The Threshing Floor

"Audience members attending an Indigenous Dancelands performance for the first time might expect to see traditional dance works, not contemporary port...


“Audience members attending an Indigenous Dancelands performance for the first time might expect to see traditional dance works, not contemporary portrayals of Native life. It is relatively rare to see a piece by Native artists that isnt tied explicitly to a traditional culture. In bucking that tendency, The Threshing Floor challenges perceived notions of aboriginal identity.” – Melanie Florence writing in The Dance Current.

You are watching excerpts of Kaha:wi Dance Theatre’s work “The Threshing Floor” (TTF): a story of love and betrayal. Kaha:wi Dance Theatre is Canada’s most acclaimed Aboriginal dance company. TTF is choreographed and danced by Santee Smith (Mohawk) and Michael Greyeyes (Cree). Visuals are by Shelley Niro. “The Threshing Floor” originally premiered as a Learn more about KDT or get in touch with us at http://www.kahawidance.org. KDT is based in Toronto and on Six Nations Reserve, Ontario.

Intended audience: Suitable for mature audiences.
Music: Original jazz score by Donald Quan and Russell Wallace
Lighting Design: Arun Srinivasan
Art Director: Shelley Niro
Supplementary material: projections by Shelley Niro accompany the work
Complete review by Melanie Florence of The Dance Current is available here: http://www.thedancecurrent.com/reviews.cfm?review_id=217&view]

Duration : 0:3:53


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