To the XTOD: Solo Dance Xchange artists - I am moved by your inspiration with no boundaries, your Xchange and 
so much of love.
To the audience - thanks for witnessing, the drinking it in, and the standing ovations!

My heart is full.

Karen Kaeja

Deeply missing being with these Xtraordinary Dance Artists. MYLOVE  Karen Kaeja and I feel so blessed to have engaged, exchanged and shared the big screen and the stage with such an incredibly brilliant, compassionate, and open group of super individuals!!! Let's do it again soon!!!

Allen Kaeja

Dance With Karen in Rehearsal

We are extending an open invitation to volunteer community non-pro and pro people who want to dance, to join Karen Kaeja in one of her upcoming rehearsals. If you love to move and want to be moved, we welcome you to participateYou will be involved in our research leading to a performance in 2020. There will be a chance to continue in the process with us over the next couple of years, however it is absolutely not mandatory. Come play with us! 

No dance experience of any kind is necessary. All are encouraged to join!

Volunteer movement research based on personal reflections.
1 or both of these times:
Feb. 22 @ 2:30pm-4:30pm (ages 18 and up)
Feb. 23 @ 2:30pm-4:30pm (ages 18 and up)
Dovercourt House, 2nd Floor (805 Dovercourt Ave. T.O. - see map here)
Email Beata at   by  Monday, February 19  if you would like to participate or  for  more info.  Please put " Karen ' s rehearsal"  in the subject line!

NOTE: At this time our space is not wheelchair accessible.
Karen and Allen are headed to Alberta this month!  Karen will be in a creative residency at Decidedly Jazz Danceworks with DJD dancers, 2 local Calgary dancers, her dramaturg Pil Hansen, and T.O.'s Michael Caldwell. Allen will be engaging in a plethora of teaching in Edmonton, Calgary, and Lethbridge.
Wow! There are a ton of fabulous shows coming up! Get out there - see more dance!
MIX IT UP (Classes with Mix Mix Dance Collective) February 5-9, 2018
Mix Mix's classes are open to all bodies with a dedicated artistic and/or physical practice. Mix It Up draws from many styles of movement including house, waacking, kung fu, hip hop, and all the styles that influenced those movement practices. For the full schedule check out the FB event page.
Stories of Times and Places by Sashar Zarif, in partnership with the Ismaili Council for Canada, investigates memories through Sufi Shamanic rituals in an intimate program of dance. Watch the trailer here.
DECODING BHARATNATYAM February 14-17, 2018
decoding bharatnatyam showcases the work of award-winning choreographer Nova Bhattacharya and her passion for querying the contemporary and 'riffing off' of the classical Indian 'Bharatnatyam' technique to stunning effect. "The three choreographic works presented in decoding bharatnatyam create a sort of cultural and creative Venn diagram," says Nova. Get your tickets here.
PROGRESS FESTIVAL February 1-18, 2018
Progress moves in all directions. Check out the great preview of the festival in the Toronto Star! Check out the Festival trailer here.
CONTEMPORANEITY 2.0 February 14-18, 2018
Unsettling the widespread use of "contemporary" as describing European and white American theatrical dance, Contemporaneity 2.0 resists by asking: can we re-centre the contemporary as a shared inquiry, widening circles of inclusion, aesthetics and political frames through the body, divergent practices and perspectives, with care, rigour and curiosity. Part of the International Festival of Performance and Ideas. Curated and produced by  Anandam Dancetheatre.
PREVAILING VOICES February 15-18, 2018
PREVAILING VOICES, a DanceWorks CoWorks series event featuring two solos: link by Aria Evans and Perdida by Lilia Leon. Kaeja has a long-standing relationship with both artists, and we're excited to see these two powerhouses shine in their own creations as they share their interest in exploring themes of identity and self-empowerment for women. Find out more here Get your tix here a nd watch their trailer here.
MAP BY YEARS February 21-25, 2018
Peggy Baker Dance Projects presents Map by Years, featuring live performances by an accomplished company of outstanding Toronto dancers. The world premiere of unmoored, performed by the unparalleled dance artist Peggy Baker and choreographed by Sarah Chase, is joined on the program by three landmark Baker solos (Portal, Krishna's Mouth, Her Heart), created over a span of fifteen years, performed alternately by Natasha Bakht, Kate Holden, Mairi Greig, Andrea Nann, and Jessica Runge, with musicians Anne Bourne (cello) and Peter Longworth (piano). Experience the power and beauty of the art of dance at the Theatre Centre! Wed - Sat at 8pm | Sat and Sun at 3pm - $22 - $30 | PWYC Sat Feb 24 at 3pm. For more information or tickets, visit

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