Porch View Dances
July 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating until Sat July 21st 2018
One event on Sun July 22nd 2018 at 1:00pm
Porch View Dances (PVD): Real People Dancing In Real Spaces, is an award-winning community dance festival conceived by internationally acclaimed contemporary dance company, Kaeja d’Dance. PVD engages everyday people as creators, storytellers and performers – many of whom have never danced before. Audience members travel from house to house to see new dance works created with professional choreographers and performed by local residents and families on the front porches and yards of their own homes.
PVD was designed to celebrate the stories of neighbourhood residents and to bridge the gap between professional art and everyday people. Taking dance out of the theatre and in to our daily lives, PVD engages real people dancing in real spaces, making dance accessible to the performers and audiences. An invaluable opportunity for people to connect with their families, friends and community in meaningful ways, performers enjoy the precious chance to spend quality time together as they collaborate to create and perform. Audience members get to know their neighbours and explore new neighbourhoods as they come together to witness the sharing of personal stories through a unique and moving cultural experience.
During the event finale, audience members have the opportunity to become active participants themselves as they are invited to join the Flock Landing – a large participatory ensemble that is 100% accessible to all ages and abilities. It is in this way that PVD sends the strong and powerful message that art is for everyone. PVD was conceived by Karen Kaeja and developed with Allen Kaeja.