UPCOMINGEVENTS

Dear Friends,

 

Kaha:wi Dance Theatre is gearing up for a crazy month! It's going to be busy but we are excited for what is to come this August! In addition to our our North American premiere of Susuriwka - willow bridge and our annual Aboriginal Dance Training (ADT) program, we are excited to bring to you the following special events for ADT: our Artist Salon event, Dance Career Information Session and culminating  Showcase. Please take a moment to read the information below. We encourage you to forward this along to your friends and family.  

  

Nya:weh,

 



Santee Smith
Kaha:wi Dance Theatre, Artistic Director
 

 

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SUSURIWKA "BEHIND THE CURTAIN" OPEN STUDIO

WHO: Susuriwka - willow bridge Composer and musician OKI, Choreographer Santee Smith and select dance interpreters
WHAT: Audience members are invited to attend an open studio rehearsal for a behind-the-scenes look into the creative development of Susuriwka - willow bridge. Composer OKI (Japan) will also honour guests with an intimate performance sampling the musical score of Susuriwka - willow bridge.
WHEN:
August 15th, 2012 | 7:30 - 9:30pm (Guests are encouraged to arrive between 7:15 and 7:30)
WHERE: Canada's National Ballet School (Room 4B) - 400 Jarvis Street, Toronto, ON 
WHY: "Behind the Curtain" open studio series brings audiences in touch with the dance/theatre rehearsal process and Santee Smith's work in an intimate way. This "backstage access" allows an informal atmosphere that encourages dialogue between audiences and artists. Artists are able to receive direct feedback from their viewers and learn how to verbally articulate their work.
ADT ARTIST SALON EVENT

 

KDT's "Artist Salon" Series are a series of public and informal discussions featuring guest artists and community members alike. Intimate dialogue is encouraged through the casual and open panel. Discussions provide insight into the creative process, thematic content of a KDT production, dance training, "Artist in Resident" and more. 

  

WHO: KDT's Aboriginal Dance Training faculty and instructors (TBC)
WHAT: An informal discussion featuring ADT faculty and guest teachers that offers insight into the creative process of specialized dance training and development.
WHEN: Wednesday August 22, 7:30 - 9:00pm
WHERE: The Blake House - 449 Jarvis Street  Toronto
WHY: To offer pre/professional dancers and dance enthusiasts the opportunity to learn from and speak to accomplished ADT faculty and guest teachers 

** Light refreshments and snacks to be provided **
DANCE CAREER INFORMATION SESSION

WHO:
Speakers - established artists, arts administrators and funding officers (TBC)
WHAT: Dance Career Information Session
WHEN: Thursday August 23, 12:30-1:30pm
WHERE: Canada's National Ballet School Atrium - 400 Jarvis Street, Toronto, ON
WHY: To provide pre-professional dancers and dance enthusiasts the opportunity to learn about diverse career opportunities and resources from established artists and arts administrators. Discussions will include: types of grants available to dance artists, facts and pointers for grant writing and career support information.


** RSVP by Thursday, August 16 to: training@kahawidance.org **

 

  

ADT SHOWCASE &
KDT OPEN HOUSE
 

 

WHO: ADT participants
WHAT:
Summative Performance Pieces
WHEN:
Friday August 31, 8-9pm
WHERE:
DanceMakers Theatre (Distillery District) -
55 Mill Street  Case Goods Warehouse. Building 74 . Studio 306., Toronto, ON
WHY:
To allow ADT participants the opportunity to showcase what they have learned through the ADT program. Family, friends and community members are invited to celebrate the success and achievement of participants.

 

 

 

** Short reception to follow showcase performance.  

Stop by and see our new space **