TOUR: .0 (Point Zero) and Touch Are Going To MEXICO!

Tomorrow we depart on a very exciting journey! We have been invited to showcase Allen's .0 and Karen's Touch (inspired by Crave) at six cities in Mexico as part of the Red Noroeste de Festivales de Danza en Mexico. We are the first Ontario company to be invited to participate, and are so excited for the opportunity to represent Canada on the international stage, and connect with presenters from across Mexico and the southern United States. Coming with us are Zhenya Cerneacov, Michael Caldwell, Meredith Plumb, Ana Groppler, Mateo Galindo-Torres and Shana Hillman (GM at Kaeja D'dance).    
  

.0 (Point Zero)
Choreography By: Allen Kaeja


Touch   
Choreography By: Karen Kaeja 
Photos By: Ken Ewen (Top left) & Irene Popova (Bottom three) 
Dancers: Michael Caldwell and Stéphanie Tremblay Abubo



STUDIO:
APRIL 11, 2016


Thank you to all the wonderful people who came out to our pre-tour gathering on Monday and for the supportive send off to Mexico. We are totally proud to be able to take all of our work and show it off Internationally and it is all thanks to you!

Watch our Social Media and Website for updates, rehearsal pictures and any exciting news during our tour! 

 
Photos By: Nadine Villasin 
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COMMUNITY: PORCH VIEW DANCES IS GOING NATIONAL

We're taking Porch View Dances on the road! PVD will be visiting new porches in neighbourhoods across Canada this summer. In addition to our annual festival in Toronto's Seaton Village neighbourhood, we'll be bringing this beloved event to communities in Ottawa, Kitchener and more!
 
Porch View Dances (PVD) is an award-winning community dance festival that engages everyday people as creators, storytellers and performers - many of whom have never danced before.Audience members travel through the streets from house to house to see new dance works created by professional choreographers and performed by local families on the porches and front yards of their own homes.
 
Watch our Social Media and Website for more updates and event coverage.



Photo By: Diana Renelli  
 
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 WORKSHOP: SENSES MOVE: Kaeja Intensive May 7 & 8  2016 
  
   
Photo By: Aria Evans   
 
-   J O I N  U S !   - 
 
when: May 7 & 8, 2016 
time: May 7 at 10am-5pm, May 8 at 2pm-5pm   
price: $90 + HST for both days or $50 + HST for Saturday.
where:
Dovercourt House, 3rd Floor. (805 Dovercourt Road, Toronto, North of Bloor).
registration: urban@kaeja.org or call 416-516-6030 to book your spot before they are all gone!
 
 
Participants will explore Contact Dance, Kaeja Elevations, Improvisation and Choreographic enquiry.
Facilitated by the Kaejas, we will spend a portion of our 10 hours together collaborating on a creation through devising ensemble physical engagement and harnessing personal material through kinetic partnering, sensorial and theatrical investigations. 
 
Open to professional and pre-professional dancers, and individuals with physical training or a thirst for partnering, investigation and the creative process. 
   
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KAEJA PRESENTS : Kokoro Dance Butoh Workshop with Barbara Bourget and Jay Hirabayashi.

 
Photo By: Jay Hirabayashi
 

Time: July 9th, 2016 * 1:30 - 5:30pm
Where: Dovercourt House, 3rd Floor (805 Dovercourt Rd, Toronto, North of Bloor)
Fee: $50, or $40 Early Bird Special before June 15! CADA Discount Available.
Registration: Email urban@kaeja.org or call 416-519-6030 now!
OPEN TO ALL LEVELS!  
 
This four-hour workshop is an introduction to Kokoro Dance's approach to butoh training. Butoh is a Japanese dance aesthetic that began in the late 1950's through the work of Tatsumi Hijikata and Kazuo Ohno. It is a radically different understanding of how meaning is derived from movement as it is grounded in the conviction that we each have our own original way of moving. Butoh is the search for your own movement expression. Common to most butoh practice is the use of imagery to motivate exploration of how your body uniquely responds to express meaning.
 
In this workshop, after an initial physical warm-up period, we will begin by learning how to understand what the butoh body is. We will change how we carry our bodies by changing our understanding of what our body is. We will change our sense of time and space by entering into a different understanding of time and space by paying attention to negative space and time, the space between events instead of focussing on the events themselves. We will explore how a string of non-narrative images can transform into meaningful choreography.
 
About Kokoro Dance
Founded by Barbara Bourget and Jay Hirabayashi in 1986, Kokoro Dance has since created over 190 dance works and presented over 1,000 performances in Canada, Germany, The Netherlands, Poland, Lithuania, Argentina, and the United States. In 1998, Kokoro Dance initiated the Vancouver International Butoh Festival that evolved, in 2000, to become the Vancouver International Dance Festival that annually presents Canadian and international contemporary dance artists in performances and workshops during a three-week period in the month of March.
 

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COMING SOON


  MOONHORSE SHOW:


MOONHORSE, Claudia Moore and friends invite you to A PARTY on May 18, 6 - 8pm at the Heliconian Club to kick off Moonhorse Dance Theatre's 20th anniversary season.

The physical poetry and interpretive artistry of every work presented by Moonhorse, combined with its focus on aging dance artists and community engagement in the Older & Reckless series and Cloud 9, co-directed by Moore and Karen Kaeja, have made a significant contribution to dance in Canada. Moonhorse promises to continue these trends and you are invited to ride with us into the future!

Click HERE to purchase tickets online.
   
GEORGE BROWN DANCE: 

Unleashed 2016

APRIL 14-16 8PM

Betty Oliphant Theatre

New Works by: 
Karen and Allen Kaeja 
Ryan Lee 
Tina Fushell 
Cynthia Macedo
Derek Sangster

Including George Brown Dance Ensemble

Click HERE for more info!


CLOUD 9:

Presented by MoonHorse: Cloud 9 (co-artistic directors Claudia Moore and Karen Kaeja) will premiere with Louise Bédard, new commission by Lina Cruz at CDF in June.

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