Dear Friends and Community Members,

With a renewed focus for 2013, KDT started out with a very successful and busy January. We had the exciting opportunity to showcase excerpts of TransMigration for Ontario Dances. KDT attended the annual CAPACOA Conference in Toronto. Rehearsals for our Medicine Bear tour commenced at the end of the month and our 2013 tour kicks off in February. We will be traveling across Ontario with Prologue to the Performing Arts and will also be touring in the United States. Coming up in March is our 2nd Annual March Break Performance Camp taking place in St. Catharines, Ontario.


Thank you for all for your support and encouragement.



Santee Smith
Kaha:wi Dance Theatre, Artistic Director

Ontario Dances
Showcasing excerpts from TransMigration

We are very excited to have had the opportunity to showcase excerpts from TransMigration as part of Ontario Dances on January 21st. We want to thank all presenters and OAC members that were present for this exciting event. TransMigration had it's World Premiere in May 2012 at the Fleck Dance Theatre in co-production with Planet IndigenUS, Harbourfront Centre.

To learn more about this work, click here.

KDT is currently booking TransMigration for 2014, contact us if you would like a performance in your community: cynthia@kahawidance.org.


Artistic Director, Santee Smith; General Manager, Cynthia Lickers-Sage; and Marketing Assistant, Jessica Cudney were delighted to take part in the CAPACOA conference here in Toronto. CAPACOA (Canadian Arts Presenting Association) serves the performing arts touring and presenting community through its commitment to integrate the performing arts into the lives of all Canadians. To learn more about CAPACOA click here.

Medicine Bear Tour
Touring across Ontario and the USA

KDT is excited to be touring Medicine Bear this February to schools across the GTA with prologue for the Performing Arts. KDT will also be making stops in New York City, NY and Washington, DC.

Check out our tour schedule below:


February 4 @ 9:00am - Parkview Public School, Unionville, ON (Prologue to the Performing Arts)
February 5
@ 9:00am - Discovery Public School, Maple, ON (Prologue to the Performing Arts)

February 6 @ 1:00pm - Ashgrove Public School, Mississauga, ON (Prologue to the Performing Arts)

February 7 @ 10:30am & 1:20pm - Meadowvale Village Public School, Mississauga, ON (Prologue to the Performing Arts)

February 8 @ 1:00pm - Glen Park Public School, North York, ON (Prologue to the Performing Arts)

February 11 @ 9:30am & 12:00pm -  Flynn Centre, Burlington, Vermont

February 14 @ 10:00am & 1:00pm - Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, Richmond Hill, ON

February 22 @ 10:00am & 11:30am - Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center , Mashantucket, CT

February 23 @ 1:00pm - Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center, Mashantucket, CT

April 18 @ 6:00pm - National Museum of the American Indian, New York City, NY

April 20 @ 2:00pm - National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, DC

April 21 @ 2:00pm - National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, DC

May 24 @  Surrey Children's Festival, Surrey, BC

May 25 @  Surrey Children's Festival, Surrey, BC

May 29 - June 2 @ Ottawa International Children's Festival de la Jeunesse 


March Break Performance Camp
Spots are still available. Register today!

Kaha:wi Dance Theatre is excited to be hosting our 2nd annual March Break Performance Camp (MBPC) co-presented by Brock University's Department of Leisure and Recreation and Brock University's Centre for the Arts! MBPC will take place at Ballet Etc... Studio for the Arts in St. Catharines, Ontario.

Youth ages 9 - 14 will learn a variety of dance styles including Contemporary, First Nations dance styles, Hip Hop, Choreography, Drama and more!


Mon. Mar 11 - Fri. Mar 15, 2013

8:30am - 4:00pm

Group 1: Ages 9 - 11

Group 2: Ages 12 - 14


Cost of Registration: $113 (taxes included)


Teacher Workshop 

Thurs. Mar 14 & Fri. Mar 15, 2013

8:30am - 4:00pm

Cost of Registration: $226 (taxes included)





Don't miss out on this one-of-a-kind opportunity. 

For registration please contact Brock University's Centre for the Arts Box Office:  

905-688-5550 x3257.  


Register early as space is limited.


For more information please contact Kaha:wi Dance Theatre: info@kahawidance.org.



The Honouring: In Creation 
World Premiere: June 20 - 22, 2013 

KDT began our music collaboration and creation with a fabulous team of traditional and contemporary singers: Adrian Harjo, Nikki Shawana, Sadie Buck, George Buck, Gary Parker, Jennifer Kreisberg and Lou Pomanti. 

Our world premiere happens on June 20-22 at Fort York in Toronto.

Thursday, June 20 | Fort York | Time: TBC
Friday, June 21 | Fort York | Time: TBC
Saturday, June 22 | Fort York | Time: TBC
Kaha:wi Dance Theatre
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Toronto, ON, M5A 2G6
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