KDT invites Behind the Curtain to experience Tkaronto Bounce. December 6, 6-8 PM at Dancemakers. More details here
Kaha:wi : The Cycle of Life premiered at the imagineNATIVE Film Festival on Thursday, October 23, 2014. Check out the trailer here
Kaha:wi Dance Theatre (KDT) is thrilled to launch our 10th Anniversary year celebration with our 10th Anniversary Season Announcement! Check it out here
Kaha:wi: Cycle of Life made it onto CBC News top 5 list. Have a look here
Kaha:wi: Cycle of Life given 4 N’s (stars) on Now Magazine, take a look at the article here. Thanks Norman Wilner for the excellent review.
- 06 Dec 2014, 06:00 PM
- Behind the Curtain: Tkaronto Bounce
- Dancemakers, Studio 313
- 20 Feb 2015,
- Sanderson Centre, Brantford
- 07 Mar 2015, 12:00 AM
- Northern Arts and Cultural Centre, Yellowknife
- 11 Mar 2015,
- Yukon Arts Centre, Whitehorse
- 17 Mar 2015,
- Vancouver East Cultural Centre, Vancouver
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