Kaeja D'dance: Life Due Ts

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In 1998, Karen and Allen Kaeja embarked on lifeDUETs - a duet-commissioning series. Variations of that critically acclaimed program toured throughout Canada, the US, Europe, Asia, Central and South America. Now, over a decade later, we are very excited to breathe life into a new program of lifeDUETs for our 25th anniversary. Including commissions from incomparable choreographers Tedd Robinson and Benjamin Kamino, this program is a celebration of one of Canada’s premiere dancing duos.

“An enthusiastic Allen; a calming Karen; an over industrious couple, too many suggestions at times, but always better than no help at all; a dedicated couple who have worked hard who know each other’s next move (which makes things go fast); a bit of revealing gossip which is always good for the blood pressure and a laugh at my age; a no-grudge atmosphere, comfortable.” – Tedd Robinson

“The dance we are making is made from the time these two dancers have spent with each other. Through telepathy, meditation, and closure we practice becoming the other in order to access the myriad of dances unknown to the other yet existent in their unknowing. If love is a light, then it must always be shaded in darkness; humanity’s darkness, selfhood’s darkness, the darkness of trust/mistrust… and of course the darkness of the future.” Benjamin Kamino

Don’t miss lifeDUETs – a celebration of family, of company, of love and partnership.

For tickets visit the Theatre Centre at: http://theatrecentre.org/?p=6001

or call the Box Office at: 416-538-0988

NOTE:
Tuesday October 13 preview for $10
Opening night after party at the Drake for $10 or free with concert admission ticket
Enquire for October 17 gala tickets - $75, at urban@kaeja.org

"They’ve been called a “power couple,” “go-getters” and “the coolest couple on the dance scene.” But no phrase quite encompasses the extraordinary range of ways in which the Kaejas engage with dance and each other." Michael Crabb, Toronto Star

"When I notice that Allen has rested his hand on Karen’s knee, I find myself thinking of the likes of Kahlo and Rivera, Plath and Hughes, Stein and Toklas – artistic couples in which a profound affinity for a shared form proved transformative." MARTHA SCHABAS- Globe and Mail

"As dancers, they are striking to look at – Allen has a sturdy, imposing largeness that’s infused with warmth and gentleness. Karen is fiercely beautiful with hard features and a mass of thick burgundy hair. When she dances, her reserve turns into something almost violently intense." MARTHA SCHABAS- Globe and Mail
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