KDT Pottery Raffle

October 15, 2015 | Category: Blog, Feature

Pottery Raffle by Talking Earth Pottery
(Valued at $400)
Proceeds to fund Indigenous students attending KDT SI 2016.

Pottery designed by Steve Smith

Cost: $5 for 1 or 3 for $10
Draw: October 18, 2015 at KDT 10th Anniversary Celebration

Out of town? Contact info@kahawidance.org to purchase tickets.

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KDT SI Artist Salon

August 21, 2015 | Category: Feature

Join Kaha:wi Dance Theatre this Monday August 24 for an Artist Salon during KDT Summer Intensive! An in-studio discussion and demonstration from renowned dance and performance artists Monique Mojica, Jorge Luis Morejon and Santee Smith! Q&A to follow – Pay-what-you-can at the door

Dancemakers – Studio 313
15 Case Goods Lane, TorontoFor more information
Semiah Smith – semiah@kahawidance.org

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August 11, 2015 | Category: Blog, Feature


Re-Quickeningis a performance ritual led by a powerhouse team of Indigenous women collaborators. Thought provoking, conceptual and sensory, it’s a timely call for re-awakening the intact feminine. Through bold imagery, sound and embodied Indigenous narratives, Re-Quickening re-affirms life, female voice and sovereignty.


An excerpt of Re-Quickening (work in progress) was performed during Day of Dance as part of 
Planet IndigenUS at Harbourfront Centre

Artistic Direction/Concept – Santee Smith
Interpreters – Monique Mojica, Marina Acevedo, Santee Smith
Dramaturgy – Monique Mojica
Outside Eye – Frances Rings
Production Assistant – Lindy Kinoshameg



Purchase Tickets here

Harbourfront Centre in the Fleck Dance Theatre
235 Queens Quay West, Toronto, Ontario

  • Thu, Apr 28, 2016 at 8pm
  • Fri, Apr 29, 2016 at 8pm
  • Sat, Apr 30, 2016 at 8pm
  • Sun, May 1, 2016 at 3pm

For more details visit: http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/nextsteps/kahawi-dance


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KDT welcomes instructor Bulareyaung Pagarlava

July 9, 2015 | Category: Blog, Feature

Join Kaha:wi Dance Theatre Summer Intensive 2015 for International Guest Artist Bulareyaung Pagarlavas class: Amis Tribe traditional songs and dance – Sa’aniwan Village

Amis tribe is the most populous of all the indigenous tribes of Taiwan. The New Year Ceremony of the Amis is Called Ilisin, which purpose is to venerate the spirits and tribal ancestors as a way of thanking them for their protection and praying for a good harvest in the coming year. The singing and dancing are a necessary element of Ilisin; for the Amis people believe that the more enthusiastic and spectacular their singing and dancing are, the better their crop harvest will be in the year ahead.

For more details on KDT SI pricing, classes and registration visit – http://bit.ly/1E2pMrZ

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Youth Cultural Dance Repertoire Workshop this Saturday!

July 9, 2015 | Category: Blog, Feature

Join KDT on July 11, 2015 at the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto for a Cultural Dance Repertoire workshop!

KDT instructors will share traditional Indigenous dance forms with discussion of the cultural background and significance (Powwow and Onkwehonwe Social Dances) – Ages 9-14


Info – leslie@kahawidance.org
Presented by the Aboriginal Pavilion


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Andrea Nann joins the exciting line up of KDT SI

June 2, 2015 | Category: Blog, Feature

Joining KDT SI this year is Andrea Nann, a Toronto-based contemporary dance artist and the artistic director of Dreamwalker Dance Company.

We are looking forward to her class Gyrokinesis®. Her work investigates contemporary approaches to creation and explores the translation of experiences through collaboration with artists and producers from all artistic disciplines.

Get involved by registering on our website – http://bit.ly/1FF8m4D

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KDT SI is delighted to welcome Laura Grizzlypaws

May 27, 2015 | Category: Blog, Feature

KDT is excited to have Laura Grizzlypaws teaching St’át’imc and Cultural Dance as part of this years KDT SI.

The dance workshop will support participants for the exploration of various dance movements and creativity through cultural traditions. Grizzlypaws will fully present over a dozen dance movement styles by facilitating group exercises which also inspired intellectual understanding and individual creativity of cultural dance. The props will include scarves, masks, ribbons and shawls.

Laura in action – http://bit.ly/1Rpgtr8

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KDT is proud to have Goombine as an instructor for KDT SI

May 27, 2015 | Category: Blog, Feature

Goombine joins us from the Southeast Coast of New South Wales, Australia.

In Goombine’s Master Class, he will share the traditional Aboriginal dances of the South Coast of Australia. It’s all about storytelling through song and dance. You will learn the dances about the Kangaroo, Eagle & Sting Ray, Black Cockatoo, Mosquito, Snakes, also dances about strengthening communities and honouring the four directions.

Full schedule – http://bit.ly/1yqX3rC

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Frances Rings returns to this years KDT SI

May 27, 2015 | Category: Blog, Feature

KDT is excited for the return of Frances Rings at this year’s Summer Intensive.

Adelaide-born Frances is a descendant of the Kokatha Tribe and is also of German descent. This year her class will focus on choreographic process & remounting one of her choreographic works for presentation – Planet IndigenUS at Harbourfront Centre. Participants in KDT SI Week 1 (August 3-7) will have the chance to collaborate with Frances & perform in her work

Register early -http://bit.ly/1yqX3rC



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International instructor Marina Acevedo joins KDTSI roster

May 26, 2015 | Category: Blog, Feature

Marina joins us from Oaxaca, Mexico.

She holds a Bachelor´s Degree in “Art Education with a specialty in Dance” from the Center for Arts Education of the National Institute of Fine Arts and Literature (INBAL), as well as a major in “Dance Creation” from INBA’s Centro de Investigación Coreográfica (Choreographic Research Center).


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