CONSUMED choreography by Allen Kaeja for The EDge at The Place, Dancers Sam Ford and Sophia Casprini, photo by Camilla Greenwell

The Kaeja Intensive is here in November. Led by Allen this time - dance, fly, be elevated, create, collaborate and perform. Join us November 13-17, 2017 - morning drop-ins too.

Info and application here!


   Left: Moments & Doorways  by Allen Kaeja, Dancers Geanderson Mello, Mio Sakamoto,  Photo by 
Cylla von Tiedemann
Right: CONSUMED choreography by Karen Kaeja for The EDge at The Place, Dancers Sam Ford and Sara Augieras

We are holding company auditions on Saturday, November 18 (1-6pm), with callbacks on Sunday, November 19 (2-6pm).

Details here.

In the works are Karen's new development explorations for  Touch X  and  a new duet   commissioned  by  The Chimera Project  for  powerhouse   dance artists Malgorzata Nowacka and Brendan Wyatt.  L oving her engagement with the  hugely talented dance  artist  and thinker Roshanak Jaberi, Karen will  continue as  artistic advisor / choreographic mentor for the second of 3 years on Jaberi Dance Theatre's   No Woman's Land.


The Kaejas are heading out of town for two upcoming workshops! Karen & Allen will be in Alberta teaching contact/improv at the Lethbridge Society of Independent Dance Artists from October 14-15, plus an open workshop in Calgary on October 13 at DJD and will be listed here.

Karen & Allen will also be teaching at the Israeli Contact Improv Festival from December 13-23, 2017.

We would like to take a moment to say goodbye to Olivia Faveri. Olivia started at Kaeja as Associate Producer, later taking on the role of Production & Outreach Coordinator. Olivia returned to school this September and while we're sad to see her go, we wish her the best of luck in her studies and want to thank her for the tremendous contribution she made to Kaeja!

We're also excited to announce the newest addition to our team, Beata Rasitsan. Beata has taken over from Olivia as Production & Outreach Coordinator. She brings to the table a wealth of experience in theatre management, marketing, and arts administration. She is also an artist who uses an array of mediums and is a staunch animal lover. 
Welcome to the Kaeja familyBeata!


The lovely Lara Qing leading Officer S. Nacev, from Toronto's 14th Division Community Response Unit, on route!

What better way to say goodbye to summer than to recap our 6th 
Porch View Dances   in Seaton Village? It was a week of magic! Thank you to the hundreds  who came from all around Toronto and beyond to share in the highlight of our summer. 

Special thank yous go out to all who made PVD as magical as it was... community dancers:  Kristin Fung, Jim & Owen Adams, and the Qing Family - Yulan, Tim, Lara and Frida; choreographers: Allison Cummings,  Yvonne Ng, Karen & Allen Kaeja and Lua Shayenne; vignette dancers: Lua and Nyda Kwasowsky plus Flock Landing dancers: Lilia Leon, Ana Claudette Groppler, Josh Murphy, Irma Villafuerte, Nyda, and Lua; the 14th Division Community Response Unit officers; community hosts: TD Bank  Group, Basecamp Climbing, Park People and Karma Co-Op; in-kind donor: Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria; production team: Sharon DiGenova and Shanna Miller; our many wonderful volunteers  and our office team!

The captivating Lowerison-White family, choreographed by Karen & Allen Kaeja!

We loved our second PDV with The Registry Theatre in Kitchener. Thanks again to Sam, his team, the choreographers and vignette dancers and the Registry for believing in the power of Porch View Dances as much as we do!


Some of our favourite snaps from this year's Downtown Dances!

This summer we joined the Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada for round two of Downtown Dances Moncton. Karen's Wedding Brigade was added to the mix with 50 wo/men of Moncton. The fabulous Lilia Leon was on deck to help us move against the grain of the huge audience. Karen, Allen and Igor also collaborated on a creation for Canada 150 - yup 150 Moncton people joined forces to dance. So many great people and dances. Until next year! 

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