Photo by Karen Kaeja.

"And who wasn't captivated by the performance of Calibrate, choreographed by Karen Kaeja of Kaeja d’Dance. It was quite special to witness a cloud of silence sweeping over the busy chatter of the square."

Anahita Azrahimi (Curator of Toronto Outdoor Art Fair)

Past Performances

Toronto Outdoor Art Fesitval at Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto

July 2018 (world premiere - commission from Toronto Outdoor Art Fair)

About The Work

The human desire to be close asks us how much can we give until we are stretched to the max? How do we negotiate calibrated tension in order to feel connected? In Calibrate the dancers consult, arbitrate and compromise themselves and the architecture with the effort to merge.

Calibrate is available for touring for any outdoor or indoor venues and festivals with hills, stairs and tilts. It can be adapted to other sites without an incline.

Contact us today if you have a unique site you'd like to discuss!

“Hundreds of visitors froze in an enchanted trance inspired by the poetic and magnetic movements of [the dancers].”

13 minutes

Running Time

Calibrate Credits

Concept & Choreography

Karen Kaeja

Original Performers

Caryn Chappell

Mateo Galindo Torres



Zoe Keating

Anahita Azrahimi (Curator of Toronto Outdoor Art Fair)

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Green Fischer 

Family Trust

Lindy Green

Family Foundation


RBC Emerging

Artists Project


Kaeja d’Dance would like to acknowledge that we are situated upon traditional territories. Our artists, collaborators, staff and team are grateful to be creating art on this land that has been nurtured by recorded and unrecorded human activity for by thousands of years. We honour and respect the traditional lands and waterways of the Wendat, Anishinabek Nation, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, and the Métis Nation. We are in the 'Dish with One Spoon' territory - a treaty between these nations reflecting a commitment to share the territory and protect the land. We also recognize the enduring presence of diverse Indigenous peoples on this land.

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