s incredible training class, Powwow Bootcamp.
What a fun class!!!!!
Check out our newest trailer for The Honouring which had it’s World Premiere at Fort York in Toronto in June.
- 23 Aug 2014, 12:00 AM
- Alderney Theatre, Halifax
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