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To be Safe in our Skin

Concept and Direction: Karen Kaeja
Performer Collaborators: Irma Villafuerte, Nickeshia Garrick, Karen Kaeja

Livestream Direction Cinematographer: Allen Kaeja

Music: Edgardo Moreno

Produced by: The Bentway and Kaeja d’Dance

Photo by: Drew Berry

To be Safe in our Skin

We find one another in the wake of this pandemic in an unspoken dialogue of touch - our skin - tone, texture and colour, grazing and juxtaposed against The Bentway’s architectural landscape of concrete, corten steel, wood and earth. Our gathering is proof that we were there, together, making visible the connection that becomes invisible when we are gone. This ephemerality will live in the digital capture.

 

As a responsive creator investigating the power of Touch, choreographer Karen Kaeja is curious about what we can touch and cannot touch, and what is seen and unseen in public territory. In a raw live-stream performance that is intimate and up close, the presence and harmony of three womxn of different identities address public safety.

Sunday November 29th, 2020 | 2:00-2:20pm EST  

Livestream on Facebook - Available to watch now! 

“An immediate, single rehearsal and structured score by both dance artists and camera,

reflected: images, prose and raw live-streaming footage revealing worlds of texture, skin and the raw environment.

https://www.safeinpublicspace.com/kaeja

Concept and Direction: Karen Kaeja
Performer Collaborators: Irma Villafuerte, Nickeshia Garrick, Karen Kaeja

Livestream Direction Cinematographer: Allen Kaeja

Music: Edgardo Moreno

Produced by: The Bentway and Kaeja d’Dance

Photo by: Drew Berry

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF TRADITIONAL LAND

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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