Kaha:wi Dance Theatre is very excited to welcome its newest team member Leslie McCue from Curve Lake First Nation. Leslie will be joining KDT as our General Manager. Leslie is thrilled about the new position; she cannot wait to make a positive impact within the company and continue right where Cynthia left off.
KDT’s General Manager Cynthia Lickers-Sage is going on sabbatical to accept a position at the 2015 Pan-Am Games. She will be returning to KDT in September 2015. KDT would like to wish Cynthia the best of luck as she starts this new position.
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.
“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