Answer the call for connection, transformation and healing as Kaha:wi Dance Theatre presents their World Premiere of NeoIndigenA. A performance of the soul exploring our relationship to all living entities and elements – it promises to be both transcendent and primordial.

The World Premiere solo performance of NeoIndigenA by award winning Artistic Director, choreographer and performer - Santee Smith, is produced by Kaha:wi Dance Theatre as part of Harbourfront Centre’s NextSteps Series. NeoIndigenA is an elemental search that fiercely cycles through the sacred portals between Skyworld, Earthworld and Underworld. Her solo journey places her in search of humanity, ancient ways of knowing and spiritual evolution, while intuitively discovering the sacred pathways of the human connection to self and universe.


Created and produced by Kaha:wi Dance Theatre

Presented as part of Harbourfront Centre’s NextSteps dance series 2013/14

Artistic Director/Choreographer/Design/Performance: Santee Smith

Lighting Design: Arun Srinivasan

Costume Design: Elaine Redding, Santee Smith

Solo Mentor: Margie Gillis

Rehearsal Director: Louis Laberge-Côté

Musical Production:

Creative Producer: Santee Smith |Composition/Score Arrangement/Viola: Jesse Zubot |Composition: Cris Derksen |Composition: Adrian Harjo |Composition/Singer: Tanya Tagaq |Programming/Composition: Michael Red |Percussion: Joy Mullen |Additional Vocals: Nelson Tagoona |Additional Vocals: Nikki Shawana |Additional Mixing: Donald Quan |Studio Engineering/Mastering: Sheldon Zaharko @ Zed Productions/Jesse Zubot

Set Construction: Tim Hill

Painting: Garret C. Smith

Production Stage Manager: Kalina Janik

Assistant Stage Manager: Lindy Kinoshameg

Production Photography: David Hou (2013), Don Lee (2014)

Production Sponsors

Canada Council for the Arts; Ontario Arts Council; Toronto Arts Council; Department of Canadian Heritage and Miziwe Biik Employment and Training. Thanks also to NeoIndigenA’s production sponsors: Harboufront Centre; K.M. Hunter Foundation; Jerry Montour & Family and anonymous donors. The solo mentorship for Santee Smith supported by: The Canada Council for the Arts and Grants to Dance Professionals.

NeoIndigenA will return to tour January - February 2017 

Cynthia Lickers-Sage | General Manager

View the trailer here

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