Photo by E.S. Cheah Photography

"truly leaves an indelible impression ... real substance, choreographic intelligence and nuanced, layered meaning."

Michael Crabb (Toronto Star)

Upcoming Performances

Internationale Tanzmesse


August 2020

About The Work

A solo commissioned by the powerful and sculpted Jaz Fairy J, Karen Kaeja excavates the desire to tell something to someone you love and the inability to communicate it. This notion permeates the 15-minute work commenting on the fragile and fierce hold we have on life in the midst of a continually destabilizing environment. Amplifying the feminine voice that is too often unheard and persevering the challenges of being drowned out, we wonder how it is that one’s world deflates, collapses and closes down.

“...the gem in this show.”

Kathleen Smith (The Dance Current)

“[A] compact dance that delivers.”

Michael Crabb (Toronto Star)

Past Performances

Fall for Dance North / IPP Presenters Program Dancemakers



Older & Reckless

Dancemakers, Distillery District, Toronto


World Premiere: DanceWorks Co-Works Interlock

Winchester St. Theatre, Toronto


Pulse Performance Program

Accolade Theatre, York University, Toronto


Running Time

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15 minutes

Concept & Choreography

Karen Kaeja

Commissioned by, Created with, and Performed By 

Jaz Fairy J

Voice Consultant

Fides Krucker

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Green Fischer 

Family Trust

Lindy Green

Family Foundation


RBC Emerging

Artists Project


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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