NextSteps, Harbourfront Centre’s national dance series 2013/14 season, running September to June, will feature Kaha:wi Dance Theatre’s newest solo work NeoIndigena.
We are excited to announce that our young audiences and family work Medicine Bear will be touring this Fall across Ontario to GTA schools with Prologue to the Performing Arts. The Medicine Bear production will also be hitting the road making its way to Flato Markham Theatre, The Grand, Geraldton High School, Red Lake District High School, Townshend Theatre and The Grand Theatre as part of their 2013/2014 Season Tour.
Through whimsical music, dance and storytelling, Medicine Bear weaves two traditional Onkwehonwe (Iroquoian) stories into one magical narrative: how the Bear Clan came to be known as the “Keeper of the Medicines” and the hunter who discovered the gift of healing. Following oral tradition practices, Medicine Bear teaches virtues of compassion, thankfulness and respect for elders and environment in a way that is playful and thought provoking for young and family audiences.
We are thrilled to announce that A Story Before Time will be showing at Young People’s Theatre this Fall from Oct 16th – 24th as part of their 2013/2014 Season for family and public audiences.
Original music, dance and theatre unite to bring this entertaining and insightful Onkwehonwe (First Nation) Creation Story to life. The exquisite musical score blends traditional Iroquoian songs with contemporary music, incorporating both Mohawk and Cayuga languages. A Story Before Time carries the metaphors, symbols, dreams and beliefs of a people, weaving a rich and powerful cultural narrative.
KDT SI is HERE! Don’t miss out on the opportunity to learn from internationally renowned instructors.
DROP-INS are available! Take part in Muscle & Bone with Charles Koroneho, Butoh with Ko Murobushi or take KDT Styles with our very own Artistic Director Santee Smith!
Whether you want to try out Gaga or learn how to Embody Story, there is something for everyone!
Kaha:wi Dance Theatre’s 5th annual Summer Intensive program will take place from July 8th to August 2nd, 2013 at Dancemakers located in the historical Distillery District.
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May 22, 2013 | Category: What's New
KDT had it’s WORLD PREMIERE performance of THE HONOURING at Toronto’s historic Fort York as part of the Indigenous Arts Festival on June 20th – 22nd. The Honouring was also shown at the Woodland Cultural Centre in Brantford on June 25th and June 26th followed by performances at The Old Fort in Fort Erie on June 29th and June 30th.
Breathtaking in song and dance the performance was an overwhelming success receiving accolades and standing ovations.
We then had the incredible opportunity to perform Kaha:wi woman’s dances to over 2400 participants at the Gathering of Nations for Miss Indian World in celebration of the strength and beauty of the feminine spirit. As we shuffled our feet, we acknowledged the sacredness of the April 25th full Moon, our Life-sustainers and Mother Earth. Congratulations to Miss Indian World Kansas Begay (Navajo Nation) and Six Nations ladies: Brittany Clause (1st Runner up/Best Dancer), Yonenyákenht Jesse Brant (2nd Runner up/Best Talent).
We wrapped up our Medicine Bear Spring USA tour having had the privilege to offer live performance and represent Onkwehonwe living culture at the National Museum of the American Indian in NYC and Washington, DC.
I saw your production of Medicine Bear yesterday with my daughter and truly enjoyed it. I can honestly say there were several moments when I was emotionally touched deep in my soul by its beauty, message, and expression. I’m sure you know the feeling – it is very fulfilling. Thank you for showing me how this is possible. If I had to pick a favorite, I especially enjoyed the plant in terms of the interpretation of life and growth. In certain ways it reminded me of some of the Tai Chi and Qi Ging I practice, but it was much more powerful.
- Eric Schlegel, Spring 2013