Following our six-city Mexican tour and highly successful community dance engagements in Moncton, Ottawa, Kitchener, Etobicoke and Toronto, (we) Kaeja d'Dance and our Co-Artistic Directors, Karen and Allen Kaeja launch our 27th season with a full line-up of commissions, performances and workshops, both here at home and internationally.

  • October 15, 2016, Harvest (Site Specific Experience) Harvest is a pioneering sensory experience taking place in the Pickering Lands' pastures, woodlands and riverbed. Led by Sandra Campbell, First Nations ceremonial artist Cyndi White, three renowned poets (Maureen Scott Harris, Maureen Hynes and Nick Power), two musicians (Edgardo Moreno and Tatjana Cornij), Karen, Allen and dancers Michael Caldwell and Ana Claudette Groppler make up the creative team.
  • November 10-12, 2016, Crave (Performance) SÉRIE DANSE 10 / SERIES DANCE 10 Programme #25 for Ottawa Dance Directive (ODD) presents Karen's Crave, a poignant, romantic, whimsical and chaotic duet that mines intimacy while navigating loneliness, unsettledness, and the hope that keeps us hanging on. Crave will be performed by Michael Caldwell and Stéphanie Tremblay Abubo.
  • December 1-3, 8-10, 2016, Kathryn Ash Choreographic Award (Commission) As a recipient of the Kathryn Ash Choreographic Commission, Allen will create a new work for the graduating students at the School of Toronto Dance Theatre.
  • January 2017, The Edge Dance Company Commission (Commission) Karen and Allen will be collaborating to create a new work for UK's The Edge Dance Company, while also teaching in residence at the London Contemporary Dance School.
  • February 24-26, 2017, Toronto for Everyone's An Honest Farewell "aMAZEment: Immersive Art Maze" (Performance) Company dancers perform in an interactive piece honouring one of Toronto's most iconic stores - Honest Ed's.
    • March 9-11, 2017, lifeDUETs (Performance/Workshop) Vancouver International Dance Festival (VIDF) presents lifeDUETs. Allen and Karen will perform the moving duets commissioned from Ben Kamino and Tedd Robinson that premiered a year ago in Toronto. This will be the lifeDUETs second time out on the road after a wonderful intimate presentation as part of Atlantic Ballet of Canada's studio series in Moncton last February. In addition to performing as part of VIDF, Karen and Allen will also treat the Vancouver dance community to one of their master Elevation/Improv workshops on March 11th.
    • March 28-April 2, 2017, lifeDUETs (Workshop/Performance): Allen and Karen have been invited to teach at the Yokohama Ballet Intensive in Japan. In addition to a busy teaching schedule they will also perform a lifeDUETs work.
    • May 9-20, 2017, Crave/DEFIANT (Performance) Kaeja d'Dance and MOonhORsE Dance Theatre are collaborating to present 2 alternating programs of works at The Theatre Centre. Karen's smash hit Crave, now with a live string quartet, and Allen's new exhilarating work DEFIANT, are on the bill with the full Kaeja company of dancers. For details the Dance Card program visit:
    • June 9-11, 2017 - Red Dress Productions: Drift Seeds (Flock Landing Commission) A multi-discipline, multi-sensory theatrical experience with music, dance, puppetry, installation, interaction, and elements of live audio description and integrated ASL performances.
    • June 10-11, 2017 - Porch View Dances: Long Branch, Etobicoke, ON (Community Engagement) Lakeshore Arts in partnership with Kaeja d'Dance is bringing Kaeja's signature dance performance to the Long Branch Community. Led by a tour guide through the streets of Long Branch, audiences witness the stories of the neighborhood unfold through dance and music. The event will end with an invitation to participate in Karen Kaeja’s gentle audience inclusive Flock Landing dance in Long Branch Park, welcoming to all ages, skill levels and abilities!
    • July 19-23, 2017, Porch View Dances: Seaton Village, Toronto, ON (Community Engagement) Kaeja d'Dance returns to Seaton Village for the 6th year with Porch View Dances, a charming walking-tour that guides the audience through an enchanting world of dance. Local families partner with professional choreographers to dance their stories while professional dancers pop-up along the route to surprise and delight before ending at the local park where all are invited to join in the dance with Karen's Flock Landing finale. "[W]hat I loved was the entirety of the experience - hundreds of cheerful Torontonians moving through Seaton Village in a slow, chatty herd, stopping periodically to sit in the middle of the road or on a curb and watch a short, fun dance." ~Mooney on Theatre

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