Association acadienne des artistes professionnel.le.s du Nouveau-Brunswick

Mercredi 12 février 2014

APPEL aux chorégraphes: Porch View Dances


DEADLINE: February 28, 2014|FESTIVAL DATES: July 16-20, 2014


Porch View Dances is back – bigger and better than ever!*

Kaeja d’Dance welcomes Canadian established, mid-career and emerging choreographers/creators, inclusive of all cultural and stylistic backgrounds, with a minimum of 2-5 years of professional experience, to apply. Artists will be leading choreographic workshops with community participants (non dancer families) resulting in public performances on the porches and in the front yards of the community members' homes for Porch View Dances 2014, a public-participatory community dance festival presented in partnership with St Alban’s Boys’ & Girls’ Club and a family of other supporters in mid-July 2014. Conceived by Karen Kaeja and developed with Allen Kaeja, Porch View Dances (PVD) has become a summer event that attracts spectators from across Ontario. Celebrating the lives and stories of real families and residents of Seaton Village. A tour guide leads audiences from dwelling to dwelling, through the streets of the neighbourhood, to witness the Porch View Dances, experience magical anecdotes, surprise vignettes, audience interactive installations and culminates in an audience inclusive Flock Landing in Vermont Square Park.

“Kaeja d'Dance is one of Toronto's most innovative and community-engaged arts organizations. This city is blessed to play home to their internationally-acclaimed dance company”                                             -Adam Vaughan, City Councillor Ward 20, Trinity-Spadina

Applications are open for choreographers of the following two options:

Porch View Dances – Selected choreographers/creators will work with local families, residents and youth towards performances in the front yards, porches and courtyards of their own homes.
Audience integration dance installations – Selected choreographers/creators will design or remount an audience interactive performance experience where the audience becomes integrated with the art

Should you have any questions about the project or application process, please feel free to contact our office at 416 516 6030 or by e-mail at


Who is Kaeja d’Dance?

Established in 1991, Toronto’s Kaeja d’Dance creates award-winning contemporary dance performances, site works with extreme numbers of dancers, acclaimed screen dance and in-demand education & outreach programs. Living fully at the heart of Kaeja are Co-Artistic Directors Karen & Allen Kaeja. They break ground, take risks and bring together exquisite dancers and collaborators to infuse extraordinary experiences both on and off the stage in local and international communities.

We strongly urge applicants to view the 2012 Porch View Dances trailer before applying:


Click here to download application.  All applications must be received (or postmarked) by no later than February 28, 2014. Applicants must submit their applications both electronically and by hard copy.

by hard-copy to                  Kaeja d’Dance
attn: PVD Selection Committee
734 Euclid Avenue, Toronto ON M6G 2V2

and electronically to           Jaclyn Rodrigues

Production and Education Coordinator | Kaeja d’Dance

Please direct any inquires to Jaclyn Rodrigues via e-mail at, or by telephone at 416.516.6030

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