Kaeja d’Dance presents Porch View Dances July 19-22
Thurs (July 19) – Sat (July 21) @ 7pm
Sat (July 21) & Sun (July 22) @ 2pm (Rain date July 22 at 7pm)
Audiences will be led to five different dwellings, beginning at 84 London St. and culminating in a celebratory Flock Landing finale in Vermont Park. PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN
Kaeja d’Dance presents Porch View Dances under the umbrella of its Urban Landscape Performance Initiative (ULPI), conceived by Karen Kaeja and directed by the husband and wife team of Karen and Allen Kaeja.
Porch View Dances is ‘real people, in real time in real spaces,’ bringing together the everyday individual and the professional artist.
Fifteen residents of Seaton Village in Toronto perform five unique new dance creations on the steps of their own homes. The dances reflect the unique intricacies of the performers and their everyday lives combined with the choreographer’s aesthetic.
Their stories are told through dance and brought out onto the front porches and courtyards of their homes, culminating in a celebratory, all-inclusive Flock Landing finale, where members of the audience are invited to become active participants.
The works are choreographed by professional artists. The choreographers for Porch View Dances are Nova Bhattacharya (Ipsita Nova Dance Projects Artistic Director), Michael Caldwell (Pack of Wolves collective), Maxine Heppner (Across Oceans Artistic Director), Karen Kaeja (Kaeja d’Dance Co-artistic Director) and Allen Kaeja (Kaeja d’Dance Co-artistic Director).
Kaeja d’Dance is also doing a similar project in the Jane/Finch neighbourhood of Toronto August 25-26 @ 2pm at Oakdale Community Centre, 350 Grandravine Drive ( plus 7pm on August 25). This performance will be followed by a celebratory Flock Landing. FREE.
Five community groups from the Jane/Finch area encompassing local residents, youth at-risk, new immigrants and lively seniors, will perform on the grounds of the Oakdale Community Centre for the Jane/Finch ULPI Project. The resident participants will work with choreographers Robert Abubo (Dancemakers ensemble), Troy Feldman (currently the Heart of Joey in Mirvish’s War Horse), Allen Kaeja, Andrea Nann (Dreamwalker Dance Company Artistic Director), Lua Shayenne (Lua Shayenne & Co.) and local Jane/Finch icon Mariano.
For more info: www.kaeja.org
PORCH VIEW DANCES (PVD) Volunteer Tasks Description:
We are seeking community-minded people ages 18+ to take on a
variety of tasks during PVD performance week July 18-22, 2012.
All Volunteers will be thanked in the Kaeja d’Dance website. People who volunteer twice or more receive a free Kaeja d’Dance t-shirt.
During PORCH VIEW DANCES performances, July 18- 22:
Volunteer call 6:15- 9:30 pm. Positions needed are:
1. TRANSIT CONTROL ON WHEELS. Volunteers are required to have a
bicycle for this role. Assist with making the PVD route
accessible, and car-free for short time periods.
2. PVD ROUTE TRACKERS. Ensuring that the PVD sites are ready
prior to arrival of the audience at each house. Volunteers will
be required to move from site-to-site at a fast pace.
3. INFORMATION TABLE AND MERCHANDISE SALES. Working the
information and merchandise sales table at Vermont Square Park
and informing the public about PVD.
4. DONATION COLLECTORS. Promoting PVD and collecting donations
along the PVD route.
5. FLOCK LANDING INFORMERS. Inform the audience on how to join
the Flock Landing finale at Vermont Square Park.
Volunteer Information Session: Sunday July 15, 10 am – 12 pm.
Alternative date: Wednesday July 11, 7:00 – 8:30 pm.
To express interest or to ask questions contact:
Lilia Leon at Lilialeon@me.com or call 647.280.5009
Please include “PVD Volunteer” in the subject
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