"NeoIndigenA", Santee Smith. Photo: © David Hou


Santee Smith / Kaha:wi Dance Theatre (KDT) (Toronto)

6 — 8 nov.

A mythical dance bordering on shamanism, NeoIndigenA (2014) moves through the sacred portals between Skyworld, Earthworld and Underworld. Luminous and animalistic, raw and transcendent, this new creation invites us to explore the sacred pathways of our connection with ourselves and the universe. NeoIndigenA is a captivating work of compelling physicality, an emotionally charged spiritual quest for humanity. Santee Smith performs this introspective work on the cycle of life with equals parts brio and intimacy.

Hamilton-born Santee Smith is a Mohawk from the Turtle Clan of the Six Nations First Nation. She trained at Canada’s National Ballet School and is the founding Artistic
Director of Kaha:wi Dance Theatre. Smith has choreographed more than 15 performances to date. Several of her works have earned awards, including Susuriwka – willow bridge (2011), which received a prestigious Dora Mavor Moore Award for outstanding performance. The company have performed their creations in countries around the world, including France, Japan, New Zealand, the United States and Canada.



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