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

Read more about Downtown Dances here.

Read more about Downtown Dances Moncton here.

"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 

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Downtown Dances


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.

Upcoming Performances

Moncton, NB


Past Performances

Moncton, NB

2018, 2017, 2016


Downtown Dances Photo Gallery

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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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