Kaha:wi Dance Theatre presents the North American Premiere of 
willow bridge

Kaha:wi Dance Theatre is excited to announce the North American Premiere of Susuriwka - willow bridge: Co-produced with Yokohama Noh Theatre, Kaha:wi Dance Theatre and with Harbourfront Centre's Planet IndigenUS Festival 2012 from Aug 17- 19, 2012 at the Fleck Dance Theatre.


A powerful and metaphorical journey, Susuriwka - willow bridge

is an emotional and challenging homage to land and spirit. It is a dance work that explores inter-connection, sacredness, loss and revitalization. As dancers move to  the entrancing indigenous sound, reliving spiritual connections on stage, we are reminded to awaken spirit in everyday life,  especially in the face of turmoil and catastrophe.   


KDT's critically acclaimed and award-winning Artistic Director/Choreographer, Santee Smith will be accompanied by dancers: Mami Hata, Emily Law, Ceinwen Gobert, Masashi Koyama, Robert Halley, and Yuichiro Inoue. KDT's creative team includes an incredible mix of artists and designers from Canada and Japan: Costume Designers - Mitsushi Yanaihara (Japan) and Elaine Redding; Lighting Designers - Akiyo Kushida (Japan) and Alaina Perttula; Design Assistants - Sayo Ogasawara, Shogo Yoshino (Japan). The Susuriwka - willow bridge score by OKI (Japan) features indigenous singers: Marewren (Japan), from Six Nations George Buck, Faron Johns, Derek Miller; hauntingly exquisite cellist Cris Derksen.



We hope that you will join us for this exciting event!


Performance Information

Fleck Dance Theatre, Harbourfront Centre, 207 Queens Quay West

              • Friday, August 17, 2012 -  7:00pm 
              • Saturday, August 18, 2012 - 2:00pm
              • Saturday, August 18, 2012 - 7:00pm
              • Sunday, August 19, 2012 - 7:00pm
Ticket Information
Regular: $30
CultureBreak (Students/Under 25): $15
Groups: $25
Box Office: 416-973-4000, press 1 
Upcoming Event: 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)
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.
Susuriwka - willow bridge
North American Premiere
August 17th - 19th, 2012
For more information please contact us: info@kahawidance.org