Toronto from July 13-17, 2016! PVD returns to Seaton Village.

Ottawa from June 4-5th, 2016! The Canada Dance Festival embraces PVD. Some of the amazing people working there with Kaeja d'Dance include choreographers; Sioned Watkins, Renata Soutter, Anik Bouvrette, Kate Franklin, Karen and Allen Kaeja and artistic team; Jason Dubois, Jeanne Holmes, Amanda Briscoe and the many wonderful volunteers and staff at CDF!

Kitchener, Waterloo from June 25-26th, 2016! The Registry Theatre embraces PVD. Some of the amazing people working there with Kaeja d'Dance include, choreographers; Natasha Mansell, Augustine Wigle, Karen and Allen Kaeja and artistic team; Sam Varteniuk, Hilary Abel and Carin Lowerison and the many wonderful volunteers from the region!

Atlantic Ballet embraces PVD. Look out for a totally new version of PVD hitting Moncton, NB this August!

Check out the event pages below, SHARE and keep updated as the events draw near!!

Ottawa Porch View Dances

Kitchener Porch View Dances


Kaeja d'Dance is looking for "Bike Squad" volunteers for our 5th annual, award-winning Porch View Dances festival!

Spend a warm summer evening biking through the beautiful streets of Seaton Village and support an incredible community event while you're at it. Porch View Dances pairs Toronto's most exciting choreographers with everyday families - many of whom have never danced before - to create new work that is performed on the front yards and porches of their very own homes. Bike Squad volunteers help re-direct and guide traffic around the performance route.

All volunteers receive tickets to Kaeja's 2017 Main Stage performance, a "Dance With Me" Kaeja T-shirt and a pizza party to celebrate! The Porch View Dances festival runs in the Seaton Village neighbourhood from July 13 - 17, 2016.

Please email: for more information. *Volunteers are asked to provide their own bike.



Time: July 9th, 2016 from 1:30pm - 5:30pm
Where: Dovercourt House, 3rd Floor (805 Dovercourt Rd, Toronto, Ontario M6H 2X4)
Fee: $50 or $40 Early Bird Special! CADA Discount Available.
Registration: Email: or call 416-519-6030 now!
This workshop is filling fast!  
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 focusing 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.


Join us in celebrating 20 years of MOonhORsE magic on May 18th, 6- 8pm at the Heliconian Club!

Hosted by Keith Cole and with special performances by Ann E. Carson, Marie-Josée Chartier, pianist Eve Egoyan, Amanda Davis, Jasmyn Fyffe, Karen Kaeja, Emily Law, Zhenya Cerneacov, Gerry Trentham & more!

Drinks and Hors d'oeuvres by Lifford Wines and Underwood's Catering.

MOonhORsE promotes the artistry of the aging dance artist and supports intergenerational dance projects through Older & Reckless and Cloud 9 projects. Your $100 ticket includes a copy of Older & Reckless: words and images a stunning collection of poems and photos, plus a charitable tax receipt for the maximum allowable amount. Funds will go towards an exciting mentorship project for our 20th season.

$20 Artist tickets also available.

As Claudia's partner in crime for Cloud 9, Karen is certain you will not want to miss this wonderful, artful and heartfelt evening for one of canada's most beautiful female dance artists. Come celebrate Claudia!

RSVP to Natasha Powell: or purchase your tickets online at

Karen and Allen will be teaching a one week movement workshop of Kinetic dialogue, engaging in the active and playful practice of relating and listening through movement, in the rolling hills of Tuscany, Italy in June 2017!

Exact dates to be ann ounced soon.

Info and organization contact: Kara Walsh at  



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Cloud 9
At The Canada Dance Festival

Montreal choreographer Lina Cruz, with a new work for the Cloud 9 dance collective featuring Louise Bédard (Montreal), Karen Kaeja (Toronto) and Claudia Moore.

June 11th, 2016

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