Dear friends and patrons,

Kaha:wi Dance Theatre is in full pre-production mode, creatively prepping for the World Premiere of TransMigration set for May 10-13 at the Fleck Dance Theatre as a part of the NextSteps Series. Four years in the making, TransMigration is a visually raw and engaging story inspired by the life and paintings of iconic Ojibwe shaman-artist Norval Morrisseau. We are at the alignment point when all elements music, design, collaborators and choreographic merge in the realization of the vision. Like the arrival of a new life the process is a passionate ride from meticulous preparation to huge leaps of faith. 

Thank you for your continued support.


Santee Smith
Kaha:wi Dance Theatre, Artistic Director
World Premiere of TransMigration
Co-Produced by Harbourfront Centre's Planet IndigenUs

What night will you be there?

May 10 Evening Performance + Opening Night reception to follow
May 11 Evening
Performance + Post "Artist Salon" Featuring Guest Speakers Raoul Trujillo & Greg Hill

May 12 Evening Performance + Meet KDT's Artistic Director and Artists

May 13 Matinee Performance
Bring your mom for Mother's Day!

Artist Salon on April 26

Kaha:wi Dance Theatre and Harbourfront Centre will be hosting our "Artist Salon" Inside Invention on April 26th at 7:30 at the Lakeside Terrace. For an incredible insight into contemporary indigenous art and personal look at Norval Morrisseau's work and life join the discussion with guest speakers: curator, scholar, writer and media artist Steven Loft and poet, scholar, inspirational speaker and television personality Duke Redbird. Our informal look into the work-in-process includes excerpt presentation of developing choreography.  


                      Steven Loft                     Duke Redbird 




TransMigration News Flash!!

KDT is thrilled to announce our cast: Guest Artist Raoul Trujillo who will portray the role of "The Artist" and dance Interpreters: Emily Law, Ceinwen Gobert, Michael Caldwell, Mami Hata, Irvin Chow and Arik Pipestem.

Stevie Sal
as and Lou Pomanti are adding the final touches to the TransMigration production score. Brenda Clarke and Elaine Redding are transforming colourful fabrics into costumes and every aspect of the production is underway.  

Stevie Salas                                         Lou Pomanti

Aboriginal Dance Training

Online registration will be open on April 30th! Stay tuned for more information.

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Susuriwka - willow bridge
International Collaboration

Susuriwka - willow bridge is an international Indigenous collaborative dance production co-produced by Kaha:wi Dance Theatre and the Yokohama Noh Theater, Japan. It will have its North American Premiere at Planet IndigenUs co-produced by the Woodland Cultural Centre from Aug 16 - 19, 2012.  
Last month artist OKI Kano traveled to Six Nations to work with Artistic Director Santee Smith and incredible Indigenous musicians  Derek Miller, Cris Derksen, George Buck and Faron Johns at the eminent Jukasa Studios as they together expanded upon the passionate cultural exchange. 
Canadian Stage - Partner Message:

Canadian Stage and Centaur Theatre presents The Game of Love and Chance on April 16 to May 12 at the Bluma Appel Theatre (27 Front St. E). This girl-meets-boy tale is a hilarious romp about mistaken identity, true love and the business of marriage.

                                            Harry Judge and Trish Lindstr�m  in The 
                                                                         Game of Love and Chance.
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