FALLOW

Choreographer/Dancer Karen Kaeja. Photo by Allen Kaeja. 

FALLOW

Fallow was a single-take livestream performance experience conceived by Karen Kaeja, specifically devised for #CanadaPerforms National Arts Centre / Centre national des Arts during COVID-19.

PREMIERED: MAY 13, 2020

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DESCRIPTION

Fallow features Karen as dancer/choreographer, steeped in physical image and Allen as moving camera articulating the lens image. Collaboratively, both artists are making real-time choices as they respond to their environment and each other. During this period of isolated destabilization that screams a deafening silence, the artists focus on being present together in real-time in their palpable life setting. The underscore twists the visual expectations of inner homestead with living external images. One is dropped into a slightly a-skewed utopia, out of place, and into a world yet to be understood. The dancer’s relationship to her inner and outer environment transforms from an ethereal other world into her experience today.

CREDITS

CONCEPT & CHOREOGRAPHY: Karen Kaeja

CO-DIRECTORS: Karen Kaeja and Allen Kaeja

CAMERA: Allen Kaeja

PERFORMERS: Karen Kaeja with Allen Kaeja

COMPOSER: Edgardo Moreno

COSTUME: Karen Kaeja (Cloak designed and built by Cheryl Lalonde for Asylum of Spoons)

TECHNICAL: Allen Kaeja, Beata Rasitsan

TECH ASSIST: Jonathan Lander, Edgardo Moreno

INTERIOR MAILBOX DESIGN: Karen Kaeja and Melissa Norris

LIVESTREAM PERFORMANCE broadcast from South Bruce Peninsula

PRODUCED BY KAEJA D'DANCE

THANK YOU

It was a privilege to be a part of and perform on this series during our COVID isolation. Thank you to the National Arts Centre / Centre national des Arts, Facebook, Slaight Music, the RBC Foundation, SiriusXM Canada, staff at the Kaeja hub - Yolanda Ferrato and Beata Rasitsan, The Patch, Aniya and Mika Kaeja, Justin Schmidt and Malgorzata Nowacka-May. Kaeja thanks our season funders, the Canada Council for the Arts | Conseil des arts du Canada, the Toronto Arts Council, the Ontario Arts Council - Conseil des arts de l'Ontario, the Ontario Arts Foundation, the Green Fischer Family Trust, the Lindy Green Family Foundation and all our individual donors.​

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

Acknowledging Saugeen Ojibway Nation Territory. Fallow was streamed live from South Bruce Peninsula. This is the first time we have performed on this land where we have incubated creations for the past two decades. We would like to acknowledge that we are dancing on the traditional land of the Saugeen Ojibway Nation, which is represented by the communities of Saugeen First Nation and Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation. We also acknowledge the Métis Nation of Ontario, whose history and people are well represented in Bruce and Grey Counties. We are thankful to create and express our imaginations on their land.

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Green Fischer 

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Family Foundation

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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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