February 12, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.

Kaeja d’Dance

Porch View Dances

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Family programming Dance Contemporary Cross-disciplinary
“…possibly one of the best dance works I have ever seen.” Alejandro Bustos, APT613.ca

Porch View Dances (PVD) is an innovative community dance project envisioned by Karen Kaeja and further developed with Allen Kaeja of Toronto-based 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 by professional choreographers and performed by local families in the front yards, porches and driveways of their own homes.

The audience will be led by a guide – who doubles as the master of ceremonies – through the winding streets of Westboro, watching the stories of the neighborhood unfold. The tour ends when audience members become active participants in the event finale Flock Landing – a large group participatory performance that is easily adapted for all ages, skill levels and abilities.

Performance and walking tour begins at 653 Mansfield Avenue in Westboro (Ottawa).

video: 2015 PVD
2015 PVD


  • Choreographer Allen Kaeja
  • Choreographer Karen Kaeja
  • Choreographer Anik Bouvrette
  • Choreographer Renata Soutter
  • Choreographer Sioned Watkins
  • Choreographer Kate Franklin