Kaha:wi Dance Theatre: TransMigration
This visually bold and engaging story was inspired by the life and paintings of iconic Ojibwe shaman-artist Norval Morrisseau who lived as intensely as his vibrant works. A reflection of humanity and the power to transform and transcend, the piece features indigenous music, design and dance that vibrates with colour, energy and sensuality.
“…Rather than try to reproduce native dance styles in a theatrical format, Smith has built her reputation with choreography that evokes a native sensibility, its spiritual traditions and narratives, through an evocative fusion of ballet and contemporary dance.” – Toronto Star
“With stunning visual elements, Smith’s choreography is thoughtful and animated, at times a living, breathing, and moving extension of Morrisseau’s visual language.” – Toronto Standard