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7th Annual Porch View Dances

Where: Seaton Village, in the Annex of Toronto. Starts at 595 Palmerston Ave.
When: July 18-22, 2018
Cost: Pay-What-You-Want

Details: The beloved award-winning 7th annual Porch View Dances (PVD) is a unique and family friendly on-site production that showcases real people dancing in real spaces. This year, PVD is all about inclusivity, and will have a strong focus on diversity in dance creation and performance, with individuals from all backgrounds, ages, and featuring participants with multi-abilities.

PVD is a community dance festival that engages everyday people as creators, storytellers, and performers. PVD will take audiences on a walking tour of Seaton Village in the Annex of Toronto, to witness new dance works created by professional choreographers. This year, for the very first time, Seaton Village becomes the venue, hosting participants from all over Toronto on the porches and lawns of the neighbourhood. During the event finale, audience members have the opportunity to become active participants themselves, as they are invited to join the Flock Landing, a large participatory dance experience that is 100% accessible to all ages and abilities. Porch View Dances was conceived by Karen Kaeja and developed with Allen Kaeja.

2018 Participants include:
Porch 1 – Choreographed by Kathleen Rea
A team of participants who come from neighbourhoods from across Toronto. This group of performers with diverse abilities will unite in their shared love of movement, dance, and community, bringing their various talents to the table, including: yoga, wheelchair dance, aerial circus, and contact dance.

Porch  2 – Choreographed by Andrea Nann with Michelle Silagy
Four housemates with multi-exceptionalities who love dancing together. They believe creativity should have no physical boundaries and restrictions.

Porch 3 – Choreographed by Karen and Allen Kaeja
Jim and Owen Adams are an Indigenous father/son team who are on Year 2 of a PVD series exploring teachings from the Medicine Wheel. This year’s theme will focus on the father/son relationship  that embodies  the  Indigenous  values of  truth, love and respect.

At the heart of Kaeja, are co-Artistic Directors, Karen and Allen Kaeja, with over 140 works including commissions and performances, both here in Canada and abroad. Karen and Allen’s signature aesthetic is known for its intimacy, athletic intensity, sensual articulation, theatrical imagery, and story-telling through  personal and artistic resourcing of  lives lived.

More Info: www.kaeja.org/pvd2018 @KaejadDance