Prismatic Arts Festival



Aug 23 (4:30pm)
Alderney Theatre

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Answer the call for connection, transformation and healing as Kaha:wi Dance Theatre presents their World Premiere of NeoIndigenA. A performance of the soul exploring our relationship to all living entities and elements – it promises to be both transcendent and primordial.

The World Premiere solo performance of NeoIndigenA by award-winning Artistic Director, Choreographer and Performer Santee Smith is produced by Kaha:wi Dance Theatre. NeoIndigenA is an elemental search that fiercely cycles through the sacred portals between Skyworld, Earthworld and Underworld. Her solo journey places her in search of humanity, ancient ways of knowing and spiritual evolution, while intuitively discovering the sacred pathways of the human connection to self and universe.

The Company

Kaha:wi Dance Theatre (KDT) is one of Canada’s leading contemporary dance companies. Exploring the intersection of Indigenous and new dance performance it is internationally renowned for artistry, creative excellence and collaboration. KDT’s embodiment of spirituality within traditional culture and innovative storytelling is conveyed through cinematic imagery and virtuosic performance that electrifies audiences on the world stage.

Founded by Onkwehonwe Artistic Director and Choreographer Santee Smith (Kahnyen’kehàka – Mohawk Nation). Innovative, transformative and culturally power-packed performances distinguish Santee as one of Canada’s most exciting choreographers.

Kaha:wi (Ga-HA-Wee) means “to carry” in the Mohawk language and is a traditional name for Smith’s family. KDT carries culture through dance, theatre, music and design.

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