TOUR: MEXICO 2016
We just finished our amazing six city tour in Mexico! The shows went INCREDIBLY well with whoops, whistles and Standing O's. We are so proud of our BRILLIANT dancers and creative team.
Dancers: Zhenya Cerneacov, Michael Caldwell, Karen Kaeja, Meredith Plumb, Ana Claudette Groppler, Mateo Galindo Torres.
Creative team: Allen Kaeja (co-AD) Oz Weaver (LD) and Shana Hillman (GM). It was such a wonderful tour and an amazing experience.
It was an absolute pleasure and priviledge to be the 1st Ontario company invited to participate in the Red Noroeste de Festivales de Danza en Mexico. We were proud to represent Canada on the international stage, and connect with presenters from across Mexico and the southern United States.
Check out some of the amazing footage below from the tour. It was intense and beautiful filled with welcoming people and wild experiences everywhere.
(Left set of photos: Teaching in Hermosillo, Right set of Photos: On the Road)
WORKSHOP: SENSES MOVE: Kaeja Intensive May 7 & 8 2016
LAST CHANCE! CALL NOW TO REGISTER!
time: May 7 at 10am-5pm, May 8 at 2pm-5pm
price: $90 + HST for both days
or $50 + HST for Saturday.
Dovercourt House, 3rd Floor. (805 Dovercourt Road, Toronto, North of Bloor).
May 8 at 4pm
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.
AWARDS: CONGRATULATIONS ALLEN KAEJA
Allen has been awarded the School of Toronto Dance Theatre's Kathryn Ash Choreographic Commission.
This award is presented to a choreographer for the commissioning of a new creation for the students of the School. As an expression of the School's, and Kathryn's, dedication to new creation and the professional development of our alumni, priority is given to a choreographer who is an alumni of the Professional Training Program. This year it is Allen Kaeja!
HIGHLIGHTS: TD Canada Trust On-Going Support
Thank you to our partners at TD Canada Trust for their on-going support of Porch View Dances and the Seaton Village Community. Through partners like you we are able to produce this and many other amazing community dance projects every year for the community!
In the Photo from left to right: Thomas Jasiolek (Account Manager, Small Business at TD Business Banking), Melanie Filice (Branch Manager at TD), Shana Hillman (GM at Kaeja d'Dance, and Nadine Villasin (Community Animator at Kaeja d'Dance).
KOKORO BUTOH DANCE WORKSHOP:
Kaeja d'Dance is proud to be hosting a Kokoro Butoh Dance workshop on July 9th, 2016. Jay Hirabayashi and Barbara Bourget are our special guest artists and their amazing workshops is one you do not want to miss!
The workshop will be taking place from 1:30pm-5:30pm at the Dovercourt House, 3rd Floor.
Call 416-516-6030 to register now or email: firstname.lastname@example.org!
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.
Porch View Dances 2016:
We are looking for volunteers for this year's Porch View Dances which takes place through the neighbourhood of Seaton Village.
If you are interested in being involved with your community please email
our Community Animator or call: 415-516-6030 now!
A BIG THANK YOU!
THANK YOU to
Cori Gianotta for all your hard work and volunteer hours that you have put in at Kaeja d'Dance. It has been a pleasure having you work with us!
Thanks also goes out to the University of Toronto Arts Management Program for having such wonderful students like Cori!