August 2012 – KDTs Aboriginal Dance Training (ADT) program is a one-of-a-kind program physical training intensive with weekly classes in Ballet, Contemporary, Cultural Dance Repertoire, KDT Repertoire and Dance Practice Lectures. This August, KDT will offer our special alternative training classess in Gaga, X-H-T, Muscle & Bone, and a Choreographic Lab led by Charles Koroneho.
KDT is excited to announce this year’s faculty including Artistic Director and choreographer, Santee Smith who will lead classes in signature KDT Repertoire; Toronto-based dancer, choreographer and teacher Louis Laberge-Côté who will lead workshops and classes in Contemporary dance; and Japanese native, Mami Hata, who will lead Ballet classes. Guest teachers include internationally acclaimed Charles Koroneho (New Zealand), a performer and visual artist who will offer Muscle & Bone classes; Tesha Emarthle (Six Nations of the Grand River) who will lead workshops and classes in Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Social Dance, as well as virtuosic Hoop dancer, performer and choreographer Arik Pipestem (Tsuu T’ina Nation) who will be teaching X-H-T (Extraordinary Hoop Technique), and finally New York-based dancer and teacher, Jye Hwei Lin who will lead Gaga People workshops.
ADT is designed for participants possessing a foundation and experience in dance. The goal of the program is to maximize physical training through heightened body awareness, strength, and flexibility as well as to expose and investigate Indigenous dance forms, both traditional and contemporary.
** Our Choreographic Lab is open to all artists including dancers, choreographers, directors, visual artists and filmmakers, etc. Online registration is open! Class sizes are limited. Early registration is encouraged. All applicants must be 16 years of age or older. **
For more information please visit our ADT website: www.kahawidance.org/adt