About Downtown Dances
Downtown Dances: Real People Dancing In Real Spaces was first piloted in Moncton, New Brunswick, in collaboration with Atlantic Ballet Theatre Canada, in order to support the revitalization of the downtown core. It pairs professional choreographers with local business employees, the Mayor and City Council, to animate a downtown commercial core through dance. Downtown Dances celebrates the stories and spirit of local businesses, government employees and inhabitants on sidewalks, storefronts and gathering spaces to bridge the gap between professional art and everyday people
"Our citizens are being reintroduced to the people they see everyday in the downtown core, in a completely new way."
- Susan Chalmers-Gauvin, CEO of Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada
Downtown Dances Moncton Video
Concept by Karen Kaeja and Allen Kaeja, in collaboration with Atlantic Ballet Theatre Canada
Co-created and presented by Kaeja d'Dance and Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada.
Downtown Dances was first produced in Moncton, NB in 2016 in partnership with Atlantic Ballet Theatre Canada. Porch View Dance inspired the possibility for Downtown Dances.