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

We are excited to announce that in just over a month the company has 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.   
  
 

.0 (Point Zero)
Choreography By: Allen Kaeja
 
.0 is unpredictable. The result of any decision has a myriad of consequences. Impulse driven, a volatile environment, six dancers propel, distract, encourage and interfere each others erratic choices. Immediacy, instinct and the vulnerability of our senses.
 
  • "[Allen Kaeja's] choreography is powerfully physical." The Toronto Star
  • "Daring ... where there are no boundaries...spunk, subtle poignancy and unmistakable sense of humour."  by Deirdre Kelly, Critics at Large
  • "(Allen) uses a demanding athletic vocabulary. Karen is fiercely beautiful with hard features and a mass of thick burgundy hair. When she dances, her reserve turns into something almost violently intense." The Globe and Mail 


Touch   
Choreography By: Karen Kaeja 
Photos By: Ken Ewen (Top left) & Irene Popova (Bottom three) 
Dancers: Michael Caldwell and St├ęphanie Tremblay Abubo
Touch is an emotional landscape of intimacy inspired by Crave, choreographed by Karen Kaeja.
  • "One of Karen's finest works, a poignant exploration of a romantic relationship" in all its sweet and hideous colours. The final image is absolutely haunting." Globe and Mail
  • "A disarming and beautiful exploration is precisely what Crave achieves in gorgeous individual form." Bateman reviews  
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COMMUNITY: PORCH VIEW DANCES, July 13th - 17th, 2016

Participant Application Deadline Extended to March 21st

Don't miss out on participating in this incredible summer family activity. No dance experience is necessary and it's free! Click HERE to download the application now.
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WANTED: ROOM FOR July 4th - 14th, 2016

Do you have a home or flat or apt or condo or bright room in a home in Toronto that needs care while you are away? We are seeking a place for an inspiring visiting artist couple during Porch View Dances July 4-14, 2016. Honorarium possible. Click HERE to email us.   
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TOUR: THANK YOU to The Atlantic Ballet
 
Thank you for hosting Allen and Karen last month for lifeDUETs.


It was such a wonderful experience!

Stay tuned for more news and projects in Moncton with the Ballet to come, and more lifeDUETs touring.

Did you miss lifeDUETs? Read this glowing review written by Deirdre Kelly HERE.

"Both works on the lifeDUETS program draw inspiration from their tight-knit relationship as well as the synchronized rhythms of their everyday lives." - Deirdre Kelly

P hoto Credit: Aria Evans
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 STAGE: Dancemakers Film Festival: Focus Allen Kaeja 
 
 
 
-   J O I N  U S !   - 
 
when: Saturday March 19th, 2016
time: 8:00pm  
price: PWYC At the Door
where:
Dancemakers, 15 Case Goods Lane, Studio 301, Toronto, Ontario M5A 3C4 
  
In celebration of his extensive work in dance film, Dancemakers is thrilled to present an evening retrospective of Allen Kaeja's work in dance film, with a screening of his two works "Resistance" and "Old Country".

Stay for a talk back with the artists and Dancemakers Curator Amelia Ehrhardt and Film Festival Co-Curator Moze Mossanen! We're skyping Karen in from Montreal!

Dancemakers' PWYC program is supported by The George Lunan Foundation.

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NEW TO KAEJA:

A BIG WARM WELCOME TO Andee Fisher! Who will be taking over the position of Associate Producer and Marketing Coordinator here at Kaeja d'Dance. We are very excited to have her as part of the team! If you have any questions you can contact her at: urban@kaeja.org

Congratulations to Jacyln Rodriguez (former Producer at Kaeja d'Dance) on accepting a new position with Toronto Arts Council as a Marketing and Events Associate where she will working on Arts in the Parks. We wish her all the best in her new adventure and endeavors.    


 

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COMING SOON


KAEJA INTENSIVE: SENSES MOVE.
 
May 7th & 8th, 2016
 
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.

Registration:
or call 416-516-6030 to book your spot before they are all gone!

CAPACITANCE:
Karen Kaeja, dancer, choreographer, and curator of Toronto's Porch View Dances joins violinist/violist, composer and ethnomusicologist Parmela Attariwala, and cellist and composer Anne Bourne on April 3rd in Guelph for a improvised performance!

Wanna see it? Click HERE for more info!

THANK YOU:
Karen just completed an inspring and wonderful 2 week teaching residency engagement with Roshanak Jaberi and her magnificent dancers.

To see some pictures visit out Facebook page!