Contemporary And Kdt Repertoire With Santee Smith

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Join Kaha:wi Dance Theatre Summer Intensive 2015 for Contemporary and KDT Repertoire with Santee Smith!

During KDT Summer Intensive:
August 10th-14th 2015
10:45am-12:15pm daily
August 17th-19th 2015
11:10-am-2:45pm daily (lunch break 12:15-1:15)
August 20th-28th Creation Lab (various times)

$20 per class drop-in (class cards available)

15 Case Goods Lane, Studio #301, Toronto, ON M5A 3C4
or through 9 Trinity Street

About Santee Smith

Santee is a mother, performer, an award-winning producer and choreographer. She is from the Kahnyen’kehàka Nation, Turtle Clan from Six Nations, Ontario. After recovering from two broken legs, committing to six years of formal dance training at Canada’s National Ballet School, completing Physical Education and Psychology degrees from McMaster University and theatre training, Santee returned to dance as a creator: a choreographer. In 1996 the opportunity to choreograph ignited her creative spirit, she continued to develop as an independent choreographer producing her first major work, Kaha:wi in 2004. Inspired by the birth of her daughter, Santee dedicated six years from initial spark of idea to the premiere production of Kaha:wi during which she also completed a MA in Dance at York University. As a result of this work and her desire to pursue and define a career in contemporary dance, Santee founded Kaha:wi Dance Theatre (KDT), a vehicle for her artistic voice in 2005. Santee is a recent recipient of a Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Choreography in the Dance. Her artistic work speaks about identity and humanity.

Class - Contemporary and KDT Repertoire

Rigorous, athletic, fast paced and fun, Santee's class is an integration of training styles designed to maximize body awareness, image work and performance. Her classes are inspired by world Indigenous forms such as Onkwehon:we social dances and Powwow styles, Body Weather/Muscle & Bone, improvisation, strength/conditioning, Kaha:wi Dance Theatre repertoire and contemporary choreography. Santee states, "My approach to physical training is the continual discovery of what is my dancing body in relation to place, space and time and the celebration body as sacred gift."

For more details on KDT SI pricing, classes and registration visit -

For more information contact:
Leslie McCue, General Manager
Kaha:wi Dance Theatre

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By: Kaha:wi Dance Theatre