Prismatic Arts Festival

Santee Smith – Kaha:wi Dance Theatre

Santee Smith – Kaha:wi Dance Theatre

September 21, 22, 23
Dal Arts Centre - Dunn Theatre | co-presented with Live Art Dance

Her name is Tekaronhiáhkhwa Santee Smith and she is an Onkwehon:we woman from the Mohawk Nation,Turtle Clan from Six Nations of the Grand River.  
Six Nations. Kaha:wi Dance Theatre. Re-Quickening.
As beautiful as it is arresting, Santee Smith’s ground breaking piece Re-Quickening explores the intersection of Indigenous and new dance performance. Created through a process unique to her culture, Santee Smith’s Re-Quickening is a spiritual resurgence – a piecing together of shards of knowledge that tip colonialism on its head. Provoking, conceptual and visceral, this work is a timely call for reawakening. Kaha:wi Dance Theatre is one of Canada’s leading contemporary dance companies renowned for its artistry, creative excellence and collaboration, this is a chance to experience the best of the contemporary indigenous dance movement now taking the world by storm. 

 “….a genuine spiritual experience that is also ravishing in its visual components.” The Globe and Mail, Paula Citron”


*In celebration of the 150th Anniversary of Confederation, this performance is part of Atlantic Presenters Association’s “Canada 150 Performance Series” in partnership with RADARS (Réseau atlantique de diffusion des arts de la scéne)*