KDT was honoured to visit the Living Arts Centre for workshops and demos! Kaha:wi Dance Theatre is passionate and dedicated to engaging people of all ages and from all walks of life.
KDT offers a variety of community engagement activities and workshops designed to ignite creativity and interest in the performing arts. Click here for more info.
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For National Aboriginal History Month fitness enthusiasts gathered to participate in KDT’s Powwow Bootcamp! Kaha:wi Dance Theatre’s (KDT) high-energy Powwow/dance training class a fun boot camp style workout for people interested in maximizing their physical fitness led by Artistic Director Santee Smith and select KDT instructors.
KDT’s Powwow Boot Camp allows participants to learn or practice skills in Indigenous dance forms of Powwow and Onkwehon:we (Iroquois) social dances. These dances are performed in combination with exciting and challenging cardiovascular/physical conditioning exercises and contemporary dance.
KDT will be welcoming back the incredible Marcos Martins to this years Summer Intensive to teach Capoeira.
Marcos classes consists of all 4 elements of Capoeira – martial art, dance, acrobatics and music. Regardless of your fitness level, you will experience a class that is not only fun but challenging. During a workshop, focus is more on the basics kicks, escapes, and acrobatics of Capoeira. The workshop is done to traditional Capoeira music, to encourage movement and rhythm. Get ready for some serious fun!
Check out the exciting line up of classes on our website – http://bit.ly/1yqX3rC
Rulan Tangen welcomes dancers and movers to join the circle for a rigorous contemporary dance class!
Rulan’s class is rooted in Indigenous imagery, together we will activate the body’s potential for accessing memory, instinct, intuition, imagination, awareness, feeling and relationship with spirit and the world around. Sessions will culminate in phrases drawn from decades of exploration of an evolving language of Indigenous contemporary dance.
Register early – http://bit.ly/1yqX3rC
KDT is thrilled to welcome Jorge Luis Morejon as a guest facilitator at this year’s CREATION LAB – “Harvesting” as a part of Kaha:wi Dance Theatre Summer Intensive 2015. A bearer of embodied Taino consciousness, Jorge has experimented with artistic genres as diverse as theatre, opera, dance and performance and carries a wealth of knowledge particularly from Indigenous Caribbean.
This Creation Lab will make the students acquainted with the culture of Indigenous guajiro populations in rural areas and cities.
Register early – http://bit.ly/1yqX3rC
KDT is super excited to have Monique Mojica as a guest facilitator at this year’s
CREATION LAB – “Harvesting”
Stories From the Body/Stories from the Land – Monique’s class will explore impulse, gesture, sound and movement, as an embodied approach to storytelling. It is participatory and “on your feet” and rooted in ensemble theatre techniques, collective creation and embodied research.
Register early -http://bit.ly/1yqX3rC
Sneak Peek here – http://bit.ly/1HbGPLg
(French version) Baron Magazine discusses Santee’s involvement with DECLARATION, Article 11, Powwow Boot Camp and Ontario Scene – http://bit.ly/1FV4Ip3
Kaha:wi Dance Theatre would like to congratulate Thée Winddancer, as she was awarded the René Highway Scholarship to attend the School of CCDT after completion of this year’s March Break Performance Camp final showcase. The scholarship was established by the Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre to acknowledge the legacy of Cree dance visionary René Highway and his desire to nurture Indigenous youth’s passion for dance. Beginning in September, Thée will begin to train with the School of CCDT for as long as she chooses to pursue dance.
Read more about March Break performance Camp and Thée Winddancer - http://bit.ly/1PTGDl9
Deborah Lundmark (Co-Founder, Artistic Director and Resident Choreographer), Thée Winddancer and Michael de Coninck Smith (Co-Founder, Managing Director and Tour Manager)