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ANNOUNCING OUR SPECIAL DANCE CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

Dear Friends, 

Kaha:wi Dance Theatre is offering unique and innovative forms of dance training through our Aboriginal Dance Training (ADT) program this August! We hope that you will share this information and join us for this exciting opportunity! 

Nya:weh 
 

Santee Smith

Kaha:wi Dance Theatre, Artistic Director 

 

For further questions or information please email: training@kahawidance.org  
MUSCLE & BONE CLASSES WITH CHARLES KORONEHO 

 

Muscle & Boneis a vigorous, rhythmical, dynamic movement and spatial training system - encouraging the participants to experience the limit of their flexibility, endurance and spatial expansion. The Muscle & Bone classes focus on understanding the depth of relation to the ground, working space together and the communal body. In effect, it is an alternative approach to working, a preparation for performance. Muscle & Bone is dedicated to body training and spatial preparation for performance. The sessions are designed to be fast paced, physically rigorous and are structured so that participants experience the expansion of the external body in space.

 

"Challenging physical training...what an intense work out and Charles is amazing!"

 

Sat August 11 @ 10:00-12:30

ADT WEEK 2:                                    

Mon 13 - Fri 17 August @ 11:00-12:30        

ADT WEEK 3:                             

Mon 20, Wed 22, Fri 24 August @ 1:30-3:00

Tues 21, Thurs 23 August @ 11:00-12:30

Sat August 25 @ 10:00-12:30

 

GAGA PEOPLE COMES TO CANADA!

 

KDT is excited to bring to Toronto Gaga People - Ohad Naharin's Movement Language with Guest Instructor Jye Hwei Lin

 

The language of Gaga originated from the belief in the healing, dynamic, ever-changing power of movement. Gaga brings awareness to the connection between effort and pleasure, to the distance between body parts, to the friction between flesh and bones, and to the weight of our body parts.

 

"We are turning on the volume of listening to our body, we appreciate small gestures... we learn to love our sweat, we discover our passion to move and connect it to effort, we discover both the animal we are and the power of our imagination...We are aware of people in the room and we realize that we are not in the center of it all. We become more aware of our form since we never look at ourselves in a mirror; there are no mirrors.  We connect to the sense of the endlessness of possibilities...We become available . . ."

- Ohad Naharin

 

ADT WEEK 2:

Mon 13 - Fri 17 August @ 1:30-5:00 Gaga with Jye Hwei Lin

Sat August 18 @ 1:30-3:00 Gaga with Jye Hwei Lin

 

Week 2 of ADT is an amazing opportunity for specialized movement training.

 

Sign up for Week II for all classes: Contemporary with Louis Laberge-C�t�, Muscle & Bone with Charles Koroneho and Gaga with Jye Hwei Lin!

 

ABOUT OUR GUEST INSTRUCTOR JYE HWEI LIN

Jye-Hwei was born and raised in Taiwan. She moved to the States to pursue the bachelor degree at University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. Upon graduation, she moved to NYC in 2006. She joined LeeSaar The Company in 2007 and teaches in New York.

 

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CHOREOGRAPHIC LAB WITH CHARLES KORONEHO

 

KDT is excited to offer our Choreographic Lab led by Charles Koroneho! Working through his signature creative process Charles will mentor artists in exploration and development of their choreographic skills. Participants will learn creative strategies; tools for looking at work critically. 

 

Our Lab is open to all artists including directors, dancers, choreographers, visual artists and filmmakers, etc.

 

Charles Koroneho is recognized internationally and within the New Zealand Arts community as an inspirational mentor . His work involves cultural collaboration, the development of interculturalism, performance art and cultural consultancy; exploring the collision between Maori cosmology and global structures.

 

*Artists must submit a choreographic proposal NO LATER THAN AUGUST 15th in order to be accepted into this 4th week lab. A public choreographic showcase will culminate the Lab.

 

ADT WEEK 4:

Mon 27-Thurs 30 August @ 11:00-5:00pm

Fri 31 August @ 3:30-8:00pm with Open showcase @ 8:00-9:00pm