Kaha:wi Dance Theatre explores the experiences of indigenous women in Re-Quickening

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On Thursday, September 28 at 7:30 p.m., Kaha:wi Dance Theatre will return to the Fredericton Playhouse to perform Re-Quickening as part of the Canada 150 Performance Series.

Kaha:wi Dance Theatre is one of Canada’s leading contemporary dance companies, recognized for its seamless fusing of indigenous and contemporary dance into a compelling choreographic vision. Internationally renowned for artistic excellence, innovation and collaboration, the company electrifies audiences around the globe.

Through bold imagery, sound and embodied indigenous narratives, Re-Quickening is a reaffirmation of life and the sovereignty of female voice and body. It touches on themes of dislocation from land, the history of violence against indigenous women, residential schools and more.

This is the first performance in the Fredericton Playhouse’s Canada 150 Performance Series, which celebrates the milestone of our country’s 150th anniversary of confederation with multidisciplinary performances that reflect Canada’s vibrant performing arts landscape.

In addition to this performance, the Playhouse is pleased to present two Experience More! activities. On Wednesday, September 27 at 7 p.m. Kaha:wi Dance Theatre’s Founding Artistic Director Santee Smith will lead a Contemporary Indigenous Dance Primer at the Playhouse. This primer will provide an introduction for non-indigenous people to better understand indigenous people and culture through contemporary dance. There is no cost to attend, and no experience is required. In addition, following the performance of Re-Quickening on September 28, ticketholders are invited to stay for a free Conversation with Santee Smith.

Tickets for Kaha:wi Dance Theatre are available through the Fredericton Playhouse box office by calling 458-8344 or online at www.theplayhouse.ca

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