London, ENG > Toronto, ON > Vancouver, BC
Since landing back home in Toronto, after being "CONSUMED" in London, Karen and I have been busy creating and rehearsing for the Vancouver International Dance Festival , our concert in May, CRAVE/DEFIANT , and much more! - Allen
KAEJA AT HOME
TORONTO FOR EVERYONE:   AN HONEST FAREWELL

Although we are sad to see our neighbourhood treasure, Honest Ed's, close it's doors, we could not be more honoured to be performing in the space one last time! Our Company dancers: Michael Caldwell, St├ęphanie Tremblay, Meredith Plumb, Mateo Galindo Torres and Ana Groppler joined by Aria Evans, Tia Kushniruk and Jillian Peever to perform in Karen's immersive conception, "Ed's Sign Language" this weekend!

Saturday, Feb 25    2PM-3PM & 4PM-5PM
Sunday, Feb 26     2PM-3PM & 4PM-5PM 

For tickets and performance times, click HERE.

Mateo Galindo Torres / Photo by Tanja Tiziana courtesy of NOW Toronto

CRAVE/DEFIANT

We are super excited to begin our three-week residency with MoOnhORsE Dance Theatre at The Theatre Centre, this May. Karen will be revisiting her smash hit, CRAVE that will be accompanied by a live string quartet of Sarah Shugarman's stunning score. While I premiere my new work, DEFIANT, for our full Company with a score by Edgardo Moreno.

Karen will also be performing with Cloud 9 in Lina Cruz's ROOM#7 and D.A. Hoskins BIRD NESTING IN FINGERS IN BLOOM. The Cloud 9 and Kaeja programs will alternate every two evenings from May 9-20.

For Kaeja tickets, performers and more info, click HERE.
For Cloud 9 tickets, performers and more info, click HERE.

Top: CRAVE by Karen Kaeja / Michael Caldwell & St├ęphanie Tremblay / Photo by Irena Popova Bottom: DEFIANT by Allen Kaeja / Karen & Allen Kaeja / Photo by Zhenya Cerneacov

EXTRAORDINARY TORONTO DANCES TAKES F LIGHT

As we celebrate Canada's 150th, Karen, myself and the rest of the team at Kaeja ar e ecstatic to announce that we have received a TAC Open Doors grant for a two-part project that we have been incubating for a decade, Extraordinary Toronto Dances (X-TOD). X-TOD will take place over the next year.
 
Part #1 - This June, I will be filming many Extraordinary Toronto-based Dance Artists throughout our glorious city...further detail s coming soon!

Part #2 - In 2018, the same dance artists will come together to perform in a live concert designed by Karen...further details coming soon! 

KAEJA IN THE COMMUNITY
PORCH VIEW DANCES:  CALL FOR FAMILIES

Looking for the perfect family summer activity? Join Porch View Dances this July 2017!

We are looking for families and local residents of Seaton Village to work with the most exciting professional choreographers in Toronto.
Best of all, there is NO DANCE EXPERIENCE NECESSARY and it's FREE!

Email outreach@kaeja.org for more info! 
 
Trailer: Porch View Dances
Trailer: Porch View Dances
KAEJA ABROAD
CREATING ON EDge 

Karen and I were absolutely  thrilled to have been invited to create a new work on Edge in the UK at The Place, called CONSUMED. This highly talented company of accomplished dancers openly shared their incredible spirit,  vulnerability and creative impulses which were essential to our creative process. Merde t o the company, as they embark on their four-month European tour!

Allen and EDge Company dancer, Sofia Casprini, doing one of our signature lifts, The Mermaid
 
VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL DANCE FESTI VAL 

From March 9-11, we will be at the Vancouver International Dance Festival (VIDF) to perform lifeDUETs. The work includes two duets that were created on commission by Ben Kamino (with) and Tedd Robinson (25to1). In addition to p
erforming lifeDUETs, Karen and I will be teaching a master Elevation/Improv workshop.

with by Ben Kamino / Allen & Karen Kaeja / Photo by Zhenya Cerneacov

25to1 by Tedd Robinson / Karen & Allen Kaeja / Photo by Zhenya Cerneacov
TORONTO'S DANCE COMMUNITY CORNER

Peggy Baker Dance Projects presents SplitScreen
Peggy Baker Dance Projects presents SplitScreen

SplitScreen
is a super ch arged evening of four dances featuring a return to the stage by Peggy Baker. These k inetically charged and visually arresting works all have one unusual feature in comm on - each dance presents two distinct, but synchronous, lines of action. 

Only one unsold-out show left, today at 3PM! For more details & tickets, click HERE.

CanAsian Dance Festival also running this weekend!
WE'RE HIRING!

After four fabulous years as our beloved General Manager, Shana Hillman will be leaving us to work with the Toronto Arts Foundation as their Director of Operations for East End Arts. With this being said, there are shoes to fill and we are looking for someone to fill them!

Think you have what it takes? Click HERE for more details.
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