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Melbourne 2016 ISPA Congress - Santee Smith
Melbourne 2016 ISPA Congress

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Santee Smith, Speaker (SESSION III | Reimagining: Permanence; Thursday, June 2, 2016) at the Melbourne 2016 ISPA Congress, Reimagining. View the full Schedule of Events

Santee SmithSantee Smith | Speaker

Kaha:wi Dance Theatre

Artistic Director, Choreographer, Performer

Santee Smith (Tekaronhiáhkhwa) is from the Kahnyen’kehàka Nation, Turtle Clan from Six Nations, Ontario. Santee attended Canada’s National Ballet School and holds Kinesiology and Psychology degrees from McMaster University and a M.A in Dance from York University. Santee choreographed The Gift (1996) for the National Film Board, Kaha:wi at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre in 2004 and later founded Kaha:wi Dance Theatre. With a body of work including 12 productions, 7 short works, many works for special events and film/video, Santee is a sought after teacher and speaker - recently at Walrus Talks, York University and APAM. Since 2005 she has been creating opportunities for International Indigenous collaborations working in Japan, New Zealand, Australia, Mexico and the US. Her artistic work speaks about identity, embodied Indigenous practice generated from body, story, and place.

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