The 2015 March Break Performance Camp will be taking place March 16-20 at the Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre (CCDT) from 8:30am-5:00pm. Click here for the registration package
KDT will be at the Chief’s of Ontario Annual Health forum. KDT General Manager Leslie McCue will be making a special presentation about the company.
Jesse Dell will be demonstrating Cultural Dance Repertoire which teaches traditional Indigenous dances.
KDT Artistic Director/Founder Santee Smith will be performing at the 2015 Indspire Awards with Tanya Tagaq – Click here for more information
There will be a post reception/meet and greet after the performance of TransMigration at the Sanderson Centre on February 20th. Click here to purchase tickets.
Click here to see a special preview of TransMigration in the Vancouver Sun.
Santee Smith had a great interview on CiTR radio – Click here to listen to the interview (go to the 13:00 minute mark to hear Santee)
Jesse Dell will be performing an excerpt of Kaha:wi at Illuminessence’s 2nd Annual Awards Gala this Sunday. Kaha:wi weaves the lives of three generations of women. Click here for more information.
KDT’s production TransMigration will be heading to Whitehorse at the Yukon Arts Centre on March 11. Grab your tickets here
“Really liked the show, thank-you” – Catherine Hahley
- 09 Apr 2015,
- Imperial Theatre, St. John New Brunswick
- 11 Apr 2015,
- Frederiction Playhouse, Frederiction
- 17 Apr 2015,
- Brock Centre for the Arts, St. Catharines
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