About The Work

At the forefront of contemporary dance for over 25 years, internationally acclaimed Kaeja d’Dance, returns with two physically demanding and poignant dances.

Revisiting Karen’s smash hit, CRAVE, and Allen’s exhilarating new work, DEFIANT, this program features all the hallmarks of the Kaeja aesthetic—sensual, articulate, and fierce.

Crave

Crave is: poignant, romantic, whimsical and chaotic—a duet that mines intimacy while navigating loneliness, unsettledness, and the hope that keeps us hanging on. Sarah Shugarman’s stunning score will now be brought to life by a live string quartet. As part of the pre-show, audience members are invited to join Dance With Me, an intimate dance on stage with a partner, friend, or stranger—the perfect prelude to CRAVE.

DEFIANT

DEFIANT is: brutal, visceral, sensual and provocative. Combined with an original score by Edgardo Moreno, it harnesses the intense physicality of seven Kaeja dancers—featuring Karen Kaeja. This new work delves into light within darkness, the resonance of rebellion, and the beauty of failure.

“Crave is a poignant exploration in all its sweet and hideous colours . . .absolutely haunting.”

“Allen's work is sharp-edged, densely packed and redolent with disturbing beauty.”

- The Globe and Mail

- Time Out, UK

Crave

Defiant

Performances

Thursday May 11, 2017

Friday May 12, 2017

Saturday May 13, 2017

Tuesday May 16, 2017

Wednesday May 17, 2017

Saturday May 20, 2017

Running Time

Crave

Defiant

Total (approx)

Crave Credits

Choreography

Karen Kaeja

Created with Performers

Stéphanie Tremblay

Michael Caldwell

Composer

Sarah Shugarman

Costumes

Cheryl Lalonde

Lighting

Simon Rossiter

Original Lighting

Kimberly Purtell

 

Dramaturgy

Pil Hansen

Defiant Credits

Choreography

Allen Kaeja

 

Created with Performers

Karen Kaeja

Stéphanie Tremblay

Michael Caldwell

Zhenya Cerneacov

Ana Claudette Groppler

Merideth Plumb

Mateo Galindo Torres

 

Composer

Edgardo Moreno

 

Lighting

Simon Rossiter

Dramaturgy

Bruce Barton

8:00pm

8:00pm

2:00pm

8:00pm

8:00pm

8:00pm

/45m

/45m

/1h 25m

CRAVE / DEFIANT

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Lindy Green

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