Photo by Allen Kaeja. Dancer Karen Kaeja.
Fallow will be a livestream performance by Kaeja d’Dance, specifically devised for #CanadaPerforms National Arts Centre / Centre national des Arts.
Fallow features Karen as dancer, 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. The performance with wrap-up will be about 45 minutes.
During this period of isolated destabilization that screams a deafening silence, the artists are focused on being present together. Mover and camera dance in real time in their palpable and imaginary 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 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.
PRODUCED BY KAEJA D'DANCE
LIVESTREAM PERFORMANCE broadcast from South Bruce Peninsula in real time for solo dancer and solo camera
DATE: Wednesday May 13, 2020
TIME: 4:00 pm (Toronto, Canada - Eastern Standard Time)
LIVE STREAM LOCATION: www.facebook.com/KaejadDance
CONCEPT & CHOREOGRAPHY: Karen Kaeja
CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT: 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
It is 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, Steve Marsden and Malgorzata Nowacka-May. Kaeja would like to thank 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.
Acknowledging Saugeen Ojibway Nation Territory.
Fallow is 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.