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Kaeja d’Dance’s 20/20 Vision

In Events on October 15, 2010 by danceumbrella

Kaeja d’Dance presents 20/20 Vision

An intoxicating multimedia spin on 20 years of live dance creations

Concept & Direction by Allen and Karen Kaeja

Choreography by  Allen and Karen Kaeja

Collaborators: Edgardo Moreno (Composer), Elysha Poirier (Video)

Featuring performers Karen Kaeja, Mika Kaeja, Courtnae Bowman, Zhenya Cerneacov, Mairéad Filgate,  Stephanie Tremblay  and special guests Uti Scenekunsten (Norway)

Performers subject to change.

APRIL 12-16, 2011

In association with Harbourfront Centre’s NextSteps Series

Enwave Theatre, 231 Queen’s Quay West, Toronto

Performances: April 12‐16 at 8 pm; School/Youth Matinee: April 15 at 1 pm

Tickets: Adults $38/$32/$27 ($22/$17 students/seniors/CADA. $10 Dance School students)

$100 Opening Night Gala Tickets also available with a charitable tax receipt

Box Office:  416.973.4000

Information: http://www.kaeja.org or 416.516.6030 to book April 15 schools/youth matinée

Breathtaking and impossibly graceful kinetics evoke compelling themes of love and passion as local luminaries Allen & Karen Kaeja overtake the senses with a mixed concert of five new works in Kaeja d’Dance’s production of 20/20 Vision. In an intimate twentieth anniversary celebration, an exhilarating cast of Canadian and International artists are weaved together into an intoxicating multimedia program featuring the world premiere of Armour/AmourIn Armour/Amour, Allen integrates the enigma of live media, music and dance to expose and peel away the complex layers of human love, vulnerability and armour.  With over a decade of award-winning dance film under his belt, Allen draws upon the clear, liquid eyes of the camera to lay bare the multifaceted, beautifully raw architecture of the self.  Choreographed and directed by Allen, Armour/Amour is created with the talented cast of performers Karen Kaeja and Mairéad Filgate, with Allen Kaeja (live camera), Elysha Poirier (live video), and Edgardo Moreno (composer).

Other works on the program include the world premiere of three intimate new duets and solos choreographed by Karen, and the North American premiere of Norway’s stunning Ut i Scenekunsten, Peaking two decades of intrigue with extraordinary, explosive movement, Allen’s commission from Norway will enthrall audiences as the dancers embody the fluid passion of both tender and dynamic, risk-filled momentum. Karen’s new works include Waiting, a soliloquy of simplicity, featuring dancer Stephanie Tremblay in an impressionable work of privacy that opens its doors. In Quenched, dancers and life partners Courtnae Bowman and Zhenya Cerneacov imbue the stage with the intimacy of what was, and what is, in a relationship.  Meanwhile, mother and 12-year old daughter duo Karen & Mika Kaeja joyfully push the irony of family love and who is in control in No Doubt Behind Us.


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